Oasis Montana Inc.
Renewable Energy Supply and Design
406-777-4321or 4309
e-mail: info@oasismontana.com
Home Page: www.oasismontana.com

Visit us on the web for product and project information!
For grid-tied power systems, www.grid-tie.com
Solar water pumping:  www.PVsolarpumps.com
Non-electric gas appliances, www.LPappliances.com
Efficient and DC appliances, www.eco-fridge.com
And our main page at www.oasismontana.com


Oasis Montana winter - spring flier 2004 Pricing

Solar panel pricing * Outback Inverters * Wind generators
Controllers & regulators * gas refrigerators 

 

SOLAR PANEL PRICING 
Please visit our current solar module page by clicking here.

 

Regarding MOUNT STRUCTURES for solar modules--
We offer a variety of styles to suit your project including A-frame roof or ground mounts, top & side of pole mounts, flush mounts, tilt mounts, RV racks, as well as Zomeworks or Wattsun trackers.  Email or call for your cost and freight 1-406-777-4309 or 4321.

 

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Wind Generators

* Bergey pricing: see their web page at www.bergey.com; call us for your discounts above and beyond their pricing.

* NEW Air X Land Wind Generator, 12, 24 & 48V

* New Air X Marine Wind Generator, 12, 24, & 48V
(Air X models are New & Improved—and Quieter—than the old style Air 403s)

* 27 ft. guyed tower kit

See http://www.air403windgenerators.com/air_403.html
for additional information, basic wiring, FAQs, etc.
 

 

Outback Power Components Pricing 

We are finding that the Outback Power folks have built excellent power components with the latest technology, designed to be more user-friendly and reliable, making operation, installation and maintenance easy!


Dual VFX3524 Outback System

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Call 877-627-4778 or email us for the current pricing an any featured items listed within.

 

Now you can have 5.6-7.2 kW of dependable, super clean 120/240 VAC sine wave power without paying a small fortune for it. The new dual VFX sine wave inverters and smaller PS2 AC & DC disconnects from Outback Power Systems make it all possible. For not much more than the price of a single 120 VAC 4 kw inverter power panel from other manufacturers, you get a much more powerful, versatile and user friendly system from Outback. Their vented VFX sine wave inverters are available with 12, 24 or 48 VDC input and can be easily programmed to operate in series or parallel via the MATE system monitor/controller. The system shown here features two VFX3524 3.5 kW 24 VDC inverters, a PS2DC-250 DC disconnect, a PS2AC-50D AC disconnect/bypass/breaker box, a PS2MP mounting plate, MX60 solar charge controller, MATE system controller/display, a HUB-4 communication manager and 3 remote temperature sensors. Call for more details and pricing on this system or any of Outback’s other exciting products.

 

Inverter model Watts, Volts
FX2024 2,000W, 48V
FX2548 2,500W, 48V
VFX3524 3,500W, 24V
VFX3648 3,600W, 48V
VFX2812 2,800W, 12V
FXA adapter kit
PSPV combiner box
OBPV-15 breaker
(15A input breaker for PSPV
PSSB combiner box (for SunnyBoy inverters)
PS2DC-250
There are way more Outback Power products than we have room to list….call 1-406-777-4309 or 4321 or e-mail for more information.

 

CONTROLLERS & REGULATORS 

Controllers and regulators are essential for complete battery charging while preventing overcharging. Sizing a controller is based on the input amperage and voltage of the solar array. We offer other controllers too; call for the most suitable charger for your project, availability and current pricing.

 

Gas Refrigerators/Freezers: 
call for your current pricing
8 cu.ft. Servel LP Refrigerator/Freezer
12 cu.ft. Crystal Cold Refrigerator/Freezer
15 cu.ft. Crystal Cold Refrigerator/Freezer
18 cu.ft. Crystal Cold Refrigerator/Freezer
7.5 cu.ft. Frostek 240 LP Chest Freezer
6 cu.ft. Frostek 160 Freezer (for HOT climates)
15 cu. Ft. Crystal Cold Freezer (upright)
 

We also offer the Peerless-Premier line of gas ranges (works on natural or LP gas), available in 20, 24, 30 and 36” wide models; several options and colors (white, black, almond and the very popular stainless steel) available. For more information on all our gas products see http://www.LPappliances.com ...click on the proper link, or call or e-mail us and we’ll mail you color spec sheets—be sure to provide your mailing address. 

Also available: NEW DROP-IN COOKTOPS for your countertops,  — see http://www.LPappliances.com for the latest product information.

