The owners built a solar home, including six 130 W Sharp solar panels. The system was installed by Harvest Energy Solutions. Here is what the owner says about off-grid living in New Brunswick:
Category: Active Solar
The owners installed a domestic solar hot water system in 2007 and added three different sizes of photovoltaic panels and a 400 W wind turbine to generate electricity. The owners have two 4×8′ solar hot water panels connected to a heat exchanger and water storage tank, which is linked to the regular hot water tank. To help… Read more »
In 2006, Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, at the foot of the Confederation Bridge, installed a 1.2 × 2.4 m (4 × 8′) solar panel (Thermo Dynamics Ltd.) to preheat some of the hot water needed for the restaurant. In order to reduce the amount of electricity used to heat water for the kitchen, a solar hot water panel pre-heats the… Read more »
In 2006, Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, at the foot of the Confederation Bridge, installed a small photovoltaic panel to run the water pump for a demonstration water fountain. Cape Jourimain’s 60 W photovoltaic panel generates electricity when the sun is out. The current flows in one direction (like a battery) and thus the electricity generated is… Read more »
The Centre utilizes many forms of solar energy. The main PV systems are: 520 W Shell Solar, 450 W and 200 W ARCO solar systems. The 520-W Shell Solar system is part of a net metered system, the first in New Brunswick, which helps offset the Centre’s electricity use.