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|ABC Solar Incorporated
24454 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505
Since 2000, ABC Solar has been skillfully designing and installing solar electric grid-tie systems. We deploy our systems utilizing the finest solar and inverter technology available. Every roof and home demands meticulous attention to detail to maximize solar power output and potential. We can source a diverse range of solar panels, inverters, and racking systems. Our commitment lies in maintaining high quality and selecting the ideal system for each project.
ABC Solar Incorporated
24454 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
P: 1 310 373 3169
Established in 2000 and incorporated in 2001
Founder & President: Bradley L. Bartz
California Licensed Contractor
#914346 B-General & C-46 Solar
Early Adopter and Current References Available
by ABC Solar Founder, Bradley L. Bartz
As the Founder of ABC Solar, I am deeply grateful to our clients and stakeholders for their unwavering support and trust in us. Your commitment to sustainable living has been the driving force behind our continuous pursuit of innovation and excellence. With heartfelt thanks, I proudly present Solar Bible 2023: Illuminating the Path.
In this edition, we embark on a captivating journey through the world of solar energy. We begin by welcoming you to the ABC Solar family and exploring the intricacies of designing a solar system tailored to your needs. Along the way, we address frequently asked questions, demystifying common concerns and misconceptions about solar power.
Delving deeper, you will discover the marvels of solar panels, inverters, and advanced storage systems, understanding the physics behind harnessing the sun's energy. Our expertise in installation methods ensures seamless integration of solar power into various types of properties, from commercial buildings to residential homes.
Throughout this guide, we examine the policies, market trends, and progressive legislation that shape the future of solar energy. By showcasing unique designs and innovative solar projects, we aim to inspire you to dream big and embrace a more sustainable way of life.
Our journey doesn't end there. We also dive into the exciting world of solar cooking, fire prevention systems, and eco-friendly solutions for pools and hot tubs. We celebrate our media recognition and delve into the synergy between solar power and heat pump technology.
In Section XIV, "Heat Pumps Hallelujah!? Solar and Heat Pumps Too!", we explore the world of heat pump technology and its synergistic relationship with solar power. Heat pumps, by transferring heat from one place to another, provide both heating and cooling solutions for homes and businesses. Harnessing renewable solar energy, these systems can offer significant energy savings and reduce carbon emissions. This section covers the types, applications, and integration of heat pumps with solar power systems, showcasing case studies and real-world examples that inspire sustainable energy solutions.
The ABC Solar Installation Team Checklist is a comprehensive guide that ensures a thorough site assessment and helps the team design a solar system tailored to each property. By examining roof integrity, distance verification, wire sizing, and various other factors, the team can create a system that is efficient, cost-effective, and safe for all stakeholders.
By following this comprehensive checklist, the ABC Solar Installation Team can design and install a solar system that meets the unique needs of each property while maximizing efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
ABC Solar is a company that takes solar energy seriously. We are dedicated to designing and installing high-quality solar electric grid-tie systems that meet the unique needs of each property. However, that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun along the way. At ABC Solar, we believe that laughter is the best medicine, and we're not afraid to make a few jokes with a scientific twist. So, put on your thinking caps, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready for some light-hearted humor that's sure to brighten up your day.
In closing, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your trust and support in ABC Solar. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service and delivering solar solutions that exceed your expectations. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please don't hesitate to call us. We answer our phones, and we're always here to help. Once again, thank you for choosing ABC Solar, and we look forward to illuminating your path towards a brighter, more sustainable future.
Bradley L. Bartz
Founder & President, ABC Solar
As a licensed contractor in California (license number 914346), we hold B-General and C46-Solar licenses, ensuring that our work meets the highest industry standards. Our team of skilled professionals is passionate about providing exceptional service and helping our customers harness the power of the sun.
Get in touch with us today at 1-866-40-SOLAR, 310-373-3169, or email us at email@example.com to learn more about our solar energy solutions and how we can help you make a sustainable investment for a greener future.
The differences between demand (kW) and energy consumption (kWh) are essential to comprehend, as this knowledge can empower you to make informed decisions when it comes to reducing your energy costs. Here's a more detailed explanation to help you grasp these concepts better.
Demand (kW) refers to the peak amount of electricity being consumed by all your appliances and lights at a given moment. In contrast, energy consumption (kWh) is the total amount of electricity used over a specific period, typically measured hourly. To put it simply, demand is the instantaneous power requirement, while consumption is the accumulation of energy used over time.
Facilities-Related Demand Charges apply throughout the year and are calculated per kilowatt (kW) based on your highest recorded demand during each billing cycle, regardless of the season, day of the week, or time of day. On the other hand, Time-Related Demand Charges apply only during the summer season (June 1 through September 30), when demand is at its peak, and energy costs are at their highest. These charges are assessed during On-Peak and Mid-Peak hours, in addition to Facilities-Related Demand Charges.
To illustrate the concepts of demand and consumption further, let's consider an example involving air conditioning units:
Suppose you have five air conditioning units that draw a peak power of 15 kW upon startup and then operate at 11 kW. Here are three different scenarios:
Assuming your utility charges $10 per month for each kW of demand, the cost profiles for each scenario would be:
In this example, changing the startup behavior of the air conditioning units saves you money without needing to install solar panels. Managing your energy demand and consumption can lead to significant cost savings on your energy bills.
For a free solar evaluation, send your electric bill to Solar@ABCsolar.com, and our team will help you explore solar energy options that may further reduce your energy costs.
ABC Solar would like to take a moment to give a history of photovoltaic technology. Your system is the adoption of Einstein's vision. Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his explanation of how light (photons) travel 93 million miles to get in a fistfight with the silicon atom and how the photon "knocks out" the silica electron. The knocked-out silica electron is harnessed to make electricity.
