If you have ever wondered if solar power could be the answer to your off grid power needs you need to speak to us!
Here at Ecofreak we have been designing, supplying and installing off grid (mains power free) solar and wind power systems for many years and we have a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to ensure you get a solar power system that will work effectively and reliably for you for many years to come.
Please contact us if you have an off grid solar or wind power project that you would like help with.
Past projects include solar and wind power for:
- Equestrian stables
- Agricultural barns
It always feels good to know your property is secure. This is especially true when the nights start drawing in, shortening the hours of daylight. Solar security lights are a versatile and cost-effective way to light up any area you don't want left in the dark.
With no need for an outside power supply, they can be positioned wherever you like, avoiding the expense of mains installation or messy extra cabling.
Sometimes there are concerns that solar-powered security lights won't be as reliable as mains power, and unfortunately it is true that many poor quality products are available on the market.
We understand that you need...
The days are getting shorter, but that doesn't mean you have to stop working (or playing!) after dark in out-buildings that don't have mains power. With our wide range of solar shed lights, we are sure to have a product that will suit your needs and budget.
If you use your classic car less often than you would like or are getting ready to put it away for the winter months, you may be wondering about the best way to keep the battery in tip top condition. A good solar trickle charger might be just the thing you need....
A solar trickle charger of the correct type and size will keep your car battery in good, fully charged condition even through the darkest mid winter months. If you are not sure which 12V solar battery charger is best for you read on!
The first thing to decide is if the solar panel will be mounted in the car itself or externally somewhere (on the roof of your garage...
Types of Solar Panel
Solar panels for leisure use (take leisure use to mean use on yachts, boats, camper vans, caravans etc) there are 3 main types of solar panel available :
- Rigid framed glass fronted solar panels
- Semi-flexible solar panels
- Flexible solar panels
Here at Ecofreak we love the summer, however as the British weather is never predictable, when we do get some good weather make the most of it!
Here are our top ten favourite eco products to help you enjoy your summer, whether your out and about camping, going to a festival or just larging it up with your mates in the garden.
1. Solar Powered Charger
Just because you are in the middle of a field doesn't mean you can't charge your mobile phone or iPod! Get a solar phone charger such as the Solio solar charger and you use the free and abundant power of the sun to charge your mobile electronic appliances.
If you are looking for a robust solar panel for your yacht, boat or caravan we can now supply a full range of the excellent Spectra and Sunware semi-flexible panels.
Solar Battery Maintenance
Use a solar panel to charge your battery and be greeted by fully charged batteries every time you return to your yacht, boat or caravan!
The solar panel will keep your battery in a fully charged state which not only extends battery life, therefore reducing replacement costs but will also make your life easier!
What Size Solar Panel?
As a rule of thumb, to replace natural battery drain through the winter months in the UK we work on...
Last week I went on a 3 day grid tied solar photovoltaic (solar PV) installation training course up in Chesterfield. I know my off grid solar PV as I design and supply systems for battery charging regularly, but getting the low down on grid tied installations was an interesting and worthwhile process.
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
For my customers to benefit from the new Feed in Tariffs (introduced April 2010) all equipment installed and I, as the installer, have to be MCS accredited.
It is a prerequisite of becoming a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited installer that I can prove I am...