Actually my summer place is totally solar no power lines here
HG is running on a Raspberry pi 3B+
I’m running Raspbian stretch with the desktop UI so the PI doubles as a streaming unit.
Surprisingly this works well even during streaming.
My setup isn’t large here but mostly X10 devices even x10 security.
the place has radiant flooring so I have the pumps turning on off via x10 no fancy thermostat (yet)
I have Alexa controlling things via a HA-Bridge addon program. this was used to also enable a broadlink RM RF/IR device which allows HG to control my TV,SAT and X10 security console arm & disarm.
this place is 3 times the size of my city place so there is lots of room for Automation.
I have solar panels mounted on three poles and the roof with two using solar trackers. one tracker I modified the controller to accept a Sonof safe voltage module which HG locks into position an a high wind notification from an Open Weather trigger. this can be unlocked or locked as well with Alexa voice control or a button press in HG.
I have some timers set in HG to turn on a couple of Bug zappers plugged into wijit RF modules. It’s not bad for bugs here but it only takes one mosquito to make for a sleepless night
The place is monitored by 4 IP cameras three of which are viewable in HG
these three are Pan and tilt units, 2 outside and one inside.
HG send an email on a security trip which includes pictures of all three cameras.
the two outside cameras can cover the entire outside of the house however I’ve yet to setup the presets which I’d like to tie into a sensor trip so they move to that location and send a pic or two.
the P&T inside camera can view both main floor doors and the stairs leading to the basement and attached garage.
I have a couple of X10 motion sensors here but there not in use right now.
I have had issues with bears here getting into my apple trees and breaking branch wrecking the trees so I have in the past used the motion sensors to trigger a um523 which seems to deter them so I may ended up rigging those up again, this time in HG so they only trigger during specific times