Where are we today ?
clic on the pic to enlarge itAnother wonderful day here at "camp awesome", so peaceful and a nice cool morning to start off the day. What's not to love?
After a nice walkabout town for a while home to re-read the instructions to install our new solar panel. We had ordered it on Amazon.ca and was a pretty good deal, a 100 watt panel, mounting brackets and the proper wire to connect to our controller. Free delivery and and all taxes $260.00 Canadian. and we have it right here and now! That's what we wanted. Get it installed now.
We have had our 130 watt panel for 9 years now and sure does keep us charged pretty good with our 2 six volt trojan house batteries, but does take quite a while each day so another 100 watt panel will speed things up now we have a total of 230 watts charging our batteries. The battery capacity has been perfect but we would like to charge a bit faster and this should do the trick. mainly because I get up usually before 5 am and the sun is not up yet. And we do like to boon dock in the desert, actually even in many other places as well.
The install was so easy, about 90 minutes pretty well all done on the roof. but fiddling with the controller and connections took me a bit longer. Mind you the hot humid weather slowed me down, but heck what's the hurry?
|New 100 watt panel is the smaller|
one at the front
Now that she is home we catch up on the news with a cold refreshing beverage enjoy our e-readers for a while then begin to whip up supper.
Made a nice tasty salad while our Weber Q is preheating and grilled a couple of our favorite, healthy and gluten free Turkey garlic sausage. Gotta go to the market tomorrow and stock up on more Turkey sausage.
|added some sauerkraut|
and really hit the spot
Thanks for stopping in to say hi or take a peak.
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this summer