I’ll keep this brief.
Normally the best protection for your power supply after a hurricane is a generator. However, if it’s going to be a long time before the electricity is back on, as in months i.e. 6 months – Puerto Rico for 3.5 million people, solar is the best solution. Just 6 – 300 watt panels can provide you with enough power to run a refrigerator, fans, water pump, lights, radio, TV, microwave, computer, cell phone, etc. 24 hrs. a day, practically, forever.
The Air Conditioner is a problem. It’s over over half your electric bill in the summer. Evaporative cooling in dry climates or Split AC’s anywhere, help to reduce this largest of all loads. Using fans as well and using a smaller size of AC is, of course, very helpful. Even for a small AC you’ll need to double the solar array. But the panels will last a lifetime.
Inexpensive, 6V, 230 amp hr., wet lead acid deep cycle (standard golf cart batteries) last five years and are readily available and the cheapest you can find. You’ll want at least one for every 300 watt panel.
Our Miami Warehouse is loaded with inventory of everything you need to assemble your complete PV system. We will design it for free and we ship anywhere in the world. 45 years in solar. We have the worlds first brand new warehouse, (30,000 sq.ft.) And it looks exactly like a brand new Home Depot. It’s in Miami, Fla.
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