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Electrical Question: How should I set up a solar backup generator for my home?

I am trying to set up a solar backup generator in my home that I can use if the power goes out, and maybe run a few things to help keep the electric utility costs down.

I would appreciate your time if you could tell me if I am missing anything here, or am wrong about anything.
Thank you very much!

This home electrical repairs question came from: Lynn, from Baltimore, Maryland.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical troubleshooting question Lynn.

Planning Your Solar Power System

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. This electrical wiring project is best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Power Tools, and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to alternative power systems and electrical circuit wiring.
Precaution: Be Careful with Off the Grid Power Sources and Alternative Energy Systems. Identify each power source, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with or installing the wiring.
Notice: Installing alternative power systems and circuit wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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