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AC Coupled Emergency Solar Backup for Existing Systems

August 12, 2012 Backup Power Systems

      Emergency Solar Backup Power for your home or small business can come in handy when bad weather or other conditions interrupt the utility electrical service. Home or business owners can find themselves unable to power critical load appliances and lights. This situation can be serious if critical applications such as medical devices, […]

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Outback GS8048-2CC Radian Power Center 8,000 Watts of Pure Solar Electricity

April 15, 2012 Backup Power Systems

Outback Power Centers are a complete power, pre-wired, DC battery to AC system grid-interactive system. 8,000 watts (8 kW) of continuous power at 48 Vdc. Outback inverters can provide home emergency backup power as well as grid interactive energy so you can sell power back to the utility grid or have a complete standalone off-grid […]

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Portable Solar Power Pack and Battery Storage

February 22, 2012 Backup Power Systems

Goal Zere has unvailed plans to upgrade the a outdoor enthusiasts old friend the Sherpa 50. The new Sherpa 50 will be available in June and is a punched up virsion of the original 50 watt lithium ion portable battery and will match it with a Nomad 10 portable solar panel.

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Goal Zero Sherpa 120 Extreme Portable Solar Explorer Kit

November 22, 2011 Backup Power Systems

You will have everything you need for your off-grid travels with this kit. The portable solar panel with battery pack, AC power inverter and LED light will power your electronics while you journey on your back-country hikes. (Including your iPad) The 100 watt 110 VAC inverter with universal plug works with standard U.S. AC two […]

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Home Solar Looking Good for 2012 Despite Solyndra

October 21, 2011 Backup Power Systems

Solyndra’s messy and expensive collapse a few weeks ago dominated the news. This week, it’s been replaced by a bevy of solar positives. Bloomberg has some toes on the ground at the Solar Power International conference this week, and the ears above those toes caught some interesting info on home solar panel industry. Duke Energy’s […]

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California Soars to New Home Solar Installers High, Record Installs

July 6, 2011 Backup Power Systems

California solar installers set a state record in 2010 by installing more home generating capacity than in any other year in the state’s history, according to the California Public Utilities Commission. The state is on pace for another record-setting year of solar installations this year, according to a CPUC report issued Tuesday, which provides an […]

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American Solar Supporters Mobilizing for a Vibrant US Economy

June 21, 2011 Backup Power Systems

50,000 US factories closed in the last 12 years and the jobs shipped overseas. Texas oil billionaires pumping millions of dollars into campaigns that suppress solar and other American sustainable businesses. US Supreme Court handing out decision after decision allowing corporations more power. You had better wake up America and get some skin in the […]

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Solar Pace Financing; Fanny and Freddie Still Standing In The Way

May 6, 2011 Backup Power Systems

Yep, Fanny and Freddie have not gotten out of the way and is still impeding the progress of solar installers and other sustainable energy jobs. Yep, we are still writing about how wall street is still sabotaging main street for their own personal gain. If we didn’t have enough proof that U.S. cities are far […]

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Solar Thermal Flat Plate Vs Evacuated Tube Collectors

April 3, 2011 Backup Power Systems

Homeowners today are heating thier water today across every climate zone in the world. Heating home hot water with solar is not a new idea, but there are new technologies available that make going solar easy enough for most folks who like to Do-It-Yourself. The two most common types of solar thermal collectors are flat […]

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Tax Time is Near Solar Energy Credits Can Pay Off Big

March 30, 2011 Backup Power Systems

With some of the states solar incentives dwindling due to their popularity, don’t forget about the federal tax credits that are available for a variety of solar related and energy purchases. You can deduct up to 30% of the installed costs of home solar from your personal tax liability. Of course, don’t take our word […]

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