posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 08:43 PM
Originally posted by Dr Love
What can I get that'll get me the most bang for my buck?
I'd like to keep the whole thing at $2000 or under.
Investing in crappy solar panels is what worries me the most.
4 Blue Top Optima Batteries from Sam's club $620
2 50 watt Sunforce Solar Panels Amazon.com $600
1 7amp Sunforce charge controller Amazon $20
1 Sunforce 2500w pure sine inverter Amazon $475
1 Koolatron thermoelectric cooler Amazon $100
Add some 4 gauge wire and call it done. You're in budget. You can run power tools, a dishwasher, or a washing machine off grid.
Don't worry about crappy panels... they're all soon to be obsolete just like the computer you're staring at.
Stick to propane for cooking (or preferably wood)... same goes for heating. You're not going to make either of them happen on a $2k budget.
edit on 14-1-2011 by Sri Oracle because: love