Are you a homeowner, camper, RVer or boater looking for a smart, efficient way to power your system?
Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Solar Charge Controllers are the answer. Not only do they improve the performance of your solar panel system by as much as 30%, but they’re also feature-rich and simple to use.
Imagine never having to worry about how much power you have left in your battery! MPPT Solar Charge Controllers provide the most efficient way to capture and store energy from your solar panels with no compromise.
Learn about our MPPT charge controllers now and learn how you can get the most out of your solar panels with an MPPT solar charge controller!
Do you have questions about a MPPT charge controller? Give an altE solar energy expert a call today at 877-878-4060 to learn more!You can also read our MPPT charge controller blog article to learn more about how you can maximize your power output with MPPT Solar Charge Controllers! Read more +
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|Morningstar TriStar Digital Meter for TS-MPPT-600V Controllers Morningstar Corp TS-M-2-600V MORTS-M-2-600V Morningstar TriStar Digital Meter for TS-MPPT-600V Controllers||$117.00|
|Genasun GVB-8-Pb-12V 8A MPPT for 12V LA Battery Genasun GVB-8-Pb-12V GESGVB8PB12V Genasun GVB-8-Pb-12V 8A MPPT for 12V LA Battery||8 A||$112.50|
|Morningstar TS-M-2 TriStar Digital Meter for TriStar Controllers Morningstar Corp TS-M-2 MORTS-M-2 Morningstar TS-M-2 TriStar Digital Meter for TriStar Controllers 5.0 1||$106.00|
|Morningstar MeterHub Communication Hub Morningstar Corp HUB-1 MORHUB-1 Morningstar MeterHub Communication Hub||$104.00|
|Genasun GV-10-Pb-12V, 10.5A MPPT controller for 12V Lead Acid Batteries Genasun GV-10-Pb-12V GESGV-10-PB-12V Genasun GV-10-Pb-12V, 10.5A MPPT controller for 12V Lead Acid Batteries 5.0 1||10.5 A||$94.50|
|Victron Energy VE.Bus Smart dongle Victron Energy VE.Bus Smart dongle VICVEBUSSDONGLE Victron Energy VE.Bus Smart dongle||$93.50|
|Victron Energy Blue Solar MPPT Charge Controller 75V 15A Victron Energy Blue MPPT 75/15 VICBSMPPT7515 Victron Energy Blue Solar MPPT Charge Controller 75V 15A||15 A||$88.40|
|Morningstar RM-1 Remote Meter Morningstar Corp RM-1-CN MORSS-RM1 Morningstar RM-1 Remote Meter 4.0 1||$84.00|
|Victron Energy Blue Solar MPPT Control Display Victron Energy MPPT Control Display VICMPPTDISPLAY Victron Energy Blue Solar MPPT Control Display||$78.20|
|Blue Sky IPN Basic Display Monitor Blue Sky Energy IPNREM BLSIPNREM Blue Sky IPN Basic Display Monitor||$72.00|
|Genasun GV-5-Pb-12V, 5A MPPT controller with LVD for 12V Lead Acid Batteries Genasun GV-5-Pb-12V GESGV-5-PB-12V Genasun GV-5-Pb-12V, 5A MPPT controller with LVD for 12V Lead Acid Batteries||5 A||$72.00|
|Genasun GV-4-Pb-12V, 4A MPPT controller for 12V Lead Acid Batteries Genasun GV-4-Pb-12V GESGV-4-PB-12V Genasun GV-4-Pb-12V, 4A MPPT controller for 12V Lead Acid Batteries||4 A||$63.00|
|Morningstar EIA-485 / RS-232 Communications Adapter Morningstar Corp RSC-1 MORRSC-1 Morningstar EIA-485 / RS-232 Communications Adapter||$59.00|
|Midnite Solar The KID, Wall Mount Bracket, Black Midnite Solar, Inc. MNKID-WMBB-B MIDKIDWMBB-B Midnite Solar The KID, Wall Mount Bracket, Black||$49.37|
|Victron Energy Smart Solar MPPT Control Display Victron Energy Smart Solar Display VICSMARTDISPLAY Victron Energy Smart Solar MPPT Control Display||$49.30|
|Morningstar ProStar MPPT Wire Box Morningstar Corp PS-MPPT-WB MORPSMPPTWB Morningstar ProStar MPPT Wire Box||$46.00|
|Midnite Solar Classic Fan Replacement Kit Midnite Solar, Inc. MNCLASSIC FAN KIT MIDMNCLASSICFAN Midnite Solar Classic Fan Replacement Kit||$40.39|
|Morningstar USB MeterBus Adapter Morningstar Corp UMC-1 MORUMC-1 Morningstar USB MeterBus Adapter||$39.00|
|Morningstar PC MeterBus Adapter Morningstar Corp MSC MORSS-MPPT-ADAP Morningstar PC MeterBus Adapter 4.0 2||$36.00|
|Victron Energy 150V 100A MPPT Wire Box Victron Energy MPPT Wire Box XLTr VICMPPTWIRBXXLT Victron Energy 150V 100A MPPT Wire Box||$35.70|
We carry all of the best brands of MPPT charge controllers, including Blue Sky, Genasun, MidNite Solar, Morningstar, OutBack Power, Schneider Electric (Xantrex), and Victron Energy. Prices range from just over a hundred dollars to over $1000 for larger units. Although this may seem steep, a good charge controller will hasten the return on your investment by significantly improving your system's performance.
Several MPPT solar charge controllers can accept high input voltages (up to 600VDC) from your solar array, and efficiently down-convert the DC voltage to that of your system (e.g. 12, 24, 48VDC, etc.) which means you aren't losing any generated power and you are able to use what you generate more efficiently. Additionally, using a much higher DC voltage on the input side allows you to use thinner wire, decreasing your wire cost and making installation easier.
Can you charge a 24V battery with a 20V solar panel and MPPT charge controller?
We compare charging a 24V deep cycle battery bank with a 20V solar panel and a 24V solar panel on a hot summer day with an MPPT charge controller. Because silicon solar panels output a lower voltage in the heat, the voltage output of the solar panels is lower than standard test conditions (STC), so we see if the voltage is high enough to charge the 24V battery bank.
Choosing a well-made charge controller is integral to the long life and efficiency of your entire solar power system. By optimizing the power coming in from your solar panels, you'll get that much closer to offsetting your use of traditional on grid power sources. By protecting your battery supply, you protect yourself from unwanted and unneeded replacement costs. Your solar charge controller is an item well worth investing in as your customize your solar panel electric system.
Blue Sky Energy Solar Charge Controller Overview
We sit down with Blue Sky Energy and Genasun to learn what makes their solar charge controllers unique. We go over their two product lines, and how to decide which line works best for your DIY solar project.
Make sure you choose an option that is scalable and appropriate for your power load. Make sure you have sufficient battery storage and space for the solar panels you've chosen to install. Use our learning resources to plan the right solar power system for your home or alternate location. We'll advise you on everything from optimizing your current power load, to how best to install your solar panels, to choosing the right solar charge controller!