Currently I am looking at a 400 amp Square D combo panel installed outside garage(flush mount) and then 4/0 Al feeder to a 200 amp sub panel on the other side of house (135' length). The combo panel (30 space, 40 circuit) seems like the simplest way to do this.
Another option is a Siemens 400 amp 4-space 4 circuit Levery Bypass meter base (with 2 - 200 amp breakers ?) on the outside with a 200 amp sub panel directly on the inside (connected by nipple to feed that panel) and then a 200 amp sub panel on the other end of the house. Would this work as well? The one advantage I could see is the breakers would be accessible inside the garage instead of outside. And maybe when hooking up solar- it might be easier as well??? I'm sure I will have to check with power company on this...Any comments/suggestions are welcome!