Cox's Cottage, Electricity Generation

Cox Cottage uses a combination of wind generation and photovoltaic cells to generate electricity. This electricity generation is 'grid tied' and helps provide a portion of the electricity used in the house. If there is a power failure, this system automatically shuts down and any power generated during this time is fed into a battery bank. There is a secondary power generation system using a smaller wind turbine which is running 'off grid' which powers the house lighting system. This continues to work even if there is a power failure, relying on wind generation and the battery bank store. The house lights work with normal CF Bulbs, using the normal light switches.