With property and land prices being such good value for money ,Rural Spain has always been an attraction to many Northern Europeans , looking for a simpler , cheaper and sunnier lifestyle.
However, this ideal looking lifestyle has some practical drawbacks; Services such as electricity, gas, water and internet are either impossibly complicated to connect to or restrictively expensive.
Until recently the only options were bottled gas, a generator, and intermittent phone signal for expensive roaming internet.
Montana Adventures offers off road trail riding holidays in the unspoilt mountain areas around the province of Teruel, Aragon, Spain.
George is a highly skilled trail rider, and the area is just made for the fleet of fantastic new Montessa 4 Ride motorcycles.
Having bought a beautiful spot of land near a rural farming village George Moor, MD, needed to power a workshop, temporary accommodation and build the office.
George built a container into the landscape, providing a great base for the panels and a cool, secure environment for the system.
George simply did not want the hassle commitment or expense of grid connection , so used a generator for some time , whilst Xerogrid designed and built a future proof and expandable off grid electricity system .
This system will provide all the electricity for normal living.
Once a water heating system is installed, well switch the excess electricity once the batteries are full to an immersion heater, or a bore hole pump.
A completely off grid, independent electricity supply, offering fixed price, eco friendly electricity for the life of the batteries, which will be 10 + years.
The generator will automatically start if there isn't enough sun, to recharge the batteries on the very rare occasions it rains for 3 days.
We've been monitoring the system on line for a month as part of our installation service. The
industrial router offers pretty good internet with its high power aerials, even in low signal areas.
For a truly great trail riding holiday on some of the best machinery for the job , in one of the best climates and locations in Spain, go to www.montanaadventures.co.uk
Xerogrid's Spanish operations are based near Valencia. We offer supply and installation through out Spain.
- 15 x British made Sun Solar 260W Mono crystalline solar panels fitted to a K2 ground mount system.
- Outback FW-PV8 8 way solar combiner box.
- Outback power Flex Power 2 inverter charger system , with 2 x VFX-R 3048E 3kw inverters , in a prewired housing and one Outback Power FM80 charge controller.
- M2M cellular industrial router and WiFi using Movistar Spanish cellular connection for monitoring online using Outback Powers Optics RE system.
- 24 x 1000AH C20 2Volt traction cells.