Rob R. wrote:what do you plan to power with it?
I'm mainly hoping it will be sufficient to power both our refrigerator/freezer and our deep freezer if/when called upon. Both of our refrigeration units are new and combined they draw only half of the current of the older units they replaced. Realistically it won't power much more than that and a couple 10 Watt LED light bulbs (60 Watt equivalent). But after that, whatever roughly 2.6 KWH of on average daily output (after factoring in all of the inefficiencies of the system that I can think of) will permit. For comparison, we run our entire house on only about 8 to 10 KWH per day when the clothes dryer and the AC unit are not factored in.
Wow. That's pretty neat
How much you got into it cost wise?
Hoping to keep it at around $3K total (not including a generator). I'm in for $1,605 so far. That includes the 4 panels, the inverter, and the MPPT (maximum power point tracking) battery charge controller. Definitely doing this on the cheap. I just located a new 24V 40A battery charger (rectifier) that runs on 120 VAC single phase for only $206 delivered.