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Pika Energy X7601 7.6kW Energy Island Inverter by Tony Nuzzo
Pika Energy X7601 7.6kW Energy Island Inverter How to purchase the Pika Energy Island
If you are looking to purchase a Pika Energy Island, you should know that it is not available for sale directly to end users. Home and business owners may only purchase the Energy Island through qualified solar installation professionals. Contact Pika Energy today to be connected to a local sola... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Outback Power MATE3s System Display and Controller by
Outback Power MATE3s System Display and Controller Not worth the money!
I am away from my off-grid cabin for extended periods of time and depend on the Mate3 Ethernet/Internet connection to monitor the health of my system while offsite. The Mate3 has been plagued with Ethernet connection issues since Optics Re was introduced three years ago. Recently, OutBack Suppo... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
SolarWorld 345 Watt Solar Panel, Sunmodule SW345 Mono, 5 Busbar by
SolarWorld 345 Watt Solar Panel, Sunmodule SW345 Mono, 5 Busbar solarworld panels
ordered solar panels and they arrived in 3 days, super service. panels work great. ive shopped around and found them to have best prices, I will be doubling size of my array next year, and will order again from them. (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Midnite Solar E-Panel, White Steel, 175A for Magnum MS-PAE Series Inverters by Jeffrey Selby
Midnite Solar E-Panel, White Steel, 175A for Magnum MS-PAE Series Inverters Good for keeping wiring enclosed
This is good for keeping wiring enclosed and all in one place but a few things you should know. It does not come with DC breakers for the PV and charge controller side so order those with the panel. The mounting bracket is too small for the ME-RTR so you can only get one screw in to hold it up.... (more)

Rating :3 of 5 Stars!
SMA Sunny Boy Rapid Shutdown Box by Emil Brown
SMA Sunny Boy Rapid Shutdown Box SMA RSS Review
The SMA Rapid Shutdown System is a necessary evil if you are installing SMA string inverters under the US 2014 National Electric Code (NEC). I am currently installing 3 of these for my 4 string, 3 inverter rooftop system.

A couple of gotchas first: If you are using only 1 of the tw... (more)

Rating :2 of 5 Stars!
Morningstar TS-MPPT-60 Tristar 60 Amp MPPT Charge Controller by John Hogan
Morningstar TS-MPPT-60 Tristar 60 Amp MPPT Charge Controller AltE store and Morningstar for a win win combination
of Quality and value together. I ordered the controller and meter together. Price may seem a bit high but when compared to any other company I have found AltE store actually had the better price. Delivery was quick too.

This is a simple to hook up and setup controller. Although it can ... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Laing D5/710B PV Circulating Pump- threaded by
Laing D5/710B PV Circulating Pump- threaded Laing D5
I had a Laing D5 710 B connected directly to a solar panel to circulate water through a solar water heating system. The pump worked flawlessly for 6 years then failed. I was talked into buying a Topsflo TD5 to replace it. The TD5 is obnoxiously loud, I could barely hear the Laing. I'm goi... (more)

Rating :4 of 5 Stars!
SolarWorld 345 Watt Solar Panel, Sunmodule SW345 Mono, 5 Busbar by Russell Martinez
SolarWorld 345 Watt Solar Panel, Sunmodule SW345 Mono, 5 Busbar Russell Martinez
AltE customer service is awesome, and shipping was quick and arrived in perfect condition. These solar world panel are great and would definitely buy agian. I am looking for to future purchases with the alte store. (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Sundanzer 8CF Battery-Powered Refrigerator by
Sundanzer 8CF Battery-Powered Refrigerator I Love My Sundanzer Refrigerator!
We lived for a few years with a propane Servel refrigerator and it worked good, but decided to save our money by not buying propane, so we could save up for the Sundanzer refrigerator. We lived for six years with no refrigeration and believe me, it is not as easy as it sounds. In 2013 we purchase... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
IronRidge FlashFoot Kit by
IronRidge FlashFoot Kit Loose cap foot connection
I bought in to the hype and decided to give these a try. These seem great in theory. However if you install the flashing square and screw the cap foot on the cap foot was not tight at all. The cap foot rattles around. I didn't have time to return so I went back and turned the flashing out ... (more)

