Re: Solar noob checking in
First, welcome,, there are some very sharp folks here, all too willing to help.
Starting from a blank slate, remember a couple of essential rules of off grid. First and foremost, to prevent, reay, fire, aim, all hardware choices strt with the loads. Do a good load estimate, and work backwards to the hardware. (remember, all loads grow with time!). Next, realize that most people over estimate thier solar potential, at the same time, underestimate their loads, leading to heartache. Finally, remember, conservation is your cheapest energy dollar. Every dollar spent on conservtion will save 5-10 in PV and related costs.
PS. For part time use, consider a propane fridge. The more you use a place, the more it makes sense to use. Good compressor fridge, but for part time, a propane can be way cheaper.
Please note, being a moderator does not add any weight to my opinions 300 watts Siemens/BP panels,plus a Sun 90,, making ~400. ~30 amps into Rogue MPT-3024, 450 ah of Trojan T-105, Morningstar ts300 inverter, a Tri-Metric meter.a collection of antique generators, plus 2 Honda eu-1000i's (also a BS2512 IX controller) and assorted other stuff!