Alternative Energy

We are looking at alternative energy, a platypus hydro 2kw, 60m head, a 6kw off the grid inverter/charger, 12 2v 900ah VRLA batteries, 6 x 240w crystalline solar panels. I have pics of the controller and specs of the batteries.

Will this work?

We are a family of 4, have large plasma tv and tvs and pcs for the kids in their rooms too, We will be using energy efficient eco bulbs for lighting and using gas for oven/cook top and gas califont for hot water and fire box for heating.

We are building our own place and want to pay someone for installing the gear but everyone is trying to sell us their gear and puts down everybody else's. Please help. I have full specifications of all items but are unable to upload pdf files to the site. Thank you.

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Mar 02, 2015
Lucky you - having hydro available
by: Tony Clark

Can you advise what your current power consumption is? If you are using less than 24KWH of power daily, it should be more than adequate.
Your 2KW hydro system should provide enough power to feed your 6KVA inverter (given that you are not using 6KVA all of the time).
If your hydro is not available all year, then the solar should be sized to provide the 24KWH for the months where the hydro is not available.

Let us know how you get on.

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