Winter was giving us problems with the lack of sun. We had to temporarily hook up our generator to get the batteries topped up.
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Winter is here for sure. Grey days back to back. 5 to 10 cm of snow everyday. The solar system does not stand a chance most days. Here is the final component of our off grid solar system that is sure to help win the battle of winter power production.
With the solar up and running we have as much hydro as we need. Now we need to get it to where it needs to be. In this video we are trenching hydro, waterline, communications and heat pipe to the house.
Great solution to having to open each battery and check water levels. Check it out at flow-rite.com
It took allot of hours working in the hot sun, and many more getting all of the components working together but our solar system is finally up and running. We can finally tell Hydro that we don't need them and don't want them. They wanted 40 000 to bring hydro to our property, we we showed them that there are other ways to do just that.
Learn how to size your battery bank. The calculation is pretty simple, just takes a bit of thought and planing
We have most of the solar system completed in this video. Just a few more connections to make and we are ready to go online.
The 400 Watt Windy Nation ground mount solar system has been installed and running for a little over a month. It is a great little system that I think will do our homestead proud. Check out the video.
Things are moving along on the homestead. We may be going off grid, but not without power at all. Our goal is to have a 10k solar system to run the homestead, but for now we are installing a 400 watt system from Windy Nation to provide some power for our bunkie and so we can start to learn the ins and outs of being off grid and working within the limitations of the sun.