DIY Solar Panel System: Components, Cost & Savings

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:

– BZ 500 MPPT500 Watt PV Charge Controller:

– 6Volt Rayovac Ultra Pro Golf Car Battery:–Z–GO/TXT/TXT.aspx

– Samlex PST-150S-24A 1500-watt 24V Pure Sine Wave Inverter:

– Battery Tender 24 Volt Battery Charger:

– Battery Saver Desulfator:

– 24″ Starter to Switch Battery Cable:

– 6 AWG Multi Strand Copper Wire, 60 Feet:

– 4’x8′ 1/2″ Plywood for Battery Box:

– 2-1/2 in. Polypropylene Wheel Swivel Plate Caster:

– KIll-A-Watt Meter:

– 35 Watt & 200 Watt Fuses:
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27 thoughts on “DIY Solar Panel System: Components, Cost & Savings”

  1. 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.

  2. Brother u r one of the best human being on earth may ALMIGHTY God bless you and increase your knowledge, that u benefit a lot of people. And I pray for you long life to continue to do good things on earth. Thank you so much. And I would like to get connecte with you, with some very project. That can benefit both of us. Please let me know how I can get touch of u. Thank u.

  3. 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 ..

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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?


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