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Solar In Action: Chris in Escondido, CA
6.4kW Grid-Tied Rooftop PV System

This was my second solar array self install. As you can see the site has some shading issues so I went with an Enphase microinverter based system (IQ 8A 366 Watt MC4 Micro Inverters). With regard to panels, I initially went with Q Cells (Q Cells Q.Peak Duo BLK ML-G10+ 400) because of their higher

By |February 3rd, 2023|Solar In Action|0 Comments

AeroCompact Ground Mount

10.35 kW DC GROUND MOUNTED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM Check out this ground mount system completed by our installer in Texas. It was their first installation with AeroCompact and they were impressed with the ease of installation. This system opted for the ground felt underneath the array to prevent growth underneath the array. Comprised of 30 Mission

By |January 17th, 2023|Solar In Action|Comments Off on AeroCompact Ground Mount

NEM 3.0 – Updated Rate Plan for California

If you checked in on us in 2022, you know that our company along with thousands of fellow solar enthusiasts rallied in opposition to NEM 3.0 to keep the incentives in California as strong as possible. Our efforts were not in vain. The new plan for net metering in California (also known as NEM 3.0)

By |January 10th, 2023|Battery Backup, Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, Learn, Off-Grid, Solar and Storage Today with EcoDirect|Comments Off on NEM 3.0 – Updated Rate Plan for California

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

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