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Off grid electricity

Isolated homes and businesses without mains electricity supply either have to manage without electricity, or generate their own. For these houses, a renewable electricity generation system - using wind, water or solar power to generate power - could be the answer.
Living with an off-grid system can never be like living with mains electricity, but as well as reduced carbon emmissions it is much cheaper and quieter than running a diesel generator

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Off grid electricity
Storage Batteries
Biomass Heating

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Two solar arrays and a small wind turbine supply the majority of the electricity. A diesel generator is used as a back up.

A bank of deep-cycle batteries store electricity when it is generated and provides power for when it is needed. With proper controls and system design, a battery bank can last ten years or more.

 

A biomass boiler fuelled with wood logs supplies all the heating demands of the farmhouse and farm office.
Excess heat is used to dry logs or crops in a purpose built  drying room.