Charge Controller Sizing  – PWM and MPPT

PWM Charge Controller Sizing Solar panels that are the same “nominal” voltage of your battery bank use PWM style charge controllers since the input voltage is close enough to that of your battery bank to

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

EcoDirect Testimonials

EcoDirect Testimonials At EcoDirect, our goal is to help you attain energy independence while providing a positive experience.

Solar in Action: Oleg of New Jersey – 53 kW PV system!

EcoDirect customer and solar installer Oleg of Lakewood, NJ shares with us pictures of his completed 53kW PV system!

OutBack Power 2017 Energy Express Tour

Bringing independent power solutions to Southern California! Join us November 30, 2017 from 3:00-5:00pm, in Vista, California, to tour the OutBack Power Energy Express! Come enjoy a drink with EcoDirect and OutBack Power

How to Start Building Your Off-Grid System

You have read Home Power Magazine and their articles on off-grid living, helped your friend install his solar panels on his RV and are thinking about building your own cabin in the woods where there is no utility power. What do you need to know to be able to build your own off-grid home to support your simple, yet semi-electronic lifestyle? This article will tell you what you need to know before designing your off-grid home, what considerations to take into account and how you go about creating your own bill of materials to get started.