|All the parts|
Solar is magic, it really is. As long as the sun is shining, you have your lights, your water pump & your electronics going.
Life is more comfortable with solar.
Two 170w panels off Amazon for $180 ea, an mppt solar controller, a remote read out for the controller too. Two mount kits, two "Y" cords, some 10g solar wire & several mc4 connectors (they were a good buy so I bought extras).
The batteries are already there and I already have a few tubes of Dicor self-leveling sealant on hand (shop around, it can be found locally). I was just out taking photos of the solar gear & realized I'll need some bigger wire too, for panels down to the controller, and controller to battery.
50 FT - 10 AWG Solar PV Multi-Conductor Tray Cable - 600V Type TC Cable
170w panels, $179
Newpowa 170W 170 Watt 12V Moncrystalline Solar Panel High Efficiency Mono Module
MC4 connectors, 5 pair pack for $5.18
ECO-WORTHY 5 Pairs MC4 Connector Male/Female Solar Panel Cable Connectors
SolarEpic 40A MPPT Solar Charge Controller 100V input Tracer A Series 4210A With Display
Remote readout for the controller $30
SolarEpic MT-50 Remote Meter LCD Display fit for Tracer BN series MPPT Charge Controller NOT FIT FOR RENOGY & HQST MPPT
"Y" cable connectors $10ea (you only need this if you're doing more than one panel)
Signstek Y Branch MC4 Parallel Connector Adapter M/FF and F/MM
Panel mount kit $10
HQST Solar Panel Mounting Z Brackets with Nuts and Bolts -- 4 Sets of RV, Boat, Roof, Wall and other Off Gird Installation
The header picture... I got tired of looking at roads so I went to sun set/rise pictures, then I found this one again. I just like it!