After buying his first turbine in 2004, he began making his own turbines based on designs by otherpower.com and Hugh Piggot. He has since added to these designs to adjust for the NB climate. He has built two turbines for himself, and over 30 others for local individuals because of his interest in building turbines… Read more »
The owners installed a 300-W Air 403 wind turbine from Southwest Wind Power. The power generated is stored and used through the same batteries and equipment used for the photovoltaic (PV) system. This wind turbine is considered somewhat noisy. Together, the wind turbine and the PV system provide all of the electrical needs for the residence and… Read more »
The owner has chosen to use a combined set up of different systems to help lower her electricity costs and test renewable energy. The system includes: electricity generation from the wind turbine, solar hot air space heating, and solar hot water heating.
At the moment the home is powered by a small photovoltaic solar system which is sufficient for his home, however he has had to make some lifestyle changes. The owner monitors the amount of power being used, and can only use a laptop computer for a certain amount of time as to not drain its… Read more »
This is an off-grid system that more than meets the needs of this family, home-based business and supplies surplus power to a small artist cabin nearby. The house is a timberframe with strawbale infill, 3 storey, 195 m2 (2100 sq. ft.) building. The cabin is a load-bearing strawbale contruction, 1.5 storey and 60 m2 (650 sq. ft.). They have several appliances… Read more »