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How Many Solar Panels & Batteries Do You Need For Your Off-Grid System?

solar panels batteriesHow do you figure out how many solar panels you need on your home? If you are just trying to run lights and maybe a refrigerator, it is not too hard to determine the number of panels and batteries yourself.

So how do you figure out how many solar panels and batteries you need? The first step is to determine how much power the appliances and lights you intend to run draw. There are a couple of ways to determine this. The wattage of a UL listed/approved appliance can usually be found near the AC power cord. This may be in amps or watts.…

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A Few Things to Think About

Just one little mistake by one employee and five million people are without power in Southern California.  Who says our infrastructure is not vulnerable to failures.  Hurricanes, floods, tornados, earthquakes and other disasters are becoming more common.

I wonder how many of those five million people were prepared.  I would like to hear from someone who went through the blackout.  How did your unprepared neighbors do?  I bet flashlight batteries were in demand.

In a few days, we will have the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  I encourage you to be careful on this day.  While I have no knowledge of anything in particular, I do have some understanding of the manner in which terrorists work. …

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