Off Grid Solar Shed for Charging R1T

  • Off Grid Solar Shed for Charging R1T

     MThornburgh updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago 8 Members · 9 Posts
  • Cadamo

    October 26, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    So I’ve been using my time wisely waiting on my Feb 2019 preorder R1T. I’ve built a “solar shed” that will be used to charge my R1T for free, or off grid when I get it. Quick run down

    1. 6kw inverter MPP Solar

    2. 3,520w solar panels

    3. 12kwh of battery storage

    Essentially, the solar panels charge the batteries and the batteries/solar panels will charge the truck. (GF tesla as well).

    I’m 90% done with my install and can post pics if anyone is interested. I have to finish the panel install over the next week or so but otherwise I’m ready to go.

    I can charge at 220v @ 27a with this setup. My GF Model Y charges at 24a on a 30a circuit @ 24MPH.

    My plan is to do 100% of my charging at home like this for free. If I travel or do a road trip obviously I’ll charge elsewhere.

  • shultzy

    October 26, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    I GOTTA see the pics!! Awesome project!

  • Jimcgov3

    October 26, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    That is awesome. Definitely want to see pics of this!

  • Marty_M

    October 26, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Great project, I would also like to see pictures.

  • Golfer04

    October 26, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    I did the same thing this summer. Only thing I’m missing is the wall charger. Am waiting to see which vehicle I end up with before I buy final piece.

  • Yerk

    October 27, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Very curious as to your setup and size…size and number of panels. I have a shed setup that could be modified to serve the same purpose. We have a Model 3 and we will have a R1T. Roof faces south, so plenty of sun exposure. Would love to have this capability.

  • Bumble1978

    October 27, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Starting off with Baby steps at our small Cabin hopefully next year. Doing an all-in-one solution with an EcoFlow Delta 1800, and 4x100w panels on our utility shed. Won’t be able to charge the R1T much but then again we won’t have a ton of load initially either. LED string lights for the cabin and maybe a small fridge, water tank pump, and…?!? Likely gonna have to figure out how to add a small 400w Wind Turbine as we get a solid amount of wind for when the weather is crap and for charging overnight.

    Would love to see photos of your setup when it’s done! ✌️❤️⚡🔋🛻

    Only other options are to charge at a L2, single connector station in town near the cabin for a few hours. It’s a free station but it’s been there for quite some time and not totally reliable. Or we’re hedging our bets on a RAN station about 35 miles away but other than that, yep it’s plug into the EcoFlow and hope to get maybe get a few miles per day in perfect sunlight?!? 🤔

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  • Golfer04

    October 27, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    We have a utility garage with attached screened in area about 1/4 mile off the road back by our lake. Put 18 solar panels on south facing roof this summer along with six lithium batteries, but I can’t remember their storage capacity. We don’t have much load on it either right now, but have plans…… Electrician said this setup could easily serve an EV charger and wired for 220 service, but he did say it likely would drain batteries if left plugged in 6 hrs or something depending on sunlight and time of year.

  • MThornburgh

    November 2, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Sounds like an awesome project. I’d love to see it.

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