~1Kw PV in parallel Morningstar MPPT-60 controller 3 Trojan tr-1275's in parallel Samlex 2,000 watt 12-volt inverter hardwired
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Re: 6.5k System: A Wise (Investment) Decision IMO
Now that is an accurate statement.
I've been both employee and business owner in my day and can tell you neither is a simple thing to manage. I made the most money as employee, but it came with a price of aggravation caused by having supervisors who couldn't change a light bulb without help. As a business owner the aggravation comes from clients who can't be pleased no matter what and you soon learn to size them up beforehand and avoid them. But the money is dicey at times; you can no more guarantee your income one way than the other. Staying out of debt is the best defense against financial ruin no matter how you earn your dough.
And then there's those ugly little tragedies life is so good at handing out. Everything was fine in my life up to about four years ago. Then it changed. Investment is a good way to hedge against that as well.
The only "hedge" in life is HARD WORK... every time I've been called "LUCKY" I have flash-backs of all the brutal back-baking labor I've endured...
Even when people see my solar setup, they call me 'lucky' --- no I'm not lucky - I had no idea what I was doing - I asked the fine people ON THIS FORUM for help and WORKED, and FAILED to [try to] get it right.... tenacity and hard-work fix everything...but call me old-fashioned...1
Best off-grid fridge tip: use your excess daytime absorb energy to freeze icepacks in the freezer compartment, then set your fridge on a timer to go OFF in the evening, then come back on right at sunrise or early morning... your food WILL stay perfectly cool with the icepacks overnight...