|My old panels were made by Renogy and worked great, I stuck with them.|
The "problem" was I had electrical hookups available to me almost all through May so I never had a reason to give the suitcase a tryout. (Nice problem to have!) Finally, towards the end of the month I pulled into a small town's city park in Oklahoma which was listed on the Internet as having RV campsites with electrical hookups, Unfortunately the park had been badly flooded in the spring and the power to the electrical boxes had yet to be restored so...out came my suitcase for the first time!
|200 watts of solar goodness in the pickup's bed!|
|These panels will produce better than the Tank's due to the tilt capability.|
While having the fixed passive solar setup in the Tank was pretty effortless, because the panels couldn't tilt to the most favorable angle to the sun, often times, particularly in winter, the energy the Tank's panels produced was sometimes only 50% of their rated capacity. The Mini's suitcase should easily outproduce my old setup due to it's ability to aim and stay perpendicular to the sun. I guess we'll see!
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