If your site is remote, off-grid, beyond the reach of utility lines that most North American's enjoy, you have a different situation altogether. You initially have two choices - live without power or become your own power provider. Most of us do not want to go without the comforts of electricity. Rest assured, EA will help you design a system to suit your needs..
The old school of thought was to buy a generator and run it whenever you needed electricity. No generator, no power. While fossil-fuel generators do play an important role in alternative energy systems, generator-only situations are inefficient, expensive and a thing to be avoided whenever possible. Don't be fooled by the low initial costs!
Modern remote power systems are hybrid in nature. Yes, we have all heard the buzzword lately. It simply means more than one source.
An off-grid renewable energy system most commonly consists of the following components:
which is the energy repository of your system.
The system that will work for your needs can be determined with answers to the following:
what are your specific electrical requirements?
To do this right will take some time. It's the most critically important first step, so it's worthwhile investing some efforts.
The system design section of our printed catalogue is a great starting point. It walks you through the decisions to be made and options available to you.
Consider selecting one of EA's packaged system kits. These are designed from our many years experience and customer feedback.
Starting Smart: Calculating Your Energy Appetite.
Zensible Living. Saltspring Island, BC. Off-grid, low impact and truly non-toxic and environmentally friendly home project.
Containerized Power System. 100 mile house, BC. Client wanted a secure housing for his power system, allowing him to develop his existing site using renewable energy.
Off-grid eco-homes. Nelson, BC. Two homes, two systems, Powerlines nearby, but client wanted to be off-grid. Dual Outback inverters, 12 kW diesel generator, large PV array, super efficient low EMF household wiring design.
Primary Power 3 system. Quadra Island, BC. Full-time, few miles away from BC Hydro service, client chose EA for a quality installation.
Cottage system. Sidney Island, BC. A Modified primary power system was installed to meet the demands of the client today, and allow room to expand in the future.
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