Your name saw this post on The ActiveRain Real Estate Network and thought it might be of interest to you. Please see the link below to review the post.
For Real: Install Your Own Inexpensive Off Grid A/C Solar System
After years of research, my wife and I finally pulled the trigger and purchased and had a licensed electrician install an inexpensive, effective solar system for our cabin. Over the past several years, I have helped many of my clients find and purchase off-grid recreational property. The old school approach to these cabin properties is to use a generator, providing cabin owners two choices once the sun goes down: a) Noisy Option: Crank up the generator and turn on the lights, or b) Quiet Option: Wander around with a flashlight or propane lantern. Based on the information I had, I would always tell my clients they could have an inexpensive solar system installed for as low as $4000 - $5000. Not bad, right?
By researching and shopping both on the web and locally (both have advantages depending on the item), I found out what I needed to build a solid system that could be expanded in the future, without breaking the bank on the front end.
Below are the components and costs for each used for our system:
- * 85 Watt Solar Panel - $200 (Web Purchase)
- 3000 Watt Modified Sine Wave Inverter - $450 (Web Purchase)
- 10 ... more
Are you on The Rain? Grow Your Network!