Actual Walkthrough Video of a Small Home Solar Power System

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Actual Walkthrough Video of a Small Home Solar Power System


Have you ever wonder what an actual home solar power system will look like? Watch the video above and you’ll know what are the components of a residential solar power system.

The system is collecting the sun’s power using twelve units of 1 amp solar panels. Individual solar panel is producing 15 watts each with a total power of 180 watt per hour.

What type of electrical appliances can you use with this simple setup?

You can use it to run all types of lights, fans, television and stereos in your house. You can also use it to run your kitchen appliances such as microwave, coffee maker, blender, can opener, toaster etc.

You can basically use the solar system with almost any electrical devices that do not consume too much power.

How much does it cost to setup the complete solar system?

Your investment ranges from $1200 to $1300 depending on the solar components and the number of deep cycle battery need.

If you want to save some money, you can make the solar panel via a Do It Yourself (DIY) approach. What you’ll need is some hand tools, a design blueprint and a good instructional guide.

If you are looking for a DIY solar panel guide, check out the Green DIY Energy e-book. It comes together with 6 high definition (HD) instructional videos showing you step by step how to solder the Photovoltaic (PV) cells together and how to arrange the cells in the panel box.

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By | 2012-07-03T21:05:24+00:00 January 7th, 2010|Home Solar Power|13 Comments

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  1. […] BX wires are typically used in household wiring and it is very common in any hardware store. Using a 12 gauge wire is adequate for a small home solar power system. […]

  2. Del Denham February 26, 2010 at 12:26 am

    I don’t believe the photovoltiac cell system is good enough at this time to really be cost efficient for the average home —Del

  3. Kathy January 11, 2011 at 9:35 am

    I would like to know how to run a larger system and use the homes existing electrical wiring.

  4. bob February 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    impressive. I do not plan to build one just yet but in 5 years I will. Hopefully, there will be advances that will make solar power generation more efficient at relatively the same cost.

    In the meantime, I will continue to monitor and learn.

    Thank You!

  5. rohan tesheira June 12, 2011 at 6:39 am

    i want to used solar panel how much panel i need to power up my house

  6. DR S C BHARGAVA August 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks Will. I ‘enjoyed’ the video; pretty informative and going to be very helpful for rigging up my own home system. However, it would be more helpful if you could please provide full details of your system like specification, price and how to order/obtain them on line. I am planning to have 12 panels, each at 15 V (peak), 3.5 A (peak) connected in parallel. What kind of charge controller will suffice for the lot at 12 V battery input? A simple PWM type or MPPT which is very much in vogue these days?

    Please acknowledge, clarifying.

    Best wishes.

    Dr S C Bhargava
    18, Godavari Gardens, Yapral
    Secunderabad 500 087

    +91 (40) 2786 2742

  7. Henry (Bud) December 6, 2011 at 10:37 am

    My goodness, here is my thought on this whole thing!! First off, you, on your free 30 DIY solar/wind power system videos, have a video that claims you can build a home solar power system for under $200.00. Not the $1,200, to $1,300.00 you are now claiming. So, I click on this video, cause you have definitely peeked my interest, and guess what?????? “You tube” has shut the video down for violating their rules! Probably because you claim to make an entire home solar power system, which requires solar panels, tie inverters, batteries, and a lot more equipment, when you actually can only build a solar panel for $200.00. HHmmmm, question, is this just another online scam to take peoples money??/

  8. Wilfred January 27, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Video is good but I am scared it might be a form of scam.How can I proof it is not a scam?

  9. Will January 28, 2012 at 5:37 am

    The only way to proof to yourself it is not a scam is build your own homemade solar power system.

  10. Solar King February 9, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I saw the vedio and reviewed it a few times . i learn more by listening .I get it completely. A good job .No boubt your ROI could be realized with in 1-2 years depending on you avg monthly use while still on the grid,however, be extremly careful about res. electric codes.House the battery bank and try x-nay ont he ext cords.Again great first effort.

  11. Jeff B. June 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Ever have one of them batteries leak out , you’lle be sorry!!! Let alone the toxic corrosive fumes your breathing. Give it more time and take the back off that TV and you will see. I use the same Walmart battery in my system and keep them in a ventalated shed outside my garage. One boiled over and left a nasty stain in the floor.

  12. Jeff B. June 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    P.S. Nice vid!!! simple and str8 forward, with out any fluff, some try to make you think, they run all day off a small system. One fully charged 12v. marine battery will run inverter and 85 watt TV for about 3 hrs. Thank You, Think Safe!!!

  13. BobN December 10, 2012 at 5:52 am

    If you’re going to do rewiring you’ll need to get approval of both the plans and of the finished wiring by the local building inspector.

    I’m tracking this, too, because it would be nice to be able to shut down the line from the main power grid and switch to the power from the inverter instead of putting in a second series of circuits to the lights and appliances in the house. Drawing up the plans for the city building department to approve also presents problems that I struggled with when I added a lattice patio cover. Here in California the government bureaucracy is over the top at every level, and getting approvals for DIY projects are not exempted from being hassled simply for the pleasure of demonstrating power and control over the citizenry. I’m going to think about this for a long time before I make my move.

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