Breaking away from the grid

Breaking away from the grid

I finally got around to putting up some solar panels on the garage to charge up the boost batteries. I was expecting to just run the panels which put out 150v @ 2.9a into the Vicor batmod in place of the rectified 120vac that I have been using from the grid, but found that the dc/dc needs 3.25amps to run, so the current was not sufficient. I rewired the panels so I now get 75v at 5-6a, and can charge directly. Of course that means I will have to come up with a charge controller so I don't cook my AGM batteries if I forget to disconnect them when charged. Always another project to drain my limited time. What would I do if I had a real job???