How Does It Work
Echo™ comes with a web-based User Interface so you can see how your system is performing.
Basic PV panels draw energy only from a narrow spectrum of the sun’s energy to create electricity. The remaining energy, which is mostly in the form of heat, remains unused. The simple but powerful idea behind Echo® is to capture a much wider spectrum of the sun’s energy – to utilize those same PV panels to generate both electricity and heat.
Because Echo uses the same PV panel to generate both electrical and thermal (heat) energy, it’s more efficient. Echo transforms a 15% efficient PV panel into a 50% efficient panel. It’s like turbo-charging your solar energy system.
Every Echo™ solar system comes with a web-based User Interface so you can see how your system is performing. Simple color graphics and easy-to-understand charts allow you to view every aspect of the system’s operation, at a glance. You can set system controls, such as energy saving functions, from your computer. There’s even a free iPhone app that lets you monitor and control your system remotely.