Day 15- We’re on Solar!

We got the solar and 12v lights hooked up, we are waiting on our 12v ceiling fans.  This will eliminate any extra fans we might need in Tiny.  The idea for us is to run as much as we can off of the sun.  We currently have on order 600ah batteries and 500w of solar panels. This will add to the 100w solar we have and the 80ah batteries we have already.

We will evaluate and then purchase more batteries or panels as needed. However, we will probably not need any more of either since we are using low wattage everything and higher wattage items such as refrigerator or stove will be propane.  Our coffee pot is a perk (top of stove).  Even our washer runs on 6a – very low power usage!

single solar and batteries
Single Solar Panel and Batteries
12v panel
12v panel
Living Room Lights
Living Room Lights
Under Loft Lights
Under Loft Lights
Kitchen Lights
Kitchen Lights
Loft Light
Loft Light

One resource we used to determine the best battery type for our solar is:

http://www.offthegridnews.com/grid-threats/the-absolute-best-batteries-for-off-grid-energy-systems/

Next weekend, Yes the Holiday Weekend, we are hoping to get the ceiling fans in, the plumbing done and the walls up and painted, and if we work real hard, we will get the closet done also.

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