Off-Grid Solar for Cabin
Incorporating an off-grid solar system at your seasonal camp can provide many benefits ranging from:
- Economical – With a solar system you are able to avoid the large upfront costs needed to bring in the grid even a short distance.
- Comfort – A solar system will eliminate all or most of the need to haul fuel for a generator all while providing a silent source of energy to enjoy the peace and quiet of your own slice of heaven.
- Resilience – With minimal battery maintenance an off grid solar system can provide years of worry-free, hassle free electricity that isn’t subject to the cost of oil or the interference of a grid interruption.
Fran M. chose to have Downstream install an off grid solar system at his cabin in the southern Adirondacks and here’s what he had to say:
I can now enjoy a quiet cup of coffee, read and even watch a football game on TV without the generator roaring in the background. I feel lucky that I found Downstream Construction.
Off-Grid Solar for Residence
With solar and battery technology improving at such a rapid rate it is becoming more and more accessible to live your life off the grid. So much so that even utilities like Green Mountain Energy in Vermont have made it an option for customers to switch to off-grid power.
In the past, off-grid solar was out of reach for many because of the high cost of batteries. But today, with more storage options than ever, a wide variety of more affordable options are available. In addition, the solar panels, inverters and other parts of a solar system have also come down in cost, making off-grid installations an even more affordable alternative to utility interconnection.
Federal Tax Credit
All off-grid solar systems qualify for the 30% federal tax credit.
Central New York’s Experts in Off-grid
Downstream Construction, with deep roots in central New York and the Adirondack region, have years of experience in off-grid solar.
With an eye towards the most efficient design we have worked to deploy systems that incorporate a variety of technologies both AC and DC. For every Watt-hour of energy that we can eliminate we are able to downsize the system in every aspect from solar panels to inverter to batteries. It is with this in mind that we will often provide suggestions on which appliances to select or upgrade which in the end saves cost and complexity.
In addition, we also offer battery backup for homes connected to the grid whose owners would like to keep the lights on when the power goes out. With the advent of Lithium Ion Technologies these systems are becoming more and more competitive with the standby generator systems.
Contact us for more information on backup and off-grid solar power for your home or cabin.