The array consists of 12 , 135 watt panels wire in series/parallel to provide 48 volts to the battery bank.
Clean Solar and Wind Energy ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
Remote Northern Canada can be pretty cold during the winter and believe it or not also quite hot in the summer. Living far away from a large city in Canada without connection to the grid would be much like how the settlers must have lived over 100 years ago or more. Without a main grid connection you either have to keep a diesel generator going most of the time or invest in some of the available clean energy renewable alternative technologies that exist today.
Living off the grid but with access to power for heat, cooling and enough electricity to power your high speed internet, satellite dish and big screen tv seems like the only option that I would choose.
In this amatuer video filmed in Nova Scotia , Canada the author shows us an off-grid home ( trailer home) , powered with a solar pv panel array and a small wind turbine. The array consists of 12 , 135 watt panels wire in series/parallel to provide 48 volts to the battery bank.
This is not a professional video as you will see but it does highlight what can be done to live off the grid with clean energy from the sun and wind.
Enjoy the video.
About Gordon Smith
Gordon’s expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.