I needed a security system for a roadside shed without power. I purchased and installed a 200W solar system (eBay $210), a 12V solar battery (Harbor Freight Tools $70), and added an external WiFi access point (used Unifi AP from eBay $60). from my house 100ft away. I now have three Wyze cameras in outdoor plastic housings recording and broadcasting security footage.
I don’t have much experience with solar, but the installation was incredibly easy. The selection of the 200W system was an approximation based on 2A/camera power usage and crossing my fingers that it will suffice. If it can’t supply enough power through the dark days of winter, I can just add more solar panels ($100 for 100W 2’x3’ solar panel). Buying through eBay was half the price of a Lowes or Home Depot solar kit system, plus the power conditioning box had built-in USB output ports.
Love the Wyze products! I’ve purchased about 10 cameras so far for my family’s and my parents’ houses.