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In order to cut down on wire-length, I am designing the battery bank in the center of the "house" allowing shortest runs.

Emergency AC-DC converter triggered by uC controlled battery monitor. This will allow me to keep logs of when the batteries hit 55% and what was running when that occurred.
I will also use a PC connected to the grid for data acquisition.
Main points will be avg wind speeds, avg. lumens, avg solar output, avg turbine output, battery bank voltage, indoor and outdoor tempatures. All sampled 12 times an hour.

Any ideas on other datapoints I should be aware of?

ie. i was thinking of a Kill-a-watt type system measuring my AC usage from the powerCo, from the begining to the end or this. That way we could see realtime results, and adjust accordingly.

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