How to Size a Solar System: Step-by-Step

Investing in a solar system is a smart solution for homeowners. The latest solar panels and photovoltaic (PV) systems are easy to install, maintain, and operate, with long-term performance and energy savings. To make the most of your grid-tie solar system, you’ll want to know how to correctly size the system to cover your energy … Continued

Enphase Energy Ensemble: The Modular and Expandable Solar Energy Storage Solution We’ve Been Waiting For

We are excited about the launch of Enphase Ensemble™ energy management technology, a system designed to make it easier to connect and monitor the components in your solar-plus-storage system. Enphase IQ microinverters (and microinverters generally) are some of the easiest kinds of inverters to install. Microinverters are also the most flexible option if you plan … Continued

How many solar panels do I need to power my home?

When people first consider the idea of going solar, one of the very first questions that comes to mind is “how many solar panels do I need to power my home?” Though the only accurate and reliable way to size a solar system is based on your personal energy usage, we understand not everyone has … Continued

What is Voltage Drop? Wiring Your Solar System to Maximize Efficiency

What is Voltage Drop? When current moves through an electrical circuit, a small amount of voltage is lost due to resistance in the wires. This concept, known as voltage drop, leads to a slight production loss from your solar array. Voltage drop is more pronounced over longer distances. A longer wiring run introduces more resistance … Continued

Why You Should Oversize Your PV Array By 10-20%

Welcome to our solar tech tips series! In this article, we’re going to take a look at a concept that can create a lot of confusion during the system design process: oversizing your PV array for your inverter. First, the basics: solar panels and inverters both have a wattage rating. For example, a 315W solar … Continued

How to Size an Off-Grid Solar System

Renewable energy sources like solar and wind are ideal for powering equipment in remote locations. In this article, we’ll outline a step-by-step process for sizing an off-grid solar system so you can generate electricity even when you’re miles from the nearest power line. These types of systems power off-grid homes, as well as a variety … Continued