In the interest of maximizing the efficiency of electrical
generation while minimizing the number of solar panels
needed along with the associated mounting hardware
, weight and space, advanced MPPT
(Maximum Power Point Tracking) charge controllers seem to make a lot of sense. By converting excess voltage that is sometimes available into useful charging
amps, less is wasted. (See a detailed explanation at http://www.blueskyenergyinc.com/solarboostreview.htm.
What would make them even more beneficial is if they could perform this same task while simultaneously connected to wind
powered or towed hydro generators which can produce wide voltage fluctuations. Is MPPT
technology compatible with this? Why are MPPT controllers not discussed in conjunction with other power sources? What am I missing?