Here I share with you every component I use for my DIY solar panel system, where you can buy it and how much I paid. I cover my solar panels, wiring, solar panel charge controller, DC/AC inverter, ANL fuses, Kill-A-Watt meter, 6 Volt golf car batteries, basically every component that you will need to build your own DIY solar panel system and save money.
– Grape Solar 250 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panel: http://amzn.to/2aGl73X
– BZ 500 MPPT500 Watt PV Charge Controller: http://www.bzproducts.net
– 6Volt Rayovac Ultra Pro Golf Car Battery: http://www.batteriesplus.com/product/33332-SLIGC110-6-volt-Battery/574-SLI/6067-Golf-Cart-Batteries/133277-E–Z–GO/TXT/TXT.aspx
– Samlex PST-150S-24A 1500-watt 24V Pure Sine Wave Inverter: http://amzn.to/2aHyx2N
– Battery Tender 24 Volt Battery Charger: http://amzn.to/2b1UgmU
– Battery Saver Desulfator: http://amzn.to/2aVn0g2
– 24″ Starter to Switch Battery Cable: http://amzn.to/2aVngLV
– 6 AWG Multi Strand Copper Wire, 60 Feet: http://amzn.to/2aN3tzb
– 4’x8′ 1/2″ Plywood for Battery Box: http://www.homedepot.com/Lumber-Composites-Plywood-Sheathing-Subfloor-Plywood-Plywood-Sheathing/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbu0g/R-100041308/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051#.UDf216Ot3PY
– 2-1/2 in. Polypropylene Wheel Swivel Plate Caster: http://amzn.to/2aHyd4c
– KIll-A-Watt Meter: http://amzn.to/2b9cHEB
– 35 Watt & 200 Watt Fuses: http://amzn.to/2aN48jO
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27 thoughts on “DIY Solar Panel System: Components, Cost & Savings”
Having male ends on both ends of the 120v cords (aka suicide plugs) is DANGEROUS, otherwise, it looks like you've set up a good system.
Have wanted to learn about renewable energy and all the components and the correct way to install. The manufacturers just assume you already know how to install these items and calculate what you need. You can do it completely yourself no matter if you are handy with tools or not. plus.google.com/b/100728704920141855812/100728704920141855812/posts/WjRt4LRZEzo
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it must be very difficult to maintain that battery bank with those panels and charging scheme .. if its seldom discharged i could see it working – for awhile anyway .. your '30 year' estimate on battery life is way off, my guess is with the panel/charger setup you got there those batts are already dead or close to it ..
2:40 Yup that's normal. I've noticed Home Depot is fairly expensive compared to smaller businesses.
You bought all this and only plan to use it in case of things. You don't use it daily to keep your bills down? You're just making hydrogen and wasting your time. The amount you'd save on energy you could keep buying batteries instead of waiting till those come up on burn out.
I am trying to use solar power rather then power supply. Please i need some simple wiring diagram for solar panels power to supply my whole house. Any one please help.
Very altruistic and Informative. Thank you
If your without Commercial Power and you do what your saying ….. you WILL * KILL ** the guy from the power company that's working on the LINE next door or across the street. Where do you thing that power path is going that your NOT using????? Your trying to use a Off grid system, tied into a On Grid system…. WOW PEOPLE BEWARE OF BACKYARD SOLAR PRO's.
And now the panels are less than $.27 per watt when bought by pallet
Since you have this installed this setup, have you used the solar system and how much have you save compare to not having solar at all? I've been thinking about doing something similar to save some electricity. Thanks for sharing!
Nice but might I suggest is that you move your inverter away from the battery bank
otherwise it will fail prematurely due to corrosion from battery outgassing and is also a fire risk too
I am just learning now on how to build an off the grid system
can you list the part for your system . i only need half of your system to provide my shed
Hello my friend, I'd like to know do you have a design on how you built your solar panel stands?? I just purchased 20 panels that are 320w each
This is fantastic. Meanwhile, 299 people working for the oil and gas industry have down voted.
Great video. I'll be sending people to this link!
You talk about emp damaging your charge controllers but fail to realize your solar panels will be destroyed in an EMP attack. They do not make EMP proof Solar Panels.
very usefull thank you
i think that this is very big and can make solar better, and getting the max power out of sun ….very good
what is the longevity of this? it doesnt seem worth it starting at 20 grand to switch over. if i spend $1,000 a year on electricity it's going to take 20 years to break even. will it last that long?
OK, does it really produce in one year the energy a household uses in a day?
this is interesting new found solar type.. it would be interesting to put it on my flower garden..
where can you buy these?
How much do they run? Average kWh/year is more like 10,000