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AC vs. DC Coupling: New Solar + Storage Systems and Retrofitting Existing Systems with Energy Storage

AC or DC coupling refers to the way in which solar panels are coupled with and interact with a battery system. A hotly debated topic among solar installers today is whether AC or DC coupling is the best approach for solar+storage installations and retrofits. The truth is there really is no right or wrong answer.

By |September 19th, 2022|Battery Backup, Learn|0 Comments

Solar In Action: Pat and Susan’s Off-Grid Music Studio in Joshua Tree

Just for fun, our customer, record producer, songwriter and musician: Pat Kearns and his wife Susan, installed a 7.4kW Mission Solar array, with an OutBack FLEXpower FPR8048A-01 and (6) 22.8kWh Simpliphi battery system at their home / recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA. Their goal was to move from L.A. and create an independent off-grid

By |May 23rd, 2022|Off-Grid, Solar In Action|Comments Off on Solar In Action: Pat and Susan’s Off-Grid Music Studio in Joshua Tree

Solar In Action: Vern of Minnesota’s 27kW Ground Mount Grid-Tied PV System

Our customer Vern recently shared with us pictures of his newly completed 27kW Grid-Tied ground mount PV system in Stanchfield, MN.  His ground mount consists of seventy-two REC Solar Alpha Series 375 Watt solar panels, four SMA Sunny Boy 6000 Watt inverters, all mounted on an IronRidge GroundMount with 14 foot XR-1000 Rails and 3" metal pipe.

By |May 18th, 2022|Solar In Action|Comments Off on Solar In Action: Vern of Minnesota’s 27kW Ground Mount Grid-Tied PV System

Storage In Action: Ventura Electric – 20kW 208VAC Schneider Electric XW+ Pro 3-Phase commercial back-up system for Jones Trading

EcoDirect recently had the pleasure of working on a project with Brandon of Ventura Electric, to help create a 3-Phase commercial back-up system for Jones Trading in Thousand Oaks, California.

By |February 22nd, 2022|Battery Backup, Solar In Action|Comments Off on Storage In Action: Ventura Electric – 20kW 208VAC Schneider Electric XW+ Pro 3-Phase commercial back-up system for Jones Trading

Solar and Storage Today- with EcoDirect: Episode 01 – Sol-Ark and HomeGrid

Episode 1 • January 20th, 2022 • Solar and Storage Today • EcoDirect

By |January 25th, 2022|Battery Backup, Equipment, Learn|Comments Off on Solar and Storage Today- with EcoDirect: Episode 01 – Sol-Ark and HomeGrid

EcoDirect goes to Intersolar 2022

Intersolar North America was held this past week in Long Beach, CA. 

By |January 18th, 2022|Solar In Action|Comments Off on EcoDirect goes to Intersolar 2022

Solar In Action: Corey of Georgia’s 11.4kW Grid-Tied Enphase Battery Backup PV System

Our customer Corey, sent us these dynamic photos of his recent solar panel installation. He’s collecting power with an 11.4kW array, made of thirty LG Solar 380 Watt solar panels.

By |December 14th, 2021|Solar In Action|Comments Off on Solar In Action: Corey of Georgia’s 11.4kW Grid-Tied Enphase Battery Backup PV System

Produce your own power with or without
the utility grid.

What you need to know before adding storage to a new, existing, or a buildable net-metered system! Adding storage to your grid-tie PV system allows you to power your home with or without the utility grid present. With storage as part of your home energy system you will continue to have power even when utility disruptions occur. Grid-Tie PV systems only produce power when the utility grid is detected.

By |October 27th, 2021|Learn|Comments Off on Produce your own power with or without
the utility grid.

Solar In Action: Dirk’s DIY 30kW+ Ground Mount PV Systems in Ojai, CA

Our customer Dirk S. of Ojai California shares his ground mount project with us: "Here’s a few pictures of my main 105 solar panel ground mount array. I have a second array for my second meter on the back of my land. The two of them run everything on my property, which is a lot.

By |September 13th, 2021|Solar In Action|Comments Off on Solar In Action: Dirk’s DIY 30kW+ Ground Mount PV Systems in Ojai, CA

Net Metering & Battery Storage

How does NEM (Net Energy Metering) Work? Your PV System size is designed, based on your current consumption and may include future loads like EV for expandability. Your solar system produces power and feeds (power) all the loads that are on in your house first. If all the electrical needs in the house are met and

By |August 30th, 2021|Battery Backup, Learn|Comments Off on Net Metering & Battery Storage