Lake Minnetonka Hybrid On/Off Grid System
Jay and Kendall Nygard - 1386 Rest Point Rd, Orono, MN 55364
On the shores of Lake Minnetonka you'll be able to see possibly the only integrated hybrid system with dual axis wind turbines, solar PV, and battery storage that has on and off grid components.
1.4 kW Grid Tied PV System– 6 195 watt PV grape solar PV modules with enphase micro-inverters, installed 2012, roof mount
Hybrid Off-Grid System – 3 300 watt vertical axis wind turbines, 2 pole mounted, 1 house mounted
3 PV Modules- 175 watt, 125 watt (Chinese), 300 watt (solar world) (roof mounted)
1800 amp-hr battery bank
The system was designed by owner Jay Nygard of Go Green Energy.
The owners also use passive solar techniques for heating, and a solar oven.