[tog] UPS for my House / Off Grid System

Cian Masterson cian.masterson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 00:17:00 CEST 2015

I looked at getting a wind turbine up a pole in my back garden a few years
back and the problem at the time was that you had to have enough space
around the pole that if it fell over it'd still be on your land. I have the
phrase "the height and a half away from the boundary" in my head but that
could be wrong. My garden is very long but only ~15m wide so I was dead in
the water there.  The exception seemed to be if it was mounted on the
house, but the units you mount on the roof of your house were very
inefficient and essentially pointless so I gave up.

This was about 10 years ago so all of the above could be out of date.
[Citation needed] and all of that. Would be interested to hear how you get

On 15 Apr 2015 20:46, "Kieran O'Sullivan" <whoiskieran at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All
> I am looking to build a off-grid system for my home.  In reality it would
> be more like a UPS, which sits between the main power line and the house.
> My plan is to try and feed in wind and solar energy to the system so that I
> can save money and the environment.
> If anyone has built such as system can you let me know.
> The UPS would power the house and would be charged by the wind/solar
> system during the day, and at night I would consume the power once the
> power got too low it would switch back to the main power.
> Also if anyone thinks this is unworkable let me know.
> I am not sure if wind-mills can be set-up in urban settings putting it on
> the roof might work but may not be high enough.
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