Missouri Wind And Solar Podcast

Missouri Wind And Solar Podcast

Alternative Energy Do-It-Yourself. Learn tips about installing your own small wind turbine or solar panels. Wes and David from Missouri Wind and Solar give advice and discuss commonly asked questions about back up power including battery bank wiring and maintenance, residential wind turbine towers, and PV solar arrays. Make sure you get the best power production from your off-grid or grid-tie system by planning and installing right from the start. Selling DIY renewable energy systems since 2008, Missouri Wind and Solar is located in the United States and is run on wind and solar. Want to see it in action? Stop by our store in Seymour, Missouri and we'll give you a tour.

Episodes

August 31, 2022 14 min

Wes and David discuss the uses for the other battery types in an alternative energy setting.

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Wes and David discuss the perils of thinking you can get by with an undersized system.

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August 17, 2022 14 min

Wes and David discuss Sol-Ark hybrid inverters and help you decide if they are a good fit for you alternative energy project.

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August 9, 2022 14 min

On today's podcast, we have a HUGE announcement!!

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Wes and David discuss the current events happening in the alternative energy industry and how they may impact you.

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May 24, 2022 11 min

There seems to be a lot  of confusion about the purpose of the rectifier in our wind systems. David and Wes walk through the necessity of it in today's podcast.

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Wes and David discuss the role of efficiency in an alternative energy plan and how it impacts your overall configuration.

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David and Wes discuss what discharge rate is and how it impacts the devices that you may want to attach to your system.

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This is part 3 of a 3 part series. Wes and David discuss Wes and Crystal's new off-grid home and the processes they went through building it.

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February 23, 2022 26 min

This is part 2 of a 3 part series. Wes and David discuss Wes and Crystal's new off-grid home and the processes they went through building it.

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February 16, 2022 22 min

This is part 1 of a 3 part series. Wes and David discuss Wes and Crystal's new off-grid home and the processes they went through building it.

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January 12, 2022 24 min

Special guest star Sam Buffington joined us today to talk about why you want to have ferrites as part of your alternative energy system. Our ferrites can be checked out at:

  • https://windandsolar.com/fair-rite-ferrite-ring/
  • https://windandsolar.com/fair-rite-ferrite-ring-1/
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    Wes and David discuss making sure you have the correct board to work with your batteries.

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    Wes and David discuss one of the curious issues associated with lithium batteries.

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    Are you as tired as we are about the false (and frankly stupid) claims that are being made about alternative energy? Wes and David go through some of the worst instances and provide you with some ideas on how to respond when you hear incorrect claims about alternative energy.

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    With the holidays headed this way, Wes and David decided it would be a great idea to discuss what you need to do to get your system ready for your absence. 

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    Have you ever been curious about creating power with a stream. On today's episode, Wes and David talk about some of the hydro basics. If you have a successful hydro application, please email us at radio@windandsolar.com - we'd love to talk with you.

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    This is the final part of a two part series discussing CMEs and EMPs and how these would impact your power system. Special guest Sam Buffington completes the round-table discussion about preparing for one of these events.

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    This is the first part of a two part series discussing CMEs and EMPs and how these would impact your power system. Special guest Sam Buffington completes the round-table discussion about preparing for one of these events.

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    September 15, 2021 18 min

    Wes and David take this episode to remind you what you need to be doing to get ready for the seasonal change.

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