DIY 13kW 48V Offgrid Solar System: How to build it from scratch!

Parts List (affiliate links): LV6548 All in one Solar System: Class T Fuse (use this instead of the circuit breaker): 4/0 Gauge Welding Cable for DC side: 6 gauge SO Cord: LiFePO4 batteries: Current Connected Bus bars: Victron Shunt for SOC tracking: Hardieboard: Drywall anchors: 150A Circuit Breaker (for isolating individual packs): pre-charge resistor: Tools:… Continue reading DIY 13kW 48V Offgrid Solar System: How to build it from scratch!

DIY SOLAR POWERED WORKSHOP | MODERN BUILDS x GOAL ZERO

How I installed my off grid, solar powered workshop using modular Goal Zero supplies. The Coolest part about this system is that the inverter, battery, and solar hookups are all contained in the new Goal Zero Yeti 1000x. Anytime I want, I can disconnect the Goal Zero Battery Powered Generator and take it with me… Continue reading DIY SOLAR POWERED WORKSHOP | MODERN BUILDS x GOAL ZERO

Solar Panel Showdown: Sunpower VS Bifacial VS Used VS Renogy VS Rich Solar

Solar Panels in the video (affiliate links): Winner “T-series” 250W by Santan Solar: Bifacial 410W Panel: Renogy Eclipse Sunpower 100W: Rich Poly 100W: Rich Mono 200W: 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… Continue reading Solar Panel Showdown: Sunpower VS Bifacial VS Used VS Renogy VS Rich Solar

Bifacial Solar Panels from Signature Solar

Affiliate Links: 410W Bifacial Solar Panels: Other cheap panels from signature solar: 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… Continue reading Bifacial Solar Panels from Signature Solar

Harbor Freight 100W Solar Kit. Full Review – Day 1

Day 1. Sharing my first day using the 100W Harbor Freight Solar Panel Kit. This is the new July, 2017 version of the Harbor Freight Solar Panel Kit. The kit now offers 4- 25W panels and a modernized solar controller. Harbor Freight Part no. 63585 Day 2 link: #HARBORFREIGHTPROJECTS

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