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  • Writer's pictureJon Runningbear

Solar Wind and Hydro Power in a Bus Conversion

Updated: Apr 6, 2021

When it comes to off the grid we all have our own ideas of what that should be. Most will agree it means to not be tied to a grid. To some it means "never" to others it means sometimes. I fall into the "never' category. When I built my Bus Conversion I knew I was going to be spending as much time off the grid as possible. This is why I have spent the last 15 years designing and perfecting our off the grid systems the first system is a Solar and #Windturbine system, this gives you the best of both as you'll most likely have one or the other most anywhere you travel. Adding the wind element to the system means you can park in the shade and use wind and keep your rig cooler. it also means producing power when you're using the least power, at night. Wind just like Solar is dependent on something but, having a mix of systems gives your system a better chance of producing the power you'll need to be #Offthegrid The #Hydronic or #hydrosystems we use are for battery charging we use the river to charge up batteries that can be taken back to your rig to use the power they store, an example of this is ill take a battery pack of lithium batteries to the river and put the #hydrogenerator in the river so it charges the batteries then in the evening I'll change out the fully charged batteries for batteries needing charged. This means I don't have to park close to the water source in order to have charging capabilities. So using a mix of the three means I always have power when I need it.

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