Here are a few of the questions we get asked about our systems and services. If you need more information, please Contact Us and we’ll be glad to help.
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It all depends on your location.
Solar is generally the first choice in the Caribbean as Sun is available at most locations – except under the shade of large trees. We account for 5 hours of sun a day as an average in most Caribbean locations.
Wind is an excellent support, mainly when combined with Sun for it works 24 Hours a day if installed in a windy place. As a good rule of thumb, an average of 10 Miles per hour of constant wind is necessary for a wind generator to be worth installed.
Hydro requires a combination of flow and head to be efficient. This is not a configuration often met but if such is your place, then Hydro should be the perfect system; Again it can and should be combined with sun and/or wind.
We can do that together. Best is to start by calculating your daily electrical needs or to check your utility bill if you already have one.
Yes we can install a back-up system on your property and you can use both. This is the best solution. We call it “grid assist” and you can learn more about it in this video from Outback.
Some do, some do not… And some say they do, but give very little! Check with your local government to see what is their policy.
In the Caribbean, the best roof installation should be facing due south and tilted in degrees equal to their latitude (15° for Dominica).
Sustainable Earth Inc. will install your system with you and/or your electrician. It is important for you to understand how it works. We avoid selling our material without installing as it removes the warranty.
You should consider Sustainable Earth Inc. as your 1st choice provider for alternate energy systems for 3 main reasons:
If you are not grid connected, we recommend you to seriously consider any real low energy appliances (such as refrigerators, freezer, light bulbs, washing machine) and to avoid A/C by designing a well ventilated house.
If you are grid connected, we recommend to install a backup system first from our available kits to provide energy to your sensitive electronic equipment and to have all absolutely necessary appliances working in the event of your utility company power failure (refrigerator, phone charger, lights,).