Hi, and welcome to FYI , a new informational tutorial series from Wholesale Solar. My name is Josh Roelofs and today we're going to talk about the different types of solar systems available. The first and most common option for a PV system is a gridtied power system in which the solar panels and your inverter is tied into the household electrical system and it simply offsets your energy usage. A gridtied system offers the lowest overall system cost, fastest return on investment. It saves money on energy expense by sending energy back into the grid and turning your.
Meter backwards. It's ideally suited for people who are trying to save money on energy costs. The drawback to a gridtied system is that it does not offer protection from power outages. When the power goes out, your gridtied system is going to shut down. So if you're in an area where the power is unreliable, or you want to protect against power outages, you'll want to consider one of our other options. A gridtied with battery backup system is going to offer the best and most comprehensive features for most people. It can provide backup power to your appliances during a power outage.
It can also turn back your meter to offset energy costs. This system is especially suitable for people who live in an area where the power is unreliable or people with critical equipment like computers, or a pump, or something you need to run during a power outage. Like coffee. Gridtied with battery backup is going to offer a combination between cost savings and independence from the power grid. An offgrid system is completely independent from the power grid. It's especially great for areas where there's no grid power available, or where it's incredibly expensive to bring.
In the power grid. You can literally buy land anywhere and install your own power system. This offers the highest level of independence for people who are seeking selfsufficiency. However, there's a price for that independence. The batteries are going to wear out quicker because they're being cycled every day. Typically they'll be replaced every 510 years, depending on the system. BUT. did I mention total independence A gridassist system works similar to and uses the same equipment as an offgrid system. Solar panels recharge your batteries and your appliances run off the battery system.
The difference is A gridassisted system can use the power grid as a backup power source. The grid will turn on automatically when the batteries are low, because it's nighttime, or because there's not enough solar power to support your appliances. This will save you some money on your energy bill, especially if you're in an area where they charge higher rates during the day based on TimeofUse Metering. These are your 4 main system options available from Wholesale Solar. If you have questions or need more information, feel free to check out our website or give.
FYI Kohler Generator Basics
Hi this is Josh Roelofs with FYI, an informational tutorial series from Wholesale Solar. Today we're going to talk about Kohler generator basics. Wholesale Solar is an authorized Kohler generator distributor, and our experienced, factorytrained technicians can help recommend a generator for your application. Kohler generators are industry renowned for their durability and reliability and we have a wide range of models and sizes in stock for almost any purpose. There are two main applications for a generator. The first is providing standby power for a home during a power outage, and second is providing power for an offgrid home.
Most people experience power outages due to thunderstorms, severe winter weather, earthquakes, and other factors. And these outages can severely affect your home and family. A Kohler home standby generator assures that you can weather the storm. Generators are also used in offgrid power systems mainly to supplement solar power during prolonged periods of overcast weather. They can also be used offgrid as a backup power source in case of equipment maintenance or failure. While some people will operate their offgrid home entirely on a generator, over time the cost of fuel can add up, and for that reason we recommend a solar power.
System with generator backup. A Kohler home generator is the ideal choice for seamless backup power. Home generators are professionally installed by your electrician, and they're permanently mounted outside on a pad and wired into your home electrical system. A home generator's going to start and stop automatically when needed to provide power for your home during an outage Home generators operate on either natural gas or propane fuels. They can work in conjunction with battery backup and solar electric systems. Portable generators are also designed for standby backup and offgrid power and there's a wide range.
Of sizes available, although generally size is smaller compared to a home generator. A portable generator is your most costeffective option and no installation is required. These generators operate on gasoline or diesel fuel, however manual start and stop is required and they need to be refueled frequently. There's a lot to consider when choosing a generator for your home. Here at Wholesale Solar we have years of experience designing power systems, and Kohler factorytrained technicians ready to assist. If you have questions or need help feel free to call one of our solar experts or visit the website. This has been Josh with FYI.
