This morning we finally mounted and finished wiring our 50-watt solar panel with Mikey. You can see Mikey's solar array, which dwarfs ours, in the background. Our panel was screwed into the high point of the roof, the wire is routed under the awning and into the wagon. Inside the wagon, we have our battery and a panel with the charge controller and inverter. Our inverter is a modified car inverter, originally meant to plug into your cigarette lighter.
From now on, we should be able to charge our laptops, camera, and run a lightbulb and fan with the power generated and stored by this system.
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