"battery" means a facility at which the liquids obtained from one or more wells are stored before those liquids are processed for market or delivered to market or are otherwise disposed of, and may include equipment or other devices for separating the liquids into oil, natural gas and water;
morpho wrote: »
And have been wintering in a 12 foot travel trailer.
fear not, I built a simple 400 sq foot pole structure around it, wrapped the whole thing in strawbales, covered all that in a very large tarp and hunkered down for the winter. It's been pretty fun all things considered.
I built a rocket mass heater for when the sun is not heating up the 16 feet of south facing glazing. I can personally vouch for passive solar gain to heat up a space.
It has been down to minus 36 outside and with the sun shining in it was plus 80 inside without any heater.
I was gifted 2 Kycera 130 watt panels (one with shattered glass) and 4, 12 volt 100 amp hr AGM batteries. God bless the cast offs of the oil industry!
I wired a cheapo charge controller and 1000 watt modified sine wave inverter onto it and have been powered ever since.
We have lights (3 strings of LED Christmas lights) 2 CF bulbs and two computers, a little utility pump all running off this system. We have had to run the little generator twice all winter! Pretty happy about that.
So can anyone point me in the direction of a book that explains how to size a system properly? panels to batteries etc.
I'll try to get a few moments to scan through the forums for info now that I have the"interwebs"
What can people tell me about the complete packages that companies like Alt-e sell?
I was told by a rep that they can customize it to any configuration I might need.
is there a preference for certain panels for off grid use? ie: smaller size so the wind does not detach them from the frames on a pole mount.
morpho wrote: »
The prices in Canada on the stuff is stupid. In the US it will cost about 14 thousand in Canada they want to charge 27 thousand. And considering there are no rebates here in OilLandia that is a real kick in the teeth!
Ok, I'll read a a bunch and see what kind of dumb questions I can pose.