Our retail arm, altE Store, services Do-It-Yourselfers, Off-Grid'ers, hobbyists, and students with superb knowledge and friendliness, while our wholesale division, altE Direct, provides personal service and expertise to professional installers and system integrators.
altE® was founded in 1999 by three impassioned engineers focused on bringing renewable energy to the web and to the DIY enthusiast by reducing the costs of green energy systems and revealing the truths of how home based solar and wind energy systems can be designed and installed. They set out to build an online community and support that community with extensive, free educational materials, competitive pricing, knowledgeable staff and unbounded enthusiasm.
Today, we at altE are achieving that vision.
Come visit our website at http://www.altestore.com/store to learn more about alternative energy, and checkout our YouTube page for educational videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/AltEStore/videos
I have dealt with AltE numerous time over the past 7-8 years. Granted they are not the lowest cost store, but with the personal help and support that I have received through their Customer Service, has more than made up for the couple of extra bucks I have spent. Their inventory is huge, the people know their stuff and the forum has answered many a question and kept me from getting items that I really did not need. Granted you can't please all the people all the time, but I have recommended AltE to numerous people, and will continue to.... read more
It's been a long time since I experience the kind of GREAT customer support I received at the altE store from Amy and her sales team. I purchased one of their Morningstar Tristar MPPT 60 charge controllers for my solar system, and the product was delivered quickly and safely packaged. What I enjoyed most about altE is that they "KNOW" their products. Amy went above and beyond to even download a manual for the charge controller I was purchasing to see what some of the requirements were for some of my technical questions I asked her. Most sale reps simply sell the product and have no technical knowledge about the item, but not at altE. I will definitely be buying more products from this store in the future. I highly recommend altE store to others interested in getting into solar energy. And again, thanks altE team for all your help!... read more
OMG. The altE Store has far exceeded my expectations when it comes to sorting through the mountains of information having to do with components used in PV systems.
I had a small 12V off-grid application, and they were very helpful in directing me to the Xantrex charge controller that does just what I needed for a good price.
Don't waste time searching around, they can help you figure it all out.... read more