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

October 13, 2021 22 min

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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In this episode, David and Wes discuss how hertz and ohms impact alternative energy products and what you need to do to make sure your equipment is protected.

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September 1, 2021 24 min

In this episode, David and Wes discuss the differences between the batteries you can pickup at your auto supply store or big box and the batteries designed for alternative energy projects.

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August 4, 2021 17 min

David and Wes discuss another common battery problem (and yes, it is easy to fix): waterfalling!

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July 21, 2021 17 min

David and Wes review one of the simple to fix, but common problems with batteries: Sampling.

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Wes and David talk about Missouri Wind and Solar products being featured on the popular Discovery series Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch.  David and Wes also discuss their current research on utilizing Rohn towers.

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David and Wes discuss wind turbine towers and the top factors that affect your tower including placement, guide wires, blade count and turbine size. And find out how a cheap mylar balloon can save you from expensive products. 

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May 26, 2021 19 min

David and Wes discuss what you need to do to get your system ready for the next season. Learn about the MINIMUM maintenance required with any great temperature change. 

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We have this question come up often about water heating capability. On today's episode, Wes and David discuss those realities.

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Little different podcast today. Why would you want to buy alternative energy today?

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April 21, 2021 15 min

Wes and David discuss the need for grounding and the best and worst places for grounding protection.

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Was and David discuss troubleshooting for variations in voltages between your batteries.

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April 7, 2021 29 min

Answering a great question from a listener regarding setting up your whole-house DC appliance-wise.

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February 17, 2021 17 min

Wes and David discuss pond aeration and the new products we have this season.

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February 10, 2021 23 min

David and Wes discuss the best charge controllers for wind and the role they play in keeping your batteries at the maximum.

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Wes and David discuss the recent Youtube project of building a solar generator and why you need to do this rather than buy one on Amazon.

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January 14, 2021 32 min

Wyatt, David, and Wes discuss how wind turbine ratings are established.

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