Solar panels start in the ground as pure silica that can be mined. With one method, the silica is treated with various chemicals to become ready to be melted. The melting process will get the silica into a molten state and head towards 1600 degrees Celsius. At this point, a crystal is drawn through the mixture and pulls up. This process starts the crystallization process of the raw silica into the usable solar wafer. The wafer is sized to typically 60mm, and it is on its way to becoming a solar cell.
A doping material is used to make one side of the silicon wafer positive and the other negative. A hair-thin wire mesh is attached, and leads are placed to allow in-series connection of the cells. Now considered a solar cell, each produces just shy of 0.5 a volt DC. This magical number happens no matter how big the solar cell is. This phenomenon is not yet explainable by this writer, but it's fascinating to think about.
The 0.5 volt DC of the solar cell is the building block of functioning solar panels. A 72 solar cell configuration is one of the most popular among the world's solar panel manufacturers. 1/2 volt DC x 72 = 36 volts DC. This is the typical voltage range for a 72 solar cell solar panel.
The 72 solar cells are connected to each other in series electrically. Lead-free solder and silver wire are used by our preferred manufacturers. The sheet of solar cells is encapsulated to back sheets and framed to safety glass with long-lasting anodized aluminum. A power connection device called a Junction Box is surgically attached to the back of the solar panel and glued into place. Two wires then extend from the Junction Box as positive and negative with quick connectors for ease of installation.
The SMA Sunny Central 250KW Inverter shown here provides 250,000 Watts AC Maximum Output Power and improved CEC efficiency of up to 96%. The inverter does the magic of changing the solar DC generated electricity to AC grid-capable power. The typical residential inverter will output at 240 volts open-circuit. This is routed in two 120 volt circuits that are then configured to safety disconnect switches and then backfeed to the main panel in 2x 20 amp breakers.
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The Solar Panel Choice
ABC Solar is committed to providing the highest quality solar panel choices for our customers. We believe that our clients deserve not only the best products but also the best companies to work with. That's why we partner with the top tier companies in the solar industry, including Silfab, Panasonic, Mission, Solaria, and Q-Cells, to offer our customers the most advanced and efficient solar panels available.
One of the key design features of these top tier companies' solar panels is their Black on Black modules. These sleek and modern panels blend seamlessly into any roof design, making them an attractive and discreet addition to your home or business.
But it's not just the aesthetics that make these panels stand out. Each of these companies has a strong commitment to quality and sustainability, making them leaders in the industry. They are dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint and promoting a cleaner, more sustainable future.
At ABC Solar, we believe that our clients should have access to the best products and the most reliable companies. That's why we have carefully selected our partners to provide you with the highest quality solar panels available. We stand behind the products we offer and are committed to helping you find the right solar solution for your unique needs.
Solar panels are essential components of any solar energy system. Choosing the right solar panel manufacturer is crucial in determining the system's efficiency, reliability, and longevity. This white paper will compare five leading solar panel manufacturers: Silfab Solar, Panasonic Solar, Mission Solar, Solaria, and Q-Cells. We will analyze and compare the technical specifications, features, and benefits of each manufacturer's solar panels to help consumers make an informed decision.
Silfab Solar is a leading North American manufacturer of premium quality solar panels. Silfab's panels are made with high-quality monocrystalline silicon, which provides greater efficiency and reliability. Silfab offers a range of solar panels that are black on black, providing a sleek and modern design. Their panels are designed to perform in low-light conditions and extreme weather conditions. Silfab panels come with a 25-year linear power warranty and a 10-year product warranty.
Panasonic Solar is a global leader in solar panel manufacturing. Panasonic panels are designed to deliver high-efficiency power output with exceptional quality and reliability. Panasonic panels utilize heterojunction technology, which combines amorphous and crystalline silicon, resulting in a high-efficiency solar cell. The panels come in black on black, giving a sleek and modern look to any installation. The panels come with a 25-year product warranty and a 25-year performance guarantee.
Mission Solar is a Texas-based manufacturer of high-performance solar panels. Mission Solar panels are made with high-efficiency monocrystalline cells that provide optimal performance in low-light conditions. The panels are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, making them suitable for a variety of environments. Mission Solar panels come with a 25-year linear power warranty and a 10-year product warranty.
Solaria is a leading solar panel manufacturer that specializes in high-performance, aesthetically pleasing solar panels. Solaria's panels use patented cell technology that allows for greater efficiency and reliability. Solaria panels are designed to maximize energy output, even in low-light conditions. Their panels come in black on black, providing a sleek and modern design. Solaria panels come with a 25-year product warranty and a 25-year performance guarantee.
Q-Cells is a global solar panel manufacturer that specializes in high-quality solar panels for residential and commercial use. Q-Cells panels utilize innovative technology to provide maximum efficiency and reliability. The panels are designed to perform in low-light conditions, making them suitable for a variety of environments. Q-Cells panels come with a 25-year linear power warranty and a 12-year product warranty.
|MFG||Efficiency||Temp Coefficient||Warranty||Linear Power Warranty|
|Silfab||Up to 21.4%||-0.33% per degree Celsius||10 years||25 years|
|Panasonic||Up to 21.6%||-0.26% per degree Celsius||25 years||25 years|
|Mission Solar||Up to 20.9%||-0.38% per degree Celsius||10 years||25 years|
|Solaria||Up to 20.4%||-0.35% per degree Celsius||25 years||25 years|
|Q-Cells||Up to 20.9%||-0.39% per degree Celsius||12 years||25 years|
Each of the five solar panel manufacturers offers high-quality solar panels that are designed to perform optimally in a variety of conditions.