If your house has 200 amp service and you wanted to run everything (200 amps@ 240volts = 48 kw) so a 50 kw generator is what you need. A battery bank to supply this level of power for a 24 hour period would be massive (800 4-d batteries @ $300 each).
If on the other hand you find you can make do with 60 amps at 240 that would require only a 15kw generator. The battery bank would still be massive about 250 4-D batteries at a cost of about $300 each vs. a generator cost of between $3,500 for a NG to $9,000 for a diesel.
Going to only 30 amps at 240 volts would be an 8 KW generator but still 125 4-D batteries.
A generator is the most cost efficient way to produce large amounts of AC power.
Ouch dream killer! That hurt
I guess I will have to do some math and actually figure out my needs.
It just hurts my brain so much
I would think the best heating source in Alaska is wood. A wood stove with some blowers/fans in your living space gives you free heat.
Refrigeration , outdoors is your natural refrig for a lot of stuff in a protected shack if .
That is true, One of the houses we grew up in we heated entirely with our wood/coal stove. Sometimes it would get so hot inside the house that we had to open the front door when it was -60
As far as refrigeration I the winter. We used to go to Fairbanks,about 2 hours away and get groceries every mont to two months, we would buy like 6 gallons of milk and just leave them on the back porch. Along with some other freeze safe foods.
In the winter you don't have to worry about bears and contrary to what all these shows on tv are telling you, Wolves are not a problem at all. I lived up there 22 years and was out in the woods constantly. I only saw wolves twice and both times when they saw me they turned around and took off. They are more afraid of us than we are of them.
The biggest problem was those pesky ravens