Congrats on your solar
system. They seem to work quite well
if properly sized and DC requirements are properly managed.
I have been using my simple system for several years and it
has never let me down. It powers XM Stereo, ham radio,
, hand vacuum, coffee grinder, Breville Juicer, and various
small battery chargers....
-Solar Cynery 160W solar panel
with home made legs from
crutch pieces and about a 25 ft extension cord ($165 Ebay)
-Blue Sky Solar SOLAR BOOST™ 2000E controller ($150 swap meet)
-Trojan SC 225 Group 30H 225AH 12V deep cycle battery ($160)
-Exeltech 600W sine wave inverter ($250 Ebay)
Total cost about $750
The system works well and has always kept up with demand
for a month at a time. Of course I position
the panel in the sun while the Trillium
is in the shade. If
around camp during the day I will reposition the panel a
couple of times a day maximize the panel output.
BTW there are some the panels for sale
on Ebay now in Michigan
160 Watt Solar Panel Solar Panel 160 Watt | eBay