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A recent customer, “John Doe” for purposes of confidentiality, and his family reside on a 40-acre farm about 45 miles from downtown Richmond, Virginia. John is committed to ensuring the safety and security of his family. He is also a steadfast believer who wants to be able to help others in his community during a time of crisis.
The Does’ emergency planning includes making provision for both short-term power outages caused by severe weather and long-term power outages caused by cyber attack, financial crisis, or civil unrest. In addition to having a deep supply of food and water, John wanted to own the means of producing his own electricity. He already owned a gasoline generator, but was concerned about the availability of fuel during a long-term crisis. What he really wanted was a solar power system that would help reduce his monthly electric bill and provide secure off-grid power to run all of his essentials during a utility outage.
P.E.G. designed a hybrid solar power system using 8 Canadian Solar 320W solar panels, Crown commercial deep cycle batteries, and the Schneider Electric Conext XW+ hybrid inverter system. To avoid any chance of roof leaks, John elected to have the solar panels mounted on the ground. The system produces enough electricity to offset $50 per month on the Does’ electric bill. More importantly, in the event of a utility power outage, the system can power all essential home appliances including: well pump, fridge, chest freezer, indoor lights, wall outlets, and medical equipment.
The Does own their energy. Be Empowered.
Richmond is the state capital of Virginia, and is one of the most historical cities in our country. With important roles in both the revolutionary and civil wars, Richmond boasts a combination of southern heritage and modern prominence.