Many years ago it made a lot of sense to purchase a propane fridge for preserving your food stuff and keeping your beer cold at your off grid cottage. When it comes to replacing a failing propane or 12/24 V fridge you should look at the economics of propane versus regular household AC fridge.
Let’s assume you have invested into a little bit of solar power and purchased a 2000 W DC to AC inverter you may think twice about spending $ 2000 plus for a propane fridge versus $ 600 for a regular household fridge. Take the difference in price and start upgrading your solar array. You will definitely save a lot of money for fuel, only bring propane for your BBQ and save your back lugging around propane tanks.
In the comparison seen above, the Difference of $ 2,000.00 will buy you 4 PV (solar) modules an upgraded charge controller and a good down-payment towards two large Lead-Acid batteries that can handle the AC fridge.
You make the call…..