Planning and Design

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Has anyone installed a home owner self installed system? Or recommend a licensed tech?

Renvu does not have a team of installers to offer hands-on assistance to our customers. We focus primarily on a providing PV products. We do have an experienced sales engineering staff with prior hands-on experience installing PV systems. With this knowledge base, we can offer design assistance to our customers across the United States.

1/5/2018 12:41 am

How Much Energy Will My HVAC System Use?

To calculate how much solar energy you would need to produce you might be interested in calculating how much energy your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems use. However, HVAC load is complex and difficult to gauge without lots of data.

2/7/2018 9:16 am

Is Your Home Suitable For Solar?

You’ve probably heard that solar power is clean and green, but can it be installed on your house? In the infographic below we summarized what you need to understand before installing a photovoltaic system on your house.

11/19/2016 8:09 pm

Fire Ratings Racking to Modules

Fire Ratings Racking to Modules. How are modules rated vs how inverters are rated. What is type 1 and class A, B, or C fire ratings.

3/2/2017 12:13 pm

Weight Ratings of Roof Mountings

Weight Ratings of Roof Mountings. Are there industry standards? What are they?

3/2/2017 12:16 pm

Calculating the Components of an Off-Grid System

A guideline on how we select the main components of a purely off-grid system, not a hybrid system in which the batteries back up a grid tie system

12/16/2016 5:22 am

Tigo MLPE Selection: Which Tigo MLPE Do You Need?

Which Tigo MLPE do you need? Explore our article about the different models to see which one is right for you.

2/11/2020 1:10 pm

Sol-Ark 8K vs Sol-Ark 12K : The Difference Between the Hybrid All-In-One Inverters

Sol-Ark has two models of hybrid all-in-one inverters: 8K (SOL-ARK-8K-48-ST) and 12K (SOL-ARK-12K-P). Here's a comparison of their inverters.

2/4/2020 12:13 pm

Enphase & Solaria Synergy!

Enphase’s partner, Solaria, has produced the most powerful AC Module currently available on the market for “Long Tail” installers and DIY-ers.

8/12/2020 3:25 pm

What is the average price of monocrystalline solar panel in the USA?

The average price of a monocrystalline solar panel is difficult to determine. There are many different types of PV modules produced. Some are lower cost and optimized for large PV farms with MW level output.

1/30/2019 4:35 am

Simplest Way to Get Started with an Off-Grid Project

Off-grid design can be a very complex process, so here's a list of simple steps to assist you in getting a suitable off-grid PV system for your home.

1/9/2019 12:58 pm

How to choose the right solar wire size

You can use our Solar Wire Size Calculator to select the proper wire for your needs or use a Solar Wire Size Chart

5/6/2019 11:31 am

The PVWatts calculator has a column for the $ value. How is that calculated?

The PVWatts calculator has a column for the $ value. How is that calculated?

5/5/2019 6:32 pm

What Tools You Must Have to Install a Solar System 101

For a successful installation of your solar system, you’re going need a couple of tools handy. Here are the tools for solar installations that you should have.

2/22/2019 11:23 am

APsmart Rapid Shutdown Devices (RSD)

With solar panels continually becoming more efficient and powerful, more capable micro inverters are needed.

1/18/2021 1:58 pm

Enphase IQ8D Commercial Microinverter Quick Overview

With solar panels continually becoming more efficient and powerful, more capable micro inverters are needed. Welcome the Enphase IQ8D!

1/18/2021 1:50 pm