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  1. follow up with results- 3 phase is the way to go!

    For those following or reading this thread, I thought I'd post a follow up with the results of what i did to change the setup.
    Synopsis:
    If you are setting up an off-grid shop- Most importantly,...
  2. Well, a little further thinking with 24vdc vs...

    Well, a little further thinking with 24vdc vs 240v ac reveals that unless I get some huge copper, the % drop will equate to the loss of a VFD running on 240v. Factor inverter losses on top of that...
  3. incidentally, if I were to start the system over,...

    incidentally, if I were to start the system over, and had more budget(spent budget on building), I'd do this: three stacked outback inverters each doing 3500 watts and synched to produce 3 phase. ...
  4. Southeast AK, 56 degrees n, annual avg 3.5 hours/day sun, supplies by boat only.

    Killer set of replies, thanks all- I like the imagination.
    I think a summery here is currently to add power instead of searching for higher efficiency.

    Generators are possible but sure, fuel,...
  5. How would you set up your off grid shop?

    So, imagine yourself with a pretty state of the art (but small) solar power setup- 4000 watt pure sine inverter running off a 24v battery bank supported by 1500 watts of solar panels. That’s what I...
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