1) Welcome!

2) Off-Gridding today

3) Exhibit A: 9 Main Street

4) Where we are!

5) My Site

6) The Castle

7) Why this system works!

8) What it really looks like

9) The Batteries

10) The Solar Panels

11) Diesel Co-Gen

12) Human Power!

13) Incentive

14) The Inverter/Chargers

15) Staber Washer

16) Energy Guide

17) Spin-X Dryer

18) Sundanzer Refrigerator

19) Demand Water Heater

20) The Idea!

21) Water Tank relocation

22) The Big Questions

23) Low usage = Porking

24) Another Example

25) In Summary


The Inverter/Chargers

    The green arrows illustrate the flow of electricity into the inverters.

    The inverters can do a couple of tasks.

    • Using battery voltage they can supply 120 volts (or 220) to the house.

    • Conversely, when the generator supplies AC current to the inverters, they become dual 100 amp battery chargers and the DC current from them is sent to the batteries!

    • These inverters are total overkill for the house.

    • My only complaint is that their modified sinewave does make static over the telephone. A Radioshack line filter reduces this but not 100 percent.

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