The story of the first 100% Solar heated and cooled RV trailer - A 2013 CarMate 7 x 18
1530 Watts!!! That's just crazy... I see visions of a mad scientist with his powerful Tesla Coil inside his Faraday Cage Over The Top Cargo Trailer :)
Pssssssssst don't tell anybody my plans :-))I was told today panels will not ship till the 16th this month
That's a TON of solar power! Cool stuff. For most people out there, it's not doable due to the sheer size of the panels but for a large cargo trailer or gi-normous RV, it's certain doable!How many hours a day do you run the solar array? Do you have to shut it down at night to preserve the battery?Bradvantrekker.blogspot.com
Well BradRight now without the ac I only use 400- 500+ watts per day, on a hot day with out the a/c 1000+ watts, normally by 8:30 - 9 am the battery's are getting charged on FLOAT already.... almost all the power during the day comes directly from the charge controller.Im just mostly still testing & getting used to the system for whenever I may hit the road ?The good thing about killer panels is that I even get 200+ watts during the rain & during very cloudy overcast conditions ...that really surprised me.On your panel you should be getting maybe 30- 40-50 watts under those conditions ??Maybe I can sell excess solar to others on the road , like $2 @ KW :-)
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Well,that is a great power production,that much.Interesting.The plans for the home solarplease.
I'm about to purchase some commercial/residential sized panels as well. I think I have the room needed on my 24' class C RV. I'm looking to your setup for guidance. I've done a lot of research and there is so much misinformation out there it's a really daunting process. I thought I could get a TriStar charging controller, but now I"m questioning whether I need the 800$ one that you have. please help!
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Please leave your thoughts, I am always looking for new ideas.