If the batteries have been drained from a hard nights work, how long, in your location with a sunny day, to recharge the batteries?
Matt Walker wrote:Love the industrial strength trailer! Man, Tim does good work. I made a little Solar powered 12v utility cart for smaller homestead use. I did have the panel mounted to it, but found that my battery bank is large enough and my loads small enough I don't need to truck the panel around with me. My largest load (either water pump or intermittent inverter use) will go pretty much all day without dragging the batteries down too far. I have a second slightly larger bank at the panel's location, which runs interior lighting in my home, and that bank can bring the cart bank up quickly if needed. I love this little set up, particularly the pump. It's so nice to be able to have pressurized water at any location from any source. Hope you don't mind me adding this on to your thread Paul, I thought it would be cool to show folks a smaller version of a similar concept for smaller homesteads where there aren't a whole crew of folks working all the time.
Julia Winter wrote:I think that how to make a solar voltswagon is a worthy topic for a kickstarter DVD or a book. Heck, even just a download would probably be worth buying.