|Sunrise in Arizona|
But when I look over I can see my solar controller's panel light is glowing ... the solar panel is making electricity... this is magic!
|The MPPT solar controller with the panel light on!|
|Panel sitting in the morning sun light|
Power to watch movies on my laptop, run my led lights or even charge my battery powdered drill!
IF this is not magic than I AM living in the golden age...
Seems a shame to get real with this and look behind the curtain but I have to...
I bought the 100w panel from a shop in Redding Calif, I saw their ad on craigslist, it was $90. The Tracer 20a mppt solar controller was from Amazon & set me back $109. The two 12v batteries came from Walmart, they are marked "122 amp hour" & were just under $90 each.
There is some wire involved, fuses and such too.
I have not mounted it on the roof yet (more cost there). I am tilting towards the sun and connecting the panel to the controller with my 50' extension cord.
It works great.... Magic!
|Sunset over the Colorado river|
If I'm going to mention "man made" magic I really have to acknowledge the magic created by Mother Nature