smarter dirtbag grids

Brainstorming better ways to handle power for here and a buddy’s project. How can we make our microgrids smarter without spending a bunch of money or developing years of custom stuff?

Here’s my rough sketch, and here’s some cheap gear that will require some hacking but might actually work:

With some but not a ton of work, we can get to a setup that controls power to different “tiers” of devices, monitors the health of our batteries, logs our power usage by device tier, and overall makes it easier to be offgrid… or at least provides a bunch of data about how we’re using our power as we try to do so;)

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