Solar Builder

JAN 2018

Solar Builder focuses on the installation/construction of solar PV systems. We cover the latest PV technology (modules, mounting, inverters, storage, BOS) and equip installers/contractors with tips and tools to make informed purchasing decisions.

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4 JA N UA RY / F E B RUA RY 2 0 1 8 32 What to know about ground-mounted solar in 2018 IHS Markit shares four trends leading the field. By Camron Barati and Cormac Gilligan 36 DC decisions Large-scale PV wiring trends are leaving behind DC combiners, cables and breakers. By Chris Crowell 40 Chemistry lesson Before installing solar + storage systems, know what's in the batteries. By Charles W. Thurston 44 Context clues Know where to find the value when selling commercial solar solutions. By John T. Powers TM contents F E AT U R E S 6 EDITOR'S MESSAGE 8 NEWS 14 MOUNTING 16 BOS 20 MODULES 46 PV POINTERS D E PA RT M E N T S JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018

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