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Three Paths to Solar Power

Three Paths to Solar Power

By Ron Young – In much of the world solar energy is rapidly becoming mainstream power. In Germany, one of the world’s most industrialized nations, renewables overtook coal as the leading source of power and now account for 41 per cent of the country’s electricity. Germany recently announced that it will begin to shut down […]

OFFGRID SOLAR | Key Considerations for an Off-grid Solar Energy System: Part II

OFFGRID SOLAR | Key Considerations for an Off-grid Solar Energy System: Part II

By Ron Young – In part one of this article I discussed various topics including Solar Availability, Types of Mounting, Length of Wire Run, and Charge Controllers. The remaining two major components of your off-grid system are Inverters and Batteries.   INVERTERS An inverter is a device that takes the stored battery power and changes […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Dire Straits for Electricity in BC

RENEWABLE ENERGY | Dire Straits for Electricity in BC

By Ron Young – You play the programs on the solar T.V… That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it! With apologies to Dire Straits for paraphrasing their 1985 hit, “Money for Nothing,” I write this article to answer the question most frequently asked of me in my business: “How the #@^¿ do I […]