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Owner and founder of Independent Power Systems answers a wide array of questions from our friends at the Denver Electric Vehicle Council.

Understanding Solar, AC coupling, and DC coupling

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1. How big do you make the inverter relative to the array? (0:30)
2. What are the best conditions for solar? (1:15)
3. How does heat affect the voltage of your array? (1:30)
4. What should be the orientation of panels East/West facing arrays? (4:05)
5. AC coupling – What is it? (6:15)
6. How do you interface battery based inverter with grid tied inverter? (10:15)
7. What do you do with power when battery’s full? (11:40)
8. Why would you do AC coupling vs. DC coupling? (13:45)

Going Off-Grid

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1. Tripping the switch / Going off Grid
2. What do you do with the excess of electricity when battery is full? (5:08)
3. Inverters have outputs so they can control relays battery (6:28)
4. What do you think of concentrated solar and newer technologies? (7:48)
5. Costs of panels over time? (10:17)
6. Into the future (10:40)

Integrating PV, EVs, Batteries, and Generator into your home

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1. Electrical Insurance (:50) video 4
2. Micro-Inverters? (1:27) vs. Conventional Inverters
3. In next 10 years do you see changes in efficiency of panels? (5:28)
4. What does Energy Independence mean? (7:35)
5. What is ideal battery pack for off-grid? (8:30)
6. Interfacing with generator (10:00)
7. What about small wind? (12:15), (12:59)
8. EV and Off-grid (13:50)