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Off-Grid Generator Rides Again

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generator and solar for off-grid electric serviceA generator with a solar system brings electric service to off-grid living.

Gary Packard is one of Collins Control & Electric’s off grid customers. He has a 4.2 KW/hr solar system with a bank of batteries to power his home.  A Kohler 17RES backup generator charges the batteries when the weather is not sufficiently sunny.  On normal days, the solar power is enough for two days of use, but on overcast days in December, January, and February the generator is on more frequently. This system makes the Packard household energy independent.

 

 

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Net Zero Home Solar Electrical Installation

Solar Home with solar arrays.

We have found it challenging to integrate this photo-voltaic system into the over all design of this refurbished 1960’s net zero residence. The architect and owner are pleased with the outcome.

We enjoy the challenges presented by electrical upgrades and remodels because it lets us showcase our creative electrical contractor skills.