Backup Generator For Solar System Array

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So you now that you have gone solar, what can you do to fully cut the cord and go off-grid? A backup generator may be the answer. Generators can run loads that are beyond your inverters capacity such as well pumps and certain heavy machinery. If you have a battery backup as well, the generator can charge your batteries or improve their performance through a process known as equalizing. We serve Columbia, St. Louis and Illinois.

Off-Grid + Solar

Off Grid Battery System

Off-Grid Solar Battery Systems March, 2014         Off-grid solar systems were the starting point for much of the solar industry years ago.  Now, the majority of solar arrays are connected to the grid with a relatively small percentage of those providing battery backup.  However, for certain, select customers, an off-grid system may […]

Batteries + Solar – AC Coupling

Outback Grid Tie

Retrofit Your Existing Grid-Connected Solar System with Batteries   – AC Coupling – February, 2014   AC Coupling provides a mechanism to utilize an existing grid-tied solar system and inverter (no batteries / no power when the grid is down) combined with an additional battery-based inverter to provide power to your house when the grid […]

All or Nothing Does Not Apply to Solar

We don’t have to get all of our energy from solar power. We don’t have to solve all of our economic or environmental struggles with solar. And, we don’t have to spend all of our money or fill up our entire roof with solar. That’s the beauty of solar: We can make a choice to […]

Choices

Our electricity comes predominantly from coal. Most of us in Missouri and Illinois burn over 30 pounds of coal per day in our homes. Each kilowatt-hour (kWh) that we use is a pound of coal burnt. Imagine 30, 40, 50 pounds of coal delivered to your doorstep everyday. When we look at our electric bill […]