Homesteader Off Grid System 1 $11,799
This off grid energy genverter system is designed to sustain an off grid home that uses 3700 watts per day. It is called genverter because it is designed around a generator and an inverter. Most, if not all off grid energy systems, will need a generator so we use this generator as a foundation in our genverter system. We have the ability to add your existing solar or new solar options as well as wind turbine generators to your system.
If you have the money, solar is a wise addition to this system. How much solar should you buy? As much as you can afford. It will pay for itself in reduced generator run time. It will allow you to use more energy during the day as well without the need for generator run time.
Our 3.7 kW off grid genverter system starts with a US made 8kW Perkins Diesel generator. These Perkins diesel are smooth and quiet running. Nothing is better, believe me. These are the best money can buy at a wholesale direct price. Take a look at the detail on these hand crafted Diesel electric power plants. An exclusive Hardy Diesel Design! Perkins engine company is a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. Made in the USA with Pride!
The Perkins Diesel generator is connected to our proprietary MidNite solar Magnum 4448 E-Panel. Our e-panels are super simple to hook up. All the wiring is already done. All that needs to be done is mount it on a wall and hook the battery bank negative and positive. Hook up the generator hot leads and AC out. All the rest has already been done for you. What we like about our Magnum inverter e-panels is they are simple with little-to-no programming needed. Shown below with optional charge controller mounted. Charge controller is an actual component of our solar options. If adding solar, we will have it wired in from the factory.
Our Hardy Solar proprietary e-panels are built by Robin Gudgel. Robin has played an important roll in every inverter advancement to date. Robin has finally documented some interesting facts as to the history and evaluation of the modern off grid inverter.
Our magnum MidNite solar E-panel is then connected to our Trojan T-105 6V Lead Acid Deep Cycle Battery Bank. These batteries are cost effective but do require minimal maintenance. These are ideal for Golf Cars or small battery banks. They have a 225 Amp Hour rating rated at 20Hrs. We Design our battery banks around a 30% depth discharge to maximize battery life and cost for you. Durability, reliability, and proven technology mean you can depend on Trojan Batteries for consistent performance day in and day out. Outstanding technical support is available on the phone or on the web. Please check our homesteader system 2 with the AGM battery bank. These batteries are maintenance free and have a 305 Amp Hour rating which gives you an additional 1000 watts per day as well as longer battery life.
Trojan T-105 Battery Bank (225 Amp Hours)
3,700 watt solar battery bank consists of (8) Trojan T-105 Batteries. These batteries are connected in series. You can see the two configurations above. They are both the same thing, but the bottom image shows a more compact design. Our Hardy Solar cable kit includes (1) 4/0 10' Positive Battery Cable, (1) 4/0 10' Negative Battery Cable, and (7) 9" Negative/Positive Interconnection cables
Aerospace grade cable kit includes all connections shown above in 2/0 US made special battery bank cable. Also includes two Ten foot 4/0 inverter connection cable.
Below is an example of a simple but effective off grid energy shed. The important thing when constructing is no direct line of sight in or out. Also the ducts should be no smaller than the radiator core.