My 88' Itasca Solar Project
I started with my solar project on the MH awhile back with one Harbor Freight 45 watt solar kit that I am able to raise the panels and also turn to catch the sun. These worked good but I wanted more wattage so bought another HF kit on sale. These panels I mounted solid in a slightly raised position. This helped but still wanted more wattage.
I found many panels on E-Bay and bought a 100 w panel from Renogy. Seems to be a good company located in Calif. This panel I also mounted solid in the slightly raised position. Had to install the second HF controller to run this panel. I still wanted more wattage!
I have a complete 100w kit coming from Renogy with wiring, controller, wire, etc. This panel will be mounted so it can be raised and I will modify the other panels to do the same. I am going to run both Renogy 100w panels thru the new controller and both sets of HF panels thru one HF controller.
The reason I am doing this is we like to fish a certain lake and there are no facilities there to charge the boat batteries. I do not like running a generator unless absolutely necessary. My plan is to set up the HF panels so I can have them help charge the coach batteries most of the time and when needed I will charge the boat batteries with them. I have found just running a jumper to a boat dead battery from the charged coach batteries does not work very well.
I have 3 group 29s in the coach and 2 group 24s in the boat to keep charged.
The 100w kit from Renogy is only about $25 more than the 45w kits from Harbor Freight. Wish I had found theme before buying the HF kits.
I'll post pictures before I start and when I am done with the project.