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Solar panels

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Hi everyone,
I haven't been around here for quite some time so I hope you don't mind me hopping on and asking a question or two. I was chatting with someone today who suggested rigging up solar panels to car batteries. Do you think this is a good idea? Would it work in a 4 bed home? How much of our power could we expect to produce this way? Could you link it up to the mains somehow so that we used the stored energy from the solar panels, but when the batteries ran out we could switch to mains? Have any of you got a system like this or seen one set up in anything larger than a van? And finally, is it efficient to buy second hand solar panels for this and what is the best wattage/voltage? Thanks so much, hope you don't mind all the questions, slightly more than two! Helen.

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