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Archive for June, 2012

Free Charge Controller Kit – Part 1 – Setting Up the Arduino

Friday, June 29th, 2012

This is the first part of a multipart series of articles describing how I constructed the v4 Free Charge Controller kit from Jameco.

Benefits of Energy Storage Systems: Future Renewable Energy Systems

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Energy storage systems are systems which make it possible to store power that has been produced for use at some future point. The energy does not have to be consumed as soon as it is produced. If renewable energy sources are going to play a bigger role in the world, energy storage systems will have to play a part. Here are some of the benefits of energy storage systems, and what they bring to the table.

Please Help Fix the Charge Controller

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

As I announced on the mailing list, I’ve been working with Jameco to develop a Free Charge Controller Development Kit (free as in freedom, not free beer). The design has been built and tested, but I’ve run into a ‘bug’ that I just can’t seem to squash. It is my hope that the community can help me get to bottom of this issue. If you have some ideas, please post them in the comments below or on the mailing list.