Mark Brunnr wrote:I'm using altestore.com for purchasing my own gear, and they do have a turnkey system that will produce 10kwh or more for most of the US, depends on the number of sun hours in winter (and they have a map showing that) from this 7.4kw system: https://www.altestore.com/store/solar-power-systems/off-grid-home-solar-power-systems/base-kit-3-off-grid-74kw-residential-solar-power-system-p40620/ for just over $12k, plus the cost for batteries. Purchasing batteries locally to avoid the shipping costs could save you a lot of money if that's an option. This setup is already wired up and on a plate for you can mount it on the wall, then plug in the panels on one side and your batteries on the other. You are paying extra for them to do that but you'll know it's correct and working when it arrives.
Jeremy Allen wrote:As a man of squishy sciences (biology, mycology, medicine- all squishy things) I’m less informed with things electrical. I’m setting up an 11kW solar system with PV to power my off grid home. Any helpful design sites out there? I’m having a hard time figuring out the best way to “plug it all together” including cables connecting the panels. YouTube has failed me. Much appreciated!
Brian Church wrote:
frank li wrote:The heat engine is a great charger, i looked after commenting. One inverter would do, 12v or 24v. Not sure about charge control, and the temp differential requirements. A 24v vfxr2400w-3500w inverter with a mate3s and flexnet on 3 shunts would getter done. Likely a flexmax charge control can handle the heat engine.
frank, thanks for the responses.
frank li wrote:
The machine can be run entirely offgrid or only pull from the grid to satisfy loads..... nifty trick!
If I'm understanding, it can function like a large/smarter uninterruptable power supply from the tech sector. The good ones run the devices off the battery and use line power to charge the battery.
Appreciate the feedback! This site is great.