Make sure to watch the light on your solar panel inverter regularly. Check it at least a couple of times a week, while sunlight is hitting your panels. The light should be green. If it is not, your panels might not be working correctly, and it is time to call in a technician.
In this video, I show you how to hook up a cheap solar panel to the batteries in an RV to trickle charge them.
Find out if your local energy provider offers meter rollback programs. Once you have a solar energy system, you should consider joining one of these programs so you can sell the energy you produce to the main grid and draw the same amount of energy instead of purchasing an expensive battery system to store your power.
You might be able to get your solar energy equipment installed for a huge discount or perhaps even free. The government is trying to promote solar energy benefits and many wish to cover apart or all of the costs in return for its installation.