Post by woodchucknorris on Jun 14, 2019 6:47:34 GMT
Ok. My wife and I bought a 40 ft travel trailer. And a lot that will eventually have water and electricity available. But in the meantime we would have to rely on solar. I am on disability so i am home all day. But honestly I just read books or play phone games lol. We however would need power to run a refrigerator..there is a 20 gallon electric water heater installed.. lights for a few hours at night. My wife is going to run a coffee maker even though I will tell her to use gas i know she won't listen lol. If during winter it does get incredibly cold here and currently we run a space heater.. i honestly don't know of a more efficient way to get heat inside a travel trailer. She does watch tv and movies the entire weekend she is not working... and would any solar system be able to run an air conditioning unit during the hot summers.... i honestly do not know anything about this. With all this in mind is there any solar system that could do this? And are there better alternatives to the uses of power I stated? With what I stated what Exactly is everything i would need? Please be specific as I am sooo unfamiliar with any of this.. I literally mean from panelsto batteries what would i need.. I know what each component is and what they do... but I do not know requirements... exact specifications needed.. name brands.. all I know is I used the harbor freight system once and it was garbage lol.
There are several things that would need to be known first before determining the type of system you would need to power all of your power consumption needs. You would first need to know how many watts are each of the loads you plan on running with solar and the run times for each load in a day. With that information, we could determine your total watt-hours. With total watt-hours, we can continue with determining the size of the system you would need by taking into account other factors such as peak sun hours, efficiencies of controller type and of inverter if you are running AC loads, etc.