Kickstarter ReadySet Solar Kit for iPad, iPhone, Android more
Hi! My name is Mike Lin. And I'm Brian Warshawsky. And we run Fenix International, a San Franciscobased startup, where we make renewable energy products for emerging markets. Our first product, the ReadySet, is a renewable energy system that can be charged from solar panels, bicycle generators, or even grid electricity. An estimated 1.5 billion live off the grid, without access to electricity. Incredibly, 600 million use cell phones even while lacking the power to keep their phones charged. They also burn kerosene for lighting, which is dirty, dangerous, and expensive.
We designed the ReadySet to make it easy to start an offgrid phone charging business, as well as provide clean and safe electric lighting. I was able to collect 100,000 from the charging of people's phones last month. Since we launched the ReadySet in Africa, many of our friends have been asking us, when they'll be available here in the US. We're happy to announce, the time is now. While we designed the ReadySet for the developing world, there are just as many applications for the ReadySet here at home. Each ReadySet Kit includes a 15 Watt solar panel,.
A grid charger, an LED light, and a universal clip charger, that can charge lithium ion batteries for nearly any camera or cell phone. We built the ReadySet to power countless devices, from its 2 USB ports and 2 car lighter adaptor ports. You can use the ReadySet to create a lowcarbon digital lifestyle, by powering your iPad, iphone, or Android devices with solar power. If you like the outdoors, you can use the ReadySet to power your campsite, by running lights, speakers, and other devices while you're off the grid.
In case of an emergency, like an earthquake, hurricane, or snow storm, the ReadySet can provide vital backup power for communications, flashlights, portable radios, and even a wifi hotspot. These applications are just the start. We've designed the ReadySet with an open standard input to enable users to design their own sources of power generation, like a microwind turbine our interns designed last summer. We're publishing a power API, and launching an online platform to allow makers and hackers to collaborate and to develop new hardware applications for the ReadySet. Together, we can create ReadySet applications that are useful here at home,.
And hopefully power sustainable development in emerging markets as well. So Kickstarter, here's what we need from you. In order for us to bring the ReadySet to the US and support our developer community, we need 100 of you to buy a ReadySet now. By funding our Kickstarter, you can show your support for renewable energy, and help us in our mission to deliver power to the 1.5 billion people who live without electricity. Check back here for new tutorials and updates, and help us spread the word. Thank you very much for your support.
SP Excalibur Plus HybridOffgrid Energy Storage System by OPTI SOLAR
The Excalibur Plus is a perfect energy storage system. It comes with an inverter that safely and efficiently converts DC power sources into AC power feeds. It's perfect for residential, commercial, industrial offgrid configurations, as well as hybrid configurations thanks to its AC input. The Excalibur Plus series ranges from 1 to 3.6kvA, and continuously provides up to 2400W with an input voltage of 120 or 230V, and 50 or 60Hz. Excalibur Plus energy storage system is housed in a rolling metal cabinet. You can directly connect your devices into the sockets on the front panel.
This front panel includes a control interface with an LCD display, LED indicator lights and control buttons. All the connections are secured and pose no risk to users or children. And the mobile case offers more flexibility of use, making it also safe for indoor use. And just like the SP Series, this powerful inverter provides pure sinewave power, meaning you will have a clean and reliable power source for even your most sensitive equipment. This energy storage system has an allinone inverter with a builtin 40A solar charger. You can create many different configurations with this inverter,.
Thanks to its dual AC and DC inputs. You can also configure the ACDC priority logic and many other settings on this inverter. For advanced applications with higher capacities, we strongly recommend that you combine this unit with one of our PWM or MPPT external solar chargers. Thanks for watching our tutorial. If you have any more questions about the Excalibur Plus energy storage system or any of our other products, please visit us at optisolar And if you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to contact us we would love to hear from you.
Awesome Preppers Aquaponics Homestead 3
Here is the main greenhouse and another view, you can see across the property this greenhouse is a work in progress as well but well along. It has only been in operation about eight months It has a back water wall for thermal storage nice windows for the greenhouse, and he's growing carrots, tomatoes, and again this is starting up in powered by those little babies ltfishgt right now Here's a fig tree that he just took a cutting branch and stuck it in and it started. And that was less than 8 months ago.
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