Awesome! And the more i research about the lifepo4 cells, the more i am inclined to build a detached, climate controlled shed to house all my solar stuff inside. I am a safety nut, especially when it comes to my mechanical room being beside living quarters and I have 4 girls in my house to protect. It maybe overkill but the last thing i want is a fire inside my house!
yes, I specifically built an insulated solar power shed for the LIFePO4 batteries and inverters and charge controllers etc outside next to the house.
my advice is to build it bigger than you think you need. mine is 8x8 super insulated. it is not big enough for my large off-grid setup but I am coping at the moment.
when it was 53 below 0 Fahrenheit last winter a 250-watt light bulb would keep it at 58 degrees. don't want to freeze 64 272Ah Lishen cells etc.
the other side is trying to keep it cool in the summer heat. at times I opened it up with a screen door to let it cool off at night and utilized a fan, but it really needed a small air conditioner or something, a few days as the temp would climb up in the high 80's.
I plan to make a 12x12 foot off-grid solar power shed that will be superinsulated( possibly this winter).
My main concern was I have a handicapped daughter who is unpredictable. so need to keep her out of harm's way, so I built it outside with a lockable door to keep her away from the potential electrical danger.
The other issue/delemma is exactly where to place the new larger solar power shed.???? close enough to the solar panels and close enough to the house. a winter project?
I do not believe that fire is my highest risk in this setup but is a very valid concern for sure. my main concern was the little one contacting high amperage dc or possible ac equipment. so the locked door and an outside solar power shed was the answer.
Lots of extra time but the end result is worth my efforts! Safety first!
Soon I will have the 4th battery build which is a 32 cell 4P8S EVE LF280K build 280x4 will be 1120 amps at 24 volts. 28 of the 32 EVE cells are here now!
The other already assembled and cycling battery builds: 2 are 16 cells 2P8S lishen 272Ah cell builds = 544Ah, and one 4P8S 32 cell Lishen 272Ah build =1088Ah 24 volts.
All is being done off-grid -- no net metering or grid-tie in South Dakota. if you want grid-tie you can give them electricity for free with a bunch of extra electrical components needed probably (not for me). the electrical Coop manager did stop one day and offered to let me hire them but no net metering and they had not installed any solar PV systems so I declined their service for pay offer.
so extra effort to keep the young and curious away is worth your while! 😎 cheers from South Dakota
It is time to do more work on the solar panel array support structures; 30 250watt PV panels mounted 50 more to go!
what super mild weather spell we are having at the moment!