Author Archive: Amy Beaudet

Amy Beaudet has been in the solar industry at the altE Store since 2007. She’s been a sales rep, an instructor, and an all around solar evangelist, sharing her passion for solar around the world. When not at work, she’s either sailing or skiing, depending on the season, but odds are good she’s still talking about solar on the boat or on the slopes. See more of Amy Beaudet's blog posts.

DIY Solar – Charging a Golf Cart with a Solar Panel

We’re here to demonstrate how you can charge a 36V or 48V golf cart battery bank with a single solar panel using Genasun’s GV-Boost solar charge controller. Unlike most solar charge controllers, the GV-Boost increases the voltage and decreases the current at…
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Trojan Battery Interview PT 2 – Smart Carbon

We recently sat down for Part 2 of our interview with Jeff and Stacy from Trojan Battery Company to talk about the latest battery technology – smart carbon. Watch Part 1 of our interview. Can you give us an idea of what smart carbon is and what its advantages…
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Trojan Battery Interview – Part 1

We recently sat down with Jeff and Stacy from Trojan Battery Company to talk a little bit about the history and applications of Trojan Batteries. Can you give me a little bit of history of Trojan Battery, where it is and how it…
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Solar Power Myth: Solar Incentives Cost Non-Solar Customers

Here’s a Myth: Solar incentives are costing non-solar customers. Many investor-owned utilities are trying to convince people that solar customers are not paying their fair share, and non-solar customers have to carry the load and pay extra for them. However, study…
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Solar Power Myth: Saving with Off-Grid Solar

Here’s a myth: You can save money with off-grid solar, and stick it to the man! One word for people who think they can save money by going off-grid – batteries. With grid-tie solar, you simply make electricity when the sun…
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Solar Power Myth: Solar Panel Maintenance Required

Here’s a myth: My solar panel system will require maintenance. Most grid-tie solar panel systems require very little maintenance, if any. If you happen to live directly below a bird migration route, you may need to give the solar panels an…
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