Solar Charge Controller | What is it and How it works in a Solar Power System

Hi. I’m Amy from the altE Store. I’m going to go over the basics of solar charge controllers with you. First let’s take a look where a solar charge controller fits into an off-grid solar system. The charge controller goes between the solar panel and the deep cycle battery. A Charge controller is an important […]

The Battery Box – Suburban Survival Example

BIG NOTE: I have replaced this charge controller with an MPPT charge controller. Shortly after making this video, while working up the power calculations for my book, I discovered how important MPPT technology is and just how much potential power I was losing with my PWM charge controller. See my video called “The Importance of […]

Wiring two charge controllers in parallel

Hi this is Amy from the altE Store. So, do you ever wonder what happens if you’ve got a charge controller that is only big enough for the solar panels you’ve got, maybe one panel and a small charge controller, or you’ve got a whole array that’s maxed out. And you want to add more […]

DIY Portable Solar power kit with Make Sky Blue solar charge controller

00:01 hello now this video is good be about 00:04 how I made my first portable solar array 00:07 I sold it for $1000 it doesn’t have many 00:11 safety features but it does have a mix 00:15 sky-blue 60 amp MPPT solar charge 00:19 controller a pure sine wave inverter 00:21 thousand watt 2000 […]

Solar Powered Off Grid Shed Setup-

Hello Youtubers today’s a little segment is gonna be about solar power. I’ve got an off-grid solar powered shed here and I’m always looking for ideas if anybody has any but right here you see I gotta run Renogy 100 watt panel on top of the shed. Also on top of my solar-powered shed I […]

Charging a golf cart with a solar panel using a Genasun charge controller

Hi this is Amy from the altE Store. I wanted to take a minute to show you a really cool product from Genasun. It’s the GV-Boost. Now what it does is it allows you to take the power from a low voltage solar panel and charge a higher voltage battery bank. Now most MPPT charge […]