The latest innovations in utilizing Renewable Energy Systems in Remote Environments include the plug-and-play Solar Hybrid Systems recently deployed to 50 remote homes on the Navajo Reservation. Design, from the solar electric modules to batteries and power conditioning equipment, will be presented. The addition of a redundant source of power such as a Genset or wind generator will also be discussed. This presentation is a must for those interested in self-sufficient remote power applications.
Odes Armijo-Caster, Co-Founder - Principal, Sacred Power Corporation, A Premier Solar Electrical/Mechanical Contractor for the past 21 years, is responsible for the design, installation and repair of hundreds of Solar Systems. Solar electricity for remote home sites, telecommunication sites, lighting projects, and solar water pumping systems as well as solar systems designed for domestic hot water and space heating are but a few of his many successful installations. In addition, Odes Armijo-Caster is a Certified Solar Energy Instructor for Siemens Solar Corporation; he has provided presentations, workshops and seminars on solar energy systems in many countries throughout the world. Mr. Armijo-Caster has helped develop renewable energy curricula for Native American Institutes of higher education such as the Crownpoint Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI). He is also a long time member of the Hispano and American Indian Chambers of Commerce as well as the New Mexico Solar Energy Association. He is President of the Renewable Industries Association of New Mexico. Mr. Armijo-Caster is currently working on implementing a program to establish Redundant Remote Power Systems for law enforcement locations across the United States. Odes and his family have lived in a totally solar powered home for the past 8 years.