I have started and almost completed a 4 ea. 225 watt solar panel system to power my guest house with. I have the panel bracket built and the panels are setting ready to put in place after I complete the bracket mount. I will cover it with tin, put the storage batteries and inverter in the storage area under the solar panels and insulate it with a good vent system before winter. I have got the panels set now and have covered the north side with tin. I have set the batteries in place and am getting ready to install the Charge Controller and the Inverter in the storage area.. I put the inverter in here so I can use 110 volts AC to the building so it will not have the losses or the wire size required to use the DC voltage. I will also be able to have a 110 volt outlet at the site, which really comes in handy when needed. Will also be able to run a circuit to the van box that I am planning on building into a tiny house this winter. I will also be posting on this project as completed.
Calvin graduated from Mineral Area College, majoring in Electronics, Physics and Math. He has worked at Westinghouse Electric as a design engineer for 3-phase transformers and Quality control of built product and at Callaway Nuclear Plant in start-up support and Materials Engineering, Electrical division. He has had owned his own business in electrical and communications for over 20 years and has built several homes as a general contractor. However his biggest interest is in providing Alternative Resources of Energy for rural homes and industries at a reasonable non cost-prohibited expense to customers. Calvin also had a small greenhouse business to help fund his college education and continued to do greenhouse and gardening for a added income through out the years.. Loves to garden and work with plant care. Calvin also did several years of electronic service and repair of Electronic equipment on hybrid and tube type of equipment. Calvin still studies about organic chemistry and other alternative energy services and supply solutions. Currently working on some inexpensive DIY collectors from 4 inch schedule 35 pvc with spray adhesive and alluvium foil to heat water or antifreeze for heating system.. Will show work as completed.