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  • Joe says:

    Hi, I would like to out fit a 6×12 enclosed cargo trailer with solar. I want to run a Fridgeadare 500 watt window AC, a portable 44 quart 12volt refridgerator, laptop PC, Ham radio, led lights inside and out, Olympic 6 wall heater, wi-fi antana, small 12 volt T.V., C-Pap machine, drone and a hand full of power tools to recharge. I have a 95 watt suitcase system and was thinking of putting two Rokio 300watt panel rolls on top of the trailer and maybe another Rokio 200 watt roll against the tire of the trailer with that side faceing the sun. I can make room inside the trailer for a couple of lithium batteries. Do you think this set up will work ok and how much it will cost. Thanks, Joe

    June 29, 2020 at 3:53 pm
  • The BoonDoctor says:

    Hi Joe,
    Many people are looking at your exact idea! Without specific information as to how much each device will consume or how much sun exposure/where you will be camping I will generalize. For every 100 watts of flat solar you will get around 400Wh to use. So with 500 watts of solar you will be able to run the 500w AC for 4 hours. If you tilt and track the solar panels to the sun you can double the harvesting in the winter time. It would be dangerous for me assume how long you would watch TV (typical 30watts) or how often you would charge batteries. If I was to take a stab at it, I would think 2 lithium batteries could be sufficient and you can always add solar panels as you find your not able to recharge your batteries. The price will vary quite a bit but I think $3k-6k is a good ballpark for DIY.

    Enjoy the ride!

    June 30, 2020 at 1:55 am
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