solar kits -Getting started in Solar power

August 14, 2014 – 6:24 am

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  1. 50 Responses to “solar kits -Getting started in Solar power”

  2. I want to ask…can I use a wind turbine instead of solar for the same
    purpose

    By 10americanpatriot on Aug 14, 2014

  3. Great video. Thanks for all the info. Now I know what to do.

    By witplaasboer on Aug 14, 2014

  4. I have two of these same kits… on a wood frame I built. pvc cracks in the
    sun. Question: how do you put this in a faraday cage and still have
    openings to plug things in? Can you show me the faraday cage? I have
    three deep marine batteries on a 1K 2K watt inverter. 

    By TheUndefeatedLife on Aug 14, 2014

  5. I have a dvr security system that I would like to use nonstop how man
    batteries and Panels would i need to power consistently. The system is a
    12v 

    By Michael Sgariglia on Aug 14, 2014

  6. How many Amps is your 90 Watt system actually providing you? I have the
    same (2 sets of panels) system, and it never, ever produced more than 1.5
    Amps. I have two deep cycle (NEW) batteries, with a Wattmeter (G.T.
    Powere 130A) in-iline with input.from panels to the controller. I also
    placed another Wattmeter in-line to the battery bank from the controller
    identifying very similar figures. I’m thinking the volts are floating
    without a load, But,under ‘different’ size loads 1.5Amps has been the
    highest I’ve gotten; Something I’m missing? When the weather clears I’ll
    check connections again. I’m thinking the system has a maximum rating of
    producing 7Amps so, 1.5 on a clear sunny day pointing directly at the sun
    =1.5 max?

    By Real G. Wrong on Aug 14, 2014

  7. Very helpful advise and easy to follow. Thank you for taking the time to
    make this video. You have encouraged me to purchase this system (or one
    like it) and start learning.

    By mharrigfeld on Aug 14, 2014

  8. 15 watt panel = about 1 amp . GREAT video you are so right solar scares
    people. I have had my setup so long the panels are actually silver and the
    controller has 3,6,9 volt and even came with a multi charging cable. This
    is a perfect system to get use to solar and learn what it can do and NOT
    do. Your setup is exactly what it’s made for small scale. Please get a
    battery box and get it away from anything that sparks.

    By Robert Cookson on Aug 14, 2014

  9. I need to break down and do this. 

    By smartprepper09 on Aug 14, 2014

  10. Hi, you said you had 4 sets and 4 controllers but you only need two
    controllers. how do you hook up the two sets of panels to one controller
    ? Do you simply combine the wires in the back of one of the controllers ?
    Can the controller handle 80 watts ? 

    By liz Van Dine on Aug 14, 2014

  11. Your power inverter needs to be a pure “sine wave”. The regular inverters
    can cause radio/tv noise, or damage sensitive electronics. Also to prevent
    theft, I went 24v input, & 24v panels. Also 2 systems, 220 for higher
    loads at 2500w & 110 at 1500w, for the stuff your doing. Your radios will
    last much longer

    By gentelbenn62 on Aug 14, 2014

  12. +southernprepper1 I shared this video with someone on Facebook, cuz it is
    good starter info. Since I was at it, I looked up the product for them, too.
    Figured since I already had this open I could share a link, just to be
    helpful.

    Harbor Freight
    Solar Panel Kit, 45 Watt
    http://www.harborfreight.com/solar-panel-kit-45-watt-68751.html

    By OhPervyOne on Aug 14, 2014

  13. HF is a Chinese commie front.

    By tenminutetokyo on Aug 14, 2014

  14. If I was going that direction, I wouldn’t go with that type of battery set
    up but rather an AGM deep cycle, AGMs last much longer, more stable, less
    mainatince and sotre more power. I work at batteris plus in PA if anyone is
    interested.

    By Gregory Scott on Aug 14, 2014

  15. getting 40 watt coleman system for $ 99 and getting 4 of them. have 3000
    watt inverter for $ 180. all i am missing is the batteries. hear golf cart
    batteries are because the designed recharge many times.

    By MrLeon1701 on Aug 14, 2014

  16. I have two kit’s…And im verry happy with both of them…

    By John Matczak on Aug 14, 2014

  17. Ping Pong, Do you happen to have any information on doing solar seperate
    from the grid? What I am hoping to do at my place is put in a hybrid system
    that is not directly tied to the grid. But I am wondering if there is a way
    to wire it so that if something happened I could flip over to grid power
    fairly quickly. Can you recommend anything or even just point me in the
    right direction?

    By Jim Ness on Aug 14, 2014

  18. This is a start set. You have panels already?

    By southernprepper1 on Aug 14, 2014

  19. sorry I dont know about any small wind turbines. Ask OBXSOLWIND he is the
    expert on the subject of off grid power.

    By southernprepper1 on Aug 14, 2014

  20. no i need to put back the money

    By NorthernPrepper12 on Aug 14, 2014

  21. junk. no thanks

    By john smith on Aug 14, 2014

  22. I’ve started even smaller, just using a 12v scooter battery and a solar
    trickle charger. Have a couple sets of 12 volt LED lights and a 12 volt
    fan. Don’t have an inverter yet, but that’s the next addition. Its a teeny
    tiny setup, would do me next to zero good in a grid down anything, but its
    perfect for me to learn on. Thanks for helping to take the fear out of a
    daunting project!

