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Water & Electricity

30 May, 2018
Water for drinking and washing will be filtered from the Baltic sea. 
The machine above can make 100 litres of purified water per hour using just the power from solar panels. The technology is called reverse osmosis, and it’s the same system that is used for purifying mineral water. The machine I chose is called SolaRO MIni 150.
The water is pumped from the sea into this machine and then stored into a 300 litre tank to be further distributed through another pump into all the water outlets.
Electricity is primarily supplied with solar panels and a battery pack. 
So the energy from the panels is moved to the battery pack for storage. The system can supply constant 3kw current as long as the batteries last.
  • 6 x 260w panels 
  • 8 x 605ah (6V) batteries
‍Apparently with these, a brand makes big difference. I went for the recommended Canadian brand Rolls, which at least sounds like its quality.

For back-up power, there is an combustion engine generator, which is programmed to start whenever the battery level is dropped below a certain level, or an energy consuming machine is used. 
With a combustion engine, I rely on Honda.
All the previous (other than the panels) can be fit into one of these stainless steel cabinets.
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