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 Solar Panels and a cool, secure environment for the Off Grid Generation 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 clean and electricity for normal living.
Once a water heating system is installed, well switch the excess electricity once the Solar Battery Storage is full to an immersion heater, or a bore hole pump.
Install a completely independent Off Grid electricity supply using Solar PV, 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 Off Grid 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.
- Off Grid / Stand Alone
- 15 x British made Sun Solar 260W Mono crystalline solar panels fitted to a K2 ground mount system.
- Outback FW-PV8 8 way Off Grid 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 Power's Optics RE system.
- 24 x 1000AH C20 2Volt traction cells.