Author: John Hageman

Solar panel installer | Wolf Track Energy

Hiring a solar panel installer? Here are some tips

Adding solar panels to your home or business requires a large investment. People rightly want to trust the people they’re hiring as the solar panel installer.   That’s why it’s important to take a few steps to protect yourself and your investment. Recently there’s been some unfortunate instances of companies that allegedly didn’t install systems…
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May 30, 2022 0
Ground mount solar array | Wolf Track Energy

How long do solar panels last? What consumers should know

People interested in adding solar panels to their home or business have probably wondered, “how long do solar panels last?”   Conventional wisdom says solar panels last between 25-30 years. But there’s more that prospective solar customers should know about panel lifespan.   Let’s inspect this topic more closely.   Degradation rate  Once you have…
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April 4, 2022 0
Rapid shutdown | Wolf Track Energy

Rapid shutdown: How it makes solar systems safer

While researching solar panels, you may have come across the term “rapid shutdown.” But what does that mean?  Rapid shutdown refers to a set of safety requirements meant to protect first responders from live electrical equipment on your roof. In the event of a fire, firefighters want to be sure that they’re not endangered by high…
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March 7, 2022 0
Bifacial solar panels | Wolf Track Energy

Bifacial solar panels: Are two sides better than one?

Traditional solar panels work best when pointed directly at the sun. But what if you could put cells on the back of the panel? Now we’re talking about an emerging technology called bifacial solar panels.   Bifacial solar panels improve performance by capturing any extra sunlight that may be reflected onto the backside of the panels.…
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February 21, 2022 0
Solar panel types | Wolf Track Energy

What solar panel is best? Monocrystalline vs. polycrystalline

If you’re in the market for a solar energy system, then you’re probably curious about what solar panel is best. The major types of solar panels on the market today are either monocrystalline or polycrystalline.  Each type of panel has its advantages and disadvantages, and in this blog, we’ll learn about them.   But first,…
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February 7, 2022 0
Solar panel installation | Wolf Track Energy

Solar glare: Will your panels be a nuisance or unnoticeable?

If you’re thinking about installing a solar energy system, you might wonder how much solar glare your panels will produce. After all, you don’t want to be a nuisance to your neighbors and people driving through your neighborhood.   Luckily for you, solar glare shouldn’t be a major concern. After all, solar panels are meant to absorb…
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January 24, 2022 0
Inverter comparison | Wolf Track Energy

Microinverters vs. optimizers: What makes for the best solar system?

If you’ve studied solar energy systems in any detail, you probably have a good idea what an inverter does. But how do those devices compare with microinverters? And what about microinverters vs. optimizers?  In this blog, we’ll talk about the maybe the second-most important component in a solar energy system: inverters. We’ll also talk about the different kinds of inverters…
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January 10, 2022 0
Solar incentives | Wolf Track Energy

Solar incentives: What you need to know

People who are interested in going solar are often curious about what kind of solar incentives are available.  The answer to that question will often depend on where you live or who provides your electricity. Your state and power company may offer different ways to encourage you to add solar panels to your home or…
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December 14, 2021 0
Residential rooftop solar installation | Wolf Track Energy

How installers mount rooftop solar panels: Flashing, rails and more

Homeowners who are thinking about going solar are often concerned with how the installation will affect their existing structure. More precisely, they want to know how installers mount rooftop solar panels. There are a variety of systems on the market to install solar panels onto roofs. Done correctly, they shouldn’t damage the property owner’s roof.…
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December 6, 2021 0
Going off-grid | Wolf Track Energy

Off-grid solar batteries: A guide to energy self-reliance

We’ve all fantasized about leaving it all behind and living off the land, trading in a cubicle for a simple life in the country. One way to power that dream is with off-grid solar batteries. Off-grid systems can power electrical devices in areas the power lines don’t reach, allowing people to enjoy modern conveniences in…
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November 15, 2021 0
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