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#2 – Conserving Cottage

Produces about 1.6-6.4 usable kilowatt-hours on a sunny day.

Year round home for 1 to 3 people. Provides 120V AC power for lighting, vacuum, washer, kitchen appliances & microwaves, DC or 120V AC well pump, color TV, DVD, satellite receiver, stereo, computer and hand-held power tools. There can be enough power for a small DC refrigerator in sunny climates. In northern winters, the generator supplements battery charging while using high load appliances, such as a washing machine. We would recommend that this system should be set up with a 24V or 48V battery bank and an automatic generator start for battery charging should be considered.

Solar Panels
320-1280 Watts

Roof, Ground, or Pole Mount

Charge Controller
30A or 60A MPPT Controller w/ Temp Sensor

Magnum MS2812, 2800W 12V Sinewave Inverter with RC50 Digital Display Remote or MS4024 24V Sinewave Inverter

MidNite inverter disconnect, solar and inverter fuses and connecting wires as needed, MidNite lightning protection

Trimetric Battery Meter (or an integrated BMK with the inverter)

24V battery bank consisting of (8) T105s or up to (8) L-16RE-Bs or 1-2 Eclipse Lithium 24V-200ah batteries, cables and venting

Recommended Generator
Honda EU3000 or larger


Approximate cost of a system this size is $5,000 – $15,000 (not including generator).


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