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It finally happened! We started out solar journey. This isn't how we saw it happening, but we're very glad it did. Already we're feeling the benefits of offsetting out generator use. Not just the fuel and cost savings, but the convenience too.
Solar has been on our radar for some time and we recently ran into Go Power at an RV convention. We discussed with them our situation, concerns and frustrations with solar. During the conversation portable solar came up as an option for getting started today on a budget and with the intent to only offset our generator use. This approach had escaped us because we were looking so far forward. We were trying to size the "now-and-later" solar setup, but it's just hard to do, especially on a budget.
In the end we made the leap, picked up a portable array and are very happy that our generator use had declined to nill. Sure it's summer so there's lots of sun available. Perhaps by winter we'll have a better feel for solar, our power needs and be more capable of sizing a system to fit our future needs.
We wanted to share this story with you because we were overcomplicating solar and it was a huge relief to discover that it doesn't have to be. Starting small can make sense especially if you're boondocking, looking for an array to power your campsite or are heading off grid. Had we known this was an option, or at least not overlooked it, when we arrived it would have been in our toolbox for certain.
If you need portable solar or just plain simple solar, give these portable arrays a look or even a try and see if they'll meet your power needs for today. It's a great way to get started!
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