solar panel installation Articles

  • How to Choose the Right Solar Panels

    Whether you've decided to live "off the grid" or simply work eco-friendly energy into your current lifestyle, using solar energy is an ideal way to accomplish the goal. Using photovoltaic technology, the heat and light from the sun are converted into electrical energy that you can use to power your home. Solar panels are made up of solar cells that contain both a positive and negative layer ...


    By Infinite Energy

  • Worcester Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview Solect Energy and Patriot met in late October to discuss the project for Providence and Worcester Rail Road (PWRR).  The array needed to be installed before years end, calling for quick reaction from Patriot Solar Group. Patriot’s inside sales and engineering team worked closely with Solect Energy to design a layout to work with the triangular ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Marysville Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview Nova Consultants and Patriot’s engineering team began working together on the St. Clair RESA project in the Spring of 2013. The 514 kW array is one of a 12 MW portfolio for the midwest electric utility, DTE Electric Company. Although site soil conditions were suitable for driven pier foundations, a ballasted racking design was chosen because of the ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Solar Panel Support Posts Latchways Fall Protection

    With the ever increasing requirement for renewable energy, the use of a building’s roof as a generator of power and subsequent revenue stream has become more viable and principally linked with the installation of solar panels. Latchways success in the fall protection market has been based on innovative fixing and load control technology which is utilised in the Latchways Solar Panel ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • China’s Solar Panel Production to Double by 2017

    China installed a world record amount of solar photovoltaics (PV) capacity in 2013. While this was the first time the country was the number one installer, China has led all countries in making PV for the better part of a decade. China now accounts for 64 percent of global solar panel ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Front-load washers: Leaky solar panels revisited?

    Some days I’d like to throw my front-load clothes washer out the back door. But that probably won’t be necessary because it may walk out on its own. The LG product shakes and rattles so much in the spin cycle that it ‘walks’ several inches across the floor each day. One guest to my kitchen thought we were experiencing an earthquake. Sears repairmen have visited twice, but tell me nothing is wrong ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Riffey Residence Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Patriot worked with Michigan Solar Solutions to design a post driven ground mount array to work well with the limited space and shading areas. Patriots racking allows for adjustments of tilt degree to be changed throughout the year to allow for optimazation of the panels in low light seasons. The array consisted of 30, 280 watt Solar World modules and will provide both grid tie ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Holly Michigan Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Patriot worked with Executive Electric and Building Service Inc. to design a post driven ground mount array to work well with the limited space and shading areas. Patriots racking allows for adjustments of tilt degree to be changed throughout the year to allow for optimization of the panels in low light seasons. The array consisted of 8, 285 watt Helios modules and will provide ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Monroe Community College Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: At the end of the fall semester MCCC renewable energy students installed a 2.1 kW solar array in joint with Patriot Solar Group. The student project consists of eight 260 watt SolarWorld panels; each panel has an Enphase M-215 micro-inverter that converts the DC voltage generated by the panels into 240 volts AC which is then fed into to the electrical system of the CTC building ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Brooksville Florida Solar Installation Case Study

    Patriot Solar Group worked with a residential customer in Brooksville Florida to create a post driven ground mount system that may be susceptible to high wind conditions during tornado and hurricane seasons. Patriot Solar Group supplied everything from racking, to panels, inverters and all balance of systems (BOS), including combiner boxes, grounding applications, and lightning arrestors. The 28 ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Sanborn New York Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Patriot Solar Group worked in assistance with the homeowner for his first solar array installation at his home in New York State. The 12 kW array is consists of 48 Sonali Solar panels making it the perfect size for a residential customer. The ease of installation for residential customers makes the post driven ground mount a great and simple solar solution. Utilizing start and ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Haslett Michigan Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: The 8 kW array is consists of 32 Sonali Solar panels making it the perfect size for a residential customer. The ease of installation for residential customers makes the post driven or ballasted ground mounts a great and simple solar solution. Utilizing start and add sections makes either ground mount capable of out-competing traditional solar racking designs and make for an easy ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Gresham Highway Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Patriot Solar Group in coordination with Country Air and Wind Energy to supply and install a residential fixed tilt post driven ground mount array consisting of 40 panels. The system complies with Consumers Energys’ Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP). The program allows residential and commercial customers to build solar arrays to offset their energy ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Manchester Michigan Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Patriot Worked with Oak Electric to design a post driven ground mount array to work well with the sloped terrain and maintain low visibility. The array consisted of 62, 327W modules and will provide both grid tie net metering and a battery back up system for the residential customer. Patriot met with Oak Electric at the site location to plan out the exact location and ultimately ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Bath Michigan Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview Patriot worked with Peninsula Solar to design a racking system that would work with limited space and not penetrate the ground surface. The ground mount array utilized a non-penetrating ballasted design to work with the existing terrain on top of an underground house. To save space in the yard, the North row utilized a longer post to allow closer ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Great Return on Investment for newly installed solar lights

    In the event that you are somebody who might want to verify you eliminate the expenses you pay for your power on a month to month premise, and then I think now is the ideal time you will consider sun powered boards all the more genuinely. They have been around for quite some time and it appears that they are the main ones which can get you off the lattice totally. There are a lot of preferences ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Lake Elmo Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Patriot Worked with TruNorth Solar to design a post driven ground mount array to work well with the sloped terrain and maintain low visibility. This home owner has dedicated their entire property to conserving the environment. The array consists of 60, 250W Sharp modules and will completely offset nearly 100% electricity bill. Patriot Solar Group ultimately provided micro ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • Dark Horse Brewery Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Patriot Solar Group in support of Contractors Building Supply inc. (CBSI) have supplied racking to install a sloped asphalt shingle roof mount on top of the Dark Horse Brewery roof. Working closely with CBSI, Patriot Solar Group was able to procure materials and deliver them to the job site on schedule for the Dark Horse Brewery solar installation. The 40 panel, 10 kW solar ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • DenningSons Farms Solar installation Case Study

    Project Overview: DenningSons Farms in Jonesville, Michigan took a giant leap to cut their energy cost and usage. As one of the first dairy farms in Michigan to have solar installed, the 77 panel array will produce about 10 percent of the farms annual electricity demand. “The project costs about $90,000, but will be paid back through the grants and loans as well as savings in energy costs ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

  • White Farm Solar Installation Case Study

    Project Overview: Patriot Solar Group teamed with a fellow Michigan resident in Battle Creek to construct two fixed pole mount structures. The array consists of 24, 250 watt panels that were installed by the owner after installation of the nut plate bracket and rails by Patriot Solar Group. The arrays’ tilt degree can be adjusted seasonally allowing for optimization during the harsh ...


    By Patriot Solar Group

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