Living off the Grid, Part II: Vermont Solar Power

Despite short days and long, cold winters, Kip Tewksbury took a chance that Vermont solar power would work for the needs of his remote mountain home.



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Despite short days and long, cold winters, Kip Tewksbury took a chance that Vermont solar power would work for the needs of his remote mountain home.
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The batteries, power center, inventer, and other power management components are all centrally located.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
142 vermont solar - diagram 1
The diagram shows basic wire configuration as well as series and parallel arrangements in the battery bank and solar array. Kips system has two sets of six panels, wired identically and connected to the power center through two junction boxes and 2X #6 THHN wire.
SCOTT MACNEILL
142 vermont solar - diagram 2
Diagram shows battery type and an assortment of small electrical hardware components Kip used to connect his system together.
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