The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power | Tin Hat Ranch

The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power | Tin Hat Ranch

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Check below the description for the current (2019) parts list. Start with the Kill-A-Watt meter: https://amzn.to/2LOG5BN

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- http://goo.gl/e5uZ49
Most Current 2019 Parts List:
Renogy 400 Watt Premium Solar Kit: https://amzn.to/2LOsXMM
Renogy 1000 Watt Sine Wave Inverter: https://amzn.to/2Rb0k2s
Renogy 2000 Watt Sine Wave Inverter (System Update): https://amzn.to/2CNUhYX
Voltage Readout: https://amzn.to/2LUUkFe
Inline Fuse Holder: https://amzn.to/2F9FuJm
200 AMP Inline Fuse: https://amzn.to/2LQjDYX
Outdoor Load Center: https://amzn.to/2VtkPpv
Breaker (only used as a switch, not for safety): https://amzn.to/2VuDZeH
Direct Burial Cable: https://amzn.to/2Ryh7Mi
Disconnect Box: https://amzn.to/2SA6KEY
Battery Disconnect Switch: https://amzn.to/2LOz6sB
(4) Batteries: https://www.batteriesplus.com/battery/sli/bci-group-gc2/sligc125
Most installations will require additional components, like a method to mount the panels (basic mount included in Renogy kit), local wiring, battery box, terminal strips, etc. These can be purchased at a local home improvement store.

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Products:
Renogy Lycan Powerbox: http://goo.gl/8Ms1o0
The Kill-A-Watt: http://goo.gl/DSBem4
Renogy 400 Watt Premium Solar Kit: http://goo.gl/20z4Q6
Renogy 1000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter: http://goo.gl/mO7jxB
Batteries Plus: http://goo.gl/I50qww
Duracell SLIGC125: http://goo.gl/32JmnS

Guides:
Ultimate Guide to Off Grid Solar: http://goo.gl/e5uZ49
Schematic of the Tin Hat Ranch 400 Watt Renogy System: http://goo.gl/UEmIe3
Solar Assessment Worksheet: http://goo.gl/3KVxYY

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“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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