DIY Solar Tips

Peak Shaving with Power Shifting and Load Shedding: An Overview

No, they are not new product lines from Gillette® and Weight Watchers®. Peak Shaving and Load Shedding are power management strategies that can help optimize your grid tied solar system. Elon Musk recently talked about peak shaving in his PowerWall…
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Aquion AHI Batteries to Go Off Grid: The Upgrade

Last fall, I decided to walk the off-grid walk. Our altE customers have applications that run the gamut, from grid-tied, to battery backup, to off-grid. To get some hands-on experience with the kinds of products altE customers use every day,…
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Financing Your Renewable Energy System

So you’re thinking about getting a grid-tied solar system installed on your house, but aren’t sure the best way to pay for it. Of course the good old saving your money and not buying until you can pay for it…
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Solar Energy – An Interview with a Solar Queen

Recently altE Store’s resident Solar Queen, Amy Beaudet, was given the opportunity to speak with Victor Norman, a Broker/Owner at Acton Real Estate Co., LLC, on his local television program Insider Guide to Real Estate.

Rising Electricity Prices and How to Save on Your Electric Bill

Making your own cost-effective solar electricity is looking better all the time – especially here in New England! National Grid recently announced a 37% rate increase for their MA customers starting in November. Certainly, always the 1st step – even…
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AC Coupling – Adding A Battery Back-up Package To Your Existing Grid-tie System

Buyer’s Remorse.  “Why, oh, why didn’t I buy a battery backup PV system?” Or, “I hate looking at my new PV system shut off when the grid’s down.” You may already have a fabulous grid-tied solar system installed on your…
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