Tech Tip: Basic System Sizing Design Concepts
July 5, 2022
Basic System Sizing Design Concepts By Steve Bell, Technical Support Specialist A couple of basic principles that form the foundation of system sizing are: Array to Load Ratio (ALR): a […]
Best Battery Chemistry for Off-Grid Solar Applications
April 29, 2022
Deep cycle batteries designed to provide consistent power for long durations should be used in off-grid solar applications. as opposed to starter batteries like car batteries that are designed for […]
Tech Tip: Design Factors for Lead Acid Batteries
March 2, 2022
Primary Design Factors for Lead Acid Batteries By Steve Bell, Technical Support Specialist In a previous Tech Tip, the relationship between proper charging and the life/performance of lead-acid batteries was […]
Tech Tip: Operating Principles for Lead Acid Batteries
November 15, 2021
Basic Operation Principles for Lead Acid Batteries By Steve Bell, Technical Support Specialist Batteries are one of the most important and most poorly understood components in an off-grid system. Because […]
Tech Tip: Avoid the Outer Limits
July 22, 2021
Operational stability and reliability of a solar power system is of paramount importance, especially for those located in remote areas. When equipment runs near minimum or maximum operational limits, system stability and reliability are compromised.
7 Tips for Sizing Your PV Array to Meet Your System Goals
February 22, 2021
Solar charge controllers offer a variety of input voltage windows. Let’s explore several examples of where making the right choices can not only prevent system problems but give you an advantage in your system’s performance and solve a few unique challenges!
August 25, 2020
Greenshine New Energy, a user of ProStar charge controllers, published a thorough solar lighting guide for you to understand what to look for when searching for quality parts that will justify your investment.
Grounding Off-Grid Solar Systems
June 2, 2020
Understanding the difference between a chassis ground and an electrical ground allows you to maintain an efficient and long-lasting system. While understanding exactly how much current voltage is required in an electrical ground to offset the natural earth voltage is complex, when done correctly, it can prevent corrosion before it becomes visible.
Charging Valve Regulated AGM Batteries
March 30, 2017
Did you know that the new ProStar Gen3 solar charge controller is equipped with DIP Switches (switch #’s 4, 5 and 6) that enable seven preset charge configurations and a custom setting to best meet the […]