solar power for always on network equipment?


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wanting to set up a small solar panel/battery setup that is not utility tied. No net metering here so hard to justify utility tie. Network equipment/security is always on so seems like a good target to power. Anyone do something like that?
I have a 10w solar panel connected to a 100 Ah deep cycle battery that powers my gate opener. It works fine except every few years when we have 10 overcast days in a row. (central Texas) If you have access to utility power, I would set it up as a backup to charge your batteries. That would reduce the size you need for batteries.