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Cabin and solar stuff
« on: April 22, 2021, 09:22:08 pm »
It's been one month since we came up to our little cabin in the woods.  We've never stayed here this length of time, normally just staying a few days at a time, and then heading back home.  I think the longest time we stayed previously was 10 days, towards the end of October over Halloween.

Lots of work has been done up here this year, and today was another exciting day!  My 400Watt Renogy solar system arrived.  This system is large enough to run our solar fridge, and will dramatically cut down on our generator usage as a result.  It doubled our solar power.

It's amazing how inexpensive solar can be... and it's such a thrill to think you are literally running appliances for "free" (with the initial investment, of course).  400Watts of power was $450 from Renogy (this included the charge controller and all of the necessary hookups).

I'm a 12V geek lol

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Re: Cabin and solar stuff
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2021, 10:47:54 pm »
The power of the sun! If only we could harness it all! Btw, was it still warm up there today? And where are you located?
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 10:28:07 am »
It's been quite cool the last few days.  At night, a couple of nights ago we dropped down to -10.

Today is sunny and the temperature is starting to climb back up... at least for a couple of days.  Hoping to get outside at night with my daughter to look at the stars. 

I'm amazed with my small solar system and what it can do.  We are never wanting for power.

We are in a little town called Restoule.  It's about 45 minutes south/west of North Bay.

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Re: Cabin and solar stuff
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 06:35:01 pm »
"We are in a little town called Restoule.  It's about 45 minutes south/west of North Bay."

Is there a provincial park near there? Seems to me Marilyn and I camped near Restoule on our travels years ago.
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 10:44:48 pm »
There is!  Restoule provincial park believe it or not!   ;D

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Re: Cabin and solar stuff
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2021, 07:08:07 pm »
Just a follow up on this, our DC fridge now runs full time from solar power.

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2021, 09:22:31 pm »
Just a follow up on this, our DC fridge now runs full time from solar power.

Nice!
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