Would like to power my home refrigerator.

Stinky3773Stinky3773 Registered Users, Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 1
edited May 14 in Solar Water Pumping #1


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  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,582 ✭✭✭✭✭
    An average, efficient fridge will consume about 1 - 2 KWh per day. 

    Do you get cloudy days?  weeks ?


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  • NANOcontrolNANOcontrol Registered Users Posts: 215 ✭✭✭
    Using solar to power a refrigerator is probably the most difficult/expensive with the least payback thing in solar.
  • 706jim706jim Solar Expert Posts: 476 ✭✭✭✭
    Using solar to power a refrigerator is probably the most difficult/expensive with the least payback thing in solar.
    Unless you are replacing a propane fridge. Then it is very cost effective.
    Island cottage solar system with 2500 watts of panels, 1kw facing southeast 1.3kw facing southwest 170watt ancient Arco's facing south. All panels in parallel for a 24 volt system. Trace DR1524 MSW inverter, Outback Flexmax 80 MPPT charge controller 8 Trojan L16's. Insignia 11.5 cubic foot electric fridge. My 29th year.
  • Marc KurthMarc Kurth Solar Expert Posts: 953 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 16 #5
    Stinky3773 ,  Are you interested in operating cost savings?  If so, it is very hard to make a financial case for solar vs. grid power. I would assume that you are looking for some level of autonomy when grid power goes down?

    I always have more questions than answers. That's the nature of life.
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