I need help with a back up power idea.
OK so here's my deal. I have an idea but, since I lack the knowledge to apply my idea I'm a bit confused with all the information I've found. As of right now I feel a bit inundated and since what I know about solar would rattle in a match box I figured it's best to stop and ask.
First thing is my idea. I live in southwest FL.I've been through several hurricanes and I would like an alternative to my generator. I would like something a bit more renewable and quieter. A little more lower profile.
So I'm basically looking for a backup system. I'm looking for some very basic "work" lighting and one or two fans to move air. I want this to be some what portable in case I have to leave one day and I need some sort of power source.
With my limited knowledge I believe I need a fairly rugged panel or panels, a charge controller, inverter, and a battery. What size, how many amps, watts, etc. That's where I draw a blank. What's a good source for material? What sort of ball park figure am I looking at? What am I missing? What should I be looking for?
Any advice and guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
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