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System Sizing & Interconnection: Essential Tips for Solar PV Projects

Expert tips for sizing and interconnecting solar power systems. Optimize your project with insights on PV panels, inverters, grid regulations, energy storage, DC/AC ratios, microinverters, the 120% rule, and storage sizing.

5/24/2023 12:29 pm

Do I Need to Have Tier 1 Solar Panels?

Discover the importance of Bloomberg Tier 1 panels and whether they are necessary. Explore cost, scale, local market, and track records.

5/24/2023 10:05 am

How to Check CEC Listings

Learn about the CEC Solar Equipment List maintained by the California Energy Commission and how to find eligible modules and inverters.

5/23/2023 10:48 am

Enphase Microinverters with Tesla Powerwall

This article is intended for those with existing Tesla Powerwalls in place looking to add PV to their system.

9/27/2022 12:34 pm

Introduction to Solar Design & Quote Tool

You can make a full residential PV system quote with our free Solar Design & Quote Tool design tool. This tool allows you to dynamically configure and compare prices for a variety of system design options.

6/30/2022 4:45 pm

What information is needed for a basic solar permit plan set?

Here’s a sample of our Basic Permitting Form. This form includes all key information our drafting team needs to get started on a single line diagram or permit plan set for you.

6/30/2022 4:32 pm

Can Sol-Ark Inverters Operate as a Battery Backup System without Attached Solar PV?

The Sol-Ark line of inverters will function as a grid-tied battery backup unit and do not require the addition of Solar PV.

3/28/2022 1:40 pm

Can I Monitor more than 16 Individual Circuits?

The Emporia Gen 2 Vue Energy Monitor can support up to sixteen 50A current sensors for individual circuits, and two 200A current sensors for service mains.

3/24/2022 3:19 pm

Is the Sol-Ark 15 available?

The latest update is that Sol-Ark will be shipping the 15k in May 2022.

3/23/2022 1:32 pm

Tier 1 Solar Panels List 2022

The 2022 Tier 1 Solar Panel List is now available. See what panel manufacturers make Q1, Q2, Q3, & Q4.

3/10/2022 9:57 am

How to Finance Solar for Non Profits

Most non-profits do not qualify for the solar Federal ITC, so creative financing is key. This article covers our favorite method.

5/19/2017 12:05 pm

What is busbar ampacity and how do I find my main panel’s busbar ampacity?

The ampacity of the busbar refers to how much current the main panel busbar is rated for, and this can be found on the label of your main panel.

8/27/2020 11:55 am

Commercial-Scale vs Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

Commercial-scale battery energy storage systems (~100kW+ nominal power output) and utility-scale battery energy storage systems (~1MW+ nominal power output) are a rapidly growing sector of the variable renewable energy landscape.

8/27/2020 11:37 am

Tier 1 Solar Panels List 2021

Check out the complete 2021 Tier 1 Solar Panel List. See what solar panel manufacturers made Q1, Q2, Q3, & Q4.

2/25/2021 12:48 pm

How the New Wave of 500 Watt Panels Will Revolutionize Solar Energy

Here’s more information about how these new high-wattage panels look to revolutionize solar energy.

2/25/2021 4:21 am

Is this the only 400 W. panel you can get???

Renvu's solar panel availability can change quickly. Check the solar panel product page(s) and the commercial price list often for our latest offerings.

2/23/2021 9:42 am

I'm looking for the Enphase Monitor

Renvu can provide all of your Enphase component needs at competitive prices, as well as best-in-class technical support from design to installation.

2/20/2021 1:50 pm

I'm assembling a solar crew, looking for excellent support.

Register your professional solar installation company with Renvu to access quality solar products at the best prices with an exceptional level of knowledge and support.

2/15/2021 8:11 am

Three Phase & Single Phase Battery Backup Systems

What if you have a three-phase service? Is it possible to have single phase backup paired with three-phase solar?

2/2/2021 3:04 pm

Does Enphase M215s with Envoy work with the Encharge 10?

The Encharge system is compatible with the M215 microinverters.

4/19/2021 3:58 pm