There is an overused saying that a Picture is Worth 1,000 Words; however, history also teaches us that Seeing is Believing. EPC Power has had a wonderful time at this year's Solar Power International conference (#SPICon), and the best aspect has been when the attendees come by to see us at GS Battery's booth #740 and experienced our LC inverter series.
In the picture below, the LC12/3 in our CEO's, Devin Dilley, arms can provide up to 500 kW or 1/2 MEGAwatts of power. You can provide the average power of 1,000 homes* with that one little box. Previous generation of inverters, before EPC, have been 5 times to 10 times larger than our inverter. Larger means more expensive, less efficient, and harder to maintenance. EPC, in addition, has built additional characteristics into our systems as quieter, more stable, and more flexible applications. Future blog releases will go into those characteristics in more detail, but let's for now simply enjoy a simple visual of one person carrying enough power for 1,000* homes in their arms. 1,000 pounds made into 70 pounds by some wonderful engineers in Poway, CA.
Hard to believe and better to experience in person, but perhaps One Picture is Worth more than 1,000 Words, or you'll be able to see us in person for the rest of this day (2015-09-17) or catch us next time or come visit us in Poway, California. Enjoy your day.
* Per the U.S. Energy Information Agency, the average utility bill per person in the United States is $48.22 per month (during June 2015 of 12.93c/kWh at 119,949,000,000 kWh per the 321,605,012 people in the United States.) So the average load for a single person home is calculated at $48.22 per 12.93c per kWh equals 372 kWh per month. 372 kWh over June 2015's 30 days is 12.5 kWh per day. 12.5 kWh per 24 hours is .52 kWh for each average hour during the average day. That's about 520 watts for each average person for each average day during the month of June 2015. 1,000 single tenant homes using an average amount of 520 Watts for each average hour would combine to 520 kW for each average hour (520 Watts * 1 hour * 1,000 homes * 1 kW / 1,000 Watt*hour). We'll explain the difference between average load (in this case) and peak load (when every thing in that example home is running) in a later blog post.