Archives from Months July, 2015

Off-grid church ready for Mother Nature’s worst

Sunny Islands at Word of Life Church

Rain or shine, grid or no grid, Mi-Wuk Village’s Word of Life Fellowship church will have power. What started as a way to help the church reduce its electrical bill grew to become a 70.5kW system with off-grid capabilities and battery backup.

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Largest rooftop PV system in Latin America keeps PepsiCo plant fizzing

PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, with 22 diverse and beloved brands including Pepsi, Lay’s, Tropicana, Quaker and Gatorade. At PepsiCo’s bottling plant in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, beverage company Embotelladora de Sula, S.A. (EMSULA) utilizes specially designed blowing machines to craft its own bottles, which are filled with some of the world’s most popular carbonated beverages, water, juices and energy drinks.

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5.00 avg. rating (96% score) - 1 vote

Casas Church finds solar spiritual and sensible

Casas Church of Oro Valley is now the owner of the city’s largest solar system. It’s recently commissioned 686 kW system covers approximately two acres in the Arizona desert and involved relocating hundreds of sensitive cacti.

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Tech Talk: Five tips for AFCI troubleshooting

It’s something installers hate to hear and hate to troubleshoot: the dreaded DC-side arc fault. Rarely in solar can such a small phrase bring so much ambiguity and require so much effort to find and fix. Yet over the course of a career, all solar installers will find themselves searching inside junction boxes, combiners and on top of roofs to find that pesky fault.

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4.33 avg. rating (88% score) - 3 votes