|Installation at Salmon Beach
||Energy Alternatives is Proud to be the official supplier of
Renewable Energy products and services for this innovative, off grid
recreational village on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia,
Salmon Beach is an exciting new resort community located on Vancouver
Island's desirable West Coast, about 20 miles (33 km) from Ucluelet on
the Louden Channel of Barkley Sound.
The secure, gated community boasts spectacular views of the Broken Group
Islands and the open Pacific beyond. Here, you can pick your own oysters, z
clams and mussels or trap dungeness crab and giant prawns. Use our private boat
ramp to set off for some of the best salmon, halibut and cod fishing anywhere.
Or access superb sea kayaking through the Broken Group Islands.
Your private ocean view home is just moments away from the community's
recreational facilities, the beach and mountain biking trails.
The site at Salmon Beach is completely off the grid. There is no connection
to city water, sewer, telephone cable and so on. The community is completely
self contained. Water, for instance, will be collected from the roof,
filtered and used for washing and showers. Drinking water is available
from either an on-site spring fed well or through a regular delivery of
Liquid waste is reduced tremendously with the use of a composting toilet. A
specialized toilet that breaks down human waste into regular compost for your
garden. Gray water is fed into a underground storage tank and disposed of at an
on-site sewage treatment plant.
Electricity will be provided by a solar-electric, or photovoltaic system. This
system captures the sun's energy and stores it in batteries. The battery bank,
which can be topped up by a standard generator when needed, converts to regular
110 volt electricity for use by energy efficient lighting fixtures and
Propane is used for space heating, cooking, hot water heating and
Customer approached us in Spring of 2003, - temporary mobile home on island to
stay in while home is build. Electrical loads include computer with high speed
wireless internet connection; lights, propane furnace, refrigeration, water
pumping, etc. At our suggestion, he had a shed build that he would use for
storage of equipment as well as the solar system. Panels on the roof, power
system inside. Details:
PV Array: 4
KC120 solar panels, 480 watts in a 24 Volt configuration.
85T17's 1065 Amp/hours @ 24 VDC
DR3624 power panel
Installed cost $12,000
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