This Off The Grid Solar Power System DIY Project will give a determined homesteader the option of electricity not only to live but to help power the tools to build.
Putting up a working solar panel is not a difficult task to do. This article aims to list down all the steps that you need.
Firstly, you will have to gather a number of supplies. These include charge controller, 2 AWG cables, a battery charger, solar panels, a 12 V deep cycle battery, a power inverter, a Rubbermaid tote, a battery charger, mechanical lugs.
As far as the tools are concerned, you will need a red electric tape, a drill, crescent wrench, a screwdriver, and a cable cutter.
Once you are ready, the first step would be to prepare the batteries.
Secondly, you will have to place the batteries inside a container with all the positive terminals on one side and the negatives on the other side. Once set up, you will have to create jumpers. These can be made out of the 2 AWG cable and mechanical lugs.
After preparing the jumpers, go on to prepare the lid by adding holes and running wires for invertor and charge controller through it. Then, follow by establishing a connection between the batteries and the inventor + charge controller.
Once you are done, it is time for the test. Close the lid, and test them out by putting the solar panels out there.
Such a setup can cost you around $650 or less depending on the type of accessories/equipment you choose. But at least, you’ve got a basic idea of how a solar panel system is set up!
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