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Jeremy Galbraith
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We set up our trailer off grid a couple of months ago and set up a small solar system on the trailer. It works great.

Check it out here if you want
 
jim hughes
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I'm gonna give you a link.
http://forum.solar-electric.com/categories/solar-beginners-corner
I like that your doing videos but I would recommend a little research before doing anymore. watts, amps, ah's, mono, poly, inverter vs converter, you missed a good amount of basics. I dont mean to be a butt, but, solar is not and wont be stupid easy...lol I have been researching and playing with it on our property for 3 years and I feel like I am just scratching the surface.
700 watts pv on poles, 1200 ah forklift battery, 60 amp mppt, magnum 2k msw, 8k izuzu, 
I'm on a budget as I too am retired Military, so I plan on adding 300 more watts to my system to get me up to 55 amps ish. I'm only getting 35 in face melting sun which forces us to supplement with the genny so as not to cause stratification. We're well under 2kwh a day. My goal is to float that bank on solar alone in under 6 hours of sun. Based on DOD of course. 

 
Jeremy Galbraith
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Hey, thanks for the reply. I don't know if you checked out the video or not, but the "stupid easy solar" is in reference to the setup I put on my travel trailer and was in fact "stupid easy". It only had one 150w panel running through one 30A charge controller and then hooked up to the travel trailers battery. It was a very simple setup. I was not referring to every solar setup out there being "stupid easy".

Thanks for the link. I also had referenced a good link for beginners on one of the videos.

Oh, nice to meet you :)
 
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My bad, good luck on your homestead bro! that solar link is bad ass. really smart folks on there!
 
Jeremy Galbraith
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Thanks! I found it to be a pretty switched on site too. No pun intended ;)
 
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