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

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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 I am explaining but this covers the basics to get started.

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

  1. So I’m simply gonna use a solar panel to charge a deep cycle batterie and I will take the panel and charge controller off when I want to use my boat so what do I connect to the load side of the charge controller if I’m simply just using it to charge

  2. I noticed that your solar panel was 12 volts and your fan was 12 volts…must source and load be the same…I know nothing, so would really appreciate information on this…

  3. I have a question, I wanted to set up a solar panel to run a security camera. The camera pulls 6 watts. I also wanted to charge a smaller 1500 lipo battery to be the power supply at night. Any ideas how this could be done?

  4. i have enjoyed your video and listen to it several times what I am wanting is to plug my Christamas lights etc away from the house power source will this system work for this I dnt want to go to the expence and find its actually not what I need after all it sounds like it is though thnaks

  5. Solar powered air pumps just connect directly without a charge controller or a battery, how is that wired and how does that work?
    Also, is it possible to wire an electrical plug to the solar panel? Sort of a plug and play your device directly to the panel.

  6. 5:38 bro you cant say that kind of thing and not explain why… WHY do I need a professional lol and dont hit me with a "because they have expierence". I mean why is it anymore dangerous and how can someone avoid that danger. Like if its as dangerous as you say it i why could someone else do it seamlessly? whats so likely to happen to a noob?

  7. I have a solar panel with a built in charge controller. Two marine 12 volt batteries. Can i leave my power inverter hooked up all the time and simple switch it off when I am not using it?

  8. Thank ULDS reliance for responding so promptly I really appreciate it. I did just put two new batteries in the system. I think the problem is is the controller. It’s built-in to the two panels I think it might be considered a trickle system and now after talking to you about this I’m pretty sure that’s what the issue is. I think. The panels are producing 20 V before it goes into the controller. After it comes out of the controller I’m only showing 3 V on my voltmeter.

  9. I have a small solar system. Two 60 W panels a controller. A 2300 W inverter and one 12 Volt 100 amp hour agm sealed battery. In direct sunlight the panels produce approximately 20 V. After that power goes through the controller the controller only allows 3 V to go into my battery. I understand the function of the controller is to charge and protect the battery. However it seems like I should be getting more than 3 V from a system producing 20 volts can anyone explain this

  10. What I'm looking for is putting together a system that will get me by if the electric power grid unexpectedly goes down for long periods of time. There are many ways it can happen: 1. Natural disaster. 2. Very high demands for electricity which overwork the grids. 3. Very strong solar flares. 4. EMP attack. 5. Electric power stations are bombed.
    I especially want a system that will run the fridge. I can use a rocket stove to substitute for the electric stove I use now. A Powerwerx system will only take care of items that don't have high ampere requirements. There is no solar power involved. It's an ammo box with a battery, some wires, and fuses, and some DC outlets.

  11. The panel should never be directly hooked up to the inverter….. that part of your vid is mis informative my friend. The circuit should always run from ( panels, charge controller, batteries, then inverter) polyvoltaic panels can generate well over 12v, often up to 26v, which is why you should always have a controller/regulator between 12v inputs. NEVER HOOK YOUR PANELS DIRECTLY INTO THE INVERTER,ITS A FIRE HAZARD!

  12. Thanks for teaching folks how to go about solar setups. The essentials are all in your video. I've bought a flexible 200watt 12volt solar panel to cover one of my bedroom windows it's charging a heavy 75Ah Agm battery. It is essentially the same in principle, just scaled up bigger. I hope other watchers learn and take notes. Oh, for learners, remember that once you have sun shining on the panel you have electricity. Be careful with metal things around the connections. The video above shows no metal things nearby.

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