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


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To design a power system for you, we need your power requirements (electrical load information). See our web page for system sizing information and examples of power systems, which are based on the part of the country you’re in and how much sunlight you receive. We have design information on our web site, so please feel free to utilize this. Or, we also offer a product and design information CD for just $10.00 ($18 international)-—filled with information for your energy library!
 

Prices shown are as of November 2007 - call to verify!

SOLAR PANEL PRICING
Call for availability, freight costs, and quantity pricing.

Mitsubishi
PV-MF110EC3, 110W, 6.4A, 21,1V (56.1” X 25.4”) $Call

Sharp NT-175UI, 175W, 4.95A, 35.4V (62.01” x 32.52”) $Call
ND-L3E1U, 123W, 7.16A, 17.2V (59.06” x 26.08”) $Call
ND-80EJE 80W, 4.67A, 17.1V (47.28” x 20.88”) $Call
(expect price increases by mid-to-late winter on Sharp products)

Kyocera KC200GT, 200W, 7.61A, 26.3V (56.2” x 39”) $Call
KC175GT 175W, 7.42A, 23.6V (50.8” x 39”) $Call
(generally 60-90 day lead time on the 200s and 175s)
KC130GT 130W, 7.2A, 17.4V (56.1” x 25.7”) $Call
(same physical dimensions as the KC120 & KC125--when the ones we have in stock are gone, that’ll be it for the 130s until early next year)
KC85T 85W, 4.75A, 17.9V (39.6” x 25.7”) $Call

Suntech STP170, 170W, 4.83A, 35.2V (62.2” x 31.8”) $Call ea; per skid of 44, $Call
Suntech STP160, 160W, 4.65A, 34.4V (62.2” x 31.8”) $Call ea; per skid of 44, $Call.

Uni-Solar US-64 64W, 3.88A, 16.5V (53.78” x 29.18”) $Call

Evergreen ES-190-RL, 190W, 7.12A, 26.7V (37.5” x 61.8”) $Call
(in pallet quantities of 30, $Call each)

BP SX-30U, 30W, 1.78A, 16.8V (23.4” x 19.8”) $Call
BP SX-20U, 20W, 1.19A, 16.8V (16.7” x 19.7”) $Call
BSP-2012, 20W, 1.2A, 17.3V (16.7” x 19.8”) $Call

Other modules offered as available. Call for your availability, costs and freight.

Regarding MOUNT STRUCTURES for solar modules--
We offer a variety of styles to suit your project, including A-frame roof or ground mounts, top and side of pole mounts, flush mounts, tilt mounts, RV racks, as well as Zomeworks or Wattsun Trackers.  If you are looking for a mount structure for your photovoltaic module project, click this link to chose the style that best suits your project: http://www.power-fab.com/products.htm Call for your cost, availability and freight. At this writing, some racks may have a 4-6 week lead time.

Remember those MSX ‘Lite’ Modules (presently discontinued)?
They were available from Solarex (long since now BP)….they were tough, flat, and durable enough to be literally nailed or screwed to a boat deck. They were light enough to be back-packed, and highly suitable for marine, camping, military and vandal-resistant applications, with grommets in the corners for easy mounting. Well, we have access to a very similar module--with a five year manufacturer’s warranty (the same as the original). Check out these lightweight, tough solar modules: the Dura-Series Modules!
Dura-series MSX lite solar module replacement
Model # Specs Price
BSP-1012LSS 10W, 17.3V, .58A, 17.5” x 10.5”$Call
BSP-3012LSS 30W, 18.8V, 1.66A, 26.5”x 20” $Call

thin, portable dura-series solar modules are easy to pack or screw to a boat deckThese portable, damage-resistant solar modules are backed by a stainless steel substrate and protected by a laminated tedlar cover. The weight of the 10W module is 2.5 lbs., and the 30W is 11.3 lbs, and there’s a wire lead coming off of them (+ & -).

If your project needs a light, small, tough portable solar module, consider the DURA- SERIES MODULES!

 

 

CONTROLLERS & REGULATORS are essential for complete battery charging while preventing overcharging. Sizing a charge controller is based on the input amperage and voltage of the solar array.  $Call

We can provide most brands of solar charge controllers, from Blue Sky Energy (formerly RV Power Products) to Specialty Concepts. Call us for availability and your pricing.

Outback Power Components Pricing  $Call

There are way more Outback Power products than we have room to list….call or e-mail for more information. info@oasismontana.com or visit their web page at www.outbackpower.com They’ve got a nice product catalog there you can download too, at http://www.outbackpower.com/catalog.htm.
 


Summit Euro-fridge: slim european energy star rated, energy efficient refrigeratorsA clone of the popular ConServ? No, this is a new European-made model, Energy Star rated and even more efficient than other similar models! Features include being frost-free, with 24” counter depth, stainless steel wine storage shelf, aluminum handles, quiet operation (42 db or less), 100% CFC free, one year manufacturer’s warranty and five year warranty on its single compressor. The FFBF245SS is the same style but with brushed stainless doors and platinum sides.  Another 24” deep model is available that is 27.5” wide for those who need a larger capacity (14 cu.ft.) efficient model. See more about these handsome Euro models: www.eco-fridge.com/efficient-refrigerators.html.


WHO WE ARE and ORDERING INFORMATION:
Chris Daum, owner and manager of Oasis Montana, has been in the renewable energy field for 18 years. Our staff offers experience, personalized service, quality components and excellent pricing . We are happy to work with your installer, electrician, or contractor. We provide detailed CAD-generated wiring diagrams with the systems we sell. TO PLACE AN ORDER: E-mail or call us for your freight ; if you have any questions about your system or product, please contact us. E-mail is easiest and fastest (but we know that you aren’t all on line). We accept Visa/Mastercard (personal and business checks are fine). For our international customers, we accept bank transfers—e-mail or call us for our banking information. Our hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Mountain Daylight Savings Time, Mon. – Fri. If we‘re on another line when you call, please leave us a message, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We don’t have a voice mail system (ugh!), but you may have to leave a message if we’re with a customer or on one of the other lines. 406-777-4321 or 4309 or e-mail at info@oasismontana.com. We’d be very happy to help you with your power project — send an e-mail or give us a call!

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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 AC 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 Star rated 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.

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;
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/  

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