I wanted to do a post on one of the most popular subjects in the alternative energy arena....The Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel Kit. It only makes sense that this kit gets so much attention, it's inexpensive!

Let's face it, the majority of people interested in solar energy and living off the grid are beginners and this kit makes for a great place to start in your adventure into learning about solar power and living off the grid.

This blog does not get a lot of people sharing comments. A lot of readers, but few people leaving comments. I want to change that with this post, please feel free to use this post as a virtual forum on the Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel Kit. No matter what your skill level or experience is in creating solar power please share all of your knowledge of the pros and cons of this system. And ask those questions no matter how simple or complicated they may seem.

I found a lot of information out there and most of it ended with "the charge controller sucks". Let's continue that conversation here, but does somebody have any recommendations on a good charge controller that is a good replacement? Please list some links even if it is to your own site, we want to know!

If you are not familiar with the system here is one of the most popular solar energy videos on You Tube from Dan Rojas at Green Power Science. Dan produces great videos for the beginner and you should really take the time to watch all of his videos on You Tube.

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Comment by Stosh Mankiewicz on March 15, 2010 at 9:50am
These videos are very informative to the new purchaser.

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