- Category: Uncategorised
- Published on Thursday, 12 April 2012 18:46
- Written by Super User
- Hits: 1402
Road journey to the Great Smoky Mountains
I went through the road in car with my friends. It was an exciting experience when I travelled by car. It is the best way to reach the Great Smoky Mountains. Road trip gave me a panoramic view of the beautiful flowers on the tress, streams flowing in the mountains, cool air blowing through the windows of my car. The Great Smoky Mountains offer a wide variety or flora and fauna with historical buildings, Cabin rental, beautiful natural sceneries, and many more attractive things. Motorists should check before leaving by road as some roads close during particular months of the year. There is no bus service to the park. There may be temporary road closures due to harsh weather conditions or some repair work on the roads. Thus, it is important to check the road route before leaving by car.
Gatlinburg is a small town near the Great Smoky Mountains and the entrance to the great smoky national park is just two kms from the Gatlinburg. When we travelled from Gatlinburg to the Great Smoky Mountains national park I enjoyed tress laden with beautiful flowers, waterfalls, streams and well designed Gatlinburg or Georgia cabin rentals. Nature shows everything at its best while passing through the Gatlinburg.
Another great experience by road journey that I had is moving through the Cades Cove loop road. This trail is filled with wide variety of animals, old barns and rare trees. The Cades cove loop road is just ten miles and it may take whole day. It is a curvy road alongside a river and we drove the vehicle at a very slow speed. We got a view of the deer grazing in the field and black beers wandering here and there in the fields. On the way we also find some old buildings, churches and graveyards that present the old history of art and architecture. If you do not want to go by road there is also a trolley system from the Gatlinburg town and the pigeon forge town.
I enjoyed a lot as we were heading towards the Great Smoky Mountains national park with my friends in car. We stopped on the way and took rest and enjoyed running streams of water. Lush green valley’s on the way covered with lush green trees provided us shade and cool air. On the way there are beautiful picnic spots where people come and have picnic in the midst of the nature. On the way we also found outdoor activities, where we stopped and took part in the activities such as horseback riding, river rafting, etc. Road travel to the Great Smoky Mountains national park is safe and enjoyable. There is no danger on the road and all the roads are well constructed.
You can choose Colorado Cabin rentals as well if you are in Colorado near by Smoky mountains.
It was a wonderful experience as we travelled the whole journey by car and enjoyed every moment of our trip. Road route is the best route for travelling to the Great Smoky Mountains national park.
Off Grid Solar Systems
Off grid solar systems are systems of solar panels that makes a household to be self sufficient in terms of power production. An off grid solar systems consists of:-
Solar panels : They are used for generating power. Depending on the amount of electrical consumption and the area where the panels will be laid, the number of solar panels can vary from one household to the other. More electricity consumption will require more solar panel.
A PV combiner box - It is used to protect the solar system from short circuits.
Battery Bank - It is important to have battery bank. The number of batteries depends on electricity consumption and the number of solar panels installed. It also depends on the amount of energy needed to be stored for times when the production is low and the amount of additional power that needs to be stored.
A charge controller - The charger controller is used to transfer energy from solar panels to the battery and also ensures that the batteries do not overcharge and get damaged.
A current inverter - It is used for turning the solar panels' direct current power to usable AC electricity to be used in the house.
An optional electrical generator which is either fuel powered or wind powered is also available for unpredictable weather conditions and patterns which may disrupt the supply of power.
Advantaged of off grid solar systems
- They are very easy and simple to maintain
- It is an effective and very efficient choice amongst homeowners
- They allow production of energy in remote areas
- The cost of installing this system is low
Disadvantages of off grid solar systems
- They only depend on weather conditions
- They do not have back up systems to depend on
It is important to check with the laws in the area of residence before installing off grid solar systems. One need to seek approval and get a technician to review the solar system setup before installation starts.