I think I mentioned before that I have installed a 80w solar panel on my garage along with two 110Ah batteries and small controller on my boat. Its a small system that's been going over the winter. I haven't done much with it so far apart from having a led light come on in the evening on the boat.
The two batteries are fully charged all the time so I figured I should now do a bit much with it now and bought a small 300w power inverter a couple of days ago. I installed it and have plugged my electric shaver in to try it!
Well I have had my first solar powered shave this morning and even though it's a small step to take, I am inordinately pleased with that first step.
It's my first step toward energy independence, that's why. It's a great feeling!
Following this, I recharged the two batteries for my drill drivers, and used a 60w main light bulb briefly. I am just learning slowly what I will be able to do with this small system.
The boat is not quite ready for a more complex system yet, but I am learning and it won't be long before I add more stuff to it!
Should have done this stuff years ago!