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If you have made it here to this page that means that you are seriously interested in living off the grid and generating your power from  the sun. I welcome your comments, questions and interest. The system presented is a 24/7 RV or Cabin system. Arming your self with as much information as possible is the best way to ensure you are prepared for any challenging events. You must depend on yourself to help yourself when living off the grid. This isn't the only system or the only way to set up your system. We can't guarantee any products or services  mentioned. This information is being presented as an example of  a system we find works for us and may be helpful in your quest to generate your own solar power. Everyone must do their own research and selection of parts or services. I hope you find this information helpful and interesting. Power On!  The goal is to install a sustainable power source that that allows me to live off the grid. It is a necessary investment in my homestead. The prices listed are close to actual prices. How ever you can shop around for more economical prices. I decided to invest in top of the line solar equipment that has been used to power an RV and sailboat that the owners live on full time. I'd rather spend a bit more for a solar system and have it's performance and durability cut down on replacing parts and or expensive batteries.  We found a great website that I am sure you will want to visit as well. It has been a life saver! < www.roadslesstraveled.com>. The link is provided below, the photo and the title to each package is hyperlinked, just click on any of them. The solar power system set ups come from this web site, we consult this website and links for information we find to be helpful and credible.  We are modeling solar power system after  set up " A", because we will be living full time off the grid in our RV. We will transition to the Log home in the future using the same solar power system set up. We selected set up "A" because we  want the highest quality and solar power system using  " AGM " batteries.  

<http://roadslesstraveled.us/rv-solar-power-tutorial-full-time-rv-cruising-solar-power-kits/>
Solar Power System Package  A
     For detailed info click on the above link
This system will produce enough power to run up to 3000 watts of appliances or electronics while simultaneously, depending on your exposure to the sun, topping up your battery bank at a rate of 27 amps per hour.
Everything You Need in One Package

System includes solar panels, pure sine wave inverter with remote, solar controller, cables, and mounting parts—everything you need to install and run this exceptional solar system.
Reliability You Can Count On

Our products are tested and produced with quality components and backed by industry-leading warranties. Go Power! has been supplying mobile power solutions for 20 years.

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Full-time RVers Solar Power System – 12 Volt

A sample full-time RVer’s solar power system consists of the following:

  • 4 150 watt (12 volt) solar panels ($900)
  • 1 Outback FlexMax FM60 MPPT charge controller ($550)
  • 10 gauge wire rated for outdoor use (or 8 guage) ($100)
  • 4 6-volt golf-cart style batteries ($650)
  • 1 Go Power 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter ($850)

  • Total parts cost: ~$3,600

  • Wild guess at an installer’s fee: ~$1,500

  • * Additional parts may include MC4 connectors and transfer switch and Cable and DC circuit breaker for the inverter…
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