Author Archives: Jacob Marsh

About Jacob Marsh

Jacob is a Digital Marketing Analyst working primarily on EnergySage's SEO and content marketing. He recently graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Geoscience. When he’s not checking up on the latest Google algorithm update, you can find him playing Ultimate Frisbee or rewatching Game of Thrones.

solar panels on ikea store

What you need to know about IKEA’s solar business

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Massive corporations like Google and Facebook have made recent headlines with their commitments to renewable energy. One of the brands you might not have heard as much about is Swedish furniture giant IKEA – however, with ambitious solar and renewable energy plans, IKEA is becoming a brand to watch in the renewable energy space.

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house with electric meter

Behind-the-meter: what you need to know

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The electricity system is changing, from the way we generate power to the way we distribute and use it. All grid-tied energy systems are situated either “in front of the meter” or “behind the meter”, and as more and more electric customers take control of their production and usage, it is important to understand the fundamental differences between these two positions on the larger electric grid.

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ac coupled vs dc coupled batteries

AC vs. DC solar battery coupling: what you need to know

Reading Time: 3 minutesSolar batteries are becoming popular additions to solar energy projects of all scales. When it comes to the way your solar panels, batteries, and inverters are all wired together on your property, there are two main options: alternating current (AC) coupling and direct current (DC) coupling. Both AC and DC coupling have advantages and drawbacks that are dependent on the specifics of your solar plus storage installation.

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