Installing solar and batteries by helicopter - Canada

Submitted by admin on Mon, 12/26/2016 - 09:57

Installing solar 100 miles from the nearest road is a challenge, but we have ways to do it! Installations in the bush are always an adventure.

Solar panels are too big to fit inside a heli, and lead-acid batteries are HAZMAT, no-go from the pilot Sure, stow the batteries in the side basket, but then the ship is unbalanced. So this is how we do it up in Canada at the Damdochax River Lodge, eh? Along with gasoline cans, drums of Jet-A, propane tanks, chainsaws, brush hogs, food, (beer), appliances, sawmills, ATVs, jetboats....

Specializing in remote, off-grid installations has not been particularly profitable. But it sure is fun! Bring it on, we can go anywhere.