Off Grid Renewable Energy Solar Wind Setup Part1

May 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

We have 2 Evergreen Solar panels 180 watts each, Tristar 60Amp Controller, 2, 400 watt Air-x wind generators, about 8 marine deep cycle batteries from walmart now. A 250A DC breakerbox from Midnight Solar, Xantrex DR-2412 2400Watt Inverter, and a Reliance transfer switch. So far the system has cost about 00 with everything overbuilt to be upgradeable with more solar panels as soon as we get some more funding! More videos soon lots has changed since winter has set in.

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25 Responses to “Off Grid Renewable Energy Solar Wind Setup Part1”
  1. swerveburd says:

    Hey man, Just wanna say thank you for all your work. You’re helping GAIA. Jah Bless.

  2. ppinny says:

    Think of the energy saved if they’d started the project in Spring instead of the 1st October!
    If he sustained and Eco footprint of zero for the rest of his life Mr Stroud would never offset the energy used the overuse of materials and machinery.
    How much sense does it make to have to insulate more external wall surfaces by having having multiple buildings!
    The people growing the weed were probably doing more for Gaia!

    I checked the Survivorman…and commented on part1 ..sorry Les.

  3. RCEbooks says:

    North Dakota: the most MISERABLE environment man is stupid enough NOT to leave. Unless of course he gets his girl knocked up in high school and is now in Iraq or Afghanistan. The outlay for this shit is MORE than the house will ever be worth! -40 at night with wind, think!!!

  4. RCEbooks says:

    Hey, you’re helping GAIA! What the HELL is that? Help a real person, “GAIA” couldn’t give a rat’s fart about humanity! God, that is the wackiest most stupid statement. What is it with you HIPPIES and “saving the planet” but God forbid if an old lady needs help carrying her groceries, right! FUCK the planet, get involved with educating KIDS and getting the HOOKERS off of Craigslist! This is all about isolating yourself and it’s actually WRONG from any spiritual “angle” you wanna view it from!

  5. solarcabin says:

    A good system but too complicated and expensive for the average homeowner I believe.

    Visit solar cabin for small use wind power and solar power ideas!

  6. RCEbooks says:

    “Affordable Solar, I highly recommend”…. OH BROTHER! $800/180watts = $4.44/watt! Sun panels are now $1.98/watt and you buy them in JANUARY for even less than that! $100 for shipping: You got banged by $33 on that too!

  7. RCEbooks says:

    To ANYONE Watching these: If this guy is NOT a licensed electrician AND his mortgage bank found out about his handiwork (highly probable in Jamestown!) he would immediately lose his homeowner’s insurance, which is REQUIRED for the bank to keep funding the loan. Unless this house is fully paid for, he doesn’t actually OWN it as far as a bank is concerned! THINK BEFORE YOU DO THESE CRAZY-ASS THINGS!

  8. 565Customz says:

    umm. no

  9. esiosan says:

    nice set up friend. Good stuff!


    hey utite weirdo
    whats ur probelm with hookers
    they come in handy

    and solar of grid systems are improving dramatically year to year

    so fak ooff jacoff
    some people dotn give a sheat about gay gaia and do help old ladies
    it jsut hapens to like to generate there own power,

    and when its gonna be cheaper then paying the ulitity company a cheap ass indian like u gonna be the first to jump in

  11. mccunecp says:

    what is the wattage of that inverter and how much did it set you back. Ilike to get a gride power inverter so I can also sell power back to the power company like my excess yet also power the home if I lose power and want to build one that will grow with me like how you are doing untile I’m completly off the gird and then my grid will be my back up. if you know what I mean.

  12. MrSolarenergy says:

    it looks like you have about 9ampz are you sure its 7 ? an is your charge controller set to 12,24 or 48

  13. brandon14872 says:

    i would hate to fall from that height

    look at 2:53

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  16. Engineer245 says:

    Nice set up. However I would argue that building the panels yourself is the best alternative for those who have the skills and not the cash. Since 2007 you can now buy great panels at $1.5-$2 per watt. Great video though.

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  18. FutileFreak says:

    What’s the wind-cam for?

  19. toddac1 says:

    At 3:16 you are talking about the tristar ts60. im looking at doing the same set up. but (4) 100 watt duponts, (1) 400 watt air x. I realize the charge controller is the “heart” of the system but we cant afford $600 bucks for an mppt outback or xantrex. I like the ts 60…can you run your wind gen, and the solar system at the same time through he ts 60…thanks

  20. toddac1 says:

    @jordansname wish he would answer this for us….:)…guess ill call morningstar in the a.m.

  21. toddac1 says:

    @toddac1 had grammer errors

  22. DeFensorForTiSs says:

    So I know nothing about alternative energy sources, say I had 4x 1000 watt lights running basically 24/7 how many solar panels would i need to run that?

  23. cyim1st1 says:

    Can you run your wind gen and solar at the same time with the morning star charge controller? Thanks

  24. backwoods223 says:

    @DeFensorForTiSs The 1000 watts is per hour. so 24 hours is 4x1000x24=96,000. so for example, if you get 5 hours of good sunlight per day, divide 96000 by 5. you get 19,200. that is how many watts you need to be producing per hour of sunlight. so if you find some solar panels that you like, just divide 19,200 by however many watts the solar panels produce. you will also want a few extra panels just in case. Just to warn you, It is going to be expensive to get something to run that much power.

  25. jubfub1 says:


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