Rating :3 of 5 Stars!
Panasonic 330 Watt HIT High Efficiency Solar Panel by
Panasonic 330 Watt HIT High Efficiency Solar Panel Works Great
I worked with my installer to put 8 Panasonic HIT solar modules on my house and they work great. Super happy with the results. (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Schneider Electric Conext SW Inverter/Chargers by
Schneider Electric Conext SW Inverter/Chargers Disappointed
Went to Arizona to help a friend to install his off grid system. Had a glitch from the beginning, no ac or DC breaker boxes. Not to bad were able to get them with the help of Jason in technical support at Schneider. However when installing the ac and DC boxes found a less than simple build. The a... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Soladeck AC/DC 3R Pass-Through Box - 5 Position Ground by
Soladeck AC/DC 3R Pass-Through Box - 5 Position Ground Soladeck pass through box works well
This is a heavy duty powder coated steel enclosure. This works well on a standard comp roof. Kit includes mounting screws, foam seal strip, cut out template, 5 wire ground block, and instructions. This is well made and does exactly what its supposed to do. Made it a snap to connect conduit, g... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Midnite Solar Classic 150 MPPT Charge Controller, 150V 96A by William Vincent
Midnite Solar Classic 150 MPPT Charge Controller, 150V 96A Full of features, best off grid controller on the market!
Have this controller setup with 9 Canadian solar 270m panels, makes tons of power and has great control and features. Logs tons of data to look back on. (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Smart Harvest 10A MPPT Solar Charge Controller by
Smart Harvest 10A MPPT Solar Charge Controller High Quality Small Project MPPT Controller
Simple design, Easy to use. Great Mppt function for a faction of the cost and its a quality name brand. 12 &24 volt Auto select. Small compact design. Light weight. My 1st Mppt controller. Charged my 35amp Hour in 1 day from 65% to Full in bright sun. My other cheap pwm controllers struggle t... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Xantrex C35 Charge Controller 35A, 12 or 24V Solar Charge Controller by
Xantrex C35 Charge Controller 35A, 12 or 24V Solar Charge Controller Looks like a schneider
Not long lasting. My second one has failed in as many years. Looking for an alternate product (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Outback Flexmax 80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller by
Outback Flexmax 80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller 3 Years, No Problems!!
I have had the Flexmax 80 for over 3 years now and not a single issue. I have a 24v battery bank and 1100 watts of solar in an off grid house. One great advantage is that it has the option to have the backlight on the display to stay on. The controller is in a dark storage room so it makes it ... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Steca/SunEarth Differential Temperature Controller - SENSORS NOT INCLUDED by
Steca/SunEarth Differential Temperature Controller - SENSORS NOT INCLUDED Negative score if possible
I have had a Steca TR A0502 for 5 years now. Still am unable to get it to work correctly. The manual is impossible to comprehend.
Looking for a new controller. (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Stiebel Eltron Accelera 220E 58G Heat Pump Water Heater by
Stiebel Eltron Accelera 220E 58G Heat Pump Water Heater Great water heater.
Great water heater. Has worked flawlessly for the past 8 months. I just had my first experience with there customer service regarding an advanced feature. I have been referred to an engineer and I'm sure the issue will be resolved soon.

My power bills have seen a seen a 20-30% ... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
MT Solar Top of Pole Mounts by Scott Gibbens
MT Solar Top of Pole Mounts Rugged quality and easy to assemble
I chose this mounting system for a simple 48v system to supply my off-grid home battery system.

I needed:

(1) ruggedness and security in a high wind environment.

(2) Quality construction and design

(3) Simplicity of assembly and mounting. (I work by ... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
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