Our solar panels are up and running. Fully charged batteries are all set up and we have lights, and as I write this a saw is operating off of the system. Soon to be hooked up refrigeration in our outdoor kitchen! This is a game changer for us. Looking long term, or short term depending on what you read these days, the ability to keep food cold, make ice for drinks for the occasional spranged ankle or fever is nothing short of a miracle. Besides being able to charge batteries for flashlights, run lighting in our campers at night, all without an ounce of gasoline!
It has been a long time coming. A few bumps in the road, but like most things God puts in our paths, we are challenged to pay attention and the reward at the end is outstanding.
We have a few minor adjustments to make, and then we're running electrical to where it will be needed most.
It was a $6K investment; $3500.00 for the battery set, $1500 for the solar panels (we got them for half of their going price) and another $1K for the charging station.
It's a bit misty out today, but as soon as they finish welding the frame for the solar panels, I'll share.
I can not express just how happy we all are!