    By AnnBearForFreedom on Aug 14, 2014

  23. nice toyota

    By tyler fiftyfive g on Aug 14, 2014

  24. i bought 2 batterys 1 old battery in other 3 set with 3 panel to charge set
    too run 400 watt inverter computer/tv & dvd for camper the biger set will
    run camper’s gride off solar too! beside the house stuff!!!

    By gatorred157 on Aug 14, 2014

  25. yes…my first one with 6 panels is made of wood.

    By southernprepper1 on Aug 14, 2014

  26. Looks like fun, how would someone take a few sets of those panels and
    connect them together to give better battery charging power? I’d like to
    start out small but would like to stick to a budget and add a few more
    panel kits as I go.

    By William Todd on Aug 14, 2014

  27. To be honest with you, you made it very simple to install the whole system.
    I do appreciate you guys taking the time to help others. With out good ppl
    like you guys , what would be this like. thanks alot

    By Nasser AL-Otaibi on Aug 14, 2014

  28. I am wondering what we do if batteries last two years and we cant get
    batteries anymore.

    By stone reiki on Aug 14, 2014

  29. Use a 120 volt battery system with a 120 volt DC to AC inverter for best
    results

    By wb6iaq1 on Aug 14, 2014

  30. hey guys thanks for the info. really great ideas for saving money on the
    batteries!! atb, Tony

    By robo hiker on Aug 14, 2014

  31. Thanks guys for the good video and thanks for adding in some Christian
    information.

    By floyd green on Aug 14, 2014

  32. i am wanting Led lights in my barn, would you recommend this set up vs the
    100 watt $150.00 silicon solar panels on Amazon? 

    By Dan Murphy on Aug 14, 2014

  33. So its been nearly a year since the install of the solar panels. How did
    they hold up? Any problems and how has the converter done say in a power
    outage? Thanks and for the vid

    By superbaron01 on Aug 14, 2014

  34. Would you recommend this kind of setup to power the lights of a house on a
    daily basis and not just as a back up power supply?

    By Michael Nonan on Aug 14, 2014

  35. can this power an airconditioner? you did not say if the batteries are deep
    cycle or regular 12 volt car batteries?

    By Home Video Kids & Babies on Aug 14, 2014

  36. How many total parallel batteries in the power bank can one charge
    controller charge?

    By Ernie Menendez on Aug 14, 2014

  37. By Elayne Sieckmann on Aug 15, 2014

  38. Thanks so much, great video well explained. Sourcing everything in France
    will be an adventure but at least with your links etc I can look everything
    up and print pictures before I go and drive some shop assistant mad! Thanks
    again.

    By LibellulaGlass on Aug 15, 2014

  39. Great video guys,,,thanks for posting.

    By Willardj Jennings on Aug 15, 2014

  40. I would like to know more about how the venting works, are you forcing the
    air out and letting new air just come in because of the lower pressure?
    Also Should there be some kind of fuse on the batteries? Any short on the
    wires going to the inverter or the charge controller would turn the wires
    into a heating element.

    By Delbert McCord on Aug 15, 2014

  41. Come on people we can do this, one solar panel at a time if we have too: AN
    EASY AFFORDABLE DIY SOLAR OFF GRID BACK UP POWER PROJECT FOR YOUR HOME

    By Roland Adams on Aug 15, 2014

  42. great video have you thinked about putting pvc or conduit pipe were the
    wires on the roof and side of the house

    By el bucky on Aug 15, 2014

  43. great video and explained well. had to subscribe. thank you

    By Kevin.M.Sr.CNY on Aug 15, 2014

  44. Hey Just wondering, a bit later then 1 year how are those panels doing??

    By Golfingferdie on Aug 15, 2014

  45. Thanks! Good information here about this system! I appreciate it very much.
    Think about putting the loop on the battery cable connection protector
    around the cable if you ever have it off again. Cheap and tacky? Nope.
    Practical!

    By julietwhiskey01 on Aug 15, 2014

  46. We need some type of capacitors to replace the antiquated batteries. the
    technology has to be out there somewhere. TKS for posting these videos!

    By Kingdom Sons on Aug 15, 2014

  47. Wow. If I had known setting up solar power was this easy, I would have
    rigged up something like this in my boat house and had a TV out there and
    maybe create a little bit of a man cave. I know what I’m doing this
    weekend.

    By gary adams on Aug 15, 2014

  48. Thanks for posting. Nice to know there is a Solar kit available. Makes it
    seem not as complicated. 

    By nzinga zindua on Aug 15, 2014

  49. It was interesting to see how you hooked up the panels on the roof and ran
    the wires down, just was a little afraid of roof leaks latter down the
    road. See you at the Marriage Supper of The Lamb !

    By David Gasparro on Aug 15, 2014

  50. Thank you. One of the better instructions on youtube

    By dwayne smith on Aug 15, 2014

  51. Very well made video! Very informative! Kudos on taking the time to explain
    everything, unlike other videos on YouTube! Thanks!

    By Michael Martin on Aug 15, 2014

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