Solar Power Myths: Can you save money by going off-grid?

Hi, this is Amy from the altE Store. Well, as you can imagine, there are a lot of myths out here on the internet that need busting. So we’re doing a whole series of solar myths for you. You can see more in our playlist here. Here’s a myth. You can save money by going […]

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 […]

Solar, how much does it cost?

Two ET Solar at 190 watts. The Trina solar is 185.

Solar Power Myths: Should I wait for the newest coolest technology?

Hi, this is Amy from the altE Store. I’m sure you’ve seen there’s a lot of wrong information out here on the internet about solar power. So we are doing a whole series of solar myth busting for you. You can see more in our playlist here. Myth: The next new solar panel technology will […]

Mismatched Solar Panels – What happens? 200W 24V with a 50W 12V

Hi, I’m Amy from the altE Store. I was recently asked a question of someone who had a 200W 24V solar panel, going through an MPPT charge controller, to a 12V battery. They actually asked me, could they add a 50W 12V panel, just to get a little bit extra power. So, I figured we’d […]

What’s worse? Mismatched solar panels with different amps in series or parallel?

Hi, this is Amy from the altE Store. So I am going to show how to wire two mismatched solar panels together. I’ve got two 24V solar panels. One is a 24V 200W, and one is a 24V 100W. So this is half the output of this one. So we’re going to take some measurements […]

How to Wire Shaded Solar Panels

Hi this is Amy from the altE Store. Well, I’ve already shown you a video, just kind of in general showing how shading affects panels. But what I wanted to do is show you a little bit more details, and different options that you can take if shading is not avoidable. How you can wire […]

Comparing MPPT vs PWM charge controllers with a 24V panel and 12V battery

Hi. This is Amy from the altE Store. Well, winter is finally over, spring is here, the sun is out, and so I’m finally going to be able to show you all of those demos that I’ve been promising you all winter. So what we are going to do is, we are going to answer […]

Aquion Energy Salt Water Batteries

Hi, this is Amy from the altE Store. I wanted to show you an exciting new deep cycle battery technology. They are the Aquion Energy salt water batteries. Yes, you heard right, salt water instead of lead acid. Aquion Energy batteries are safe, non-toxic, and long lasting. First a little background on how batteries work. […]

Mismatched Solar Panels- Same watts, different volts and amps

Hi this is Amy from the altE Store. We’ve been doing a series of videos where we are showing wiring mismatched solar panels and what makes sense for wiring them; in series, in parallel, or just not even at all. So we’ve been putting together a playlist, and you can see that here so you […]