Just thought I’d throw up a couple of pictures and a blurb about our solar power system this afternoon.
I ran the generator this morning as it called for flurries off and on today, but around lunch the sun came out and the skies cleared, so I shut it off and gave the panels a really thorough sweeping.
Right now you can see that the batteries are in absorption.
|Pulling down close to 1200 watts!|
And on the wall, you can see that the temperature has come up from 17.7 around lunch, to (as I type this) 19.4.
|Chilly outside, but not bad inside.|
I don’t know if I can attribute that to the sun outside (where it’s -17.1 in the shade), or to the space heater that I plugged in and is running in spite of the fridge, internet and laptops all drawing juice.
|This little heater only does 400/800 watts. Not enough to heat the cabin, but if I point it at the thermometer…|
I’m pretty happy about this! It’s like money and heat in the bank!
|Bright sun, but still pretty low in the sky.|