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On a lease contract, is there a lean placed on the home?

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May 23, 2015
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Can solar panels survive a hail storm?

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I live in Texas and am considering a solar option for my next home. How durable are the panels under a hail attack, and does homeowner insurance generally cover solar panels?
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May 12, 2015
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Although rare occasions of hailstorms have caused damage to photovoltaic paneling and solar modules, the benefits of deriving energy from a natural source outweigh the slim possibility that this may happen.

Researchers from the California University of Technology worked with SAO and NASA to ascertain the effect of hail on photovoltaic solar panels. They discovered that panels incorporating clear silicon material were likely to be damaged by 1-inch diameter hailstones, while solar panels covered in acrylic were able to withstand stimulated hailstones of up to 2 inches in diameter.

Arizona State University has one of the largest solar panel testing facilities in the world. In recent and numerous studies, staff from ASU have subjected photovoltaic solar panels to simulated hailstones fired at high speed from pneumatic guns. The panels have been pelted with a range of different-sized hailstones, frozen, shaken and baked in order to test their durability. Findings show that a solar panel is strong enough to withstand hailstones 1 inch in diameter, traveling up to 50 miles per hour under standard test conditions.

According to Californian photovoltaic specialist and solar marketing analyst Rich Hessler, even if a hailstone hit at a velocity of 120 miles per hour, the solar energy system won’t be damaged as long as the frames don’t collapse or the glass splinters don’t wreck the cell itself.
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May 20, 2015
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I am doing a research on utility scale solar projects. In general, How many construction jobs are required / created and how long per MW installation?

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I read Sunpower solar project stories / case studies, and found some data for the number of jobs created per solar project. The number differ project by project. For example, 579MW Rosamond project created 650 jobs, while 25MW McHenry Solar employed 150 people in 3 years.

How can I determine the number of construction jobs required per MW to install a PV solar farm?
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May 9, 2015
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Price of a particular panel

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Good afternoon,
I'm a master student at RMIT university (sustainable energy master) and I am doing a project for one of the course: PV systems.
I would like to have some specific information for some products:
in my project, I made use of one of your modules: Sun Power SPR-238E-WHT-D.
Can I ask for the price of this particular product? My teacher wants us to do also an economic analysis of the total system.
And also what is the generic price for a 30 kW inverter to combine with the modules?
Your information would help me a lot to succeed in my study.
Thank you for your time,

Andrea Sutera
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May 6, 2015
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Why no availability in Kentucky, USA?

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Submitted a request for information on leasing your product. Received an email explaining you have no business here. My home has a massive South facing roof perfect for solar. Very disappointed you cannot support your product or your industry in our State. You have just missed a wonderful opportunity.
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April 28, 2015
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I understand Sunpower has an arrangement with Tendril. When will Tendril HAN components be made available to Sunpower customers?

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I want to be able to monitor my PV array and AMI meter. WIll Sunpower integrate with ATT Digital Life (e.g. Thermostats) Its all zigbee..right?
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April 21, 2015
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Do you produce Maxeon cells with a higher open circuit voltage than 0.5V ?

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I am working on single sunpower cells at the time, and would require higher output voltages (5 volts ideally).
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April 19, 2015
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"My SunPower" registration says my serial number is invalid.

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I just purchased a home with an 8.6kW SunPower system installed. When I try to register for an account in My SunPower, it tells me that my serial number (starting with 2007) is invalid. Is my system too old to be monitored?
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April 8, 2015
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Is the Sun Power Production Guarantee an iron clad agreement?

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My solar system has been up and running for two months. The contractor that installed my system is wanting me to sign an addendum that replaces the original Production Guarantee with one that guarantees considerable less kwhs. He wants this done before submitting everything to Sun Power. It would seem to be against my best interests to sign such an agreement since this basis could be used against me if production exceeded the expected scale on this newer Production Guarantee.
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March 17, 2015
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i just bought a 12 panels with my new house, now i want to add panels but no funds can i lease the additional panels?

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need more panels
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March 10, 2015
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Hi bigkahuna,

Glad to hear that you want to add more to your system.

I believe a customer service team member reached out to you via email last Thursday with your options to add on.

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March 24, 2015
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