Off Grid Design Options
An "off the grid" power system is a self-sufficient means by which electricity is created, stored, and delivered. An off the grid system needs to be designed to meet a specific energy load requirement and, in most cases, that energy demand load will increase over time. For that reason we design our systems for expansion and future additions.
Examples of Off-grid possibilities
Do want to start small? A water pump is a great example of a small off grid system. If you need a water pump to constantly pump for whatever reason, call us to install a solar or wind generator connected to a battery backup system.
Do you have a more complex system in mind? For example, you might want to run multiple components on your property a TV, a refrigerator, etc. A system like this would be more complex and require more components.
For homes with many loads or large lighting systems, more equipment will be needed to operate efficiently. This may include a large PV array or multiple wind turbines, metering and controls, a complex inverter, and, most importantly, a properly sized battery bank.
For heating, Innovative Energy suggests other means of energy rather than using PV to run electric heat. Electric heating systems can drain your off grid system much faster and is one of the least efficient means of heating. We suggest using a wood burning stove, a propane tank, natural gas, or solar thermal for your heating needs.