The Solar System Has Arrived

Updated September 12th, 2017

Essentially, we have this plus an extra panel:

Estimated El Dorado Solar System

But I’m not 100% confident about that. Also, I’m not sure if I recomend this solar system yet.

It seems to be working fine for small loads at this time but I can’t say for certain that I think it’s a great system.

Basically, I don’t know anyone who knows about solar so I just had to buy stuff and plug it together. We’re still parked under a tree so we haven’t had the chance to give it a great test.

It’s working fine for lights, charging power tool batteries and fans. If we try to run the refrigerator on solar AC power right now, I find the system can’t keep up.

But again, we’re parked under a tree in the forest. If we were parked in a place that doesn’t have shadows from trees or clouds (ideally a empty Nevada desert), I bet we would have dramatically better results.

Solar power is really cool when it works. I’ve got battery powered tools and I can charge all of them using my solar kit. I’m cutting wood and drilling holes and cutting metal with solar power nowadays. It’s kinda awesome.

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