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EasyGrid power upgrades off grid holiday home to luxury level

posted on: Aug 08 2017 in Off grid

 

EasyGrid 3000 Case Study

With breath taking views from it’s secluded position 600m above sea level this holiday home in the Cevennes Mountains in the south of France is an idyllic spot for Kit Rose and his wife from Kent. Kit’s parents bought the property as a ruin back in the 1970s and renovated it through the course of his and his sibling’s teenage years. As a house it has always been totally off-grid; rainwater is harvested from the roof and stored in a cave beneath the house, and for many years electricity has been generated from a single solar panel on the roof, stored in batteries, and inverted to 240 volts for use in the house. 

 

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New style Victron MultiPlus set to replace earlier Compacts

posted on: Jul 19 2017 in Marine, Off grid, Vehicle

New style MultiPlus set to replace earlier Compacts 

A sleeker, more modern looking MultiPlus in the 500VA – 800VA range with voltages of 12, 24 and 48V is set to replace the earlier MultiPlus Compact range. If you are familiar with Victron Energy products you might just have noticed that 48V is now included in the new range, which wasn’t the case with the Compacts. The new range is gradually being introduced. Here are the ones planned for stock at the end of July.

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Upgraded EasyGrid and Large Solar Array for new wedding, corporate and private event venue

posted on: Jul 14 2017 in Case Studies, Off grid

Casterley Barn, the new events and conference centre project, being built at Rushall Organic Farm in Wiltshire, was bought to the Energy Solutions’ Off Grid team by Ramsbury Electrical, an experienced electrical installation company who were looking for the most efficient way to power the centre off grid. There were numerous issues to consider in order to ensure that the centre had sufficient power for all types of events, from conferences to weddings, at any time of year. The power needed to supply lighting, security, media and also a kitchen with catering appliances – and at times additional equipment from external caterers as well.

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Kent farm uses VariPower – the perfect temporary power solution

posted on: Mar 27 2017 in Case Studies, Off grid

Power cuts affect most homes at some point during the year, but in most instances they are short lived and the power comes back on in hours. 

For Mr and Mrs Bowyer-Jones in Kent it was not so simple. The power to their farm went off on Boxing Day 2016 – due to problems with the power line – and has not come back on since. For three weeks the couple ran their house from a small petrol generator, running the genset for 18 hours out of 24 cost £30 per day, with fuel having to be collected daily.

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