MidNite Solar Classic Charge Controller System Sizing Tool

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. See further down the page for the MidNite Solar KID Charge Controller sizing. A big thank you to our friends at MidNite Solar...

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Winterizing Your Flooded Lead Acid Solar Batteries

Winterizing Your Flooded Lead Acid Solar Batteries

By Real Goods Solar Tech Noah Mervine Winterization is an important part of wet (flooded) cell battery maintenance. If your renewable energy system’s battery bank uses wet (flooded) lead acid batteries, be sure to follow your battery manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines (or our guidelines below). Note: Our Battery Life Savers Desulphators minimize maintenance and are a great addition to any lead acid battery bank. When permanently...

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Real Goods Installs Solar Water Pumping System for NorCal Vineyard

Real Goods Installs Solar Water Pumping System for NorCal Vineyard

Installed June of 2017 Northern California wine producer Bob Gloeckner decided he could no longer justify the cost of running a 240-volt AC submersible pump to irrigate his wine grape vineyard in the small town of Covelo, CA. So he contacted Real Goods – a Northern California institution when it comes to renewable energy – in the hopes that we might be able to offer a better solution for his irrigation needs. Real Goods solar techs...

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Real Goods Stands with Standing Rock and Will Provide Power

Real Goods Stands with Standing Rock and Will Provide Power

This post was derived from Ashley Tressel’s article for Willits News. Real Goods is working with Michael Reppy, an activist with Earth Island Institute, to supply solar panels and a wind turbine to power a school at Sacred Stone Camp for pipeline protesters in North Dakota. Reppy asked Real Goods to build him a turn-key renewable energy system that he and his colleague Chris Winn could install on site in North Dakota with little assembly....

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Solar Load Calculator

Solar Load Calculator

A critical step in sizing a solar PV system is understanding the electrical load it needs to be able to supply. Our new, free online Solar Load Calculator displays a running total of your average daily Watt-hour usage, which helps determine the size of the solar system you’ll need. If you click the submit button at the bottom of the form, your results will be sent to the email address you provide so you’ll have your own record....

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