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You may have heard of some fuzzy math that some companies do to make solar power affordable. Often times if a solar power financing deal sounds too good to be true, it is. Many large solar companies will lease systems out to you, where you may or may not save money, and at the end of the lease you have to give the panels back. Others try to drag you along with payment plans that last 20 years... Having said all that, there are a few great reasons why you may be eligible to get literally FREE solar panels. ...
What do you recommend for a small, one room off-grid setup? (Ceiling fan, lights, and charging devices)
Let's look at a simple 12x12 room as an example.First we need to calculate the power consumption. Remember, these are ROUGH estimates:(1) Ceiling fan, 10 hrs per day: 75 watts @ 10 hrs = 750Wh(6) 8W LED bulbs, 4 hrs per day: 48 watts @ 4 hrs = 192Wh(2) USB devices charging, 2 hrs per day: 20 watts @ 2 hrs = 40WhTotal per day = 982WhIf you have adequate sun for 10hrs per day, you should be able to get by with a single 100W solar panel. (=1,000Wh) If you have a lot of wind, as a backup, we would recommend...
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