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SimpliPhi & Grassroots Solar Keep Homeowner Safe & Warm During Winter Power Outages

With winter temperatures often falling into the single digits and monthly snow falls totaling more than a foot, a homeowner in Pownal, VT wanted to be sure he was able to stay warm and have access to food, water and communication in his Vermont cabin whenever the power goes out.

The homeowner engaged Grassroots Solar to build a reliable AC-coupled solar+storage system. The system includes 10 solar panels providing 3.45 kW of power, a 10x SunPower 320W built-in microinverter, Xantrex XW MPPT 80A solar charge controller and 2 PHI 3.4 48V batteries. The system is sized to power the home’s heater, computer equipment, well pump and refrigerator.