BoFuller said:We love being off the grid. I firmly believe the grid is a ticking bomb and will start experiencing problems one of these days. Read Lights Out by Ted Koppell.I say go for it, and don’t ruin that view.
Solar hybrid gasoline generator, 7kw gas, 180 watts of solar, Morningstar 15 amp MPPT, group 31 AGM, 900 watt kisae inverter.
Solar roof top GMC suburban, a normal 3/4 ton suburban with 180 watts of panels on the roof and 10 amp genasun MPPT, 2000w samlex pure sine wave inverter, 12v gast and ARB air compressors.
oil pan 4 said:
Well it seems like you are on the right track since you posted here before buying anything.
I started off with 2 gc215 battery’s a pure sin 300 watt inverter 40 amp mppt charge controler and 300 watts of solar . It’s been running since 2015 . It enough power to use lites radio phone and I pad chargers it will charge cordless tool battery’s . I used a champion 1800 watt genarator to charge the battery if needed ( nov, dec ) we get frozen out in late December . Ive been running the generator 15 hours a day for a year to power the new house. Lights radio tv small tools battery chargers . I use 2 gallons of fuel in 3/4 days not to bad . The last month I’ve been getting my permanent system up and running in the house thanks to the guys on the fourm John
Something Like This: (the forum can please critique this idea)Classic 150-SL $525 (this would be the heart and soul of an expandable system)4 Golf Cart batteries at a club $400 (good for learning)Samlex PST-1000-24 1000w 24v PSW inverter $400 (would be easy to sell or re-purpose)4 Canadian Solar 295w Mono Panels $320 (can be expanded upon)Total: $1645I guess it just depends on if you will have to deal with Inspectors.
Dave Angelini said:
Good advice from the mod man above With the hard winters you might be better off just using a genset until you have a lockable structure. That is what I tell my clients.In my opinion the learning route system is overrated if you have a mentor or have done your due diligence. Good Luck!