Originally Posted by Happy Vibe
Yes we are frugal. we don't watch TV or play the radio much, all the interior lights are LED. The main draw is the fridge control panel and Co detector.
Yup...frugal enough to make a Scotsman blush!
Just a thought...an MPPT controller isn't gonna get you too many more amp hours a day off that set up...probably THREE on average. Alternatively...A tripod or similar mount for those panels that you could adjust 3-4 times a day to face perpendicular to the sun could significantly increase your amphours.
Panel output for flat panels is generally quoted as the EQUIVALENT of 6 hours of direct 90 degree angle
sunlight per day. In the summer...you can see how much loss of available power this represents. If you're generally around the site ...you can pick up a lot of the missing daylight by making the occasional positioning adjustment.