So you want to get started in solar, but don’t know where to start? Here’s an inexpensive ($190, delivered) quality starter kit. 100 watts of monocrystalline solar which could generate between 250-500 watt hours daily (up to 8 hours on laptop, or get two to run a dorm fridge), depending on your location and weather conditions. Comes with a 30 amp charge controller so you can add more solar panels, wiring, and a mounting kit. Add a battery and a inverter to get your journey started. Great for learning how solar works, science fair projects, and a building block for a larger system. You can go off grid as you build your system, taking more and more devices off the grid, a device or a room at a time. Once you have the starter kit, you can add more panels. Make sure you get additional mounting brackets and cables for your expansion. The 30 amp controller can handle 3 solar panels, so get another starter kit for your 4th panel, etc.