Solar Power: 100% Off Grid System

Solar Power: 100% Off Grid System

This is our system, we live in Northern Alberta 100% off grid. If you have any questions about our system or solar power in general please comment below and we will be happy to answer for you.

16 Comments on “Solar Power: 100% Off Grid System”

  1. Stunning. Way out of my league. I'm needing some 75 watthours per day (0.075kwh per day). Chiefly to feed my laptop (directly DC) and my internet-rooter (directly DC). Only if need be I switch on a (compered to yours) tiny inverter to run the printer, the fax machine, soldering iron or the power drill or something. Since I do not have (or use) neither fridge, illumination (except some candles and a headlamp) nor laundry machine nor nothing I just do not need that much electricity! Just 2 solar panels and some 300 amperehours worth of batteries does do the trick for me. No charge-controller. No nothing. My multimeter does do. If the batteries ever got full I would just cover the solar panels and/or disconnect them If there is low voltage then the laptop just goes out like that.. Of course I must not let that happen because of possible data-losses. But it dit happen several times already and the laptop survived it unscratched.

  2. I find it so cool and amazing what these people are doing living off-grid like that.. I don't think it would be too hard to live efficient electrically you would just need a small monitor to watch TV…low wattage LED lighting..laptop..and cell phone charging…small efficient modern refrigerator…

  3. Excellent Stuff – BIG Thank you .. I am retiring to our land in Northeastern Thailand, I need to understand how to use Solar equipment – you are one of my first steps, a good one, Thanks … Bob & Fon

  4. Forgive me if this is a bad idea but it seems to me that if you could space the panels out a bit and add reflectors to the 4 sides of each panel, especially in the winter, you could collect more energy and maybe even run at full capacity in the winter. I haven't done my system yet but that's what I plan to do with both the PV and solar water. Or at least add reflectors to the 4 sides with them grouped the way you have.

  5. I'm very interested in your generator. I thought wakesha only made huge co-gen's. what is your's rated at and a model number would help me get started. I noticed your panels are on fixed mounts….maybe if on trackers you can harvest more and run the wakesha less…?

  6. nice video thanks for the info. I live in the Caribbean where I get a lot of sun. Please Sub to my channel for solar videos

  7. Hi, I live on an island where the sun shines almost 365 days a year. My question is would I need such a giant of a generator as you guys have?

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