I have now installed the solar power kit I bought at the National Festival. The kit comprised two 100Wp solar panels, an MPPT control unit, a remote display/control unit, connecting leads and brackets/nuts/bolts etc.
I decided to mount the control unit in the electrics cupboard so as to be conveniently close to the nice fat leads from the battery bank.
As well as tidying where the cables run through the bedroom I think I'll remove the brackets from the panels in order to sit them lower.
I connected the panels in series. In strong direct sunshine the voltage from the panels is about 40V and I have seen them supply 11A at 12.5V.
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