Author: Sarah Griffin

How Outdoor Lighting Improves Home Value

While everyone desires to own a home, the dream is not usually fulfilled until the home’s design matches the owner’s specifications. Lighting is one of these specifications that most homeowners lookout for when outlining their preferences.
Lighting makes your home outstand from the rest because of the special ambiance it brings along.  Unknown to most homeowners, outdoor lighting adds more value to residential property. When choosing which home to buy, most buyers prefer a home with outdoor lighting because they believe it has more value.
Therefore, …

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Off-Grid Solar Systems: Grounding

Did you know that there are over 420 million off-grid solar panel users as of 2020? But why is the solar sector rapidly developing over the past decade? Grounding off-grid solar systems are very crucial for various reasons.
Grounding your PV installations can help prevent fires and unintentional shocks. It also ensures voltage transients.
In this article, we will talk about grounding and its importance for off-grid solar systems.
What is Grounding?
Grounding your solar …

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Why Is A Solar Panel Frame So Important?

Solar Panel Frames are a key component in the design of a Solar Mounting System. If you plan to install a Solar Panel System on your residential property, the primary function of the mounting system will be to attach the Solar Panel Array to your rooftop.
In some instances, attaching the solar panel array to the ground will be the more feasible option, but the frame itself will remain equally important in that context too.
The solar panel frame which you use for your mounting system will have a significant and direct impact on the functionality of the actual solar panel itself.
Among the key considerations, you will …

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European Solar Panel Mounting Frames

Three factors contribute to the overall uniqueness and competitiveness of solar mounting frames. These are the material, the manufacturing methods, and quality. European solar mounting frames have unique properties and competitiveness in the solar market. Here are some points to explore about NSSC2120 in the European solar mounting frame market.

The European NSSC2120 is one of the most innovative industry-grade steels for solar mounting frames. While rumors tell that stainless steel is too light, this framing material is a heavy-duty done deal. It is actually lightweight and strong at the same time making it durable and low …

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Which is Better? Aluminum or Steel Solar Mounting?

Mounting structures are very important for any solar product. The benefits are encapsulated in its performance and service life. In general, brackets sold in the solar market can be divided into two material types: steel and aluminum.
But which is better?
Before we start comparing, it’s best to remind ourselves that PV panel structures are used outdoors. They are exposed to long-term wind and sun exposure, corrosion, and weakening of the material. The following points can help you further in understanding the difference between the two mounting structure materials.

Aluminum is …

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Why is Solar Panel Frames Important?

The primary importance of solar panel frames is actually to protect the internal components from mechanical and thermal tensions. But other than just protection, the panel frame also serves as a mounting facility to make it easier to install your solar panels.
Typically, solar PV panel frames are made out of aluminum and they cover the top and bottom glass sheets. The most preferred type of aluminum used for creating frames is the anodized aluminum. They are known to be very durable and high quality. Unlike frames with coats, aluminum frames do not easily get scratched or damaged.
What to avoid when looking for …

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Do Solar Panel Frames Matter?

Before a manufacturer decides whether they should put frames on their solar panels or not, they need to take some factors into consideration. First of all, design and cost are important to take note of. Other factors include mechanical characteristics and benefits they provide. These benefits include handling, storage, grounding, fixation, and load resistance like snow or wind.
Do take note that the solar panel frame issue doesn’t lie on its one-size-fits-all concern. Two frames with the same thickness may not yield the same benefits.
What makes solar manufacturers move towards thinner frames?

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