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    Solar and generator input question on Growatt 5000w ES

    So, the good news is that the majority of items we use in our off grid cabin are 240 volt capable (laptops for work, external monitors, Starlink satellite and TV) so I'm thinking we stick with this configuration (in the US) until we build our permanent cabin. At this point I assume that the...
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    Solar and generator input question on Growatt 5000w ES

    We just switched from a Renogy 48v 3500 watt all in one inverter to a Growatt 48v 5000w ES inverter over the weekend. We have 8 Renogy solar panels that are rated for max 40 VOC with 32 volt typical output. With the Renogy inverter, we were limited to a maximum of 140 volt input so we ran...
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    Hello from the mountains of SW Virginia

    Hydro would be a cool addition, but we get less than 1 gpm over most of the seasons from this spring. That is plenty for our meager needs (hey, who says you need a shower daily?)
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    Hello from the mountains of SW Virginia

    Having lived through the first summer we might not need an AC unit for the final build as it does get cooler at this elevation at night and the airflow makes it very tolerable. However, humidity might be a factor. My parents have a log home in Massachusetts and they were shocked to find mildew...
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    Hello from the mountains of SW Virginia

    This is an awesome comparison! Sounds like a good plan to go with the electric model. Of course, I have heard some horror stories on long term reliability of the newer appliances - currently running a vintage 1990s RV fridge off propane and you are right on the money about the propane...
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    Hello from the mountains of SW Virginia

    Just joining, wish I had discovered this forum a year or so previous! We are in the process of permitting an off-grid cabin build on land we purchased in Virginia. Two years ago we purchased a Renogy package consisting of 320 Watt panels, a Renogy 3500 watt 48 volt inverter, and 4 - 200ah acid...
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