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DIY Solar power may seem like a daunting task. Fear not, this video WILL set you on the right path. We start by unraveling the mystery of off-grid solar power and teach you the basics, how to understand and think about your system. From there, we show you how to access and size the proper system for an off grid back-up or full time off grid system. Once you’ve got that squared away, we talk all about batteries. Of all the components, batteries are probably the most misunderstood. There are some nuances in solar power that you must be aware of; this video will set you straight on where to mount and how to wire your panels for the best efficiency. Speaking of efficiency, do you know the difference between an MPPT and PWM solar charge controller? Just watch the video. Often the most overlooked component of any off grid system is safety, and for that we’ve got you covered as well. Finally, we finish up talking about living with your new system. There are LOTS of links in the video to the components used, schematics, and further information. ALL of these can be found on our “Ultimate Guide to Off Grid Solar” page-
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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