DIY Off Grid Solar- How To Wire Solar Panels – Seven Part Series

from Tin Hat Ranch Part I – DIY How To Understand and Size Your Off Grid Solar Power System Fortunately for us preppers, if the grid should ever go down we can generate our own electricity. Join us in PART 1 of the series, as we answer every question you would have in creating your own DIY off grid / grid down solar back up system. In this first part we look at assessing your needs to size and design your own system. Part II – DIY Off Grid Solar Power How To Understand, Choose, and Size Batteries Fortunately for us preppers, if the grid should ever go down we can generate our own electricity. Join us in PART 2 of the series, as we answer every question you would have in creating your own DIY off grid / grid down solar back up system. In this second part we look at choosing and sizing batteries. Part III – DIY Off Grid Solar: How And Where To Mount Solar Panels Fortunately for us preppers, if the grid should ever go down we can generate our own electricity. Join us in PART 3 of the series, as we answer every question you would have in creating your own DIY off grid / grid down solar back up system. In part 3 we talk about things to consider when mounting your solar panels. Part IV – DIY Off Grid Solar- How To Wire Solar Panels In the fourth part of the DIY Off Grid Solar System we take a look at wiring your solar panels. You will have to make some choices here that will affect the rest of your system. If you are just joining us and don’t know where to start, how ’bout going back to the beginning? Part V – DIY Off Grid Solar- Choosing A Charge Controller MPPT vs. PWM Renogy 30Amp PWM Controller: http://goo.gl/bEWXMM Renogy 40 Amp MPPT Charge Controller: http://goo.gl/Q2indA Things aren’t always watt (pun) they seem, especially when it comes to solar charge controllers. Join us in part 5 of the Tin Hat Ranch’s DIY Off Grid Solar Series where we talk about the two popular types of charge controllers, PWM and MPPT, and the how they work with your solar system. Your decisions here can directly affect your wiring decisions, which was the subject of the last video. If you missed it, here is the last video: http://goo.gl/BlRaQY If you just stumbled across this series, you may wish to go back to the beginning, it’s the best place to start: http://goo.gl/c1JAhW Part VI – DIY Off Grid Solar- The Battery Box and Safety Safety is the most often overlooked aspect of any DIY project. It’s usually an afterthought at best, but something with this much power and potential for property destruction and injury, it should be at the forefront. Join us as we run through the things you need to be concerned with in your DIY Off Grid Solar System, the battery box and safety items. Part VII – DIY Off Grid Solar- Living With Off Grid Power In SHTF Living with solar power after the grid goes down has rules and nuances. There are also some “tools” that utilize electricity that can help you in your decisions on spending the energy you generate.

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