This is my absolute FAVORITE: solar thermal panels on your roof can heat your house, your water, and generate no-transmission-loss electricity . . . even on a cloudy day! This technology is a game changer!
Wiring diagram for this mobile off-grid solar power system including 6 Sun 185W 29V laminate solar panels from www.sunelec.com, Morningstar TriStar 60 charge controller, OutBack VFX2812 inverter, 12 volt battery bank, combiner box, DC breakers, inverter output disconnect switch, 30A RV style receptacle for inverter output, recessed plug for input from shore power, and all grounding wires.