Re: Small Off Grid Cabin looking for feedback
Just FYi, we live off grid, use ~600 wh/day. No TV, no toaster, no microwave, but we pump our water with the solar, propane fridge(s). We have a very nice balance with ~400 watts of panel, 450 ah of battery (12 volt). This gives up a daily discharge of ~15%, a three day discharge of about 40% max, and we can recharge that 40% in one good day. (Almost, but I never let the battery go below ~75% just to preserve longevity.
We supplement charging with a Honda Eu 1000i, running a Xantrex TC-20 charger.
This set up works perfect for us. If you are nearer 1kwh/day, I would consider another 100 watts or so of panels. The nice thing about the Eu 1000 is that it is very fuel efficient and quiet. I wouldn't worry too much about the rope start. (although the remote is nice) The rope start Hondas are VERY easy to pull and they start on the first or second pull nearly every time!
Please note, being a moderator does not add any weight to my opinions 300 watts Siemens/BP panels,plus a Sun 90,, making ~400. ~30 amps into Rogue MPT-3024, 450 ah of Trojan T-105, Morningstar ts300 inverter, a Tri-Metric meter.a collection of antique generators, plus 2 Honda eu-1000i's (also a BS2512 IX controller) and assorted other stuff!