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#4 – Active Family Solar Home
Produces about 9-15 usable kilowatt-hours on a sunny day.
More power for a family of 3 to 4, or a home office. Includes the loads in Example #3 plus power for a high efficiency refrigerator or energy efficient chest freezer as well as extensive computer use. Washing machine and 120V well pump run from inverter AC, but uses generator back-up if weather remains overcast. 48V battery is recommended, especially if future expansion is planned. Systems of this size typically utilize industrial class batteries.
Solar Panels 1800-3800 Watts: Using larger 60 or 72 cell modules in excess of 320W each
Mount/Racking Roof, Ground, or Pole Mount
Power Center Magnum Mini-Panel system w/ 4400W, 48V sinewave inverter, 60-80 Amp MPPT charge controller, RC50 Digital Display Remote (or ARC50, if you want auto-gen start), string combiner, MidNite lightning protection and all cabling
Meters Trimetric Battery Meter
Batteries Sixteen L-16s or larger Rolls/Surrettes or two Eclipse Lithium 48V-200ah batteries and cables
Recommended Generator Honda EU7000 or larger
Approximate cost of a system this size is $15,000 – $26,000 (not including generator).
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