28 feb. 2021
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Our entire solar power system is completely FINISHED! We have built a 13,000 watt solar power plant! Today we are firing the system up and turning everything on in our modern home to see how it handles the load on a completely cloudy day. We are also flashing back to a quick timelapse of how we got here. From moving to raw land with no running water or electric to now, having a solar system capable of running our entire home!
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We are a couple who are building our own home from the ground up in the mountains of West Virginia. After living near the city our entire lives we finally decided to sell it all, pack up our 3 kids and live in an RV on our 73 acres while building our own debt free, off-grid house and learning to live a more self-reliant life.
Our house build is documented entirely on our main channel "Wild Wonderful Off-Grid" and our family life vlogs can be found on our secondary channel "Wild Wonderful After Show"

  • Impressing to get 5kW+ from only the panels on a cloudy day, but ok they are big though but still.

    dtiydrdtiydrAcum 5 ore
  • I must say, I wish my lady support me the way yours does. She is also passionate about this work. Awesome teamwork and best of luck.

    Mr ShaunMr ShaunAcum 5 Zile
  • This is now MY dream solar system. One question - since I watch too many hours of off-grid videos to go looking for it, maybe you covered this somewhere - but did you bring solar into the power house at 48V or higher to get the wire size down and the efficiency up? I'm sure you did series and parallel on the panels, but I never heard what total Voltage you totaled coming off the entire array into your supply wire to the the Mppt Controllers so far away. Again, I can't go through the videos again, but I'm guessing your Mppt's are built to take in 48V or higher, and that Growatt is a 48V Inverter. My question is, did you need a transformer to step the Voltage down from the Solar Array, or did you just have it already coming in at the accepted Voltage at the Mppt Controller? That's my question. (I'm aware that you can string together panels in series for Voltage as high as you want, so long as you have a transformer at the receiving end to step it down for whatever the Mppt is rated for, to say nothing of Wattage)

    Cole McLeodCole McLeodAcum 9 Zile
  • Start mining bitcoin with the extra power, or build a workshop making trinkets, and let it pay for itself.

    Aaron SmythAaron SmythAcum 12 Zile
  • Los felicito chicos, yo aca en Argentina quisiera hacer lo mismo y ni siquiera puedo comprarme una camioneta para mi trabajo. Abrazo grande

    daniel francisco Gonzalezdaniel francisco GonzalezAcum 13 Zile
  • You got starlink

    Peter de AgrellaPeter de AgrellaAcum 16 Zile
  • Magnifico, saludos desde España

    jose pecano canojose pecano canoAcum 16 Zile
  • How panels will cope with a heavy wind?

  • When I watched this video and saw how neat everything looked, I knew Josh must be an electrician. From one electrician to another, very nice install.

    Jeff WolfeJeff WolfeAcum 20 Zile
  • Have you looked at ground source heat pumps for your heating/cooling? I'm doing this at my house, it's expensive, but should last a long time and not consume fuel... and can use a heat buffer tank when it's sunny for use later on in the day

    Paul GreidanusPaul GreidanusAcum 20 Zile
  • What profession do you guys have??🤔

    Jesse DaronJesse DaronAcum 21 o Zi
  • I believe your best construction you guys have ever made is.... "YOUR RELATIONSHIP"

    Jesse DaronJesse DaronAcum 21 o Zi
  • The sun write no Bill ;)

    biniolobinioloAcum 21 o Zi
  • You live your dream. Its nice and in understan you. I Live my dream, too. Solarsystems are very nice. I have a Autoark Home, too

    biniolobinioloAcum 21 o Zi
  • How much do you cost all your electrical installation in total, and this system is good for how long, not to mention the batteries which cost a fortune and their life is about 5 years.

    Pierre .FortierPierre .FortierAcum 21 o Zi
  • can I get the latest solar diagram

    Akademi 1303Akademi 1303Acum 21 o Zi
  • Apologies if I missed it mentioned somewhere, but what is the capacity of your batteries?

    Lauren CommonsLauren CommonsAcum 21 o Zi
  • awesome guys... next step: Starlink Internet 👍

    MarkMarkAcum 23 Zile
  • I've seen so many people with just a few panels and they complain that they are constantly running their system down and it takes for ever to recharge. You need enough panels to power your day use AND charge the batteries.

