Top 7 Mistakes Newbies Make Going Solar – Avoid These For Effective Power Harvesting From The Sun

Top 7 Mistakes Newbies Make Going Solar - Avoid These For Effective Power Harvesting From The Sun

People make these 7 mistakes over and over again when they decide to buy their first solar panel system.

****I know refrigerators do not run continuously all day every day. But they DO run any time day or night. That necessitates a battery for energy storage and an inverter powerful enough to handle high current, neither of which are included in any retail solar kit.****

In this video, we’ll discuss how to avoid these 7 deadly sins of solar. Whether that is a 10W starter kit system or a full blown whole house grid tied system, these all pretty much apply across the board. Make sure you don’t fall into these or you will waste a bunch of money.

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20 Comments on “Top 7 Mistakes Newbies Make Going Solar – Avoid These For Effective Power Harvesting From The Sun”

  1. yup. good vid for the beginner. guess what. also a good vid for advanced users. makes a nice check reference for one's system. good job!

  2. 8th one is time required to start getting the bill benefits from electricity company for on grid installation and commissioning of system. Electricity company are large public sector org and ofen very slow. For me i am not getting benefitted for past 1 year and Solar company is least worried about it. @ "Sunkalp Energy".. be careful in investing

  3. As a pilot, I see many solar farms.
    Why are so many sited on what where pastures or meadows? Grassland is a natural solar collector and could be sequestering carbon …

    Why not site them over parking lots so motorists can park in the shade or over large buildings so the shade could reduce the AC costs?

  4. 70 Degrees optimal? the cooler the better, 70 is way off my PV-1 scales compared to say…..35 degrees . @ 500 IRR. hands down will produce more than 70 degrees with a 500 IRR. i'm unsure what you are meaning "optimal" at 70 deg. 70 is just the usual controlled setting panels are tested at with 400 IRR. of artificial sunlight .

  5. Will you ever realise what a great video you made. Though you did not go into details two facts stand out. One is about the power demands of modern homes and the second is about the quality of cheap equipment. We should first be ready to step down from our fancy coolers and heaters. For eg, use a refrigerator which consumes not more than 250 kw per year. Thanks.

  6. can i run 12- 345 solar panels 4140 watts 4048 inverter on a Schneider MPPT 60-150 solar charger controller? or does in have to be 4000 watts or less

  7. my plans for solar is a small simple design. I just want it for low voltage(12v led) lighting along side my 120vac lights. also probably 12v power outlets for cell phone and tablet charging and maybe a 12v outlet in garage for car battery charging. just a for a "piece of mind" during a power outage I will still have lights and a phone along with wood stove I could survive a winter power outage as well. If you are good with electronics computers and TV's actually run on 12dc just have to know where to tap into them on the boards

  8. How do I know which panels are best for my climate and situation: Mono vs. Poly? I live in inland California which gets hot.

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