I do not even know where to start. And I'm afraid to ask anywhere else for fear or sales pitches.
I am about to start a mobile home renovation project
on a 1980s mobile home 14'x60' (I think
). By law, this thing needs to be on the grid, but I'd like to save some $$ and have a backup by having some panels. Two people
living in there. Hot water
, fridge and electronics. I don't see us having a TV in there. No microwave. "Main" heat is propane. "Secondary" heat will be wood
Himself thinks it's going to cost $500/mo for electricity. I think that seems way high even with the current increases. I'd obviously like to get the bill to near zero. I have no idea if there is a calculator where you plug in what is drawing electricity and for how long, and get an estimate usage so that I can size my system.
But once I've done that, what do you all like for kits? Batteries? What is the best bang for the buck? I am assuming that I will wind up needing to buy new.