Solar In Winter: How Extreme Temperatures Affect Solar Panels



In this video I explain how extreme temperatures affect solar panels and I explain my off grid system and components and how to maximize solar efficiency in winter.

My system and Recommended Off Grid Equipment:
Four 100 Watt Renogy Solar Panels:
400 Watt Renogy Kit with Controller:
Renogy 40 Amp MPPT Solar Charge Controller:
VMAX AGM Battery 12V 125Ah Battery:
Ampere Time 12V 200Ah LiFePO4 Battery:
Renogy 1000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter:

I am an official Amazon Associate and I do make a little money if you buy anything through my links and that supports my work to provide affordable off grid housing and help to Vets and people in need- Thank you!

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20 comments

  1. My system and Recommended Off Grid Equipment:

    Four 100 Watt Renogy Solar Panels: https://amzn.to/3Hb8UU0

    400 Watt Renogy Kit with Controller: https://amzn.to/3pfhb33

    Renogy 40 Amp MPPT Solar Charge Controller: https://amzn.to/3sjcpUi

    VMAX AGM Battery 12V 125Ah Battery: https://amzn.to/3t2WZm9

    Ampere Time 12V 200Ah LiFePO4 Battery: https://amzn.to/3JRgJ2N

    Renogy 1000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter: https://amzn.to/3Hh2aE0

    I am an official Amazon Associate and I do make a little money if you buy anything through my links and that supports my work to provide affordable off grid housing and help to Vets and people in need- Thank you!

  2. How many batteries will you be using when you upgrade and what ah rating? Is the 400w arrangement enough for your small alpicool fridge? I really appreciate your common sense approach to off grid living. Have a good day

  3. @solarcabin how do u earn ur money living off grid? what income sources do u have? im planning on living like u but i need some help and advice yk

  4. Can anyone tell me any ideas how to generate income while living off grid like this? This is a dream of mine.

  5. Nice setup, I have a off grid cabin in northern Maine and just purchased a Jackery 1000 solar generator and just purchased a Renogy 100 watt solar panel to charge it. I don’t have a high power need for the cabin, I use it for my 12 volt refrigerator/cooler and some usb lighting.

  6. I will definitely make my system ground mounted for ease of access, easy to secure, easy to protect, since it hails a lot where I will be. Thanks for the pointers. LaMar.

  7. I actually determined 400 to 600 watts is more than enough for me for what I would need to run. I don't even need a modem or a router as I got unlimited internet on my phone and good service and I can turn it into a hotspot. Modem and routers can actually be power hogs.

  8. Hey, were those the same panels you used to have up on your roof? If so, you have a number of years on those panels now, do they still work as good as new or have they degraded some?

  9. Thanks for this! We have so few sunny winter days anymore here in WI…wondering if its worth it

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