    Robert PalmoreRobert PalmoreAcum 23 Zile
  • I have never seen so many solar panels for one house what do you guys doing you got a marijuana farm with greenhouses in the back in the woods .that you're sending electricity to because I have never seen that many solar panels for one house.

    Joseph PfalzgrafJoseph PfalzgrafAcum 24 Zile
  • What was ur total cost?

    sam mooresam mooreAcum 24 Zile
  • Bravo !!!

    Jim JonesJim JonesAcum 24 Zile
  • Would you consider partnering up to do solar? Let me know, I am a master electrician and owner of Murphy Family Electric. Would like to offer this as a product and service

    LightningLightningAcum 24 Zile
  • You guys are great!

    LightningLightningAcum 24 Zile
  • Hi brother can you tell me what is the brand of inverter and charge controller

  • I love seeing you working so hard side by side, laughing and loving the whole way. Your family and this channel are one of my favorites! Be blessed!❤

    M BoxM BoxAcum 25 Zile
  • Homesteading is a labor of love! Do you have any plans to build a greenhouse to grow your own food year around?

    Jon ZuberJon ZuberAcum 29 Zile
  • Seemed windy out there, thought about a windmill?

    DuussifDuussifAcum lună
  • Good work guys. Just and advise. A good couple of quencher is mandatory ;)

    Nicola UrbaniNicola UrbaniAcum lună

    Marius ConradMarius ConradAcum lună
  • “What are the chances of it blowing up when you turn it on” 🤣🤣🤣💯

    cam ingliscam inglisAcum lună
  • Вы молодцы!👍

    Kirill SanzharovskiyKirill SanzharovskiyAcum lună
  • 💛

    Maulinda Yulia Iswara SMaulinda Yulia Iswara SAcum lună
  • No bills, but if you added up the cost of materials and labour, how many years would it take to be in front ?

    SilvsiriSilvsiriAcum lună
  • I hope you will share your monthly Solar Production and Usage. I’m sure many of your Subscribers are very interested as I am.

    Marc VivoriMarc VivoriAcum lună
  • "ight imma head out": 1:38

    Noah HNoah HAcum lună
  • 🍒🍎🍓🍉🤗🙏

    МитяМитяAcum lună
  • whats the model of those solar panels and how much it cost ?

    N RomelN RomelAcum lună
  • You guys are the doers in life, Great job and thanks for your channel.

    Mark FernandesMark FernandesAcum lună
  • Amazing build! Could you give a ballpark idea of the total cost of your solar system?

    Holden McGroinHolden McGroinAcum lună
  • Great to see I did laugh at the tool guy grunts.

    John GolombekJohn GolombekAcum lună
  • I really like you guys, you're warriors, and I've created a house of nothing, please, please, do the Arabic ROworld characteristic so that it can be useful for everyone

    عبدالكريم الغامديعبدالكريم الغامديAcum lună
  • I really like you guys, you're warriors, and I've created a house of nothing, please, please, do the Arabic ROworld characteristic so that it can be useful for everyone

    عبدالكريم الغامديعبدالكريم الغامديAcum lună
  • Great video thanks

    Smooch McguireSmooch McguireAcum lună
  • Great video!

    Floyd FergusonFloyd FergusonAcum lună
  • How many watts was your original Solar Array? (I am a long-time subscriber, but at my age, I forget things.....)

    Ben KanobeBen KanobeAcum lună
  • So, for about the price of a brand new car you're energy independent. Congratulations! I know that has to make you feel wonderful.

    ninline2000ninline2000Acum lună
  • JOSH! Next time Erin says that you like the solar system more than her, you respond with: "Darlin', you are my solar system." :)

    John UrbanJohn UrbanAcum lună
  • Great job Solar system I like you working together

    juma Abu Nasserjuma Abu NasserAcum lună
  • Its very inspired especially to those plan living off-grid...Owesome Erin & Josh

    Yannie BensonYannie BensonAcum lună
  • Do you have a list of all the components to build this system? I want to build something like this for my home.

    DustinDustinAcum lună
  • Why did you sell the Tesla Batteries? And why do you like the replacements?

