Whether you are living off-grid; looking for a way to take advantage of solar power with a small investment; trying to avoid the oil and gas industries; or need to power your electric tools in a remote corner of your property, a small PV charging system can be right for you.
For a modest investment (usually less than $1,000), you can set up a small PV charging station. This is an especially good fit for the weekend-only tool user, so batteries can recharge over several days and be full for the next use. A small PV system on your garden shed can keep all of your tools ready without power lines and, once the system is paid for, no ongoing costs for electricity or gasoline.
Alternatively, if you have a household grid-tied PV system that offsets your utility usage, you can plug in your tools and charge from the sun, without setting up a dedicated system or dealing with batteries in the PV system.