Originally Posted by jpmihalk
Agreed, don't buy the Harbor Freight panels... I got the 400W Renogy Solar kit from Amazon and coupled with our 4 house batteries, we can stay off grid for a while without using the genset (unless we need AC or the microwave!)
Four batteries and can't use the microwave, interesting. If the four batteries were replaced with lithium batteries, I wonder if you would then be able to use the microwave? As you add solar power and improve storage, I suspect less LP will be needed and more electricity means an increase in its use to cook and use electric devices.
I have also noticed others are installing flexible solar panels that stick to the roof. I haven't compared pricing, but the downside is you can't tilt the panels to increase power generation.