Overview and Testing Canon Vixia R500 Camera with external Mic at our off grid solar cabin

good morning youtube bill and rosa our off grid solar cabin im trying to test out this new camera. with a microphone and also i have no clue what it sounds like. but as you can see its pretty foggy here. drawing in about 130 watts of solar of the roof up there but uh […]

Living Off The Grid Defined and Explained.

Hello youtube Bill andRosa our off grid solar cabin Just wanted to talk to you for a moment about off the grid living. here lately we are getting a lot of ah negative feedback on people saying that we don’t live off grid. and others they slam they say don’t live off grid so in […]

New Additions to the Off Grid Solar Cabin.

Hello Youtube Bill and Rosa our off grid solar cabin. Trying to show you our new additions but Noisy the rooster is being a pain in the butt. We have come on big rooster get out of the way come on go on go on alright there we go momma hen and the big rooster […]

Can you charge a 24V battery with a 20V solar panel and MPPT charge controller?

Hi, this is Amy from the Alte Store. I just did a video showing you the difference between using a 60 cell 20 volt solar panel and a 70 cell 24 volt solar panel to charge a 24 volt battery with a PWM charge controller. So I’m going to do the same thing but with […]

Our Off Grid Solar cabin Update 5-8-15 (tiny house)

Morning Youtube Bill and Rosa at our off grid solar cabin We made it home finally to do our 34 hour reset at home and didn’t get a whole lot accomplished because as you can see it rain so much I thought I lost my garden but I didnt stuff is still sprouting up i […]

Solar Power Setup for a Van. Batteries, Solar Panel & all you need to know!

Hi, I’m Armando from WDN In this video, we’ll take a step forward and check out how to fit your van in order to be nearly 100% independent Back in 2012, we had a pretty poor power system that we’ve managed to upgrade over the years I think we have a better solution right now, […]

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 […]

How to Install Solar Panels : Battery Banks for Solar Energy

Now we come to our battery bank for our Solar system. This one is made up of six volt cells combined in different ways to get the voltage we need for our individual inverters. We’re going to be using the big Zantrax 1,000 watt this time, so we’ll need two six volt cells, in series, […]

Can you charge a 24V battery with a 20V solar panel and PWM charge controller?

Hi this is Amy from the altE Store. You might have seen the videos that we’ve done showing the difference between a 60 cell and a 72 cell solar panel, a 20V and a 24V solar panel. So what I wanted to do was show you some real world usage of it, of trying to […]