Planning to install solar panels to offset the soaring energy costs? Going solar is exciting, and as the cost of utilities continues to rise, more and more people are turning to renewable energy to help with their energy bills.
Solar panels, however, require a charge controller. It will allow you to control how your solar panel provides energy and convert it into a usable form within your home or business. The solar charge controller acts as a buffer between the solar panel and the battery pack you’re charging to ensure that a safe amount of energy flows from the panels to the battery. The energy is unusable or cannot be stored without the solar charge controller.
Solar charge controllers also help preserve battery life and maximize energy efficiency. The best solar charge controllers combine easy-to-use formats with maximum energy output. These devices come in a variety of models and sizes. Let’s see which one is right for you.
Renogy 100W Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit
The Renogy Solar Starter Kit is an all-in-one bundle that can help you get started with solar energy. This kit includes one solar panel, a Renogy Rover 20-amp MPPT charge controller, and connectors and components.
This controller can charge a 12-volt / 24-volt battery of any type and is expandable to meet your needs. The kit also includes components for installing the system in a home or RV. It is built to be weather-resistant and corrosion-resistant. The aluminum frame components are made for outdoor use and can hold up in various challenging environments.
The maximum power output of the panel is 100 watts and the maximum system voltage will be 600 volts of DC energy. The included panel measures 47 x 22 inches and has a 25-year power output warranty. This entire system is a great way to get started with solar and is built with safety, ease of use, and durability in mind.
SunGold Power Split Phase Hybrid Solar Inverter
The SunGoldPower Hybrid Solar Inverter is an absolute beast. It is powerful and easy to use. It’s a well-built and capable investment.
Everything you need is right here in a single unit. You have an 80 amp AC charger, MPPT solar charge converters, and a transfer switch on the same device. It’s also a beautiful piece of equipment and comes in a striking, electric aqua color.
This unit can charge lead acid batteries and sealed GEL, AGH lead acid, and lithium batteries. It comes with a brightly lit LCD panel and controller switch to help you understand power flow and output. You can choose how much power you’d like to prioritize as solar vs. AC-derived. It comes with built-in overload, short circuit, and deep discharge protection to help keep your equipment and home safe from electrical accidents or damage.
Whether you have the complete kit or a separate charge controller, these units will be well-made, durable, and backed by our 24/7 customer services. They’re perfect for home, commercial, camping, and road-tripping. Going solar has never been simpler, and whichever of these items meets your needs best, we’ll be happy to help you get started.