Author Archives: Jacob Marsh

About Jacob Marsh

Jacob is a Digital Marketing Analyst working primarily on EnergySage's SEO and content marketing. He recently graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Geoscience. When he’s not checking up on the latest Google algorithm update, you can find him playing Ultimate Frisbee or rewatching Game of Thrones.

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What is a solar charge controller? Do you need one?

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If you’re considering installing an off-grid solar project with a battery attached, you’ll want to look into a solar charge controller for your system. Charge controllers act as a gateway to your battery, and ensures that you don’t overcharge and damage your energy storage system.

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Solar roadways: what you need to know

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Innovation in the solar energy industry is happening constantly. While panels are typically installed on rooftops or on large plots of land, some in the industry think that roads and highways are a suitable place for solar panels as well. Solar roadways are roads that have integrated solar cells generating power from the sun – in this article, we’ll examine how feasible solar roadways are and what their future might look like.

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Installing solar panels on different roof types

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If you’re considering installing a residential or commercial solar panel system, you might be wondering if your roof type is appropriate for a solar installation. The good news is that solar panels can be installed on just about any roof type, but the installation process and mounting hardware might vary from material to material. In this article, we’ll explore the many types of roofs solar panels can be installed on and how each has a unique installation process.

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