Off-Grid

Off-grid power systems customized for your specific needs

Glacier Power Solutions helps homeowners conquer the challenge of living off-grid with custom off-grid power systems that supply electricity when there is no utility power available for their remote home or business.

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CUSTOM OFF-GRID SOLUTIONS

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System Design

An off-grid power system can be designed for any application, but when properly considered from the planning stage considerable upfront and long term cost savings can be had.

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Components

Major components of a typical home off-grid power system are  power generation (solar, wind, hydro, generator) an inverting & charging system, and battery storage capability.  There is a wide variety of components available on the market.  We only recommend and install quality products for reliable and safe operation.

Power Sources

Diversity of energy sources is a key factor in creating a reliable and efficient off grid system. While photovoltaic (solar) systems are widely popular for off-grid they should often be coupled with a backup generator. Wind turbines and micro-hydro are also options to consider. A well designed system is automatic! No fussing with cords, portables, and refueling every few hours.

Battery Storage

Lithium-ion batteries are generally the best choice for an off-grid power system due to the high energy density and very high efficiency. However not all lithium ion batteries are created equally.  It should also be noted that Lithium Ion batteries will freeze and therefore should be set up in a heated space in our Northern climate.

Deep cycle Lead-Acid batteries have been around much longer, and are still advancing in technology. A quality sealed deep cycle gel system can last many years.

Lithium Batteries: Compact size and weight, high efficiency - up to 98% high energy density, compact and lightweight, usable capacity up to 100%, partial state of charge (PSOC) not a problem lower internal resistance compared to lead-acid batteries resulting in very high round-trip efficiency.

Lead Acid Batteries: Lower cost when compared on similar performance basis, very well proven technology, up to 15 year life (at lower DOD), easily recycled, no low state of charge or high temperature cut-out

Our Favorite Products

Since every system is custom we have many options to choose from. We also select the equipment that best suits the customers requirements.  Some of our favorites to work with are:

Inverters, Chargers, and control equipment: Victron, Outback, MidNite Solar

Generators: Winco PSS8 & PSS12, Generac EcoGen 15 kW

Batteries:  Victron, Crown, Rolls and others!

Installations

Our install work is top notch and always to NEC requirement and best practice. We provide clean and professional installation and setup of your off-grid system and of course maintenance services.

GET AN OFF-GRID SOLUTION CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR NEEDS

Powering an off-grid home can be a big challenge for homeowners who are considering going off-grid.