Tag Archives: solar modules

The new line of Canadian Solar Mono Panels have hit the market, and they are now in space that is relatively unoccupied. They are filling a need in the market, and we are moving a ton of them as a result. Let me explain what is happening. The Canadian Solar 275W Mono Black Frame Panel, […]

Panasonic Solar Panels have finally arrived. When we heard that Panasonic had a product that was going to battle LG and Sunpower at the pinnacle of the solar module market, we were skeptical. Not to say that the previous Panasonic panels were bad – they were not. We have a couple customers that were very […]

As the winter thaws away in most of the country, we are seeing the solar market heat up yet again.  One trend that we are seeing early in 2016, continuing what began in late 2015, is a market shift to the higher efficiency/ bankable solar panel products.  Module manufacturers like LG and Solarworld are becoming […]

In 2015, LG panels quickly catapulted to become one of our bestselling panels.  Their combination of technology and efficiency, and with a favorable price point, made the LG panels a very hot commodity.  Through our partnership, we carried the LG 280W, LG 300 Black, LG 305 and LG 310 Watt panels.  Towards the end of […]

After a few sessions of researching washing machines on Amazon.com, reading countless reviews (That may or may not be real), I was ready to head to Best Buy to see and touch some of the machines I had been reviewing.  Most of the major players were represented at Best Buy, and I looked at them, […]

The end of the year crunch is upon us, and we have barely had time to breathe.  We have been running the micro inverter rebate program through the end of the year, and many of our installers have made the switch to ABB now.  Whether is compatibility, bankability, efficiency, or other reasons, the ABB Micros […]

Typically solar inverters efficiency is approximately 95%, so you could have about 5% power loss when the electric current is innverted from DC to AC. ABB Solar Inverters have a maximum efficiency of 96.5%.  The change from AC to DC in your electric products is far less efficient; you can lose 10-40% of power. This happens […]

In recent years, Solar power has become exclusively modular which is great news for would be system owners. In the old days, you needed to buy not just solar panels but batteries too. This significantly raised the cost of your most basic systems.  Grid-tied inverters are the unit of equipment that makes installing a solar […]

We have received a few questions lately about the increasing prices of solar modules, and what specifically about the “tariff” is causing it.  I decided to take a couple minutes to talk through it, which may be worthwhile to sum to gain a basic understanding of what is currently going on in the module marketplace. […]

Well, it’s finally official.  Tandem Solar has launched a wholesale division of its project development business.  The strategy is simple: Sell the products we know and use, while passing along top-tier prices due to our large, centralized spend.  We do not want to be everything for everyone – there are plenty of those wholesale companies, […]