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hardworkinghippy
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Hi Matt – how exciting !

One thing you should consider if you have really strong winds is to get a dump load for the excess electricity from your wind generator. You can let the excess solar “float” but if you’re battery bank from the wind generator is full you risk a fire/explosion because the power has to go somewhere. The dump load can be electric water heating, space heating – anything logical really.

Have you worked out the output from solar and the output from wind over the year ? Try to balance the system so that you have contributions from both for cover you. Find a graph on the ‘net for the hours of sun over the year and the windspeeds over the year and superimpose them. That will help you (and us!) decide how you should spend your money.