TOTAL COST Of Our 13kw SOLAR POWER SYSTEM | Powering A Modern Home With Solar

Today we are going over the full cost break down of our solar power system and the time it will take to recoup our investment costs. If you are interested in the build of our system you can find numerous videos documenting the entire solar power system build in this playlist:

Feel free to join us live at this Friday (March 5th) at 6pm EST to ask us any questions you may have.

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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”


  1. Great work and don’t ever worry about what others say regarding your electrical work and decisions. I’ve learned two things since becoming an electrician myself.

    1. Not everyone will agree with you.
    2. No one is as smart as an electrician, we play with magic.

  2. You guys are such a great source of info and inspire me to build a house! I am glad y’all paired with bunker branding because that’s how I found you!

  3. Just found your channel – I really appreciate how you bring your respective considerable skills to not only building your homestead but also organizing and editing great videos!

  4. It certainly is not cheap to get a PROPER off-grid solar system such as yours, but that system is going to look after you for many many years. What's more, you don't get an electricity bill each month. Thanks for sharing this video. I'm in a similar boat, the batteries are the cost killer and I don't have enough battery capacity, I have to save up to get more.

  5. I never understood how a person could ink up Gods gift of life with graffiti? I put art on canvas or wood but never my birthday suit!

  6. $15,000 sounds low for a grid connection at the distance you are from the road. I bet it would come in at double that, at the end of the day. That's before the monthly savings from no electric bills.

  7. Still crazy expensive in the USA. I could install all this for half the price in Spain. Nice kit though 👍😁💯

  8. Once new batteries come out that have long discharge rates, solar will make sense.
    Form Energy is working on long discharge rate batteries now.

  9. Hello I have a question is the 3 mini split system heat side the only heat y'all use or u have another heat source when u say electric heat is it just from the mini split alone or ??

  10. Batteries are Simplified? I’ve never heard of that brand. Searching the altE store for Simplified comes up with Schneider but not any batteries.

  11. I would think that even grid tied system would run a battery bank. Also my understanding is that if you're system feeds unused or unstored back into the grid you actually get paid. So a grid tied system can pay for itself?

    Also how many amp hours is you battery bank?

  12. Excellent review and disclosure. Thanks for sharing. Great to know. No bills is nice! Please update if possible on production history of your system. Ups/Downs, reasons, problems, successes. It would be greatly appreciated.

  13. Oh yeah, Josh is so lazy he’s practically worthless. I mean ask yourself, what has he done in the last few years?🤔🤣

  14. That's a great investment already, but in the future it's going to be even cheaper. My guess is that the price per kWh for solar Vs grid including all start up costs for solar, will fall to with around 10-20% a year in the future. The grid will not be cost effective for anyone living just slightly remotely in the future. We will see more and more locally produced, sustainable power, and it should be like that…
    By the way, all your prices are almost exactly the same in Europe…

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