Some solar wisdom according to Bob.........
Eddie, There is no question Bob knows solar and the information he has written is technically sound, I indicated this much in my earlier reply and also indicated it was his blog that got me started in solar and where I learned much. Also, there is no question he has helped many, myself included. But to say he does not have an agenda and a chip on his shoulder, you have to ask yourself, why in his blog where he conveys all the technical material and the how to's of solar, is all this information buried in endless pages of criticizing practically anyone involved in the solar industry or anyone who disagrees with him and endlessly touting his credentials? His material would be so much more useful if it were just presented in a logical sequence and not having the reader go on a fishing expedition to get the information... "just the facts madam".
With regards to his rants on batteries, while lead acid batteries have been around for a long time, his choice for batteries and have served many people well, he misleads some readers that anything other than lead acid batteries is crap. Yet there have been many who have been well served by AGM and they are a viable alternative for years. Now he has turned his rant towards lithium batteries which is interesting because lithium in RV's is a fairly new technology so I wonder where he has had the lengthy experience with lithium batteries to criticize them. The fact is every technology has it's pros and cons and not any one is right for every person or situation and he fails to recognize this.
There is much to learn from Bob for those willing to wade through all the pages of rants, but he is not gospel on solar and some of what he says is misleading. There are others who also are very knowledgeable on solar and offer very good and sound information on solar and who also by the way have helped many achieve good solar systems.