So, speaking of wires – this is how our system works.
DC power from the panels combined and sent to the E-panel via Classic charge controller
DC power is sent to 24v 500 amp hour battery bank (seen without finished enclosure) and inverter
- Batteries are Interstate Batteries DCM0100 sealed AGMs
E-panel sends 120/240v AC power to our house breaker panel via inverter
Generac standby generator is plumbed into our propane tank and AC output goes up to the E-panel
- From there we are either charging the batteries or running the house or both
The system comes with a remote panel that I have wired into my utility room so we can monitor /control the system from the main floor. We are constantly checking the SOC (state of charge). You can also monitor the input of the PV panels via the charger controller. I haven’t set it up yet, but I have an app downloaded to my computer that allows you to check the charge controller using a local area network (LAN). After spending some time with our system, we couldn’t be happier. We appreciate the sunshine even more than we did before.
So, that is the basics. Any questions?
On a side note. We also couldn’t be happier with our masonry heater. The constant radiant heat is awesome. And we are slowly but surely learning how to cook in the bake oven – including pizzas and rustic artisan loaves.