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Solar vs. Wind Turbine.

Huge thanks to all who are here and help me in wading through some seemingly simple issues as I learn. Appreciated.

Simply, Solar vs. Wind Turbine?

Looking at one or the other now but not both due to cost.

I have 6 - T125s, Xantrex SW3000 Inverter, Honda 2000 Gen, good power under diesel engine / alternator.

As a whole, my power situation is good. We (me, wife and daughter) can be power frugal but would like to keep the water hot (110 or engine circulation), freezer cold and run the convection / microwave oven, TV and other items when needed with less concern or having to run the Honda on the deck. Most is just weekend cruising to Catalina Island and some coastal cruising to different California marinas. Mexico a couple times per year.

I have the space to consider solar panels or wind turbine. Southern California (LA Area) sees good wind and no shortage of sun.

How does one determine the best option based on total input and most consistent? I hear they can be pretty equal.


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