Charging a 24V Battery with 20V Solar Panel & MPPT Charge Controller

In part one of our series, we demonstrated how to charge a 24V Battery with 20V Solar Panel & PWM Charge Controller. Today, we’re going to be doing the same demo, but using an MPPT charge controller instead. In our…
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Charging a 24V Battery with 20V Solar Panel & PWM Charge Controller

We have done previous demos, showing the difference between a 20V (60 cell) and a 24V (72 cell) solar panel. What we want to show today is some real world usage of it; trying to use either of them to…
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DC Coupling With Schneider Electric

We sat down recently with John Webber from Schneider Electric to talk about different options for adding battery backup to your grid-tie solar system. Watch the interview below. Full transcript. DC Coupling vs. AC Coupling altE: Now John, we’ve seen a lot in…
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String Inverters, DC Optimizers & Micro Inverters – What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between several different types of grid-tie inverters, including a string inverter, string inverter with DC optimizers and micro inverters? Our Solar Queen explores each option. String Inverters With a string inverter, as its name suggests, you would wire…
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First Look: New Solar Power System from Midnite Solar

At last week’s Solar Power International 2016 show in Las Vegas, NV, altE CEO, Sascha Deri, visited with Roy Butler from Midnite Solar. Roy showcased Midnite Solar’s new groundbreaking solar power system – a module system with room for up…
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Monocrystalline vs. Polycrystalline Solar Panels

We are often asked what the difference is between monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels. Monocrystalline Solar Panels A couple of things stand out right away with their appearance. This is due to how solar cells are made. The monocrystalline solar panel is…
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