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Can a solar Installer not registerd under Sunpower installers list install a sunpower system?

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June 28, 2015
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Can I parallel online solar system with utility grid and diesel generator?

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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I have 500 KW diesel generator as a standby power if grid fails. I want to put 500 KW on-grid solar to support load and feed if any excess energy back to grid. What precautions one should take to safe guard to have a smooth operation?
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June 18, 2015
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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Upgrading existing Sunpower system

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Brentwood, CA, USA
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I purchased a new home with a 2.3kw (10 panel) system and I am thinking about adding an additional 10 panels. Does Sunpower do upgrades? and if so is financing offered for upgrades?
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June 13, 2015
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Good Afternoon!

Yes, you can add an additional 10 panels to your existing SunPower system. As long as you have the necessary roof space, and an electrical system that can accommodate the additional solar backfeed. If you would like to get more information, or schedule a consultation with one of our consultants, please don't hesitate to contact us for a customized, no obligation quote.

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June 18, 2015
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Does the Solar Panels save the produced electricity ?

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Hi All,

Does the Solar Panels save the produced electricity ?

if I had enough efficiency of the solar panel system,

will the produced power be saved until tomorrow ?

Thank you

Regards.
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June 10, 2015
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How do I give my panels a good cleaning?

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I have a ground mount on my farm. When tilling or mowing, dusty dirt covers the panels. I usually hose them down in the morning, but they still look fairly dirty later in the day. What is the best way to clean the panels? A brush? Squeegee? Cleaner - what kind? Thanks!
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June 7, 2015
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What happens when one of the panels crack? Does it effect my solar production? Is it an electrical hazard?

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June 3, 2015
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Offline Notification

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Is there a way to get notified automatically if my system goes offline? I want a email if my system is off for a day. That way I lose the least amount of generation potential while I schedule someone to come and fix it.
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June 2, 2015
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What is the total kw that Sunpower has installed from inception of company to date

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what is the total kw that Sunpower has installed from inception of company to date?
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On a lease contract, is there a lean placed on the home?

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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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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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