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Old 09-04-20, 06:58 AM   #182
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Originally Posted by bubbleboba View Post
off grid is something that I would love to do. However, I dont think I could ever do it, as I have a large family. Maybe I could get my consumption down a bit though
Off grid is not ideal if you don't have to. The best solution is to have an intertie/backup system where the batteries are kept charged by the grid and they don't cycle up and down on a daily basis. Batteries are rated on cycles, how often they get charged and discharged.The intertie sells your excess back to the grid, it's really the best solution.

When the grid goes down you have battery backup and when the grid is up you sell your excess production back to the grid.

This way your batteries last much longer and you still get a benefit from your system.
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