Electricity, Solar

Dual Battery Systems: Starting & Auxiliary

Skip to the bottom to see an installation! About Dual Battery Systems  While the dual battery system isn't quite necessary for a stationary off-grid setup; it is a near necessity when powering a Skoolie, or something similar, off grid. First, a typical "starting" battery for a car, or a Skoolie, is NOT the type of… Continue reading Dual Battery Systems: Starting & Auxiliary

Electricity, Solar, Sustainability

Solar Charge Controller: MPPT vs PWM

Solar Charge Controllers are specialized 12/24v battery chargers that regulate the voltage coming from the solar panels, going to the batteries. Often, these are very specialized deep-cycle battery chargers. There are two main types of controllers: PWM and MPPT. PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Chargers slowly lower the applied voltage to the batteries as they come closer and… Continue reading Solar Charge Controller: MPPT vs PWM

Electricity, Solar, Sustainability

5 Things to Know about Solar Panels

90% of all Solar Panels are produced with Silicone, and 95% of all Solar Panels sold in America are produced with Silicon. The main difference between Solar Panel brands is the purity of the Silicone used during production. It is important to look into the manufacturing process when purchasing. The 2 Main types of Silicon… Continue reading 5 Things to Know about Solar Panels