Originally Posted by Hoohaa
Thanks everyone. This info is gold. I was under the impression that I could run the generator
for about an hour or two each day and that would solve the problem. But it seems clear that I would have to run it for quite a bit longer than that.
Also. The best price
for a 2kva Honda
here is about $1500 & $1300 for the 1 kva plus the $350 for the Ctek 25 amp charger
or more if I up it to a 50 amp which is a more suitable size.
At best it will cost me $1700. So there is my answer. I can buy additional batteries
and allot of solar
for that sort of money
. So solar
it is. I will add some pics as things progress.
No doubt I will have more questions over the next few days.
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Probably a good decision Hoo Haa.
Generators (IMO) are good for the weekend warrior who will pay a little extra than a solar setup and doesn't necessarily want a huge bank - the trade
is you are running the generator
The other generator use is the guy who already has it all and needs the gen to run a couple hours a day/week as back up against a cloudy spell.
If your power shortage is occasional and the wind
gen covers it most of the time an upgraded solar system can likely get you where you want to be.
Keep your eye on the prize - step one is to generate your power needs daily with some high level of confidence - battery storage
then becomes your "reserve." Engine charging
becomes your "backup" plan.