Over the past decade or so I've been working on off-grid solar installations big enough to power a house, even during the long, cold (and dark) winter months here in Finland. While November, December and January remain challenging, it can actually be done - and pretty well. The issue in the past has been that doing this was quite expensive. The first implementations I built for this ran in the multiple tens of thousands of Euro and required quite some attention to keep going. These first systems relied on expensive components and difficult to manage and heavy lead-acid batteries. Over the past few years however, the landscape has changed and there are possibilities that I could only dream of even as little as a year ago. The post below details the components, where to get them, requirements, and the cost to get an off-grid solar system with several days of autonomy running for under 10K Euro.