Thursday, January 11, 2018


The RENOGY 30A PWM CHARGE CONTROLLER is only a 20 amp charge controller, but it also has the smallest price tag of any of the options were looking at on this page. It’s currently available for $99.99.
Like the SolarEpic, this device also uses an advanced tracking algorithm to help the solar panels operate at the best voltage in order to produce the maximum amount of electricity.
This solar charger is also designed to help your system run as efficiently as possible because it is able to step down a higher voltage solar array to recharge a lower voltage battery bank. This makes the Tracer 2210RN a great option whether you are grid tied or off grid.
When researching this solar charger we found over 100 reviews online and the reviews are pretty strong. This device received an average customer rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Many customers said that this solar charger works exactly as advertised and that they would give it their recommendation. One customer said that in his opinion it works even better than advertised. He says that he has a workshop that is completely off the grid and he gets all of his electricity from a small solar array. Because of his small solar array, he tries to make sure he gets every little bit of electricity he can out of the panels that he has and he says that the Tracer is able to charge four large 8L16 batteries that are arranged as a 12 V DC battery bank and that battery bank is used to power all of the tools, machinery, and lights in his shop.
There was also a review from a customer who says that the Tracer 2210RN Solar Charge Controller is the only one they would buy. He says that he has two 100 W solar panels mounted to the roof of his travel trailer and he did a lot of research to find the best charge controller he could for his particular situation. He said that after looking at all of the possible options he is very satisfied with his decision to purchase the Tracer 2210RN Solar Charge Controller.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Want Press for Your Business? Do It for the Right Reasons.

As we wrapped up this issue, I received an unusually personal note from a woman in Chicago. She and her boyfriend had overcome great setbacks; now she wants to help him build a restaurant, but they’re struggling. She hoped I’d run a story about them. “I felt I needed to reach out,” she explained, “because I worry at times that he may not be discovered or ever have a chance to fulfill his dream.”

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Dos and Don'ts of Using a Well-Known Business Accelerator

Accelerators are an amazing way for entrepreneurs to learn the ropes of launching (and running) a business while also gaining valuable connections. That is, if the founders select the right one for their needs. Participating in the Techstars Boston accelerator program has had a profound effect on the success of Moritz Plassnig’s company Codeship, a developer-tool business. In the article below, he offers some smart advice on using elite accelerators like Y Combinator and Techstars.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

5 Lies the World Tells Entrepreneurs About How to Succeed

It's common knowledge that 90 percent of startups die. So what do the 10 percent have that the 90 percent don’t?

We are taught that succeeding as an entrepreneur is all about working ridiculously harder than anyone else and persisting beyond the challenges. Then, and only then, will you “make it.” That is a big bunch of hooey.

I believe there is one factor above the others that allows for great success: brutal honesty. Unfortunately, we are fed lies in the form of inspirational quotes and fairytale stories about entrepreneurship, which tempt us not to engage in brutal honesty.

What is brutal honesty? Brutal honesty is about being excruciatingly self-aware so that you can hear the real feedback the market is telling you, and correct course before it is too late. This is the true test of entrepreneurship, since tearing down the walls you built with your blood, sweat, tears (and limited funds) is not for the faint of heart.

Here are the top five lies they feed you as an entrepreneur and how to combat them with the right mindset: