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Snow on solar panels? Here’s why you shouldn’t panic

Winter is coming. You may not like it, but soon you’ll be seeing the white stuff everywhere. Yes: there will be snow on solar panels.  If you have a rooftop system that’s hard to reach, this might seem like a headache. After all, solar panels can only generate electricity when the sun is shining on…
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November 2, 2021 0
Commercial solar panels | Wolf Track Energy

How to mind your bottom line with commercial solar systems

We often hear from business leaders who are curious about installing commercial solar systems. That reflects a nationwide trend toward renewable energy.  Commercial solar installations are growing, and some major companies like Target and Apple are jumping on the renewable energy boom.  But onsite solar systems are only meeting 1% of the demand for commercial…
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October 11, 2021 0
Solar panels | Wolf Track Energy

Rooftop vs. ground-mounted solar panels: Which is right for you?

Where you install solar panels can make a big difference in how much energy your system will produce. So you may find yourself asking whether you should go with rooftop or ground-mounted solar panels.  As with many other aspects of a solar system installation project, the answer to that question will depend on a myriad…
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October 4, 2021 0
Bill questions | Wolf Track Energy

All about off-peak: What to know about electricity rates

People generally understand how their electricity bill works. You use more power, you pay more money. But what about if you’re using electricity in the middle of the night, during “off-peak” hours? Utilities have various ways to charge their customers for electricity. Your rate may depend on what you’re powering or even what time of…
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September 22, 2021 0
Backup Energy system | Wolf Track Energy

Why people should consider solar energy battery systems

For all of the benefits of solar energy, there’s one obvious disadvantage it has relative to other sources of electricity: The sun doesn’t always shine. That’s why people should consider solar energy battery systems.  Solar panels are an intermittent power source. That is, they only produce electricity when struck by sunlight. Meanwhile, power plant operators…
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September 13, 2021 0
Electric vehicle | Wolf Track Energy

Installing EV chargers: Businesses can stay ahead of the curve

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly common, as car manufacturers announce plans to roll out new models. To get ahead of the curve, businesses should consider installing EV chargers to help attract customers and employees. Forbes said earlier this year that there are only 40,000 charging stations registered with the U.S. Department of Energy. That means there’s…
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August 30, 2021 0
Solar panel installation | Wolf Track Energy

Minnesota solar companies: What to look for

If you’re comparing Minnesota solar companies to help you make the transition to renewable energy, you may have wondered if there’s some kind of “solar installer certification.” It turns out there is, and Wolf Track Energy has one.  But there are other licenses out there that a solar contractor will be required to have, depending…
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August 19, 2021 0
Solar panel angle | Wolf Track Energy

How to determine the best angle for solar panels

It’s important to think about the best angle for solar panels when designing a new system. After all, the way the panels are arranged will play a big part in determining how much energy they produce.  The optimal angle will differ based on where you live, and the design of the system itself.  But panel…
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August 16, 2021 0
Bell curve | Wolf Track Energy

Inverter clipping: Design flaw or smart investment?

New solar users often wonder how they can avoid inverter clipping. Luckily for them, they don’t need to.  Inverter clipping is, simply put, a situation in which the output of a solar system is limited by the size of the inverter, which is a device that converts direct current (DC) produced by panels into alternating…
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August 9, 2021 0
Solar panels and hail | Wolf Track Energy

Solar panels and hail. What could go wrong?

Oil and water. Cats and dogs. Another two things you don’t think would mix? Solar panels and hail.  But surprisingly, solar panels can stand up to a lot of extreme weather. And that’s obviously a good thing. Solar panels have to be outside in order to transform the sun’s energy into electricity, so they’re exposed…
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July 23, 2021 0
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