The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power

The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power

The Ultimate Guide to DIY Off Grid Solar Power.

DIY Solar power may seem like a daunting task. Fear not, this video WILL set you on the right path. We start by unraveling the mystery of off-grid solar power and teach you the basics, how to understand and think about your system. From there, we show you how to access and size the proper system for an off grid back-up or full time off grid system. Once you’ve got that squared away, we talk all about batteries. Of all the components, batteries are probably the most misunderstood. There are some nuances in solar power that you must be aware of; this video will set you straight on where to mount and how to wire your panels for the best efficiency. Speaking of efficiency, do you know the difference between an MPPT and PWM solar charge controller? Just watch the video. Often the most overlooked component of any off grid system is safety, and for that we’ve got you covered as well. Finally, we finish up talking about living with your new system.

19 Comments on “The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power”

  1. I'm really impressed by your professionalism and information content. Well done! Thanks. BTW, I've been living in a truck camper off grid for 260 days per year for quite some time. I rely solely on my solar panels, controller and battery array – so I know whereof I speak. I find your presentation very accurate and complete!

  2. I learned more in this video than the 15hrs worth of videos it took to find you !! That said, know one has explained or answered my question.
    Deep cycle battery must be charged at high amps, 7-15 and topped off at a trickle or they become damaged over time (shortly) !
    So how do I get say 10 amps out of panels and controller and drop to trickle. Like a good agm battery charger !!
    And my VmaxTank wasn't cheap !!!
    KJ4YQO

  3. As a retired UK spark, I found your info’ actually refreshingly easy to watch. What you have offered as an example is perfect for all beginners. Solar is the future and we all have to save the planet.

  4. So if you can potentially use your four batteries as a 24v system, and 24v systems are more efficient then why are you running them as a 12v system?

  5. You give excellent explanation of the details of solar…Have you contacted Mike Strizki of Hope well NJ? He's great and helpful.

  6. I've been learning about solar systems for two days now. This video has been the BEST 45 minutes yet! You've done an awesome job breaking down each segment into plain language AND have put things in real world terms of what solar can realistically do. Thanks for what you've done here!

  7. This was the easiest to understand and complete guide to a DIY system I have found. Thank you for helping so many folks with their systems.

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