This time of year, with shorter daylight hours and occasional overcast, is a challenge for my solar power system.
Nine months a year my 208Ah of battery and 270W of solar panel are plenty to run the fridge and lights, charge my laptop, hot spot and phone, and occasional AA and AAA batteries for various devices. The other three months I need to be more aware of available solar hours and the house batteries’ state of charge. And the state of charge of my rechargeable stuff.
From dawn to dusk I keep the solar panel aimed at the sun. Since it’s mounted to the van’s roof, that means repositioning the Rolling Steel Tent a few times a day. (That’s one reason I’m not the type who sets up an outdoor living space.)
Then each afternoon I recharge my electronics so as much of the last hours of light as possible can go to charging the house battery. That’s also a good time to recharge myself with a nap. In the sun.