mank1234 Tips On Going Solar Use energy efficient appliances especially the inverter type. Inverter type appliances has no startup surge power requirements. This will not only enable you to choose a lower sized inverter, it will also extend longevity of the inverter as well as lower your overall energy requirement. get programing appliances that can be programmed to run while the sun is shinning whether you’re at home or not. Example dishwasher, water heater and washing machine can be programmed to work when your battery is full or when the sun is at its peak. put off appliances that are not in used using manually or using automation. if finances allow use lifepo4 (Lithium) battery, it will pay off in the long run. Use energy efficient inverter (one with low self consumption). This will reduce drain on your battery and also reduce the quantity of solar panel you need for your setup.