solar power systems -Home made Solar power System

May 22, 2012 – 12:23 pm

** Here is a quick video tour of my house made it back up solar power system. It can be done quite cheaply. I would say that I have about $ 1600 invested in these 2 systems and do what I need if the power goes out. Even his hand in the garage just to install a garage door and pop open when the power is out, without having to pull the release. If anyone has any questions or ideas for improvement, feel free to post away! Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  1. 14 Responses to “solar power systems -Home made Solar power System”

  2. It still surprises me, just how many people do not know about Xobotano Home Energy (search on google), even though a lot of people save large sums of money because of this alternative energy. Thanks to my mate who told me about Xobotano Home Energy, I’ve cut my electric bill by 75% in under 30 days

    By Annetta Lollar on May 22, 2012

  3. Why not combine both pv’s into the one system?

    By harun1984 on May 22, 2012

  4. Good day
    If you have time Can you do a short video on how to hook up 2 12v deepcycle batteries together and how to hook up charge controller to batteries.
    My email is

    By 531tango on May 22, 2012

  5. I love the high voltage sign. I have the same on my system. Kind of a novelty…

    By MacOSJoey on May 22, 2012

  6. Probably in the range of 500 to 600 bucks.. but the panels I got cheap from a group buy a few years ago on another site.

    By Iridium242 on May 22, 2012

  7. Awesome. What did this cost, approx to do?

    By 99melissalynn on May 22, 2012

  8. Nice setup man, how long does it take to charge the smaller system ?

    By sirmasterpimp on May 22, 2012

  9. Excellent. Keep us posted as we are looking forward to seeing how this evolves. :-)

    By w7mag on May 22, 2012

  10. Yup.. they are mod sine wave. I wasn’t going to spend a fortune on Pure Sine Wave inverters for a backup system :) I may be adding batteries soon, but then I plan on putting in a pos and neg buss bar and setting it up a bit different.

    By Iridium242 on May 22, 2012

  11. Nice!
    Remember, You can’t have too much battery if you are going for a part time/emergency type system. If you are going for a full time use system then the dynamics change quite a bit. I’m guessing those are mod sine wave inverters?

    By w7mag on May 22, 2012

  12. Yeah I can do a hookup video as well.. btw the small charge control.. if you pause the video you can see that each “wire” that is there, is a red and black wire. One side connects to the panel and the other to the batteries. Its hard to see since the wires are kind of stuck together but each side has a red and black.

    By Iridium242 on May 22, 2012

  13. Can you show how you have it wired up, exactly. It’s hard to follow. How can the small charge controller have just 2 wires to it? Thanks.

    By Schweizer135 on May 22, 2012

  14. Cool, glad you liked it. Its grown some since I first put it in with one 25 watt panel and one deep cycle battery :) But it really comes in handy out here when the power goes down. Also since we work at home, it allows a computer or 2 to run when the power is out so work keeps on going.

    By Iridium242 on May 22, 2012

  15. good job….glad you did a film about it….the stills on arfcom didnt do it much justice!

    By delta69alpha on May 22, 2012

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