Off-grid Solar

Can Wind Power Work for You

April 16, 2015 Commercial Solar Installations

Can Wind Power Work for You?  To be successful, wind turbines need wind. So if you live in a built up area, or trees or mountains surround you, any wind turbine you install is unlikely to generate much in the way of energy. Unless you live in the middle of an existing wind farm, the […]

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Off-Grid Deep Cycle Solar Batteries and Kits

July 25, 2012 Off-grid Solar

Batteries for off-grid or grid tied solar powered systems are containers of electrical energy or a collection of electrochemical cells connected together in series. Electrochemical reactions produce a flow of electrons from the negative terminals to the positive terminals inside the battery. Factors affecting the capacity of a battery and how much energy you can […]

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Planning an Off-Grid Solar Electric Panel System

July 8, 2012 Off-grid Solar

A typical off-grid system consists of solar panels and or a small wind turbine to generate electricity connected to a charge controller which controls the pace at which batteries are recharged which is connected the battery bank. You will then need an off-grid inverter to convert the DC (Direct Current) electricity stored in the battery […]

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Off-Grid Solar Kits, Battery Based Equipment for Remote Living

March 6, 2012 Off-grid Solar

Off-grid solar kits with pre-wired power systems are the next generation in stand alone power that are made for the do-it-yourselfer. Most of the pre-wired kits we have put together have a DC to AC sinewave inverter, battery charger and AC transfer switch integrated into one power system. Just like the local utility, the OutBack […]

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Portable Solar Power Pack and Battery Storage

February 22, 2012 Backup Power Systems

Goal Zere has unvailed plans to upgrade the a outdoor enthusiasts old friend the Sherpa 50. The new Sherpa 50 will be available in June and is a punched up virsion of the original 50 watt lithium ion portable battery and will match it with a Nomad 10 portable solar panel.

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Air 30 DIY Wind Turbine Generator

January 11, 2012 Off-grid Solar

Wind turbines operate by capturing the kinetic energy of moving air. AIR 30 wind turbines efficiently capture the power of the wind and converts it to rotational motion to turn an alternator that produces electrical power in much the same way a wind generator does. The electrical power must be regulated to a voltage to […]

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Do-It-Yourself Solar Kits or Go Professional Installer, Here is the Scoop.

September 14, 2011 Off-grid Solar

Can I install my own solar kit? Excellent question but before you get closer to an answer you need to examine a long list of variables to see if DIY solar is right for you. Homeowner installation of most solar systems is not something everyone would tackle, but mostly because solar kits come partially assembled […]

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Pre-Engineered Solar Kits Make DIY Feasible

August 9, 2011 Off-grid Solar

Solar kits that are so simple to install are making many homeowners feel comfortable with the process. The conventional approach to residential solar grid-tied and off-grid system installations involves design, engineering, documentation, sourcing of components, receiving and handling, warehousing and unique on-site installation. With America’s economy struggling, homeowners are looking for an alternative approach to […]

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Myth; Home or Off-grid Cabin Solar is Too Expensive To Bother With

May 15, 2011 Off-grid Solar

There is a public misconception that home grid-tied or off-grid cabin solar energy is simply too expensive to bother with. The reality is that, both on and off-grid, solar energy is cost effective in many applications. Right out of the gate, it’s important to understand that on-grid electricity, a substantial amount of “smoke and mirrors” […]

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How Much Will Solar Cost Me? Making Sense of PV Payback & ROI

April 7, 2011 Off-grid Solar

The question is poisted a thousand times to solar energy consultants and installers across the country every day. The fact is there is no simple answer. There can be as many variables to take into consideration when designing a home solar system than a room addition. Well almost, a room addition on your home will […]

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