Sunday, February 10, 2008

Off the Grid and Solar in the Baja Wine Country

Baja Solar Mexico California
Local Man Sets Up Solar in Valle de Guadalupe

Carlos Ramirez, a Mexican National who worked and lived in Anaheim California for over 20 years came back to Mexico about 4 years to find his paradise. Armed with the cross cultural skills of both American ingenuity and Mexican Hospitality, Carlos decided Baja Calfornia was going to be his home. "It was so close to Calfornia and family who still lives up there" Carlos said "Baja was just the very best choice for me"

Carlos bought 5000 meters squared of land, about 1.25 acres, in the Valle de Guadalupe Wine Country about 4 years ago. I bought a 2 bedroom mobile home from a local friend for about $ 5,000 usd and put it on my lot. I added a patio, storage room, a water storage system, and boom, he was almost ready to go when he had to make a decision about electiricty.

He went to the local community meetings about getting electricity to his lot but truly nothing was done and he was left with no solutions. Then he found ESCOM, a solar sales and installation company in Ensenada.

"I simply told them my what I as running in my house and they provided me the solution" says Carlos. "I got four (4) 350 watt panels with eight (8) 6 volt 220 A/H storage batteries including the controller, 2550 watt invertor, and they even gave me either (8) 13 watt efficient light bulbs and it runs all my electricity needs without compromise".

Carlos spent a total of about $ 10,000 usd for the system which included an oversized panel stand that can fit extra panels in the future if needed and the installation and sales tax. The stand automatically follows the sun to insure all day energy storage. Carlos also added 15 stand alone solar landscaping lights for $ 50 usd that light up his outside patio all night!

In the Valle de Guadalupe, most lots do NOT have access to city electricity so Solar is the way to go because the amount of sunlight that is received is in the top 85% of the areas in North America for sunlight access. It is a natural that Solar would be used in this part of Mexico.

If you would like more information on using Solar in the Valle de Guadalupe, contact ESCOM.



Tel: +52(646)172-6249

Address: Delante No. 2143 Col Hidalgo, Ensenada

Baja Solar Mexico California

Baja Solar Mexico California

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