Did any of you with PV systems note generation of any extra power yesterday? With the cold weather, PV modules make extra power. This is one reason considering cold weather extremes during the design of a PV system is so important, as the voltage of the system can increase significantly during cold snaps, sometimes over the rated maximum voltage of charge controllers or inverters. This condition can be bad, either causing a system to shut down, or smoke. The good news is, if properly designed, you can make more power on cold days than during warmer weather. Call us if you’d like more information about making your own power from the sun.
As we start a new year, we look back on 2011 and marvel at the many new friends we made, people that we had the opportunity to interact with and assist with meeting their energy goals. We are truly blessed to have had these opportunities, and are grateful for the confidence that was placed on us to complete many renewable energy projects.
We are looking forward to 2012 and the potential it holds for making more renewable energy. If you are considering a renewable energy project for 2012, now is the time to start planning. There are changes coming related to incentives that are available, and there could be delays in project approvals from the state. So give us a call and let us know how we can help! We look forward to serving you in the new year.