What Happens to Solar Panels When it Snows?

Go to  or text ‘frugal’ to 500 500 to get your free 30 day trial You might be wondering how solar panels hold up in snow. They do an amazing job (I think) at warming up and letting that snow slide right off. One thing I didn’t really expect was how shocking the avalanches are!… Continue reading What Happens to Solar Panels When it Snows?

Solar Powered Air Conditioner Discussion for Gridtie or Offgrid Systems

I bought all of these AC units with my own money. This is what I use (affiliate links): Pioneer Mini High Efficiency Minisplit I use for my shop: Mr. Cool Diy Friendly Mini Split: Midea U High Efficiency Window AC: Grid tie tesla solar system: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Does off-grid solar confuse you? Check out my DIY… Continue reading Solar Powered Air Conditioner Discussion for Gridtie or Offgrid Systems

How to Design an Off-grid Solar Power Array Wire Configuration

0:42 3 important variables 1:12 EPever MPPT 3:19 24V 1050W Example 4:21 12V 1050W Example 5:34 MPP LV2424 Example 7:18 OCPD for multiple strings 10:13 12V PWM Example If this video is confusing, watch this: How to calculate OCPD for PV strings: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Does off-grid solar confuse you? Check out my DIY friendly website for… Continue reading How to Design an Off-grid Solar Power Array Wire Configuration

Solar Panel Systems for Beginners – Pt 1 Basics Of How It Works & How To Set Up

Look no further for the best beginner’s guide to solar panel systems. In this video, I will show you in layman’s terms how a solar panel system works and how to set one up in 2 different types of systems. This video is intended for beginners so obviously there is a lot more involved than… Continue reading Solar Panel Systems for Beginners – Pt 1 Basics Of How It Works & How To Set Up

My DIY Solar Panel System Total Cost and Comparison to Quoted Install

I made a detail breakdown of my 9kW DIY solar panel system total cost, including all the hidden unexpected costs, and compare that to the quotes I received to have it installed by a professional solar company. I used Unbound Solar, for the solar components and Ready Rack for the racking system. The suppliers mentioned… Continue reading My DIY Solar Panel System Total Cost and Comparison to Quoted Install

Beginner Friendly All-in-One Solar Power System! Build a System in Minutes

All in one power systems I recommend: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Does off-grid solar confuse you? Check out my DIY friendly website for solar system blueprints, recommended components and much more! Join our DIY solar community! #1 largest solar forum on the internet for beginners and professionals alike: Check out my international best-selling 12V off-grid solar book (Amazon… Continue reading Beginner Friendly All-in-One Solar Power System! Build a System in Minutes

How To Setup A Solar Power System | Cheap Solar Panel System | Quick and Easy Guide (2021)

A step by step guide to your first basic solar panel system! You can have free energy today! Setting up is easy and cheap. I have always wanted to charge my phone, computer and other small appliances with renewable energy. And I discovered that this is the most basic solar set up you can do… Continue reading How To Setup A Solar Power System | Cheap Solar Panel System | Quick and Easy Guide (2021)

Top 4 Amazon.com 100w Solar Panels Tested! Renogy vs. HQST vs. Rich Solar vs. NewPowa

The solar panels in this video may be old or out of stock. Solar panels I currently recommend can be found here: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Does off-grid solar confuse you? Check out my DIY friendly website for solar system blueprints, recommended components and much more! Join our DIY solar community! #1 largest solar forum on the internet… Continue reading Top 4 Amazon.com 100w Solar Panels Tested! Renogy vs. HQST vs. Rich Solar vs. NewPowa

I Installed a Power Plant Myself | HUGE DIY Solar Panel System

I have wanted to get solar panels for a while but I didn’t think it was worth it. But prices have come way down, and I also wondered if I could do it myself. This was one of my most challenging projects yet, but so rewarding! Now we have no electric bills and we even… Continue reading I Installed a Power Plant Myself | HUGE DIY Solar Panel System

Dirt Cheap Used Solar Panels: 250W for $50 + Shipping

$50 Solar Panels (affiliate links): 410W Bifacial Solar Panels: All in one LV6548: Other all in one systems: DC Clamp Meter with Inrush Measuring: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Does off-grid solar confuse you? Check out my DIY friendly website for solar system blueprints, recommended components and much more! Join our DIY solar community! #1 largest solar forum on… Continue reading Dirt Cheap Used Solar Panels: 250W for $50 + Shipping