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TouchWorks, Leadington, Leamlara, Co. Cork
Phone: +353 21 4642466, Mobile: +353 87 2531904

What's New?

One of the more exciting projects that Sean is working on is a whole house power generation and energy management system for an off-grid site.

Phase 1 of this project is complete and means that all of the domestic water requirements for the house are now provided by sunlight. This is achieved by using solar panels to charge a bank of 12v leisure batteries . This stored energy is then drawn off as needed via a 230v AC inverter which powers the deep well pump. A deep cycle battery bank would be ideal , however this would be very expensive.

A 120 watt PV solar panel array provides the power for the system. This is mounted on a mobile unit which can rotate freely in both the vertical and horizontal axis.

Phase 2 will make the array automatically track the sun. This will increase power generation by approx. 20%.

Phase 3 will expand the power generation capacity with additional solar arrays and a wind generator.

Phase 4 will provide all of the electricity needs of the house with on-site generated electricity thus completely eliminating the need to pay an electricity provider for power. This house is located about 6 miles from Midleton, East Cork.

I've built up a considerable knowledge about living off-grid and often have had to invent solutions where none was available (or was too expensive!). If you would like to know more about how to generate your own power, send me an email and Iíll help with some really practical advice.

Or, if you would like me to build you a
mobile stand-alone solar array complete with charge controller, 220v Ac inverter and storage batteries, please drop me a line with your requirements and Iíll give you a quote. Iíd need to know the maximum power needed at any one time and the max Kwh per day. I can also perform a site survey if needed.