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SolarTech Direct partners with Solar Energy International to offer training opportunities

SolarTech Direct partners with Solar Energy International to offer training opportunities

By Kris de Leon November 03, 2018 |

Partnership provides discounts for SolarTech Direct customers SEATTLE, WA, Nov 5, 2018 – SolarTech Direct is excited to announce that we have selected Solar Energy International (SEI) as our official solar training partner for our customers. SEI is a nonprofit training organization which offers cutting-edge solar and renewable energy training....

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Top Benefits of Installing a Solar Attic Fan in Your Home

Top Benefits of Installing a Solar Attic Fan in Your Home

By Kris de Leon August 19, 2017 | Energy Efficiency

Are you familiar with solar attic fans? If not, you may be in for a pleasant surprise when you learn all the great benefits that a solar attic fan can provide for your home. A solar attic fan is a small, rooftop ventilation device. It uses the power of the...

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Solar Water Heaters Can Help You Save on Energy Costs Each Month

Solar Water Heaters Can Help You Save on Energy Costs Each Month

By Kris de Leon August 04, 2017 | Energy Efficiency

Are you interested in reducing the amount of energy you use each month? Whether your goal is to save money, save the planet, or perhaps a little bit of both, purchasing a solar water heater is a great place to start. Solar water heaters use sunlight to heat water for...

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How to Choose the Right Solar Mounting System

How to Choose the Right Solar Mounting System

By Kris de Leon July 18, 2017 | How to Articles Solar Power Components

  Choosing the right kind of solar mounting system is an extremely important part of your solar design process. The right mounting system will accomplish two main goals; collecting the most sun possible by facing your panels on the correct angle and direction and by reducing or eliminating the amount...

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How to Choose an Inverter-Charger

How to Choose an Inverter-Charger

By Kris de Leon June 15, 2017 | How to Articles Solar Power Components

  Off-grid solar systems mean just that. They are designed to run in isolated areas and function completely independent of the utility grid. Off-grid solar systems have several additional components necessary for the system to work. Solar power can only be produced during the day and when there is sun....

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How to Choose the Right Charge Controller

How to Choose the Right Charge Controller

By Kris de Leon May 31, 2017 | How to Articles Solar Power Components 1 comment

  Solar Charge Controller Selection Before you consider which charge controller is best for your off-grid or hybrid solar system it is important to understand the basic function of a solar charge controller. A charge controller, regardless of which type or brand, takes the energy collected by your solar panels...

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How to Choose the Right Solar Panel

How to Choose the Right Solar Panel

By Kris de Leon May 15, 2017 | How to Articles Solar Panels 2 comments

  Choosing a PV Solar Module Cost is not the most important thing when considering a solar panel. Perhaps the greatest consideration is to remember that you will be living with your decision for a very long time – upwards of 30+ years. There are many different kinds of solar panels...

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What Type of Solar Power System is Right for You?

What Type of Solar Power System is Right for You?

By Kris de Leon April 26, 2017 | Grid-Tied Solar Hybrid Solar Off-Grid Solar

Solar Energy Systems Options As you have probably discovered, installing solar power for your home is a great way to become energy independent, help the environment and save a lot of money. Now that you understand the benefits of solar energy and the potential your home has for the installation of...

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How to Choose the Right Battery for Your Solar Power System

How to Choose the Right Battery for Your Solar Power System

By Kris de Leon March 15, 2017 | How to Articles Solar Power Components

  Solar Battery Selection Choosing the right battery for your off-grid or hybrid solar system is one of the most important decisions in the entire design process. The beauty of living off-of-the-grid is your independence from the utility company and your ability to have electricity all day every day without...

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How to Finance a Solar Power System for Your Home

How to Finance a Solar Power System for Your Home

By Kris de Leon February 22, 2017 | Solar Financing

  Solar Financing Options Americans in general are intrigued by solar power, but most never bother to investigate it because they just assume they can’t afford it. This assumption might have been true in the past, but times have changed. Rising technological efficiency has made the economics of solar energy more...

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Six Simple Tips for Homeowners to Go Green

Six Simple Tips for Homeowners to Go Green

By Kris de Leon February 15, 2017 | Green Living

  How to Go Green Today Going green, what does it really mean? Should you bike to work or boycott certain products to truly be green? These things do make a statement. And they can help the environment. But are they practical for you? There are countless ways that people...

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6 Steps to Designing an Off-Grid Solar Power System

6 Steps to Designing an Off-Grid Solar Power System

By Kris de Leon February 08, 2017 | Off-Grid Solar

Solar Energy System for Off-Grid Living There are many different kinds of solar power systems including grid-tied, hybrid and off-grid solar power. Out of the three main options for solar, off-grid solar power is by far the most independent of systems. Off-grid solar power users enjoy producing and consuming their...

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