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Wild Wonderful Off-Grid

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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"

Mr Shaun
Mr Shaun 9 hours ago
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.
Cole McLeod
Cole McLeod 4 days ago
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)
Aaron Smyth
Aaron Smyth 7 days ago
Start mining bitcoin with the extra power, or build a workshop making trinkets, and let it pay for itself.
daniel francisco Gonzalez
daniel francisco Gonzalez 8 days ago
Los felicito chicos, yo aca en Argentina quisiera hacer lo mismo y ni siquiera puedo comprarme una camioneta para mi trabajo. Abrazo grande
Peter de Agrella
Peter de Agrella 11 days ago
You got starlink
jose pecano cano
jose pecano cano 11 days ago
Magnifico, saludos desde España
How panels will cope with a heavy wind?
Jeff Wolfe
Jeff Wolfe 15 days ago
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.
Paul Greidanus
Paul Greidanus 15 days ago
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
Jesse Daron
Jesse Daron 16 days ago
What profession do you guys have??🤔
Jesse Daron
Jesse Daron 16 days ago
I believe your best construction you guys have ever made is.... "YOUR RELATIONSHIP"
biniolo 16 days ago
The sun write no Bill ;)
biniolo 16 days ago
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
Pierre .Fortier
Pierre .Fortier 16 days ago
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.
Akademi 1303
Akademi 1303 16 days ago
can I get the latest solar diagram
Lauren Commons
Lauren Commons 16 days ago
Apologies if I missed it mentioned somewhere, but what is the capacity of your batteries?
Mark 18 days ago
awesome guys... next step: Starlink Internet 👍
Robert Palmore
Robert Palmore 18 days ago
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.
Joseph Pfalzgraf
Joseph Pfalzgraf 19 days ago
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.
sam moore
sam moore 19 days ago
What was ur total cost?
Jim Jones
Jim Jones 19 days ago
Bravo !!!
Lightning 20 days ago
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
Lightning 20 days ago
You guys are great!
MECH TECH 20 days ago
Hi brother can you tell me what is the brand of inverter and charge controller
M Box
M Box 20 days ago
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!❤
Jon Zuber
Jon Zuber 24 days ago
Homesteading is a labor of love! Do you have any plans to build a greenhouse to grow your own food year around?
Duussif 25 days ago
Seemed windy out there, thought about a windmill?
Nicola Urbani
Nicola Urbani 25 days ago
Good work guys. Just and advise. A good couple of quencher is mandatory ;)
Marius Conrad
Marius Conrad 26 days ago
cam inglis
cam inglis 26 days ago
“What are the chances of it blowing up when you turn it on” 🤣🤣🤣💯
Kirill Sanzharovskiy
Kirill Sanzharovskiy 27 days ago
Вы молодцы!👍
Maulinda Yulia Iswara S
Maulinda Yulia Iswara S 27 days ago
Silvsiri 28 days ago
No bills, but if you added up the cost of materials and labour, how many years would it take to be in front ?
Marc Vivori
Marc Vivori 28 days ago
I hope you will share your monthly Solar Production and Usage. I’m sure many of your Subscribers are very interested as I am.
Noah H
Noah H 29 days ago
"ight imma head out": 1:38
Митя 29 days ago
N Romel
N Romel 29 days ago
whats the model of those solar panels and how much it cost ?
Mark Fernandes
Mark Fernandes Month ago
You guys are the doers in life, Great job and thanks for your channel.
Holden McGroin
Holden McGroin Month ago
Amazing build! Could you give a ballpark idea of the total cost of your solar system?
John Golombek
John Golombek Month ago
Great to see I did laugh at the tool guy grunts.
عبدالكريم الغامدي
عبدالكريم الغامدي Month ago
I really like you guys, you're warriors, and I've created a house of nothing, please, please, do the Arabic USposts characteristic so that it can be useful for everyone
عبدالكريم الغامدي
عبدالكريم الغامدي Month ago
I really like you guys, you're warriors, and I've created a house of nothing, please, please, do the Arabic USposts characteristic so that it can be useful for everyone
Smooch Mcguire
Smooch Mcguire Month ago
Great video thanks
Floyd Ferguson
Floyd Ferguson Month ago
Great video!
Ben Kanobe
Ben Kanobe Month ago
How many watts was your original Solar Array? (I am a long-time subscriber, but at my age, I forget things.....)
ninline2000 Month ago
So, for about the price of a brand new car you're energy independent. Congratulations! I know that has to make you feel wonderful.
John Urban
John Urban Month ago
JOSH! Next time Erin says that you like the solar system more than her, you respond with: "Darlin', you are my solar system." :)
juma Abu Nasser
juma Abu Nasser Month ago
Great job Solar system I like you working together
Yannie Benson
Yannie Benson Month ago
Its very inspired especially to those plan living off-grid...Owesome Erin & Josh
Dustin Month ago
Do you have a list of all the components to build this system? I want to build something like this for my home.
Richard Termini
Richard Termini Month ago
Why did you sell the Tesla Batteries? And why do you like the replacements?
