Homesteader Off Grid System 4 $15,599
This off grid energy genverter system is designed to sustain an off grid home that uses 8700 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 8.7 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 AGM 8.7kW battery bank. We prefer AGM because they are maintenance free. They can also ship non hazmat. Consider having to hydrate three cells on 16 batteries while having to breathe toxic gas on a conventional lead acid bank and you will be happy with your AGM batteries that need no filling. We find that AGM in the real world outlasts Lead acid three to one based on the fact that in the real world, most people will let at least one cell go dry in a lead acid battery once or twice per year. This brings down your whole bank. We use Concorde PVX-3050T Solar AGM batteries which have a 305 Amp Hour rating based on 24Hrs.
PVX 3050T AGM Battery Bank (305 Amp Hours)
8,700 watt solar battery bank consists of (16) Concorde PVX-3050T AGM batteries. You can see the two configurations above. They both have the same wiring, but if you have limited space, you might consider stacking them 4x4. 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, (2)12" Negative paralleling cables, and (2)12" Positive paralleling 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.