Missouri Wind Equipment in Nunavik, the Quebec Arctic

Missouri Wind and Solar Equipment

Nunavik, the Quebec Arctic

Hank Smith sent us a write up on his recent purchase of Missouri Wind and Solar equipment.  The 7 blade wind turbine and solar panels were installed at their wilderness camp in the Arctic region of Nunavik, Quebec.  The Leaf River Estuary Lodge is located about 20 miles from the Inuit village of Tasiujaq. Continue reading below for details and photos of this off-grid wind turbine and solar panel setup as well as links to their website to learn more about the lodge.

At the Leaf River Estuary Lodge, in the Arctic region of Quebec known as Nunavik, a wind generator, manufactured by Missouri Wind and Solar LLC was installed in June 2015 along with solar panels and a solar hot-water system.

Missouri Wind Nunavik Quebec Wind Turbine Generator

Note the wind generator and solar panels on roof of the foreground building and solar hot water on roof of the adjacent building, next to the Canadian flag.

The lodge is thus the greenest wilderness camp in all of Nunavik. The installation, which was done by James Murray and Dave Smith, was somewhat complex as the solar panels deliver 24V DC while the wind generator delivers 3-phase AC, that is then converted to 24V DC.

A central DC charge-control system feeds the energy produced into four large AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) batteries. Since the lodge still runs traditional 120V AC, the battery output is converted back to 120V AC via a large inverter. In the event of a system failure or lack of energy from sun or wind, a gasoline generator can be switched in.

Missouri Wind Nunavik Quebec Arctic Electrical Panel for wind turbine and solar

(left) James Murray (right) Dave Smith with the electrical panel they set up in the background.

We’ve had several customer projects sent to us from extreme conditions, such as the Arctic, which shows how rugged our products are.  You can see more from the Leaf River Estuary Lodge on their facebook page.  What an incredible place!

Do you have a customer project you’d like to have featured?  We are always looking for great projects to share with other customers.  e-Mail pictures and details to webmaster@mwands.com!

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4 Responses to Missouri Wind Equipment in Nunavik, the Quebec Arctic

  1. Jim walkentine says:

    Id be curious the size of the turbine generator

  2. Don Mack says:

    want to build a tiny home of 8 and half feet by 24 foot home I will use a fireplace to heat the home and solar power for all my other electrical needs but the problem is my wife is a TV addict and cant go with out it and I was wanting to have a solar system that could handle all the needs for electricity im a beginner at electricity but want to know if you have a system that I could purchase the I a beginner could understand and what is the costof such a system im trying to keep my cost down because I am a disabled vet but want to get off the grid but also sometimes hook up to the grid

    • crystal says:

      Hey Don – thanks for sending us a message. I’ll refer this over to one of our staff to contact you if they need any other specifics and get you some ideas of cost.

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