I'm in the process of getting this place upgraded with a new solar system, a bathroom and closet add on to the cabin and eventually a large screened in patio in front of the cabin. Probably an outdoor kitchen under the patio later on. I also plan to buy a chest freezer, get the fridge going again and be able to run the AC during the day. All of this should make life a lot easier. Unfortunately I'm unable to do the work my self any more so I'm relying on $ and friends to do it.
This is the frame for the new panels and I also plan to turn it in to a storage shed also. I will be able to get added water catchment from it and also the extra from the add on to the back of the cabin.
The new panels that will be on top of the frame.
This will be the control center where the batteries, inverter and charge controller stay. The inverter is a pure sign wave 8000 watt with a built in controller. It is a 24 volt system rather than 12 volts like the old system and is dual 220 volt and 110 volt output. I'm keeping the 12 volt system and upgrading it just to run a chest freezer and the fridge.
The batteries for the new system. I'm using 4 just like them for the 12 volt system.