How to Create a Solar or Wind Power Source

How to Create a Solar or Wind Power Source

Solar panel and wind turbine power generators allow you to harness the power of the sun and the wind to generate electricity to power your home. With solar panels, there is no need to give up the luxury of electricity when you are away from home. Whether you are camping, lounging on a boat, or taking a road trip, mounted solar panels let you keep your 12 Volt applications powered. The solar panels and wind turbines act as a great alternative to noisy gas generators. They're silent and they keep the air free of fumes and other pollutants. Since they draw power exclusively from the sun and the wind, these solar panels and wind turbines eliminate the need for fuel and operating costs.

 

Harvest Nature's Power

Solar panels and wind turbines are the future of home-energy production. These power generating solutions will save you money in the long run and these savings will become exponentially greater as energy prices increase. The diagram below can give you an idea of how the system works in general. Below you will also find installation guides for both the solar energy solution (section A) and the wind power solution (section B).

Note: Choose an area that will receive the most possible sunlight during the day for your solar panels. The performance of your solar power source will be dependent on the amount of sunlight available. The same goes for wind turbines, you need to determine the area where the turbine will get the most wind. The battery, charge controller and inverter must be installed in a dry, well ventilated area.

 

Solar Energy

For this guide, we're using the Mini Solar Farm from Nature Power. You will need the following items for this installation:

 

Follow the overview steps below to install the Mini Solar Farm. For detailed installation instructions please refer to the owner's manual from the product page.

 

 

Step 1 - Select a suitable location to mount the solar panels. You can either mount the panels titled or flat against the surface. Refer to the instructions manual for detailed steps on mounting and securing the panels to the surface.

Step 2 - Connect the charge controller to a 12 Volt battery with the included "J-Plug to Battery Clamp" wire. Make sure you have the right polarity (positive battery clamp to the positive battery terminal).

Step 3 - Connect the charge controller to the solar panels. The charge controller should be placed in close proximity to the battery. Distance between the solar panels and charge controller is acceptable.

Step 4 - Connect the inverter to the battery. If you wish to extend the distance the solar panels and the battery you may splice an additional length of copper wire. Remove the J-Plug in order to do so.

Step 5 - Test your setup by turning the power switch on the inverter to the On position. If everything has been wired properly, the green power light will illuminate.

DONE! - Now you can even power appliances within the RV, a cabin or cottage, and much more. Environmentally friendly, the Mini Solar Farm ensures you will never be without power, while keeping the air free of fumes and other pollutants.

 

Wind Power

For this guide, we're using the WindTura 750 Complete Wind Turbine Kit. You will need the following items for this installation:

Follow the overview steps below to install the WindTura 750 Complete Wind Turbine Kit. For detailed installation instructions please refer to the owner's manual and/or installation videos from the product page. Make sure to review installation warnings before installation to ensure a safe setup.

Step 1 - Connect yaw bushing to 3-phase slip ring.

Step 2 - Apply strain relief to slip ring cabling.

Step 3 - Install the slip ring and yaw bushing onto the tower pipe.

 

 

Step 4 - With the help of a friend, mount the generator onto the tower.

Step 5 - Wire the generator to the slip ring and tower.

Step 6 - Assemble the furling tail.

Step 7 - Attach the blades and hub to the generator and test your setup.

DONE! - Now you can power household appliances in your home, cabin, or cottage with energy from the wind. Environmentally friendly, the WindTura 750 Complete Wind Turbine Kit ensures you will never be without power, while keeping the air free of fumes and other pollutants.

 

Get Started

Solar panels and wind turbines are the future of home-energy production. To harvest these natural sources of energy, start with the products below:

Nature Power 72 Watt Mini Solar Farm Nature Power 260 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Charger Kit Sunforce Products 100 Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel






 

WindyNation WindTura 750 Complete Wind Turbine Kit Sunforce Products 400 Watt Wind Turbine Power Generator Sunforce Products 30 Foot Tower Kit for the 600 Watt Wind Turbine






 

Sunforce Products 10 Amp Digital Charge Controller Sunforce Products 2500W Pure Sine Wave Inverter AIMS 5000 Watt Compact Modified Sine Wave Power Inverter






 

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