Romans Romans
Romans Romans Month ago
вы там не замерзли?
Joseph Adam
Joseph Adam Month ago
Beautiful house, beautiful solar system! Absolutely amazing!
Rinke Slump
Rinke Slump Month ago
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!!
Pritam Bissonauth
Pritam Bissonauth Month ago
You need to increase the battery capacity too
Larry Grimshaw
Larry Grimshaw Month ago
Beautiful 😍, love the setup you Guys did Great 👍 👏
Taurus Silver
Taurus Silver Month ago
what battery setup are you using!?
John Young
John Young Month ago
Love your story!
Oddbjørn Gebhardt
Oddbjørn Gebhardt Month ago
Next in line is a Tesla Cybertruck. You've got free juice for an electric car, so why pay for gas or diesel?
Lez Waldron
Lez Waldron Month ago
Brill job. You need to trade the buggy in for a battery one next.
Crew-L-T Month ago
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.
Ivan Bojovic
Ivan Bojovic Month ago
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...
Paul Barwick
Paul Barwick Month ago
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!
Jeff Tucker
Jeff Tucker Month ago
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?
Greg Eley
Greg Eley Month ago
"Let's plug something else in" ;) Awesome.
Robert Jones
Robert Jones Month ago
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.
Zhandos Zhumadil
Zhandos Zhumadil Month ago
Do you have a Instagram?
Adela Ferreira
Adela Ferreira Month ago
Your video filming and editing is awesome Erin ,after watching them against other USposts videos ,there is no comparison you are getting better every day,congrats guys on your achievements being off grid completely !
Golden Cedi
Golden Cedi Month ago
This has given hope lol
Thelongmanable Month ago
*_Living modern off the grid has got to be the highest of highs in the modern world..._*
Thelongmanable Month ago
*_Those buss bars should be in a electrical cabinet with clear plexiglass guards over them..._*
Colleen Dudley
Colleen Dudley Month ago
wrap around porch!
1sheinz Month ago
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.
Miguel Month ago
Please vídeos on legends in Portuguese. Brasil tank you.
Anon X
Anon X Month ago
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.
Brisca Month ago
great setup! congrats!
Fergeeks Month ago
Love the channel. We are also working towards building off-grid in WV. What is your internet solution?
Cassie E
Cassie E Month ago
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.
Eric H
Eric H Month ago
great job you two! very cute little lambs. You are an inspiration! Keep on keeping on
RED Red Month ago
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
Wild Wonderful Off-Grid
Wild Wonderful Off-Grid Month ago
Go to the end of the video and we will show you how its working when its completely overcast
Christopher Kuehne
Christopher Kuehne Month ago
Do you have a break down of all the components in your system?
Cheryl Luna
Cheryl Luna Month ago
How much did the whole system cost even with the upgrade??
Wild Wonderful Off-Grid
Wild Wonderful Off-Grid Month ago
Yes, the entire system 😊. We hope it is helpful to those out there who may be thinking about going solar
Jacques Gauthier
Jacques Gauthier Month ago
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.
Gene DeJoannis
Gene DeJoannis Month ago
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT A HEAT PUMP clothes dryer. Whirlpool makes one. All electric and no exhaust venting.
Tammy Baker
Tammy Baker Month ago
I'm so happy for you. Congradulations of using lights and hw.
Tammy Baker
Tammy Baker Month ago
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.
Lesa Atuatasi
Lesa Atuatasi Month ago
Dang you both are tall! Y'all gonna have some D - 1 babies
Paul Avory
Paul Avory Month ago
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.
Building Month ago
Your work is really beautiful, they will be happy to visit my page
SolarDrew Month ago
Do you have a video on making the ground mount?
Wayne Joey
Wayne Joey Month ago
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
Jerry 2001
Jerry 2001 Month ago
Man Josh's knowledge on electrical engineering is very impressive. Great work y'all
James Alexander
James Alexander Month ago
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.
David Bonde
David Bonde Month ago
Great accomplishment that will reward you for years to come.
Panhandle Veggie Gardener
Panhandle Veggie Gardener Month ago
First time on your page. Wondering where you got your solar panels?
Adithya K
Adithya K Month ago
I'm following from start .. great job 🙌.. inspiring content ❤️
Walter P Hopkins
Walter P Hopkins Month ago
Both wild and wonderful!
Moto Nugget
Moto Nugget Month ago
Absolutely gorgeous! This is amazing! Excellent work yall!
Ariel Reyes yera
Ariel Reyes yera Month ago
Que lindo lugar para empezar una nueva vida
Jonas Granlund
Jonas Granlund Month ago
Really nice work, Im thinking about buying 4 Tesla modules myself but I noticed that they can be charge up to 25.2 volt each do you use that last juice or are you satisfied with charging them towards 48 volt and take out less energy from them? If you have a solution to charge them towards 25V each I would like to know more details about this and I think it would be very interesting for others two. Here in Sweden these modules from crashed car places cost around 900 dollar each so it is really good cost/kW.
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