Use the Power of the Sun

Offering Solar Power Equipment for Renewable Energy

Generate Your Own Electricity Through Solar Energy Solution

Call us today for ALL your solar needs. We sell all solar products, so if you are the do-it-yourself type. Or if you need help, we have partnered with certified installers for your residential and motorhome installations. Not ready to go completely solar? A small backup might be the answer for power outages to keep your essential items like your refrigerator.

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About Us

Peter J. Balzli moved to Clarksville TN from Key West FL with his wife Lynda, to be by his daughters and grandchildren. He has always loved everything about solar when he lived in Key West his house was completely solar.

When he moved to Clarkesville he wanted to start a solar business, he likes teaching people about solar. As well as running his own house on solar. Pete and his daughters Bridjette and Melissa started Middle Tennessee Solar LLC; to bring quality solar at affordable prices.

We offer full solar for your house or just backup power for important things like refrigerators or freezers.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Few Helpful Inverter Tips:

  • Never leave an inverter connected to a line where other power (Vac) may feed into the inverter. It doesn’t matter if the inverter is on or off. Unless your inverter is a grid-tie inverter.
  • Using inverters in moist areas is a common cause for their drivers to burn out. Even an outdoor extension cord that was lying in a puddle a day previously may have enough moisture to burn out the drivers of the inverter. Tip: if using an inverter in rain one day, allow cords that may have gotten wet to dry a few days before using in inverter again.
  • Always prevent foreign objects from entering the inverter through the vent or fan openings.
  • Keep cables between inverter and batteries as short as possible. This will help your batteries perform their best.
  • Always use sealed batteries if you want to keep the inverter close to the battery bank.
  • Don’t overtighten nuts to battery or inverter, but do check them occasionally to ensure they are snug.
  • If the cables between your battery and inverter get hot while under heavy load, then you should consider using heavier cables.
  • Both “hot” and “neutral” lines are hot on many inverters. Do not ground the neutral line. Do not connect neutral to panels that may have neutral grounded unless you are sure that the input and outputs of the inverter are isolated. Call the inverter manufacturer to verify.
  • Using a 12Vdc inverter, your input Voltage should never exceed 15Vdc (17Vdc for some models) or the inverter may shut down with Over-Temp and you should hear an audible beep. This may cause permanent damage to an inverter.
  • When selecting an inverter, try to buy one that will stay in the continuous operating range and do not rely on advertised surges. This will help your inverter last longer and operate more efficiently.
  • Standard 110Vac outlets are typically rated at 1500W or 15Amps. This is for heat dissipation through the outlet and is typically not a limitation of the inverter.
  • If cables need to be run, it is best to keep the inverter as close as possible to your sealed deep cycle batteries. Use extension cords on the output side (AC output) rather than extending the DC cables. Tip: Contractors often need to mount the inverter in the back of their trucks. In a case like this, it would be best to mount a secondary battery near the inverter and wire it to the primary truck battery.
  • An inline fuse is recommended in any inverter system, to protect your batteries from a ground fault fire.
  • Ac plug testers do not work with most inverters. You will see an open ground.
  • Be aware of lightning storms. If struck, the inverter could go to a permanent over-load state and may even smoke.
  • AC extension cords should not exceed 100 feet or you will have a voltage drop and not push enough power down the line.
  • Inverters emit RF and may cause interference. This is noticeable in AM radio and often monitors and computer mice.
  • Never parallel multiple inverter outputs. This will generally burn the ac drivers out.
  • If the inverter does not turn on or has a constant beeping sound, verify you have the proper input voltage supplied to it. Also, ensure the battery connections are clean and secure.
  • Never start a vehicle with an inverter turned on, this will cause eventual and permanent damage to inverters.
  • If you do run cables from battery to inverter that have any chance of shorting to a chassis or ground, it is best to fuse the + battery cable nearest to the battery as possible.

Contact Us 

Pete Electrical Engineer: (305) 923-3306

Bridjette Sales Manager: (559) 817-9996