2,400w backyard solar panel array. Added six more Renogy 100w (12v) panels!

2,400 watts on this array. Total array power (three arrays) is 4,900 watts. My backyard solar panel arrays power 75-80% of my house’s electric power. I engineered, designed, built, and tested my system by myself. The system is “partial” off-grid…I do NOT sell back to the power company. I use solar to REDUCE the KW/H bought from the power company.

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20 thoughts on “2,400w backyard solar panel array. Added six more Renogy 100w (12v) panels!”

  1. Man is too much money and time invested, I think with the money you used I would pay my electric bill for thirty years, nice car

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  2. Just a suggestion. You might want to move those batteries out from under all of that nice and expensive equipment. The off gas of the batteries is corrosive and can shorten the life of your components. Nice set-up. You look very happy.

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  3. Do you have problems with the Midnight controllers in your heat? A while ago I was looking at their Kid controller, but I found out Midnight controllers can't operate at full rated power past 77° F ambient temperatures. They de-rate or reduce power every degree past the limit, which is ok I guess if you live in Canada?

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  4. Do you sell back any extra power to your local supplier?  Do you know what an average panel will produce per month if you sold to the local power company?   If you put 200 panels up…I'm just curious what the monthy average panel income would be if the power company bought back the power.

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  5. I love this video because it shows the potential that a home owner can have a great backup system when the grid goes down without necessarily having to tie into the grid.

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  6. Chris DIYer how much avg a month do you sell back to the power company? we would love that man, no kids here so he full yard would have panels hahaha no grandkids either anyway cool video!!

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  7. Serious setup. We are interested in the tiny house/homesteading lifestyle and/or the full time rving. This is one of the best setups on You Tube. New subscriber here!

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  8. Hi Chris my question is Magnum inverter or Sma sunny boy with Sunny Island inverter wich one is the power of kingdom…Thank you for your video

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  9. I like the way you spread out your arrays to make the best use of your outdoor space, like the roof of the pergula. As Tesla continues to develop the Thin Film panels aka roof shingle solar panels, we will need less space. Also, as Tesla's new Gigafactory progresses we will have access to the best lithium batteries and their intent is to drive the cost down. Thank you for your video and honesty about the trial and error. Happy Free Electricity!

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