Q&A: Setting up an extremly remote 3 part hybrid power system?

Question by velvet_an_steel: Setting up an extremly remote 3 part hybrid power system?
I’m in the planning stages. Nothing bought yet. This is a low budget system using common house tools. If needed I can rent. Town is 40 miles away. I’m really trying to avoid that.

The goal: set up a hybrid system using water, wind & solar. I’m planning on using 3 separate charge controllers. Plan to use shunt controllers for the hydro and wind.

Solar: I am planing on starting with a 60 watt kit w/ 7 amp controller to start with.
Wind: I’m planning on purchasing a small 400 watt turbine. The site is on the side of a mountain, next to a nice clear path that has been cut for a pipeline in Eastern Oklahoma. Wind is always there.

Battery bank: I’m currently planning on starting out with 2 or 4 – 105 Amp-hour batteries.

Hydro: The unknown part that I’m asking about is for the hydro. How do I know what size of controller I need for that?

Battery bank: I’m currently planning on starting out with 2 or 4 105 Amp-hour batteries. Need urls to cheapest reputable place on line to buy shunt controllers.
Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by puedodharma
Wow, you do sound like you’re on your way to something remarkable and the possibility of being able to send your power back to the grid and charge them for it :)
But for those of us who don’t know, where are you finding this cheap technology? I was under the impression that most of the alternative stuff was fairly expensive.

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2 Responses to Q&A: Setting up an extremly remote 3 part hybrid power system?

  1. dad says:

    I’m building solar panels from scrap cells and there working out really good i have 2 panels on my roof now and working on the 3rd it takes time though . I have pics in my blog how im doing them really really cheap and I’m using 30 ordinary car batteries and getting plenty of power out of them got them at the junk yard cheap . I’m starting on my wind mill my own design out of junk parts . As far as the hydro depending on how well it flows i would run a 3 inch pipe up stream as far as i could go and get a 220 generator with a turban and adjust the speed with a plane old shut off valve hydraulics are great. You would have all the power you need as long as the river runs

  2. GABY says:

    Great project. The controller size is determined by the generator size and type. Probably best to stick with DC. It will make the entire system simpler. Your going to need a lot more batteries to get much use out of your system.

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