Off Grid Solar Faq

Check below for links to the equipment, schematics, and more information-
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-

Lastly, we talked about the upcoming Renogy Lycan Powerbox, check it out Renogy and the power box here-

The Kill-A-Watt meter for measuring your consumption-

Schematic of the Tin Hat Ranch 400 Watt Renogy System-

Renogy 400 Watt Premium Solar Kit

Renogy 1000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter:

Solar Assessment Worksheet-

Batteries Plus:

Duracell SLIGC125:

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