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Re: How do you store excess energy?

Hot water heaters work off the engine or shore power. Watermakers need a generator or engine.

Basically unless you have the battery bank its wasted.

I am in that problem area. (Actually I'm not unless I have my bimini back. It tends to cover a bit of the solar panels in the morning. But when I get davits the panels will go on top giving me lots more electricity!)
What I tried to do but didnt work was put 3 freezer blocks in the frige/freezer during the day so they could slowly thaw out at night. Difficulty is the frige at 40 deg F / 4 deg C will not drop down to 0F/-18C fast enough to freeze freezer blocks in the day.

The other problem is that you need a massive oversupply of solar to make any plan for excess work because we tend to use all the power we have... for example: I have 15 minutes before I have to turn off the computer becausse the battery is down to 12.45 and its only 22.23pm.

Oh woe! LOL

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