Re: need suggestion on my first solar project
Consider getting a pair of honda EU1000 generators. They are "inverter" style generators, and have a small gasoline engine, that spins a high voltage alternator, which is rectified to DC, and inverted to 120VAC. They can run 800W, and have an "eco-throttle" which slows the engine down to match the load. They will use a LOT less gasoline, and then there are regular oil changes and other maintainance items. Use 1 for a week, then change and use the other one for a week. Gives you time for an oil change while the other one is running, and you have a spare.
They are not cheap gensets, but should last a year of heavy use. (split between 2 units) Less cost than PV panels.