Adding Storage To An Existing Project

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Aug 6, 2021

One of our customers who went solar back in 2018 decided 2021 was a good time to upgrade the size of his solar PV system and he also had us install some energy storage too.

On the left are two Enphase Encharge 10kW battery storage systems. On the right is the Enpower Smart Switch.
5.06 kW of solar photovoltaics.
1.32Kw of Silfab PV on the left and 5.06kW of Itek on the right.

In 2018, Jay started off with a 5.04kW system comprised of 14 Itek 360 watt panels paired with 14 Enphase IQ6+ microinverters. He contacted us again earlier this year looking to complement his system with energy storage and decided to go with two Enphase Encharge 10 batteries, each of which has three separate battery banks with 3.36kW of storage. One of the many attractive features with the Enphase energy storage system is the ability to monitor and control which electrical loads to keep powered up when the Utilities power goes out.

As noted, Jay also had us install another 1.32kW of additional solar, (Silfab 330 watt modules) which are with Enphase’s IQ7+ microinverters now giving him 6.36kW of solar and 20kWh of energy storage.

Designed to avoid chimney shading.
6.36kW of clean, renewable solar power.
Enphase Encharge 10 battery
Enphase IQ7+ microinverter

Thank you Jay for trusting us with both of your solar (+storage) projects. You Make The Difference!

When you’re ready to go solar, expand your system or add energy storage, please give us a call at 206-706-1931 or fill out our contact form and tell us about your project.

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    About The Author - Jeremy Smithson

    Started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. Achieving NABCEP certification in 2004, Jeremy believes that our customers often follow a path similar to the one he took, starting out with solar daydreaming, then progressing to education on the subject, and eventually leading to action. In addition to leading the company he also does some teaching and speaking engagements about various aspects of solar energy, and experiments relentlessly with various solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle projects.

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