power from the sun we can dodge the issue no longer - and will now attempt to explain
how our off-grid system works.
In the beginning, there is light, - harvested and converted into an electrical
current by our solar panels.
|The charge from our panels is stored in these twelve batteries – |
the heart of our power system.
Not much to look at, but without the charge controller (centre) and inverter (right)
we’d never be able to use the electricity stored in the batteries
Sacrifices are minor and gains have been considerable in terms of independence and an opportunity to lessen our personal impact on the environment. One of the cardinal rules of this blog has been to never preach or gloat, but I can’t resist mentioning the fact that Greytown suffered a major power outage lasting most of a day at the end of last year, and we were utterly oblivious to it!
|Like Superman, we draw our mighty power from Earth’s yellow Sun.|