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SEPA launches 'Solar Fundamentals: Technology' Report

Solar Fundamentals project aims to to provide newcomers a broad introduction to the solar industry.

According to the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), this series distills information into short publications that any individual can use to gain practical knowledge of the industry.

Within the pages of Solar Fundamentals: Technology, readers will discover: 

  • The difference between photovoltaics and concentrated solar power, including an understanding of the applications for each.
  • The difference between solar irradiance and solar insolation, and how these values impact solar energy production.
  • Common siting considerations for rooftop and ground-mounted solar systems.
  • How system orientation can influences generating potential

A free copy of the Solar Fundamentals: Technology report is available at SEPA's website.

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