Alternatives is owned and operated by Chuck Alldrin, one of Northern
California’s leading alternative energy experts. Chuck has over 25 years
experience in designing systems to harness solar, wind, hydro and other
alternative energy sources. Chuck has taught college-level alternative
energy courses, as well as consulted with contractors in the intricacies of
meeting California State energy codes.
His own 5-acre ranch was 90-percent self-powered for years, with a
3-kilowatt wind generator, photovoltaic panels, solar water heater and
solar steam generator. Chuck designed his own electric car, capable of
traveling 50 miles on a single charge.
Today, Chuck’s home boasts 6-kilowatts of photovoltaic
panels, and energy efficient lighting. This system currently supplies 90-100%
of the home’s power requirements. Thanks to a grid intertie, any energy
generated but not used is sold back to the power company.
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