How to Keep Solar Batteries Warm in Winter

Sunlight doesn't just power your solar panels - it heats your batteries. With fewer hours of sunlight per day, winter is the time of year when it's most important to make sure your deep cycle batteries are working efficiently. Unfortunately for those of us in the northern U.S. and Canada, winter can bring extreme cold, creating the worst environmental conditions for those deep-cycle batteries...

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How to Prepare for the Next PG&E Blackout

After PG&E's announcement that planned blackouts like October's historic power outage are going to continue for 10 more years, it's fair for all Californians to wonder how reliable their utility power is, and what affordable options there are to prepare for the next PG&E blackout...

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How Solar Panels Can Enable Senior Citizens

Solar energy is not the reserve of the young or technologically minded. Cheaper than ever, and relatively simple, it instead is there for all age brackets. Find out why seniors, more than others, could well stand to benefit over and above their friends and relatives in other age groups.

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Choosing the Right Renewable Energy Source for Your Home

There are many forms of viable renewable energy sources, and picking the one or two that best suit the needs of your home is key to maximizing cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Here are the different types of renewable energies used domestically along with their advantages and limitations to help you make an informed decision.

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What Determines the Lifespan of a Solar Panel?

There's an old maxim that nothing lasts forever, and solar panels are no exception. But why do solar panels die? And how can you ensure your panels have a long, useful life?

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MidNite Solar Classic Charge Controller System Sizing Tool

This PV system sizing tool helps you select the best MidNite Solar Classic MPPT Charge Controller for your solar power system. By entering your solar panels' specs below, you'll be able to determine how many you can use with each MidNite Solar Classic Charge Controller and how the array should be configured.

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