Off-Grid Class to Benefit Pine Ridge Reservation Safe House


Great news! The class project for our upcoming November 8, 2014 Off-Grid Systems class will be to design electricity and water systems for the Fast Horse family of Wounded Knee, SD, so they can move back to their ancestral lands. More information below!
Right click and save to download the color brochure for the class HERE.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wind Turbine Design and Construction - Ohio, September 23-27 2014

Yellow Springs, Ohio, at Antioch College, September 23-27, 2014

We're offering one final 5-day Wind Turbine Design and Construction (Homebrew Wind Power) class for 2014! This is your last chance to take this awesome class until Spring of 2015. Cost is $800 per student.
You can see the class syllabus here.

Homebrew Wind Power HANDS-ON workshop: Nebraska, May 31 - June 5

Come join us for 6 days of intensive wind power boot camp in Chadron, Nebraska May 31 - June 5, 2014! Learn the practical details of small wind power in a fun, hands-on learning environment at a gorgeous off-grid conference facility.

Midnite Solar Rapid Shutdown System


The new 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC 2014) contains a somewhat controversial new rule intended to protect firefighters who have to work on rooftops where solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are installed - Article 690.12, Rapid Shutdown of PV Systems on Buildings.

It requires a shutdown system with which emergency responders can de-energize the entire solar array within 10 seconds from a clearly-marked central switch before venturing onto a rooftop for firefighting.

Guide to Choosing Off-Grid Batteries

large off-grid battery bank

A tidy install of eight 6-volt L-16s for a typical small, off-grid home.

Insulation for Saving Energy

How Insulation Can Help to Save Energy
(and earn you federal, state and local tax credits)

What the heck is MPPT?

Midnite Classic MPPT controller for solar, wind and hydro

Midnite Classic MPPT controller for solar, wind and hydro

Tilt-up MET tower videos

First, the helper gin pole goes up by hand, and then the gin pole. Yes, it's a gin pole for the gin pole.


And then the lift; 2 hours 45 minutes total time...(80 meter MET tower)

Solar Panel Syndrome - A New Scourge?

Consulting Services

Dan Fink and Dan Bartmann are available for speaking, teaching and consulting on renewable energy issues. Combined, they have over 35 years of off-grid electrical experience.




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