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Now in autumn, we are enjoying cool and wet (even snowy) conditions, but it was one hot and smoky summer and fall for many parts of the western U.S., and Montana was no exception. We were smug with our good snowpack, back in spring. Then our summer started with a week of 100+ degree weather, and continued to stay hot. We were blanketed in smoke from the horrific fires (1.3 million acres burned) until the middle of September, and unfortunately, many homes and a few lives have been lost. We have been able to help some people with water pumping to protect their properties, but our drought conditions and warm temps made for a very dry western tinderbox. If only those folks in Texas could’ve share perhaps 1/20th of their deluge from their state…

Even so, the garden and fruit trees kept us busy, and despite the smoke we still enjoyed camping, fishing, and canoeing in our local river (even though the water was quite low). We hope our legislators will work on commonsense future measures to mitigate the effects of warming temperatures and prolonged drought. One thought we have had (since we were less than a mile from our local small airport, a helibase that launched many helicopters and other aircraft for fighting fires) is that actual planning for these events would be a good idea (seeing as they are now part of our new normal)—how about reservoirs near these airports to make hauling the big buckets faster and more affordable? Here in Stevensville, we have several large irrigation ditches in close proximity to our airfield…. Well, it’s just my 2 cents worth!

 

 

PICOCELL controller inverter for array-direct water pumping

 for your 240VAC pump.
In this issue we have some new products to share; one is an exciting new AC pump controller/inverter that can run your 240VAC (or 120V, or 3 phase, or 230VAC 50 hz) 1/3 to 2 horsepower pump directly off of a solar array – click here for more information on the PICOCELL controller/inverter (cost: $1220 plus shipping). This exciting new technology is designed for off-grid use, or emergency back-up. We have installation manuals, spec sheets, and pump kit information on our water pumping site.  Call or e-mail for more information.

 

 

New, small Energy Efficient AC refrigerator

We also have a new, small AC refrigerator, 7.1 cu.ft. for your home or cabin, the CP972SS. It’s a great size for space-limited kitchens, only 22”W x 22”D x 57”H and will sell at the great price of $459 plus shipping. With its lean size, the CP972SS is the ideal refrigerator for studio apartments, yachts, offices, and other settings in need of reliable cooling in a slim-fitting footprint. Visit here for more information on this and other (larger) refrigerators.

 

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Just a reminder, we offer a line of non-electric propane refrigerators, freezers, cooktops and ranges at www.LPappliances.com, and a line of efficient AC or DC refrigerators and freezers at www.eco-fridge.com.

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The best nuclear generating station is 93 million miles away, and is available for pretty much everyone!
Thomas Edison quote on Solar Energy

Iron Edison Batteries
We also have a new line of batteries to offer, manufactured by Iron Edison;

Iron Edison BatteriesOver a century ago, Thomas Edison found a battery design that he considered to be nearly perfect. Today, Iron Edison is proud to offer an updated version of this incredible design that is specifically manufactured for renewable energy systems. Iron Edison carries a variety of nickel iron batteries: 12 volt, 24 volt, and 48 volt configurations, each configuration with amp-hour capacities of 100 Ah through 1000 Ah.

visit our information on this exciting new product line.

WHY IS THE PRICE OF SOLAR MODULES LIKELY TO INCREASE?

The International Trade Commission (ITC) is responding to a lawsuit brought about by SolarWorld and Suniva (U.S. module manufacturers) that low cost imported (i.e. Chinese) solar modules have hurt their competitiveness, so they are asking for a tariff on imported solar panels to ‘level the playing field’. Many pro-solar groups are opposing these tariffs, as they will increase the dollar-per-watt cost of installed solar power systems, and very negatively impact job growth in the solar sector – which had been bourgeoning in the past few years. In fact, it is estimated that 1 out of 50 new jobs is in the renewable energy sector. The ITC has approved tariffs, but it will be up the President Trump to set the rate; those of us in the industry are waiting to see what will happen, and many jobs are on hold pending the decision. It sounds like costs may go up 10% to as much as 40%. For more information visit:  https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2017/10/31/breaking-usitc-recommends-quotas-tariffs-on-crystalline-silicon-solar-imports/  and https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2017/11/13/the-clock-ticks-itc-turns-section-201-over-to-president-trump/

Renewable Energy (and related) news bites

             1912 Warning on coal cuasing climate change

QUOTABLE QUOTES:

  • When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.
    --Jens Stoltenberg
  • Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.
    --Marilyn Monroe
  • The cost of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
    –Ralph Nader
  • The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can't but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.
    –Enya
  • A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk.
    --Richard Jefferies
  • I love nuclear energy! It's just that I prefer fusion to fission. And it just so happens that there's an enormous fusion reactor safely banked a few million miles from us. It delivers more than we could ever use in just about 8 minutes. And it's wireless!
    --Unknown
  • I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.
    -- Andrew Wyeth
  • There has been a systematic repression of solar energy. It seems pretty funny to me that the government, if it is completely neutral--why wouldn't they pursue this far safer alternative of solar energy with the same intent that they pursue nuclear energy? Solar power is the last energy resource that isn't owned yet--nobody taxes the sun yet.
    --Bonnie Raitt
  • The problem with winter sports is that--follow me closely here--they generally take place in winter.
    --Dave Barry
  • If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
    --Anne Bradstreet

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Visit us on the web for product and project information!
For grid-tied power systems, www.grid-tie.com
Solar water pumping:  www.PVsolarpumps.com
Non-electric gas appliances, www.LPappliances.com
Efficient and DC appliances, www.eco-fridge.com
And our main page at www.oasismontana.com