Originally Posted by Texan
We both work on solid state emergency power equipment for a living .
Now I am curious, you seem to work in this field.
For the other people concerned with the financial aspect:
We have multiple solar panel and solar collector systems spread over several houses.
there is netmetering
there are tax credits
there is REC.. reneweble energy credits
and there is .. just one of the right things to do..
what is the payback of your granite counter top or your shiny oversized pick up truck??
why are people even putting solar on their bus, sure is not financially attractive compared to a generator and gas
people like quit and clean in their own environment, maybe some are socially responsible an do it for their camping neighbors.
i would think the same applies for home situation.. only the pollution is just outside you horizon .. there where the coal is being burnt and the earth being torn up.
Now coming back on the original question.
using your bus a a "mobile generator" while parked at your house.
It is a great idea and easy to implement.
If you have batteries and want them to be part of your emergency system then look into outback grid tie inverters like GVFX3648 or GVFX3524.
the gvfx3648. probably more complicated then you need to go.
for direct feedback you can use any of the micro grid tie inverters and wire them parallel to your solar panels before your charge controller, you might need to install a diode in series with your charge controller to prevent battery feedback thru the charge controller into the grid tie micro inverter when you are connected to the grid.
Then there are the inverters like this one..
All this stuff is is designed to work safely and shut off when the grid goes down to protect the lineman.
A smart lineman would short the wires anyhow while working on "dead lines" since induction can electrify them anyhow.
Of course , all above illegal without filling out proper filing work, as by the way also any electrical work on your bus is. that is why you have RIVIA.. haha
Oh and ACcamper is right , average install by an improved installer is $3 to $5 per watt. Mainly due to inflated labor price and complications the power company places on you to try you not to install it and affect their bottom line.
If you can install your own with $0.50 watt solar panels and $0.20/ watt inverter you should be able to get below $ 1/ installed watt.