Off Grid Solar Power – How to Calculate Your Needs



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Are you trying to figure out how much power you’ll need from an off-grid solar power system? This video shows you how to calculate your energy needs to figure out exactly how many watts you need from your panels, what size of inverter and battery you should buy.

Solar Sizing Calculator Link:

You can also check out how we installed our 300 Watt system in this video:
and this blog post:

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle

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All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat Dubé of Exploring Alternatives.

45 thoughts on “Off Grid Solar Power – How to Calculate Your Needs

  1. I like your channel and I have been a personal subscriber for a while. We live full time in our RV and have a youtube channel, and facebook channel. Called " Wander where to go next " I was wondering if it would be ok if I post this video on our Facebook channel to show to our viewers? Thanks for the great videos…cheers

  2. LOL. Your video has so many errors that I do not know if I should laugh or should I cry.
    I do not even know where to start. I'll try to summarize.
    1 ° Ok, you can do it that way, for very small applications like yours (up to 500w to 750w), because the errors in calculations, in the end will not make a significant difference.
    2 For applications like camper vans or motorhomes, or even small homes, do not even think about doing it that way. If they have: refrigerators, television, electric oven, induction cooker, electric AC, electric water heating, etc …
    The errors induced by the way you calculate will cause one or other of these problems: either your installation will be so over sized that it will either be so big that you will not have room to put everything, or it will be so expensive that you will give up using solar energy.
    Before making these videos to advise, try to investigate a little better, gather more information before making the video.
    P.S: A smaller inverter is not necessarily more effective. There are inverters 5000w more effective than yours 500w, which you have installed.
    There is a reason why there are inverters of 1000w that cost $ 75 and others of 1000w that cost 350 $. The same reason applies to all other components.
    I wish you good research.

  3. Unfortunately, I was lost during this video. I will watch it a few more times to see if I can put the information into practice. It was probably good for someone who already has a bit of solar power knowledge, however I am just beginning and it was very difficult 2 understand what you were saying.

  4. Brilliant presentation! Thank you so much. The internet, You Tube, and people like you are so amazing. I'm a semi-retired 67 year old guy living in Vietnam learning how to set up the solar system of my newly acquired van in my home base of Western Australia and some really helpful guy in North America has just shown me how. Amazing. Go Global! Thank you.

  5. VERY EXCELLENT EXPLANATION OF WHAT IS NEEDED FOR ACTUAL NEEDS OF POWER USAGE~AND HOW TO CALCULATE THEM…. THANK'S FOR YOUR INPUT IN THIS WELL EXPLAINED VIDEO, THE ONLY OTHER ITEM I WOULD BE USING WOULD BE A 32 INCH TV COMPARED TO WHAT YOU ARE USING…

  6. I have water bump and it's 370 watt ,220v ,
    Also i have inverter 1,5k watt
    And i want to run the bump with solar panels only directly with out any battery..
    So how much i will need
    I mean how much 100watt solar panels i will need
    ,, note " i already have 2 solar panels which its 200 watts …
    Best regards … 🙂

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