Eliminate as much as possible of a $11,000 average propane bill per month (no diesel allowed). They are off- grid and now off fossil fuel as well!
This system is fully operational.
The owners of this private paradise needed to have reliable, cost-effective, full-time energy production for their home, pool and outbuildings and wanted to accomplish this without the hassle of fuel drops and the noise of generators. This island home now produces all of the energy it needs to enjoy the ocean breezes unimpeded. And has survived at least one hurricane unscathed!
Collectors: 24,205 watts of solar collectors consisting of 103 235 W REC Solar panels installed on 2 buildings on 4 roof planes.
Inverters: 4 SUNNY ISLAND Battery inverters, 1 SMA SB7000, one SMA SB6000, 4 SB2000HFUS inverters arranged in an AC coupled system.
Batteries: Over 6700 Amp hours @ 48 volts with automatic watering system. Three levels of redundancy built into the system for worry free quiet lifetime power Also, Solar thermal system to heat the water, Solar pool pumping to circulate the pool water.