My Off-Grid Electricity Journey
I always find it annoying how during the winter I just barely get enough solar and during the summer my batteries are charged to 100% by 11:00.
This is where having a diversion load for that extra free power comes in handy! Like heating water, running pumps, etc.
I've been experimenting with my hot water diversion setup, and ironically was going to do a writeup in the next few weeks ;)
That's great that you can manage with only 1000W.
I don't use a lot myself, not for the house, the shop is a different story of course. It totally is a way of life. I love how quiet a house is without all that electrical junk! Whenever I visit my mom, I can actually hear the humming of the electricity in the city.
It's nice to keep things basic :)
There is a book that explains basic electricity , amps, volts, watts, wire size, voltage drop, book is Wiring Simplified, by H P Richter, $10 or so, available on Amazon or the internet
Well that was the most understandable explanation I have heard. Canadian Tire could take a page out of your book.