Off Grid House... The system has increased in size year by year to the point that it produces all our energy needs. We have been disconnected from the grid for over 2 years now but still have it available for back up and have not had a need to switch it back on during this time period.
- 325 Newsome Mound Road, Weatherford, TX 76085
- Energy need met:
- 100% or more of electricity
- Zero net energy
- Event Participation:
- ASES National Solar Tour 2015 Host
- Small Wind
- January 2002
- Size of System:
- 10.0 kW
- To generate electricity
- Owner Installed DIY
Solar PV kW 9.6 Installation Date : 2002-present Installer: I did it all myself. Equipment Home built solar tracker 4 each Xantrex inverters total of 20KW Battery storage 48 volt @ 1360 AH or 65 KWH Wind Turbine Generating capacity 10KW Bergey Wind Tower home built 100 feet Owner installed 2007- Present Solar Hot Water Two solar water heating systems for domestic use and in-floor radiant heating Owner installed
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Green features: • Catchment system for 6,000 gallons of rainwater harvesting • Green house with solar heating and heat storage • Portable solar generator for power tools and lighting
My motivation is to reduce my carbon foot print and become Energy independent in the event of a power outage. The system has increased in size year by year to the point that it produces all our energy needs. We have been disconnected from the grid for more than 2 years now but still have it available for back up and have not had a need to switch it back on during this time period.
Experience with Installer:
Excellent...I did it all myself
Open House Info:
Tour Hours: 10am - 4pm Saturday, 03 October 2015 *Vistors who sign the Renner House sign-in sheet (legibly!) will be eligible to win a 90 watt solar panel with a charger controller (a $193.00 value!). Winners need not be present to win but must be willing to pick up their prize.