    Richard TerminiRichard TerminiAcum lună
  • вы там не замерзли?

    Romans RomansRomans RomansAcum lună
  • Beautiful house, beautiful solar system! Absolutely amazing!

    Joseph AdamJoseph AdamAcum lună
  • You guys are definitely living my dream! Josh is like a little kid in a candy store when it comes to his passion for electric work. I noticed he didn't deny he loves his solar system more than you, Erin. Lol! I love his work when it comes to electricity, his dedicaion to perfection, his neatness, his attention to detail. Okay, enough about Josh. Love your channel in general. Very good editing, a lovely mixture of work scenes, and artistic creativity in your videos. Keep up the good work!!

    Rinke SlumpRinke SlumpAcum lună
  • You need to increase the battery capacity too

    Pritam BissonauthPritam BissonauthAcum lună
  • Beautiful 😍, love the setup you Guys did Great 👍 👏

    Larry GrimshawLarry GrimshawAcum lună
  • what battery setup are you using!?

    Taurus SilverTaurus SilverAcum lună
  • Love your story!

    John YoungJohn YoungAcum lună
  • Next in line is a Tesla Cybertruck. You've got free juice for an electric car, so why pay for gas or diesel?

    Oddbjørn GebhardtOddbjørn GebhardtAcum lună
  • Brill job. You need to trade the buggy in for a battery one next.

    Lez WaldronLez WaldronAcum lună
  • It is good practice to space the purchase of cells in the battery bank. To prevent them all ageing out at the same time. Maybe first get good capacity, then start spacing purchases. Not to overtax the batteries.

    Crew-L-TCrew-L-TAcum lună
  • So,did you make some solar panel protection ,in case of "SOLAR STORM"... That may cause dying cells inside panels, and i think maybe,you need some aluminum cover,just in case.... You are awsome, smart young couple,gorgeus kid's...

    Ivan BojovicIvan BojovicAcum lună
  • I really enjoy seeing the lives that you are creating for yourselves, and was kind of blown away by the professionalism of your videography and editing. Do you have a background in those subjects or did you take classes or ???. I'm a new viewer to your channel, but have subscribed on the basis of this episode. Nice job!

    Paul BarwickPaul BarwickAcum lună
  • I love what your doing, it's inspirational, I have a question about the kids having friends, are their any kids of their age that live near by?

    Jeff TuckerJeff TuckerAcum lună
  • "Let's plug something else in" ;) Awesome.

    Greg EleyGreg EleyAcum lună
  • I would like to know where you got the panel brackets and post saddles. I found some 17' used panel brackets on eBay in Pennsylvania, but they won't ship them. I live in Indiana and the trip would cost more than the brackets. I can also only find black pipe in the 4" size. At my age it would probably outlast me. Very interesting video. Have a good day.

    Robert JonesRobert JonesAcum lună
  • Do you have a Instagram?

    Zhandos ZhumadilZhandos ZhumadilAcum lună
  • Your video filming and editing is awesome Erin ,after watching them against other ROworld videos ,there is no comparison you are getting better every day,congrats guys on your achievements being off grid completely !

    Adela FerreiraAdela FerreiraAcum lună
  • This has given hope lol

    Golden CediGolden CediAcum lună
  • *_Living modern off the grid has got to be the highest of highs in the modern world..._*

    ThelongmanableThelongmanableAcum lună
  • *_Those buss bars should be in a electrical cabinet with clear plexiglass guards over them..._*

    ThelongmanableThelongmanableAcum lună
  • wrap around porch!

    Colleen DudleyColleen DudleyAcum lună
  • What a wonderful acheivement, the joy on your faces and in your voice says it all. Thank you for bringing us all along for the ride. Josh you have the manner of a great teacher and i have enjoyed learning from you. I changed my RV to solar and lithium 8 years ago also did my own build is 2 stages as funds dictated. I live full time for 7 months of the year and hav'nt used a generator in 7 years. Freedom is'nt cheap but it is liberating. CHEERS Steve h.

    1sheinz1sheinzAcum lună
  • Please vídeos on legends in Portuguese. Brasil tank you.

    MiguelMiguelAcum lună
  • I'm wondering how much did this solar system cost and where is the link to get 50% off 🤣. Very awesome! I would love this kind of freedom.

