solar panel systems -DIY Solar Panel System: Components, Cost & Savings

April 27, 2013 – 12:21 am

** Here I share with you all the components that I use for my system of solar panels do it yourself, where you can buy and how much I paid. I cover solar panels, wiring, solar p … Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  1. 25 Responses to “solar panel systems -DIY Solar Panel System: Components, Cost & Savings”

  2. vvery nice setup. what charge controllers are you using? thanks

    By Ditmar Boetticher on Apr 27, 2013

  3. Nice video & very helpful. But I’m on disability & just got 3 solar panels 2 10 watt panels & 1 20 watt panel. I got 4 used car batteries. I got everything to put it together. But what I’d like to know since I’m just starting out at this. Is how long would it take to charge these 4 batteries to power my laptop, 13 watt lamp & flat screen monitor & cable modem?

    By daytona041 on Apr 27, 2013

  4. those panals maybe nice, but they are expensive. nice system. i was making solar setup in my home-hurricane sandy destroyed my house. so no wi need rebuild it all.

    By joseph abdul on Apr 27, 2013

  5. All i can say is this system is inefficient.First of burn those yellow screw joiners in fire an solder an heat shrink the joins. 55 Feet / 16 Meters of cable which is mains rated is stupid an causing about 1/2 of the charge current to dissipate in the cable. Cheaper to run high voltage cable an the battery wiring could be dangerous if too small of a wire is used

    By pmacca1990 on Apr 27, 2013

  6. Your using 2 x 45 amp (total 90amps) solar controller for a total of 15amps of solar. Unless the solar controllers are networked or are used for separate battery banks they will fight each because one will see the output voltage of the other controller an think that the battery’s are fully charged.

    By pmacca1990 on Apr 27, 2013

  7. Trek ur suppler is correct DO NOT connect two solar controller together for this size system u will have problems (mostly battery’s wont fully charge). Splitting your battery bank could work but will reduce the life of the battery as u will most likely discharge one set more.

    By pmacca1990 on Apr 27, 2013

  8. Exelente idea
    Pero cuanto sera el tempo de  vida

    By Isai Colindres on Apr 27, 2013

  9. If you want to power your home
    you have to learn to build your own solar panels
    go to Google and search for:
    “Top Diy Solar Panel Review”
    Choose the first result (skip the Advertisement on top)

    By max saylor on Apr 27, 2013

  10. a direct cme will knock the entire earth back to the beginning of the 19th century. Only this time round, Nicola Tesla won’t be there to save the day.

    By a2zhandi on Apr 27, 2013

  11. nice system & presentation. I’m more impressed that there are others seeking other avenues when looking to purchase materials other than home jippo or lowes. Those are monopolies. I quoted a client a price on a project based on lowes price. By the time it was all said & done, I was over charged $500.00. So I emphasize, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS
    Sometimes it’s cheaper, but you’ll always get better service & products~!

    By a2zhandi on Apr 27, 2013

  12. Yes, but 6 Volt batteries have much heavier plates so put out much more amperage and they also last much longer.

    In my RV, 12 volt batteries have lasted at most 2 1/2 years, where the 6 volts lasted almost 7 years and this is in summers of 115 degree plus temps.

    By Gage2k5 on Apr 27, 2013

  13. I get around 3 days with with not much sun using1000a of deep cycle motorhome batteries.

    By thra5herxb12s on Apr 27, 2013

  14. Fridge freezer doesnt use a lot of power around 15 amps at the battery end and my 1000ah battery bank will last for days without sun and it’s not on constantly. A/C uses loads of power and would need loads of panels to power it.

    By thra5herxb12s on Apr 27, 2013

  15. Bus batteries wont last for more than a few cycles of charge discharge. You need deep cycle batteries like motorhome batteries that are designed to last for hundreds of cycles.

    By thra5herxb12s on Apr 27, 2013

  16. Never have your leads coiled up like this, it causes inductance and current loss. A good tip is to use old jump leads for battery leads. I use railway signal wire.

    By thra5herxb12s on Apr 27, 2013

  17. faraday cage? you worried about a nuclear war or merely solar storms?

    By riottaba on Apr 27, 2013

  18. goud

    By apostul viorel on Apr 27, 2013

  19. Solar panels are the future everyone knows that here you can find more information ABOUTSOLARCELLS.COMXA.COM

    By stafhon jeseon on Apr 27, 2013

  20. What do you think about using bus batteries?

    By Fernando Andrade on Apr 27, 2013

  21. Why can’t you just say whats needed instead of having to watch another video you made on that particular item?

    By Robert Swisher on Apr 27, 2013

  22. Could attach the video but look up cheap back up power from photonvids

    By MrSoundshark on Apr 27, 2013

  23. with you having the dual male end cables are you intending on back feeding the supply off the grid? not a great idea really also check out the video ill attach it will be ideal with your set up.

    By MrSoundshark on Apr 27, 2013

  24. have you tried running your rig 24hours? id say more like 2days tops. and with conscious use

    By midnightAK47 on Apr 27, 2013

  25. no ? you can build a faradaycage around it and put a quick blow breaker on “all ” wires leading into it , if the flare is to big for that then your toast anyways ?

    By GADJITMAN7 on Apr 27, 2013

  26. can you run a fridge or a freezer? what about a one room ac unit like a window unit?

    By DannysCam on Apr 27, 2013

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