Backup Power

Solar Power International 2017

Solar Power International 2017 SPI is the largest solar trade show on the planet. How did we start each day? Well, to our pleasant surprise, each day started out with a smile, as every morning (and throughout the days of the show)….
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Solar Power Myth: Solar Panels Provide Backup Power

Here’s a myth: Solar panels will provide me with backup power when the grid goes out. The answer is actually “it depends.” Depending on what type of solar inverter you install, you may or may not have some power available when the grid goes…
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Snowstorm Jonas and Backup Solar Power

Regrets and Winter Storms; I’ve Had a Few There’s nothing quite like an approaching storm to make you rethink some of your past decisions. “I’ll be cool with this snazzy rear wheel drive sports car”, “No need to replace my…
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DC Coupling – Another Way to Add Backup Power to Grid Tie Solar

DC Coupling as a New Alternative to AC Coupling Three years ago, we wrote a blog about adding deep cycle batteries to your existing grid tie solar system with AC Coupling.  It was the best way at the time to convert a…
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DIY emergency preparedness solar power system

A Small, Inexpensive DIY Solar Powered Emergency Backup System

Winter is Coming, Solar to the Rescue. You know what winter means for those of us in non-tropical locations. Power lines downed by snow and ice can wreak havoc on the power grid, knocking out power for days or even…
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