Posts Tagged: battery backup

Emily and David Takahashi are committed to living a low-carbon lifestyle. In 2012 they moved into their 60-year-old, 900-square-foot Boulder, CO home. David explains, “Our aim is to be independent of the electric grid as much as possible.” Their first step was to have their home retrofitted for energy efficiency, e.g. insulating ceiling and walls… Read More

The third week of March 2018, I spoke with Ipswich, MA home owner Charlotte Kahn on a day that she was home, “hunkered down for our third nor-easter in ten days.” “Today is our third severe storm in less than two weeks. The first storm hit Ipswich pretty hard; it caused astronomical tides and flooding. We… Read More

Independent Power Systems recently installed a battery backup for Colorado customer, Mr. Woodson, who is motivated to ultimately get off fossil fuel-based power from Xcel Energy. Woodson has begun the process by installing a 30kWhr AGM battery and a 6800 watt inverter to couple to his 10.69kW SunPower solar system mounted on the east-west facing… Read More

Richard Marchese contacted Independent Power Systems seeking an off-the-grid power system for his home which sits above the tiny town of Ward, Colorado at 9,500 feet on a south facing slope with a view of Colorado’s front range. A long-time on-and-off Boulderite, a self-professed sixties hippie of New Jersey origins, Richard is finally retiring to… Read More