It was a year ago today that I had a solar charging system installed in Wanda. So, I have been running on solar power and only solar power for one full year.
That is one year of steady power, no brown outs, no blackouts, just steady power. My batteries have not dipped below 60% in all that time.
That also means that for the past year, I have not been running my generator. I gave that away after having the solar power installed.
I thought about buying a small generator, for backup, but I have not done so, and have not needed it.
That means that my fuel bill has dropped considerably, as I was fuelling up my generator’s fuel supply when I fuelled up the truck.
Even in the depths of winter and in cloudy days I have had power.
Sure, I may have had to watch how much power I use, and use less power in winter or on cloudy days, but watching how much power I use, is something I do anyways.
I just like the fact of not having to worry about electricity.
My advice to anyone thinking of going solar is this:
1. Consult or hire a professional (their expertise is worth it).
2. Go with the largest system you can afford and or have the space for (More is always better with regards to solar).
All in all, I don’t regret going solar one bit. I should have done it sooner.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!