Reliable self-sustained power

When sun is available there is sufficient solar power to accommodate our family of four.  In Central Oregon this is true for about 6 months of the year.  For the rest of the year, or when more power is needed, there is a generator and an underground, 1000 gallon propane tank.  Power is delivered to the home and shop by #4 and #6 copper wire, buried in 3 inch conduit.

A Trimetric meter in the house monitors all power needs and current battery storage capacity.