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Off-Grid Solar with Lithium Battery Bank

Challenge: Needed to remove an outdated 800W wet lead acid battery-based solar system at an off-grid lakehouse and replace it with a new state of the art 5.2 KW system and Lithium powered battery bank. The Finished solar system powers the whole home, all indoor and outdoor lighting, septic pump, well pump, TVs and kitchen…
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Off-Grid Solar Ground Mount Upgrade

Challenge: A recent upgrade to an older off-grid solar system included a new inverter charger and batteries, but the outdated and under-powered solar panels lacked the proper output to effectively charge the new battery bank. Installation of a new ground mounted solar array, new controller, and breakers were needed to complete this upgrade successfully. Solution:…
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Complete Off-Grid Solar System Upgrade

Challenge: With this project, the existing solar system could not sufficiently provide enough power to enjoy the client’s lakeside off-grid home. Installation of a completely new system was required. Solution: SOLAR PANELSThe original solar provided a total of 200W, enough to power some lighting and a few small devices. Installed a new solar array that…
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Off-Grid Lakehouse

Challenge: Bringing power to a brand new off grid lakehouse. The Finished solar system powers lighting, septic pump, well pump and furnace fan as part of a whole off grid power solution that includes propane and a generator for backup. Solution: PANELSInstalled two solar arrays that collect maximum solar energy using six 400W panels in…
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Cables & Connections: 5 Mistakes

There’s a world of wire and cable out there: indoor, outdoor, waterproof, and cable that is resistant to certain temperatures. When choosing to connect a device or replace a cable or connector, it’s important to select the correct type for your project. 1. Choosing an Indoor Wire or Cable for Outdoor Applications. They manufacture outdoor…
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Why Can’t I Use Car Batteries in a Solar Power System?

A simple way of explaining why you can’t use car batteries in a solar power system is that the plates are too thin. Car batteries have thin internal plates which are meant to release large quantities of energy extremely quickly and powerfully. They are great for starting a vehicle, but terrible when running a solar…
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Safety When Working with Power

Four simple and important tips to help you avoid getting a shock while working with electrical systems. Disconnect the power. Unplug or switch off the device. Disconnect your battery if it is a vehicle. Once you have done this, use a voltmeter to confirm that there is no power in and around the wires or…
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