Wild About Renewables: Page 5 of 5

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The Hermanns' showcase home
The Hermanns in fronto of their showcase home and business.
Three Wind Gennies
With a special permit, the Hermanns were able to install three wind generators on their 0.7-acre home site.
Up On the Tower
The author doing routine maintenance on an AWP 3.6.
PV & Thermal Arrays
The top PV array feeds electric heaters and the middle array charges the system’s main battery. The vertically mounted thermal collectors produce hot water for space heating.
Power Room
The continually evolving and extensive control center.
PV Analog Meters
Solar-electric array input meters.
Battery Meters
Three amp-hour meters monitor battery state of charge and wind generator energy production.
Erhard and Renée
Erhard and Renée are happy with the performance and independence of their hybrid renewable energy system.
The Hermanns' showcase home
Three Wind Gennies
Up On the Tower
PV & Thermal Arrays
Power Room
PV Analog Meters
Battery Meters
Erhard and Renée

Access

Erhard Hermann, Erhard’s Electric, Box 1942, Didsbury, AB, Canada T0M 0W0 • 403-335-3330 • Fax: 403-335-3330 • solar@erhardselectric.comwww.erhardselectric.com

Abundant Renewable Energy, 22700 NE Mountain Top Rd., Newberg, OR 97132 • 503-538-8298 • Fax: 503-538-8782 • info@abundantre.comwww.abundantre.com • AWP 3.6 & used 80-foot tower

Aeromax Inc., 1157 Highway 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 • 888-407-9463 or 928-775-0085 • Fax: 928-775-0803 • info@aeromag.comwww.aeromaxenergy.com • Aeromax Lakota S

Bogart Engineering, 19020 Two Bar Rd., Boulder Creek, CA 95006 • 831-338-0616 • Fax: 831-338-2337 • bogart@bogartengineering.comwww.bogartengineering.com • TriMetric battery monitor

EA Energy Alternatives Ltd., 5-4217 Glanford Ave., Victoria, BC, Canada V8Z 4B9 • 800-265-8898 or 250-727-0522 • Fax: 250-727-2286 • sales@energyalternatives.cawww.energyalternatives.ca • Kyocera PVs & TriMetric meter

Morningstar Corporation, 1098 Washington Crossing Rd., Washington Crossing, PA 18977 • 215-321-4457 • Fax: 215-321-4458 • info@morningstarcorp.comwww.morningstarcorp.com • TriStar, ProStar15 & SunSaver charge controllers

OutBack Power Systems, 19009 62nd Ave. NE, Arlington, WA 98223 • 360-435-6030 • Fax: 360-435-6019 • sales@outbackpower.comwww.outbackpower.com • Inverters, charge controllers, etc.

Solar Converters Inc., 558 Massey Rd., Unit 1, Guelph, ON, Canada N1K 1B4 • 519-824-5272 • Fax: 519-823-0325 • info@solarconverters.com * www.solarconverters.com

Soltek Powersource, #16 - 2333 18th Ave. NE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2E 8T6 • 888-291-9039 or 403-291-9039 • Fax: 403-291-9049 • sps@spsenergy.comwww.spsenergy.com • System components

Surrette Battery Company Ltd., PO Box 2020, Springhill, NS, Canada B0M 1X0 • 800-681-9914 or 902-597-3767 • Fax: 800-681-9915 or 902-597-8447 • sales@surrette.comwww.surrette.com • Batteries

True-North Power Systems, Lion’s Head, ON, Canada N0H 1W0 • 519-793-3290 • Fax: 519-793-3290 • info@truenorthpower.comwww.truenorthpower.com • Lakota wind generator

Xantrex Technology Inc., 8999 Nelson Wy., Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 4B5 • 800-670-0707 or 604-422-8595 •
Fax: 604-442-1591 • information@xantrex.comwww.xantrex.com • TM500 meter, Link 10 meter

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