I'm curious about your experience. I'm investing to make a little bit of electricity available with batteries. Enough to for a few nights of pretty low demand like some lights, radio, small TV. I already have a couple of 12 volt deep cell batteries for the boat. I'm thinking about adding another one or two. I figure my generator when it gets here will have enough excess capacity to charge after running essentials and could probably add small solar panel(s) later. I picked up a 400 watt inverter, so you know I'm starting off real small here. I calculate that would give each battery about 5 hours at a 100 watts after counting in efficiency loss and only discharging the battery to 50%. That'd let me have some juice at night without having to annoy the neighbors with a generator as well as something quick to set up for short-term blackouts. Any thoughts? Advice?