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

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

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

Solar In Action: 23kW Schneider Electric Grid-Tie Battery Back-Up system from our customer Michael in Knoxville, TN.

This 23kW inverter system was designed with a quad stack of XW+ 6848 inverters, 190kWh battery bank of Discover Lithium Iron AES Batteries and 72 Canadian Solar 72 cell solar panels, “this was a ridiculously sized system, but exactly what I wanted.”

By |May 20th, 2020|Battery Backup, Solar In Action|Comments Off on Solar In Action: 23kW Schneider Electric Grid-Tie Battery Back-Up system from our customer Michael in Knoxville, TN.

Generac PWRcell: The Intelligent Energy Storage System

The Generac battery back-up system integrates solar power generation for utility off-set with a battery back-up system that will power a few loads during an outage or help off-set your peak time of use rates.

By |May 20th, 2020|Battery Backup, Learn, Off-Grid|Comments Off on Generac PWRcell: The Intelligent Energy Storage System

Solar In Action: Ben in Missouri

Our customer Ben shares pictures of his sleek 14.4kW SnapNrack ground mount PV array, comprised of Q Cells 300 watt black frame solar panels.

By |March 26th, 2019|Battery Backup, Solar In Action|Comments Off on Solar In Action: Ben in Missouri

Top Batteries for Solar Energy Storage

Lithium-Ion vs. Lead-Acid Batteries Lithium-ion batteries are trending in the energy storage market. These reliable batteries are popular for several reasons including further depth of discharge, higher cycle life and longer overall lifetime expectancy.

By |September 6th, 2018|Battery Backup, Equipment, Learn|Comments Off on Top Batteries for Solar Energy Storage

Solar in Action: Ted of Chicago – residential grid-tie with battery backup

Our customer Ted, of Chicago sent us some great photos of his recent installation. Ted is using LG 335's mounted on IronRidge racking with a Schneider XW+ 6848 inverter with XW-MPPT-80 charge controllers to run his residential solar grid-tie with battery backup system.

By |February 22nd, 2018|Battery Backup, Solar In Action|Comments Off on Solar in Action: Ted of Chicago – residential grid-tie with battery backup