Solar-powered homes and businesses have become more commonplace in recent years. In Las Vegas, Lifetime Solar installs solar power systems including solar charge controllers.
What Is A Solar Power System?
A solar power system is a fairly simple system that harnesses the sun’s rays and stores them in a battery bank for later usage. We do this by placing an array of panels at an optimal angle, and running heavy gauge electrical wires into a bank of batteries to fill them up.
What Is A Solar Charge Controller?
Types Of Charge Controllers
PWM Or Pulse Width Modulation
PWM controllers are used for smaller projects where only a few panels and lower voltage are required.
- Tiny Homes
- Mobile Camper
- RV Applications
MPPT Or Maximum Power Point Tracking
This type of unit has features that make it more efficient and reduce power loss when there are higher outputs from the panel array and it is used with larger, bigger budget systems.
Charge Controllers Work With Panels
It is necessary to regulate incoming panels’ voltage to the battery bank safely. The PWM or MPPT takes the power produced by the panels and feeds it at the correct voltage to the batteries.
Works With Batteries
Any charge controller you choose will have a maximum speed it can charge your battery bank, the right controller speeds up the process of replenishing your battery bank. That’s a factor when considering on-demand backup power needs in an emergency situation at a home or office.
Call Us To Learn More
Call us at Lifetime Solar in Las Vegas to discuss your power needs. We’ll help you determine what system is optimal for your situation and get it installed as quickly as possible.