|From Miami via Atlanta, Dallas, El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix to Calexico --- that’s the route our solar panels have taken now. Today we are expecting the delivery of 12 235W solar panels to the Hot Springs LTVA. |
Are we starting a solar power plant? The answer is both YES and NO.
The 12 panels are not going into one power plant but are to be divided between several people. So there will be several small power plants springing up around here. Including freight from Miami these panels costs only $292.00 a piece. What a bargain!
Solar power is essential for boondockers. Where ever we park we don’t pull out our Genset or start the big Diesel Generator. We simply turn on our inverter and voila we have 120V AC in our rig. No noise, no bother with exhaust fumes.
A leisurely walk along the canal
After installing 2 of these panels we will have 470W of solar power. There will be a 40amps charge controller to prevent “cooking” our batteries. Our inverter is a 2000W (4000W peak) Coleman. It will be able to run just about everything.
I will be back with pictures later.
It is still nice weather around here. Lots of humidity has moved in from the coast, everything outside is drenched with dew this morning, but the sun will dry it up in a heartbeat.
On to a new day in the desert!