Spectator of Life
- Nov 24, 2017
- West Ky
Robin,I'm still going to set up one one of these days.
By most things are you referring to things that keep food cold or frozen?
For sure,Can you maintain a deep freezer and a refrigerator?
...And you'll find you suddenly have lots of friends.Unfortunately, my kids ,
friends, and neighbors think I'm nuts,
Maybe I am, but when SHTF... ,I'll be somewhat comfy.
Phideaux is being modest.I also have a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) that runs on 48VDC input and 120VAC output ,
I have an MTV and a Golf cart , both are 48vdc and have new batteries
Each vehicle will supply 920 AH of power.
I only researched solar for rv’s since I will be living in one when I retire next spring. Are you looking for that info, or for a house??What do you recommend for reading or links for basic knowledge of solar systems............set ups, pros, cons, figuring what you need.......etc
other words SOLAR POWER FOR DUMMIES...........lol
Nice to see someone brave enough to do something illogical . The problem with fixed panels is the sun hits them at an angle 99% of the time.That ideal time can be lengthened by installing a tracker and having movable panels. Few do this...
Grid power is always cheaper than solar. Plus with the grid you have unlimited power day and night.
Solar is for temporary use (like an RV) or for places that the grid is not available. Many or most people expect too much from solar.
Even here in sunny Arizona solar is not practical if the grid is available. In spite of this I am considering solar at my location.
I think one of the most important benefits of a setup like Phideaux's, generator--->batteries--->inverters that gets left out, is the ability to run the generator efficiently by pushing power into the batteries.Crazy like a fox!