solar powered house -DIY Solar Panel System: I’ve Gone 100% Solar Power

August 9, 2014 – 9:21 pm

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  1. 24 Responses to “solar powered house -DIY Solar Panel System: I’ve Gone 100% Solar Power”

  2. Why not use it all the time man? Save yourself some money. Make sure your
    not depleting the batteries too much. On average on use 30% of what the
    batteries hold.

    By Joseph Adam on Aug 9, 2014

  3. Funny how you said your Charge controller is protected from EMP, but your
    appliances and electronic toys aren’t. If those things blow up from the
    EMP, then what’s the point ??

    By gconol on Aug 9, 2014

  4. DIY been looking for this..

    By Glenn Hough on Aug 9, 2014

  5. Just wanted to say how much I love your channel. Awesome videos.

    By LDS Nurse on Aug 9, 2014

  6. Keep in mind if you use a 120 volt DC battery bank you will have 80%
    efficancy,

    You will need a 120 volt DC to AC inverter. 10 X 12 volt batteries could
    run your house for days

    By wb6iaq1 on Aug 10, 2014

  7. do you still get federal tax credits?

    By Robert Martin on Aug 10, 2014

  8. If there is an EMP or Solar Flare.. we are all dead. Every Nuclear Power
    Plant in the country will go critical and meltdown. We will all bathe in
    the warmth that is Radiation until our teeth and hair fall out. But on the
    bright side, you will have light in your home in the final days. :-) 

    By Choice NC on Aug 10, 2014

  9. Doomsday preppers – this generations crazy people. What a a huge waste of
    money! Sad and funny at the same time.

    By RustyBlade2000 on Aug 10, 2014

  10. Commercial Solar Panels are Expensive.
    If you want to power your house cheaply
    Simply Go to *Google* and *Search* for:
    *Top DIY Solar Panels Research By John Sommer*
    Choose the first result.
    It has the plans and explanation there.

    By Alister Cook on Aug 10, 2014

  11. lies this guy has no idea
    4 panels max 150 watts at 12 volts =600 watts
    240 volts the power you are trying to reach divided by 12 the volts you
    are converting from = 20 if you want to go to 110 volts that would be
    40
    600 watts divided by 20 = 30 watts and in 110 volts that would be 60 watts
    well done you can light a bulb yes one bulb his battery may last some time
    but it would take week to recharge them 1000 amp battery would take 20
    hours to charge on this system
    o and the emp if he hard all his controllers in a lead box and his
    inverters they would be ok american talk it propper 

    By mark smith on Aug 10, 2014

  12. By Jorge Corrochano on Aug 10, 2014

  13. DIY generally means you built the solar pannels yourself not “picked them
    up at cosco”

    By River A on Aug 10, 2014

  14. Ive read that an E M P will fry solar panels. I dont know if thats true or
    not and Im not saying it is. Im just saying that is what Ive read.

    By brosrcool on Aug 10, 2014

  15. Nice setup, to use at your descretion. Too many people want to tell other’s
    what is best for them. Keep up the good work and videos!

    By Susan Rogers on Aug 10, 2014

  16. EMP? You ignorant git. Do you know what makes an EMP? What are you afraid
    of the Soviet Strategic Rocket Force detonating one over the Dakotas? Do
    you know what kind of CME it would take the Sun to throw off in order to
    turn out the lights? It’s cool you solared up. But your reason for doing so
    is idotic. EMP, you have NO IDEA what makes one. Look up Compton X Ray
    scattering.

    By TalksWithDirt on Aug 10, 2014

  17. ???????? we are only using this for off grid days? that would be running
    full time at my place…lol

    By woosa42 on Aug 10, 2014

  18. I would have mounted it on a patio (reinforced of course) and elevate it
    for more sun in the morning and evening. Does your utility provider allow
    you to feed the grid and sell power back?

    By David Ritko on Aug 10, 2014

  19. Really nice video..

    By Solar Brokers Canada on Aug 10, 2014

  20. I want to note : my goal with solar : To go off grid NOW with these items :
    To keep Food Cold / Keep Lights on (All DC) / and minor electrical items
    like PC / TVs. I had success with this at a cost of 5000 dollars. 6 panels
    @ 230 watts; Midnite CC ; The Midnite was the answer to make it happen 3/4
    of the house with mppt and getting enough amperage 1160 total in my bank. I
    would like to thank LDS and all preppers out there as I watched I think
    every video that exist on solar! To bad no one talks about Rebulk ; Ending
    Amps ; Bulk charge ; Equalize; Temp Compensation …these things you must
    know so your batteries get that 10 year life…without them your like a 3
    year life. Its the hardest thing to find information on anywhere 

    By Ryan Romero on Aug 10, 2014

  21. Why only when the lights go out ?

    By ph1sh100 on Aug 10, 2014

  22. IM so ignorant and overwhelmed. amps, battery types, inverters.. im sure it
    all makes sense i just need a simple, basic video that just break it down.

    I live in africa but use generators. 

    By Shakib Hussein on Aug 10, 2014

  23. Your solar panels themselves would not survive the emp. You need to stick
    to gardening.

    By David Winter on Aug 10, 2014

  24. Why did you put the solar panels in the shade???

    By Ron Gay on Aug 10, 2014

  25. teenage girls you say? 

    By AmRFuKYaH on Aug 10, 2014

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