All aspects of the monolith design, aesthetic, structural, electrical, electronic and software, are open-source. Steal this idea. Just make sure you steal it properly, as there are significant safety issues relating to fire and electric shock.
Let me know what aspects you want documented.
I have designed it, to the best of my knowledge, to meet the current versions of AS3000, AS4509, AS5033 and AS4086, but it is up to you to verify its safety and suitability for your own purposes. Of course the big question-mark hanging over it is how robust, reliable and long-lived is the PIP-4048MS inverter/charger that is the monolith's heart. Only time will tell.
Apart from myself, the greatest contributor to this project, by far, was Dr Mike Van Emmerik (Coulomb) for electronics, software and construction help, and for always responding to my innumerable ravings via email, despite having a full time job and a family. At least this
Weber & Coulomb project only took 3 months, not 5 years.
But of course we have re-purposed, as the monolith's nervous system and brain, the (open-source) BMS we developed for the MX-5, which took up so much of those 5 years.
Also deserving of special mention are David Chaplin for electrical design advice, construction help and installation help, Greg Breslin and my father David Keenan for construction help, Trevor Berrill for control-system design advice, and Jeff Owen for saving my arse when I discovered, with 2 days to go to the second
scheduled installation date, that my ideas about neatly cutting and solvent-welding the twinwall polycarbonate were the purest fantasy. Also Mike (again) for saving my arse by debugging-extraordinaire, and by implementing a state-of-charge meter with one day to go.
And all of the above for visiting and giving me the benefit of their intelligent company on what is otherwise lonely, and therefore hard to motivate, work.
Also my wife Janelle who has been a "monolith widow" and taken care of my household chores as I battled with the control software development and testing for the past month or so.
Also "the customer" (who shall remain nameless for security and privacy reasons) who was willing to take a risk on something that he knew only existed in my mind, and who paid 50% in advance, which made its development possible, and who put up with all the schedule-slips with great patience (well OK, perhaps he got a teensy bit concerned towards the end).
And thanks to my former lead-acid system customers Gordon and Hanneke, Vicki and Maurice who must have given me a pretty good rap for "the customer" to be willing to take this risk, and to Gordon (again) and his African visitor Younus for installing most of the PV array.
And I want to thank all you folk who have helped me with valuable advice and discussion on this forum. Kurt (offgridQLD), Johny, T1 Terry, Kris (PlanB), Adverse Effects, 7Circle, celectric, antiscab and neilg.
Also Arthur C Clarke and Stanley Kubrik.
And in case you haven't had enough monolith photos, here are some full-frontal nudes.
Note the fibre-cement backing sheet for fire retardancy, and polycarbonate is one of the least flammable plastics (490°C ignition and self-extinguishing when external flame is removed).
When I first had the idea for a lithium-based standalone power system in a smoked polycarbonate monolith, months before "the customer" appeared, I described it to Mike in email and asked, "Is this a crazy idea?".
He replied: "Of course. But all great projects start that way, I suspect."
One of the fathers of MeXy the electric MX-5, along with Coulomb and Newton (Jeff Owen).