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Phone: (306)-298-2088

 

This are plain text pages and links who hopefully answer some questions.


When you talk to people about going off the grid, most of the questions they ask are: How much does it cost? How many panels? Are you going to have batteries and... and  if so - how many? - Oh! - and how much does it cost again?


That is where we come in! - Just get in touch to find out how little we know..


TRUEWEST SOLAR specializes in power generated from solar and wind

And Yes! - needless to say - we use the stuff ourselves. 


You can get hold of us at: 306 298-2088 or e-mail us at info@truewest.ca


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OFF - GRID

DO IT YOURSELF - Something to think about - before you pick up the tools.

OFF GRID VERSUS GRID TIE - a short review

IS AN OFF-GRID SYSTEM LEGAL? - Is it or is it not?

OFF-GRID - What is needed in an off-grid home system

GOING OFF-GRID - Living the off - grid lifestyle and what matters most.

BATTERY TIPS - How to get the most out of your lead acid batteries

BATTERY WIRING DIAGRAMS - 12V - 24v  - 48V - take your pick.

MPPT CHARGE CONTROLLERS - Why they come real handy in installations.

PLANNING - SIZING - PRICING -  Some off-grid system examples

SURVIVE WITH SOLAR - If you are scared the world goes boom..

GENERATORS - What a back-up generator does.

INVERTER TALK - Basic things you just need to know

GOING SOLAR - Questions about solar electricity

DISCONNECTS - What the Heck is this?

RV SYSTEMS - On the road with solar

WINTER TIPS

WIND VERSUS SOLAR - What you want to know before deciding.

WIND TIPS - What you can expect of your wind generator


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GRID -TIE

GRID -TIE SYSTEMS - What is needed in an grid tie system.

BACK-UP POWER SYSTEMS - when power fails.

Canada RE - What we sure could use in Canada.


THIS IS WHAT WE WOULD NEED AT FIRST CONTACT SO WE CAN SIZE  A SYSTEM:


Tell us the results and we take it from there... It' is that simple.

STEP #1 - Get out a sheet of paper and write, Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July up to December like below. Now contact your electric provider or get your utility bill for your annual kilowatt hours used each month for a current year.

Write down on that sheet of paper whatever number your electric provider tells you for that specific month.

KWH USED EACH MONTH:

JANUARY:  659 - kilowatt hours

FEBRUARY:  607

MARCH: 701

APRIL: 721 

MAY: 719

JUNE: 950

JULY: 975

AUGUST: 995

SEPTEMBER: 612

OCTOBER:850

NOVEMBER: 700

DECEMBER: 998

TOTAL YEAR:

9,487 (Divide this by 12 = MONTHLY 790 KWH - that would be the amount of kilowatt hours what you need to generate each month if your lifestyle is similar, and this will determine size and price of a solar electrical system. Use less - need lees - pay less. Use more - need more - pay more...you get the drift. Give us the number so we know what we shooting for.

NEED HELP?:  Call TWS at (1)-306 - 298 - 2088

Phone:306-298-2088

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