The Pros and Cons of Thin-Film Solar Panels

Have you heard of thin-film solar panels? Along with monocrystalline and polycrystalline, thin film is one of the three main types of solar panel technologies. It’s a second-generation technology that involves the use of one or more thin layers of …

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What Are SAE J1772 EV Charger Connectors?

Electric vehicles (EVs) require the use of a charger. You’ll have to charge an EV’s battery to keep on the road. Whether you’re planning to charge it at your home or a commercial charging station, you’ll need to use the …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning Solar Panels

When was the last time you cleaned your solar panels? Solar panels can last for decades when properly maintained. Thanks to recent advancements in photovoltaic (PV) technology, some of them will last over 30 years. But regardless of the specific …

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What Are RJ45 Connectors? Here’s What You Should Know

Registered Jack (RJ) connectors have been around for many decades. Originally created by the Bell System, they consist of a standardized interface for telecommunication networks. Most telephones, for instance, use either RJ11, RJ14 or RJ25 connectors. But there are other …

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The Benefits of Using MC4 Solar Connectors

Installing solar panels requires the right connectors. Whether you’re installing them on the roof or ground, you’ll need to connect them together. Solar panels support series and parallel wiring. Regardless of the wiring configuration, though, you’ll have to use the …

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Heat Shield Tube: Keeping Wires Safe From Heat

Heat can cause serious damage to electrical wires. It may melt their insulation and jackets, or it may completely interrupt their conductivity. If you’re planning to install wires in an environment where heat is a concern, you may want to …

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Electromechanical and Computer Components

WHAT ARE PRECISION ELECTROMECHANICAL PRODUCTS? Electromechanical products are components used in electromechanical equipment, such as integrated circuits and PC boards. Some of these components utilize an electrical input to produce a mechanical output—i.e., some form of movement such as turning …

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What Is the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)?

The U.S. federal government offers financial incentives for consumers who upgrade their homes with energy-efficient appliances. Switching from an outdated furnace to a high-efficiency “modulating” furnace, for instance, can yield a 10% tax credit. You can receive a similar tax …

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What Makes up a Solar Panel System?

Electricity generated by solar panels is sustainable and environmentally good. They use solar panels to turn sunlight into electrical energy, and they require relatively little maintenance. Solar systems come in a wide range of sizes, levels of complexity, and weather …

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