DIY How To Understand and Size Your Off Grid Solar Power System | Tin Hat Ranch



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Fortunately for us preppers, if the grid should ever go down we can generate our own electricity. Join us in PART 1 of the series, as we answer every question you would have in creating your own DIY off grid / grid down solar back up system. In this first part we look at assessing your needs to size and design your own system. Check out part 2 here:

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Most Current 2019 Parts List:
Renogy 400 Watt Premium Solar Kit:
Renogy 1000 Watt Sine Wave Inverter:
Renogy 2000 Watt Sine Wave Inverter (System Update):
Voltage Readout:
Inline Fuse Holder:
200 AMP Inline Fuse:
Outdoor Load Center:
Breaker (only used as a switch, not for safety):
Direct Burial Cable:
Disconnect Box:
Battery Disconnect Switch:
(4) Batteries:
Most installations will require additional components, like a method to mount the panels (basic mount included in Renogy kit), local wiring, battery box, terminal strips, etc. These can be purchased at a local home improvement store.

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