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 […]

Budget Solar Installation Part One

Markerbuoy: Hi, everyone, Markerbuoy with you again out in the woods off grid. First of all, I’d like to give a shout out to all of you, my loyal subscribers. I truly appreciate all of you signing on and watching the videos on my channel. I love to hear from you all and do my […]

Solar Power On A Budget

Hi, everyone. Marker Buoy with you, again, out in the woods, off grid. Today, I’d like to chat a little about solar panels and batteries. Many of you preppers, off-gridders and survivalists may be considering a solar power installation. In this video I’m going to give you a brief tour of my system, such as […]

Budget Solar Installation Part Two

hi everyone Markerbuoy here out in the woods off-grid with the second part of my simple solar installation in part 1 I mounted three solar panels on the roof of my shop and ran the wires ready to be hooked up to 12 volt batteries via a charge controller. Today I’m going to mount the […]

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 […]