4000 Watt AIMS Power Inverter Solar Panels Wind Turbine Setup Part 2 – Off-Grid w Grid-Tie Failover

all right everybody this is part 2 of my original solar video that I filmed last year sorry it took so long to get the second portion filmed you know how things are so let's start here from the grid ok what I have is I actually have an AC backhaul coming in from the grid going into this box here ok and I've got 13 amps coming in that's going up here to this inverter okay and it's actually hooked into the inverters charger okay so I use this AC backhaul as a supplemental power source to charge the batteries when it gets really dark for a long time because it gets dark for long periods of time here in North Idaho so this actually supplements the solar panels I have a 4000 watt pure sine low-frequency inverter 24 volt from Ames it's an industrial grade inverter and it's actually got a few modes on here it's got a power saver mode if you want to use it as a backup system and it's got a you know and on all the time mode and off of course so this power save mode if you turn it on that what it'll do is it'll basically go into sleep mode until you'd pull 25 watts or more and then it'll turn itself on and power whatever you need to okay so the inverter is actually going out to this panel here which is the AC disconnect panel okay I've got this powering the shed plus it's going to the house okay I've got a 20 amp and a 15 amp breaker right now these cables here coming out are data cables these are cat 6 cables that are going to the house I need to install some panels inside the house so that I can retrieve data and you know control the inverter and the charge controller without having to come out to the shed okay so out of there we also have you know the shed lights and some other AC outlets here what else I've added is a turbine and a wind turbine coming in here going through this switch here all the way over to this 35 amp PWM charge controller and then from here it's going down out into the battery bank okay so it's kind of an into print independent circuit there from the wind turbine the wind turbine is uh they don't really do well where we live it's a big waste of money but you know I'll cover more of that later so also coming out of the inverter this is where everything you know routes through this DC disconnect panel here or so it's coming out from here into this 16 amp MPPT charge controller and then it gets rerouted back through here down to the battery bank and here are all the disconnect switches on this panel we have the charge controller we're the photovoltaics you know and all that even the main battery disconnect right now I've got six batteries I need to I have two more than I'm about to add but I've got six batteries at 115 amp hours each running it to 24 volts so this actually powers everything from I have a freezer refrigerator and lights and miscellaneous electrical items that are powered from the solar system right now and that's that will hit the next phase of showing you the solar panels and then I will show you the wind turbine and then I'll show you the house where it's all plugged in okay these are the solar panels that I have right now I have four Canadian solar 230 watt panels here in the front and in the back I have two Chinese solar panels and those are 300 watts each okay these front panels each one pushes out 7.78 amps the rear panels I believe it's 8.5 amps now let me show you one thing here look at the front panel section okay these are actually on the ground okay the panel frame that I built to rack these things up originally it was just made a angle iron but the mistake is weeds get overgrown in the front if they're on the ground like this and snowberries the bottom of them if you build an angle iron frame do not design it to where the panels sit on the ground what you want you want it something like this okay this frame here I designed it to where the panel's sit off of the ground about 18 inches so the snow doesn't gather and the weeds don't really affect the panel's much okay so I have a combiner box combining all of these solar panels right here everything comes into this box here okay this is the combiner box and that's that next I'm gonna show you the solar or the wind turbine okay so there's the turbine it almost never spins number one we leave in a spot turns out where it almost never blows the wind here are the anchor points these are four foot deep concrete guy-wires here I hope that Suns not bothering you okay and there's the turbine up there we got this to supplement the solar which I think it would have been better for us to just buy another you know six solar panels for the price that we ended up paying six or eight solar panels for this little turbine here it's huge waste of money but it does spin in storms and it does spin in the winter occasionally when you know the storms do happen okay here's the solar come into the house it's a panel with the AC backhaul goin out and solar coming in as a 20 amp breaker right there I don't have a 30 amp on the inside I need to match that up let's go into one outlet into the house right now now we need to install at least four more outlets to go one to go behind the refrigerator and you know the freezer and a bunch of other stuff now when we come over here now my inverter is not a two phase inverter so in order to pressurize our well system we also have a generator here well 4k generator does pressurize everything when the power's out if the grid is out all I get all I have to do is just turn this down and have my generator turned on when that happens and everything works it does do my well pump and my pressure system so you know what I need to do what my plan is to replace my current inverter with a two phase inverter and run the wire down here under the dirt of course through conduit right up here where the generator is plugged in because this is the entire house okay and that's that

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