Tired of being dependent on the grid for electricity? Want to build a home, cottage or vacation property away from utility power? Do you want to create a source of disaster-proof electrical energy? It's never been easier to design and build your own off-grid renewable energy system and this video course teaches you everything you need to know to make it happen. Modelled after a renewable energy system that's been powering a full-featured home since 1998, this step-by-step course covers all the important details you need for building your own off-grid renewable power system. You can even turn the tables on your utility company and make your power meter run backwards using energy you generate with solar panels or a wind turbine.
This course includes 20,000 words, dozens of photos, plans and 15 teaching videos.
By the time you're finished you'll know how to:
*determine how much off-grid energy you need to run your home or vacation property.
*understand why combining wind and solar delivers the best and most reliable performance.
*choose and install photovoltaic solar panels that will provide 20+ years of electricity from the sun
*select and install the right size and type of wind turbine to create electrical power for your situation.
*choose the right kind of storage batteries for your system and understand how to make them last a long time.
*work with a multimeter, strip cables, solder wires and make solder-free electrical connections.
I'm Steve Maxwell, award-winning how-to instructor with regular articles appearing in publications such as Harrowsmith, Canadian Contractor, Mother Earth News, Cottage Life, Homes & Cottages magazine and many others. I've lived on a rural island in Canada and for 30 years I've lived everything I teach in my video courses. There's no big publishing company behind my work, just a little guy (me) and my son (Robert) creating some of the most detailed information products about hands-on living in the world.
Download your copy of the OFF-GRID ENERGY energy course right now and get started building your own renewable energy system for your home or vacation property. Examine the material for 90 days and if you're not completely delighted, just ask for a refund. You'll get it. I promise.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: How many watts will this system produce?
A: The wattage output depends on the components you choose for the project. I mention specific brands and models of inverters, charge controllers, batteries, etc in the course, but you can use whatever size you want to get the results you need. My course also leads you through exercises to determine how much power you really need for your situation.
Q: Can you build a larger system or do you need to build multiple units if you want more capacity?
A: The system you'll learn to build is all one unit, but can be made larger or smaller – whatever you like. The system can also be expanded later if your needs change. That's the nice thing about being the builder of something. It's easy to alter things because you know the system inside-out.
Q: How much space does the off-grid power system take up?
A: Space required depends on how much battery backup you choose, but a couple of phone booths worth of space would be plenty.
Q: How much does this system cost in materials?
A: The smallest decent system anyone could build would run around $1000 with batteries. The sky is the limit for how much you can spend to get a larger size. The typical rule of thumb is $2 to $3 per installed watt of output. A 5KW off-grid power system would cost about $12,000 to 15,000.
Q: How long does it take to build?
A: Time for construction will vary tremendously based on the person doing the building and the specific design chosen. For an inexperienced person working evenings and weekends in their spare time, it might take a month or so to put together. Professionals install complete off-grid power systems in a couple of days.
Got any more questions? I'm the guy who designed and created this video course, so I'm sure I can help you. I'm also only an email away at email@example.com