Vista, California  Blue Sky Energy, Inc., a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) charge controllers is once again pushing PV system price/performance standards with the addition of diversion charge control in its' SB3024i /iL product line.
The Diversion control upgrade allows a 3024 to provide diversion type charge control for hydroelectric, wind or similar generator type power sources while at the same time and within the same unit providing MPPT type PV charge control.
According to Richard A. Cullen, President of Blue Sky Energy, "a key aspect of the Diversion Control upgrade is it's coordinated interaction with PV charge control. With the Diversion Control upgrade, when battery voltage climbs to the charge voltage setpoint the PV power controller remains in MPPT to continue extracting maximum PV power. While maximum PV production continues, Diversion Control diverts power to a dump load to reduce net current flowing to the battery and control battery voltage. This coordinated interaction provides both proper multi-stage battery charge control, and delivers maximum available power to the dump load for useful purposes such as heating water. Should the dump load be unable to absorb enough power to control battery voltage, PV power will be reduced as necessary to assist in controlling battery voltage all the while delivering as much power as possible to the dump load.
Blue Sky Energy is now able to provide products to the micro wind and hydro markets in addition to solar charging. Units in the field can be upgraded easily by installing a new microprocessor. For large orders and OEM applications units can be shipped preprogrammed with the DUO-Option.
Blue Sky Energy's patented MPPT charge control technology delivers up to 30% increased charge current. Blue Sky Energy designs and manufacturers quality MPPT charge controllers for 12, 24 and 48 volt applications. Product is sold through a variety of dealers and distributors throughout the US, Canada, and renewable energy companies internationally. Contact Blue Sky Energy, Inc. @ 760-597-1642, 800-493-7877 or visit us on the web at www.blueskyenergyinc.com.