Placed neatly on the West Coast of Scotland, the Isle of Skye boasts such beauty as the Old Man of Storr, and Dunvegan Castle. Skye is rich in history, but it’s not history we’ve been supporting, it’s the future!
If googling the above sites hasn’t persuaded you to head up to Skye, then the amazing work being done at A.C.E Target Sports in Portree, Skye’s capital, could sway you.
Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, A.C.E. have begun their transition to a fully off-grid lifestyle and utilising their EcoFlow DELTA Pro have really progressed in their ambitions to be fully self-sustainable.
Last month the site managed to go completely off-grid, with no back-up needed from their diesel generator. Having since purchased an EcoFlow Dual Fuel Generator, which can be programmed to auto-start at predetermined voltage, and all monitored and managed via the EcoFlow app.
“In summer, whilst not quite at midnight sun conditions, we usually start getting solar power from 8 in the morning to 8 at night which is more power generated than we can use. We intend for the dual fuel generator to kick in at 20% and top up to 60% charge on the Delta Pro as through experience, we know that a 60% charge will see us through most days. Where the dual fuel generator will come into its own will be Autumn through to Spring as the solar input starts to deteriorate.” Steve Millar, A.C.E. Target Sports
The EcoFlow DELTA Pro is certainly made to work for its lodging, powering devices daily, from a Google Nest speaker, to an air fryer, microwave, and under counter fridge. During the warmer months, more than 1kW of solar keeps the DELTA Pro charged and powering A.C.E. essentials.
With capabilities for both wind and hydro power on site, the A.C.E. team are only limited by the number of solar input ports on the DELTA Pro. The addition of a secondary port would allow A.C.E. to produce power via their turbine or micro hydro into a 12v battery system and use that to trickle charge the DELTA Pro unit.