Originally Posted by Ez2b
I'm in central California Modesto
Yeah that does sound like a great price on Craigslist
Little Concerned about buying something that expensive off Craigslist though.
You must have a big trailer to put 10 to 200 watt panels on it.
Mine is a little toe behind 26 footer
I think I might be able to put 5 100 watts on it.
I'm thinking or hoping the 1 100watt panel will keep my two batteries charged.
With your system can you run the AC though?
If so I might pick up Moore that would be cool.
My RV is a 35 foot diesel pusher. I don't know if I can actually cram 10 panels on the roof. There are higher output panels available, Sunpower makes some that are 345 watts, but they are state-of-the-art and extremely expensive (and a bit larger). I think they are also positive ground too, so they won't work with my Xantrex inverter (most other manufacturers have negative ground panels).
I don't have to maximize the inverter I have. I can run fewer panels and it would work fine. If I run across a great deal on fewer panels, or lower output panels, I will jump on it. If I have 2500 watts I can run my rooftop AC no problem, but as mentioned I would have to supplement my battery storage too as it is impractical to run straight off of solar because if a cloud comes along you suddenly have less power!
. The battery bank acts as a buffer for such times.
A 100 watt panel will keep your battery more than topped off. Make sure you have a good inverter/charger so it doesn't over-charge the battery and cook it. That would be a concern.