Off-Grid Solar and Wind Generated Power
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Our Nation CAN do Better!
Each project here in Springfield Ohio was primarily accomplished
pro-the micro needs
required at the time. As an example, when it was found that the
modem/router/server was potentially dragging down the "main" battery
bank, it was time to devote a
battery bank, charge controller, and solar array JUST
for the modem/router/server's
use. A larger problem was that of the security system. In
this building alone there are a 24camera dvr and 5 micophones that
record day and night and every minute in between. The security
system alone pulls over 20 amps!!! If going off-grid and needing
system, consider non-ptz cameras, non-infrared, and non-powered
I'm living in the exact opposite of my advice. The thing about
cameras is that if they are ptz cameras, and regardless of whether or not they are on
the scan mode, or the batch playback mode, or whether they are just in fixed
mode, the nicer cameras are not going to be 12v. The higher
voltage now forces the need for an inverter (boo).
Having the battery banks not bulked together, lessened
The use of micro-power stations decreased
incidents of panic (low battery power at critical times). With
less continual high draw imposed on the battery, allowed for a healthy
battery that rarely falls below 12.4v by morning (that's a good thing).
Scattered within this prose are pictures and comments of items
that may become
interest to anyone looking to change their lifestyle, hunker down, get
closer to God, be free of a monthly bill, untether and unbeholden
whatever other reason one
might have to become closer toward self-sufficiency.
Solar electricity was the chosen
alternative in Springfield Ohio, despite the new laws stipulating all
sorts of inspections and fees that pretty much put a damper on
our world, our lives, and the improvement of existing
rather than place the
solar panels on the roof as my military helper was free to do for me
I've had to resort to other means of using the property in Ohio.
amount of panels seen above
and below, were enough to go
Florida. Not so, in Ohio. Ohio's lack of sun and wind
equates to more
the need for more panels, batteries, wire, controllers, inverters, ad
nauseaum, to compensate for the lack.
Below are the early Ohio installations, still no trackers as
The free-standing unit below does not track.
The photo below showing the new installation for a 48v array.
of the solar arrays here are 48v and require special charge controllers
referred to as MPPT (maximum power point technology). MPPT allows
charging a 12v, 24v, or 48v battery bank regardless of what
configuration the solar panels are in.
The bus with over two thousand watts-worth of panels,
installed as adjustable awnings and roof-covering atop the bus.
Late Night Notes:
I'm editing this website at 4:40am,
the lights are on, the desktop computer is on, the firewood stove fans
are on, the security system and microphones and cameras and freezer and
monitors, etc. operate free of charge without any damage to our
air or drinkable water (as opposed to nuclear and other
However, this property is not entirely
from the monopoly electricity yet,
there's a 220v well pump that needs to be replaced with a lower volt
Regardless if there's any grid energy used, the
bill. The monopoly powers call this fee an, "availability of
fee". Too bad we citizens cannot institute the same fee right back at
them for our services that don't get used!
Most of the lighting at this location is comprised of 12v
not from the
The lighting is 12v lighting from a 12v power source (batteries), which
advantages over 12v from the 110v grid, or via an inverter.
When plugging an item in an ON-grid scenario,
you pay for electricity you will never be able to use.
For instance, plugging in a 5v or 12v phone or light into a 110v wall
socket is immediate loss (and potential early termination of your
appliance or phone, etc.) due to the step-down device
incorporated into either your power adapter, or the device/appliance
itself, which tends to fail.
Direct current has much less loss.
If you're thinking of venturing off grid, the adjustment isn't so
traumatic as one might pre-suppose. The hardest part will
be standing before the judgment of others, those that rule us for our
every action and
undertaking. It is they that hold us down from being able
to freely to do good for ourselves, and our community.
Many fall to the
wayside at this hurdle.
It takes only one member of a
family tree to make virtually forever
electric power for generations to come (long after that member becomes
Solar panels aren't prone to fail. I've lost one
in over a decade....a tree had to fall on it at the Crow's property
located 1335 North Limestone St. in Springfield Ohio.
However, the loss showed me just how durable the panels really
are. Only ONE panel broke!
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Is off-grid electricty stable?
In a word, absolutely!
Since I generally work in the field of electronics, there's much that
requires stable electricity around me. Computers, lights,
security cameras, freezer, dvr, server,
modem/router, and more run for free, as already
About the only item you'll ever need to
replace in an off-grid power system are the batteries (every 5 or more
years expect those batteries to begin to depreciate).
Contrast the investment with the yearly amount you will have thrown
an entity that may bribe "lobbyists" that bring bagfuls of money to
"our" representatives (curtailing their better ethics, manipulating
their decisions), and you have
aided and abetted your own demise as the monopoly raises its rates at
will, and send your children off to fight their wars.
Choose to leave something
behind on this earth that will outlive you and me, and you might not be
so easily forgotten after your death.
Monocrystalline Solar Panel $169.00
each offering approx.
Troy Road Springfield Ohio Solar Panel Connection
As it turned out, the inability for me to "legally" place the
panels on the roof as I was free to do down in Florida, turned into a
Just say no to snow (photos show snow easily removed)
This Concludes the
Our Nation CAN do Better!
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