Best Batteries for Off Grid Solar Power Storage at Home

One of the main reasons people set up a solar backup system in their homes is for use in case of an emergency. In many emergencies, the electricity from the power grid is no longer accessible. A backup will ensure you remain relatively comfortable while being able to run basic loads in your home.  Electricity … Read more

Best 100 Watt Portable Foldable Solar Chargers

Solar Panel Chargers offer the convenience of power in the outdoors without having to go to a power outlet. You only need the sun. But with more power come bigger solar panels. This can be bulky and can occupy so much space when not in use (which is all night or when traveling).  Foldable Solar … Read more

Whole-house Solar Generator Systems Comprehensive Guide

A whole-house generator supplies power to your entire house in the event of a power outage. This can be a lifesaver during a storm or other emergency when the power is out for an extended period of time. A solar generator has the added advantage of recharging using solar power which adds to another advantage. … Read more

Do You Need Overcharge Protection with a Solar Trickle Charger

A trickle charger is a type of battery charger that charges the battery at its self-discharge rate. It does this by providing a constant voltage and current keeping the battery topped off. This can come in handy when you want to prevent a battery from dying. A car battery will discharge little by little over … Read more

What is the Difference between Deep Cycle and Starter batteries?

While both deep cycle batteries and starter batteries are lead-acid batteries their uses totally differ and are different in how they are made. Lithium-ion deep cycle batteries are more common nowadays. But in this article, we are comparing lead-acid types. A deep cycle battery can be used continuously for hours and recharged over a fairly … Read more

What Types of Rechargeable batteries for Solar Panels

Solar Energy systems generate power during the day as the sun shines on the solar panels and depending on the system it will power your devices and have enough to store for later. Solar power can be used to recharge many types of batteries from consumer-level AA batteries all the way up to 48V batteries. … Read more

Best Solar Powered Chargers for Cell Phones that work

Multiple Panel foldable solar charger on table charging phone

If you have ever bought or used a solar cell phone charger then you know about the frustration of getting a phone fully charged using these small solar panels. First of all most of these solar chargers are not rated properly as the manufacturers use the rating from STC (Standard Rating conditions) and use the … Read more

What is the Best Marine Battery for Solar

Sunlight is only available for a couple of hours each day for meaningful use with solar panels.  You’ll need to store the excess energy for later use at night or when there is no sunlight or pull constant power and even in bad weather conditions.  So you need a battery that will provide long periods … Read more

How to Size a Portable Solar Charger

Solar panels give you the benefit to recharge your batteries without being near a power source. As long as you have sunshine you can recharge. This is especially when you camping in the outdoors. But how much power does a portable solar charger produce and which ones can be reliable for what you intend to … Read more