If you have different wattage solar panels, the same voltage but different amps, which is the better way to wire the solar panels together in your DIY solar system – series or parallel? In this video, we take two 24V solar panels, and wire them in parallel and in series into an MPPT charge controller to a deep cycle battery. Then we’ll, measure the output to determine which method is better for maximizing your solar power production. The results may surprise you.
in this video I test out a 5000 BTU air conditioner with 150 watts of Harbor Freight solar panels, 352 amp hours of deep cycle batteries, and a power inverter to demonstrate how well you can run a 5000 BTU air conditioner on this equipment. Off Grid air conditioning.
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shows how to hook up solar panels (with a battery bank). simple instructions. home solar power station. very easy to put together. all you need is 1 or more batteries, an inverter, charge controller and a solar panel or panels. the following is for a 12 volt system. use one ‘deep cycle’ battery for every 2 to 6 amps your panels generate. (batteries like to be charged at this rate). a 12 volt 1 amp panel generates about 15 watts. you can use any solar panels. if you can’t get the smaller panels then buy one larger one. (Kyocera sells an inexpensive 7-8 amp solar panel (135 watter)). that would go perfect with 2 deep cycle batteries. the six panels in the video are from harbor freight tools. i bought 2 three panel sets. they sell the panels in sets of three or individually. coleman sells similar panels. the batteries are from walmart. they are ‘deep cycle’ batteries. the charge controller is from fry’s electronics. the inverter is from harbor freight tools. this system will provide all the ‘free’ power you will need to run tons of things around your house. i’ve posted 6 videos showing all sorts of things running on this system (computers, tvs, stereos, lights, power tools, appliances, and more). all can be found on my youtube channel homepage. great little system to start with. try ‘powering up’ one room in your house. you now have a solar assisted house. as one example; this could easily run a light, laptop computer, fan and small tv for several hours every day. also great in an emergency, power outage, remote and rural off-grid living.
Forget the salesman or the confusing websites, this video will show you what a solar panel system REALLY costs.
From the most basic starter kit to a whole home solution, this video goes over the real world costs in 2016 for solar panel systems. This video only covers off grid systems so if you are considering a grid tied system you will need to consider other costs such as professional installation, grid tie inverter(s), and inspections/fees to your utility company.
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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 I am explaining but this covers the basics to get started.
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