Progress Report: I purchased a truck box off of Craig's List yesterday and installed the 2x12 and the 1600 watt inverter. I put together the 4 outlet box and beefed up the wire (Steven Harris used a 16 gauge extension cord; I used 14 gauge wire for higher amperage). As soon as I get the grommets and wire terminals on Wednesday (go Amazon!), I hope to complete the installation.
New Goal: I just purchased Steven Harris' Battery Bank videos. By the end of September, I will install a tool box in my F350 and install a Mobil Battery Bank. Also, by the end of September 2015, I will have a Home Battery Bank installed. I already have 4 huge 8D batteries from my company that are only 2 years old. They weigh 120+ pounds each (as much as 2 GC2 batteries).
Progress Report: Purchased Harbor Freight Solar Panel kit to experiment with solar.
New Goal: Complete a second, more robust, backup 12vdc home system.
New Goal: Learn to make a water wheel energy source, for charging batteries and what not.
Progress Report: Currently playing with a small system and inverter to make 110v AC
New Goal: i want to light up my outdoors with solar energy within 30 .8.2014
Progress Report: Ive set up a solar powered hydroponics system in backyard growing kale, lettuce, and spinach.
Goal Completed: Build a battery Backup
New Goal: build solar shower