Just wondering, I have been thinking about the ductless mini split zone room to room AC systems. Depending on how many rooms and how much they are run in each room, wouldn't something like this be more solar / RE friendly? https://www.acwholesalers.com/Ductless-Mini-Split-Air-Conditioner-Single-Zone-Heat-Pump/cat1033.ac?mainCat=cat22185
As I continue to research subjects on this site, we are becoming more comfortable with off-grid living. Insulation systems and windows have come a long way over the years as well. An efficient 12,000 BTU unit should be adequate for cooling the home we plan to build up North here in Central PA. My brother-in-law has been experimenting with LED lighting inside and out, an Inergy Kodiak storage system, a propane powered generator, and a wood stove in their camp all winter with good results. I know I'm comparing apples-to-oranges here, and when the time comes I will need some engineering assistance. I'll post an update after we drill for a well this summer, as I would imagine a well pump will need tremendous surge current capability.
I hadn't even thought of that. I would still want a back-up system. I'm not a Dooms-dayer, but last May 1 after a windstorm, one fella was stranded at an adjoining hunting camp for 2 days, without power, until the roads could be cleared of the trees.
I love the idea of stepping voltage up and back down to bring in utilities cheaper, but a 2400v line buried only 7" down over 1900' sounds very dangerous. Would not want to hit that with a shovel....