Last Saturday we had our preparedness fair and it was quite well attended. One of the things that I found quite interesting was the solar wagon that Aron from Sierra Solar brought to the fair.
This solar wagon is a nice simple unit using a 135-watt solar panel and is entirely self-contained. In its current configuration, it uses two 6 volt 225 amp Trojan batteries and a charge controller, an inverter, a couple of breakers and is expandable. The charge controller is TriStar manufactured by Morningstar , and the inverter is a 800 watt Samlex.
This system can be easily expanded and with the addition or a couple more panels and several batteries would run a refrigerator. In its current configuration, it would run lights and many different types of small appliances, radios, tools or a small DC refrigerator.
All the parts and further information on this unit can be obtained by contacting Aron at 530-273-6754 or checking their website http://www.sierrasolar.com/. They will sell you the parts or build you a custom solar wagon to any specification you need.
This is a good company with a large selection of off grid power solutions, including wind, water and solar. They also have deep well solar pumps and many other innovated solutions to living off grid.