Solar In Action: 8.8kW Off-Grid OutBack Radian with 20kWh Discover Lithium Storage System

Danny and Sandy love the outdoors. They found their dream house in rural Montana and instead of running utility power decided to look into solar and storage.

By |June 15th, 2021|Off-Grid, Solar In Action|0 Comments

Solar In Action: Scott in Trail, Oregon
10.5kW DIY Off-Grid Cabin

Our customer, Scott of Trail Oregon, shares with us photos of his recent DIY Off-Grid system on his home. Scott’s system is powered thirty-two Q Cells Q.Peak Duo 330 Watt solar panels

By |May 17th, 2021|Solar In Action|0 Comments

Solar In Action: Kyle in Utah
11.36kW DIY EMP Hardened Grid-Tied Battery Backup PV System

Our customer Kyle of Utah send us pictures of his installation in progress. His solar project includes thirty-two REC Solar Alpha Black Series 355 Watt Mono Solar Panels

By |April 13th, 2021|Solar In Action|0 Comments

Solar in Action: George in Maine –
8.9 kW Off-Grid PV System

Just in time for winter. Our customer, George, way up in Maine sent us these photos of his completed 8.9 kW Off-Grid PV System.

By |December 28th, 2020|Off-Grid, Solar In Action|0 Comments

EcoDirect Solar Contest Winners Announced
The 1st place winner is Glen in Santa Rosa, CA

Glen in Santa Rosa, CA - 1st place - Glen had this to say about his home solar installation project:I installed 24 LG 350's, and 24 IQ7 Plus micro inverters (8400KW) and an IQ AC combiner box. I did the installation myself on my detached garage. I went a little over what I "needed" in

By |August 18th, 2020|Contests, Solar In Action|0 Comments

Testimonial – Chris G in Lakeville, Ohio

I don’t know how you guys did it, but this is the fastest time shipped for anything that I have ordered online. I was not expecting to see my order until at least Tuesday, this coming week.

By |April 20th, 2020|Testimonials|0 Comments

Solar In Action: Jens of Norway

Our customer Jens, of Norway, sent us this inspirational photo of his home set-up

By |April 1st, 2020|Solar In Action|0 Comments

Solar In Action: 12kW PV System – Pahrump, NV

Our customer, Sasha, sent us photos of his completed 12kW ground mount system in Pahrump.

By |March 5th, 2020|Solar In Action|0 Comments

Solar in Action: Norman of Kansas

Our customer Norman Mast of Kansas shares pictures of his Multi-Mode OutBack system.

By |April 30th, 2019|Solar In Action|0 Comments

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 allow proper charging without overcharging the cells. The short method for sizing a PWM style charge controller is to take