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November 2017

Solar Panel Performance in Winter?

By |2018-04-16T13:31:14+00:00November 19th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Did you know that parts of Minnesota get the same amount of sunlight as parts of Texas and Florida? The southern states see more cloudy days and storms that bring the Midwest pretty close to competing with the amount of sunlight they get. So why not cover the [...]

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July 2017

#1 Solar Installer in SE Minnesota, #6 in the State

By |2017-07-31T11:51:24+00:00July 28th, 2017|Categories: About Us, Recent Solar News|

We are excited to hear that Aquilla Solar ranked as the #6 in Minnesota in Solar Power World Magazine's 2017 Top Solar Contractors list for the amount of solar installed, and #1 in South East Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.  Aquilla also made the top 500 in country at #434! It's hard to [...]

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Insuring Your Solar System

By |2017-07-27T15:57:58+00:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Your solar PV system is finally ready to install, and it’s time to look at insurance. We can offer suggestions, but ultimately it is up to you and your agent to choose what you feel is an acceptable level of insurance for your system. Your agent will be able to [...]

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Maximizing Solar Power Production Through “Peak Clipping”

By |2018-05-26T20:05:34+00:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

What is "peak clipping"? The inverters control the total kilowatts that a system produces regardless of the total power production of the solar panels. When the combined (DC) wattage exceeds the rating of the inverter, it creates “peak clipping”. For example, you might have two 320 [...]

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Understanding & Reducing “Demand” Charges

By |2017-09-14T11:34:07+00:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

What Is A "Demand" Charge? Do you have a demand charge on your business utility bill? Do you know what it is? Any business that uses a fair amount of power, or has large equipment that draws a lot of power at once, probably has [...]

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June 2017

Making Sense of Your Solar Production: Where do the kWh’s go?

By |2017-08-10T12:23:09+00:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Keeping track of your kilowatt hours Now that your solar system is producing, you might be wondering how the power flows from your panels and on to the grid. The most common questions we get are about tracking the kilowatt hours produced, why the numbers from Xcel Energy do [...]

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June 2016

November 2015

Sun Harvesting Potential in Minnesota

By |2018-04-16T13:40:43+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Though we might have some snowy winters, it still makes a lot of sense to install solar in Minnesota. Minnesota falls in the middle of the scale for solar sun harvesting potential, but there are unseen advantages that make the Midwest a great region to install solar. The cooler climate [...]

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March 2015

MN Live Bald Eagle Cam — 100% Solar Power!

By |2017-03-14T13:08:16+00:00March 14th, 2015|Categories: Recent Solar News, Solar Facts & Fun, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that the name Aquilla means 'eagle'? Our Aquilla Solar offices are right here in Wabasha, Minnesota, which is also home to the National Eagle Center.  Located on the mighty Mississippi River, Wabasha is a great for eagle watching. Birds of all sorts are beginning their northern migration up the [...]

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Aquilla — What’s in a Name?

By |2017-03-14T13:08:16+00:00March 8th, 2015|Categories: Solar Facts & Fun|Tags: , , , |

The name "Aquilla" is Latin for "eagle", and is also the name of the Aquila constellation that can be seen soaring on outstretched wings through the Milky Way galaxy. The brightest star in the Aquila constellation is Altair, twice the size of our own sun, and one of the three stars of the Summer Triangle. The constellation [...]

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