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Battery life easily exceeds manufacturers estimates

00   Recent research just released from Zaragoza University, Spain, by VerticalNews show that battery life, crucial to the economics of off-grid energy – can easily exceed or heavily undershoot the manufacturers estimates. It all depends on how well you maintain … Continued

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Solar panels for sunless setting

00   A hunting lodge in Maine with two small solar panels, some old used car batteries,a quarter mile of wire and careful management. An old-timer explains how he does it in this video. The old batteries are important – recycled … Continued

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Solar Charge Controllers

00   If you have a simple off-grid setup with just one panel or even a few solar panels and several batteries, the other vital ingredient is a charge controller that regulates the power going from the panel to the battery … Continued