NEW OFF GRID SYSTEM/ SMALL BUT WILL BUILD ON OVER TIME.

9 panels on roof mount.

9 panels on roof mount.

Storage batteries, 2 banks of 6 batteries, series/ parallel to make a 24 volt system.

Storage batteries, 2 banks of 6 batteries, series/ parallel to make a 24 volt system.

3000 watt inverter with 150 volt charge controller, fused disconnect and 4 breaker distribution panel.

3000 watt inverter with 150 volt charge controller, fused disconnect and 4 breaker distribution panel.

This is a 9 each 300 watt panel system, with a 2700 watt maximum output at 150 volt DC configuration. The panels are wired in a series/parallel circuit with 3 sets of 3 panels in series per circuit, tied together in parallel. This configuration gives a maximum output of 2700 watts at 150 volts, which meets the requirements of the charge controller and the available battery storage. The system is off grid (not grid tied) so it can be used at any time, Even when the grid is down. We isolated the circuits that the inverter is connected to so that we have certain outlets that will sustain power at all times. There will be a propane back up generator added to the system at a latter time so if power consumption is not able to be met by the solar panels then the generator will automatically come on and charge the batteries and go back off when battery levels are at their max. This allowes the generator to shut down for extented periods of time, and only run at a premium. The larger the battery storage, more batteries, the longer the generator will run and longer it will stay off between run times. Adding to the system is a good investment over time and can be done at any time in the future too. This system just as it is, is a very good backup system and will carry many emergency utilities.

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Calvin

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.

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