Author: John Hageman

Solar tax credits | Wolf Track Energy

Solar tax credits and you: What’s in the new climate change bill

President Biden signed legislation this month extending solar tax credits that have helped make systems more affordable in recent years, boosting investment in clean energy.   But the tax credits are just part of a larger package aimed at incentivizing adoption of clean and efficient energy devices included in the Inflation Reduction Act. In all, the…
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August 29, 2022 1
New home with solar | Wolf Track Energy

Designing a new home with solar panels: A guide to maximizing your system

Most of the time, people contact us looking for help putting solar panels on their existing house. But sometimes, we’re asked to consult when somebody is building a new home with solar panels.   Installing a solar system a new home can make a lot of sense. After all, the home can be designed in a…
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August 1, 2022 0
Rooftop solar installation | Wolf Track Energy

Is my roof good for solar? Find out here

One of the first questions we often hear from people is: “Is my roof good for solar?”  Obviously, there’s no one good answer to this question. Everyone’s roof is a little bit different, from the material used to the orientation and pitch. Roof age and condition can also play into the feasibility of installing solar…
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July 18, 2022 0
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
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