Before the Installation: You've taken the time to research solar electricity and you are ready to install your own system. Wait! Any shading of PV modules can drastically decrease output. Use the Solar Pathfinder with Case & Tripod to be sure that you choose the optimum site for your solar array. Select a spot that gets full sun between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. Or maybe you think you've got a great site for a large wind turbine.Read more +
The Wes Power GreenMeter Hybrid Energy Monitor can actually monitor multiple solar arrays, multiple wind arrays OR a hybrid solar and wind system. Products like the Outback Hub allow the Outback MATE Remote Monitor & Control to control and program multiple Outback inverters and charge controllers. Other products allow you to connect directly to a computer through an RS 232 port. Check out the battery monitoring systems from Bogart and Xantrex; they offer some great products that most renewable energy enthusiasts would not do without. Even something as simple as an Analog Amp Meter 0-30 Amp DC can help detect system problems early. At the very least, they will allow you to take pride in your clean energy producing system!