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Tony Adrian's System
Opelousas, LA

Tony sent me this description of his 1900 watt system.  

By Tony Adrian:

I've been interested in generating renewable electricity since childhood.  Building
the house over 6,000 feet from the grid gave us a choice: Spent $15,000 to $20,000
and give SLEMCO an easement or put in a solar system.  We opted for the latter.  We
are off the grid.

Here are the particulars:
- 12 Kyocera KC158 Modules (wired in series of threes for 75 volts then the 4 arrays
to a combiner box)
- 2 Unisolar top of the pole mount racks 
- Xantrex 4024 Power Panel
- Outback MX60 MPPT Charge Controller
- 24 Rolls 530s (wired for 24 volts)
- Trace TM500 Volt Meter will be installed by this weekend

We decided to go with rainwater for all household and drinking and have about 2,400
gallon capacity.  We have a Dankoff boost pump (24 volts) for the water.  We also
have Louisiana's first state approved composting toilet (a Sun-Mar Centrex 3000 with
a 1 pint flush toilet).  Presently I'm writing this using Charter cable internet.  I
am using a Cantenna to beam the signal from the house to the camper - about 6,000

Our house was designed and built from the ground up to be extremely well ventilated
and energy efficient.  The house may appear in one of the professional journals for
architects (AIA).

Photos courtesy of Tony Adrian