    Anon XAnon XAcum lună
  • great setup! congrats!

    BriscaBriscaAcum lună
  • Love the channel. We are also working towards building off-grid in WV. What is your internet solution?

    FergeeksFergeeksAcum lună
  • Great job. My family and I watched your videos, love it. In one of your videos you all had Oatmeal Pies. My husband makes Delicious Keto Oatmeal Pies if you all are interested in it, is really good and its big, clean ingredients if I could have post it here for you all to see. He makes a lot of Keto stuff. It would be nice if you all will give it a try @Wild Wonderful Off-Grid.

    Cassie ECassie EAcum lună
  • great job you two! very cute little lambs. You are an inspiration! Keep on keeping on

    Eric HEric HAcum lună
  • Tell me how many Watts you get when let say, cloudy snowy stormy rainy because I don't see this thing working 100%. 10% maybe

    RED RedRED RedAcum lună
    • Go to the end of the video and we will show you how its working when its completely overcast

      Wild Wonderful Off-GridWild Wonderful Off-GridAcum lună
  • Do you have a break down of all the components in your system?

    Christopher KuehneChristopher KuehneAcum lună
  • How much did the whole system cost even with the upgrade??

    Cheryl LunaCheryl LunaAcum lună
    • Yes, the entire system 😊. We hope it is helpful to those out there who may be thinking about going solar

      Wild Wonderful Off-GridWild Wonderful Off-GridAcum lună
  • Some of the future panels will incorporate piezo electric properties so that when they are hit by raindrops or when the wind pushes on it they will produce electricity even at night. There have been night club dance floors whose lights were powered by dancers moving on a piezo electric floor.

    Jacques GauthierJacques GauthierAcum lună
  • HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT A HEAT PUMP clothes dryer. Whirlpool makes one. All electric and no exhaust venting.

    Gene DeJoannisGene DeJoannisAcum lună
  • I'm so happy for you. Congradulations of using lights and hw.

    Tammy BakerTammy BakerAcum lună
  • I tried setting up that stereo type and couldn't get connected. I vould hear you, but I don't think you could see me.

    Tammy BakerTammy BakerAcum lună
  • Dang you both are tall! Y'all gonna have some D - 1 babies

    Lesa AtuatasiLesa AtuatasiAcum lună
  • Very cool indeed. Would love to know what the ballpark cost are for this setup. I’m in the UK and a friend had to pay £80,000 to get his grid connected to the grid. Which involved crossing a field and a road. So if the cost of this setup is less it would be a complete no brainer.

    Paul AvoryPaul AvoryAcum lună
  • Your work is really beautiful, they will be happy to visit my page

    BuildingBuildingAcum lună
  • Do you have a video on making the ground mount?

    SolarDrewSolarDrewAcum lună
  • Hi, you guys, I’ve been watching the progress of your build since your first video. I’ve shared in the excitement, joy and pride during those years. I feel and see the love you all have for each other. I have celebrated 80 years on earth during this time and just want to thank you for letting me tag along. Your videos every week are like a warm hug and it’s heartwarming to know that you’re going to be a very important part of my life in the days and years to come. Many thanks , stay safe

    Wayne JoeyWayne JoeyAcum lună
  • Man Josh's knowledge on electrical engineering is very impressive. Great work y'all

    Jerry 2001Jerry 2001Acum lună
  • With solar and a super passive house setup it should work with no problems. I wish all houses would be built like that now a days. Love your show.

    James AlexanderJames AlexanderAcum lună
  • Great accomplishment that will reward you for years to come.

    David BondeDavid BondeAcum lună
  • First time on your page. Wondering where you got your solar panels?

    Panhandle Veggie GardenerPanhandle Veggie GardenerAcum lună
  • I'm following from start .. great job 🙌.. inspiring content ❤️

    Adithya KAdithya KAcum lună
  • Both wild and wonderful!

    Walter P HopkinsWalter P HopkinsAcum lună
  • Absolutely gorgeous! This is amazing! Excellent work yall!

    Moto NuggetMoto NuggetAcum lună
  • Que lindo lugar para empezar una nueva vida

    Ariel Reyes yeraAriel Reyes yeraAcum lună