Going Off-Grid – Overview of My Home Solar System

In order to build more familiarity with off-grid solar systems, we take a high-level overview of my home solar system.

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This is the fifth episode in the Going Off-Grid series. To start at the beginning, go to episode 9, Going Off-Grid – Introduction.

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Overview of My Home Solar System (Video Portion)

Main Components of My Home Solar System

Though these components make up my home solar system, I do not necessarily recommend or endorse all of them. I’ve learned a lot since installing this system and there are many variables that go into designing a system for your unique situation. As we cover each component in greater detail in future episodes, what will work for your application may become more apparent.

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Some Pix of My Home Solar System

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Series vs Parallel

I mentioned in the video that I would provide links to understanding series and parallel wiring. I also mentioned that I would provide pictures and diagrams of my solar system. As it turns out, this became a great opportunity to kill a few birds with one stone. I wrote an article entitled, How & Why to Wire Solar Panels in Parallel or in Series. So all the information on series and parallel, along with images and diagrams of my system are neatly packaged in that one article. Check it out -> HERE.

Upcoming Episode

Before we begin to invest a bunch of money into an off-grid system, we need to consider how we can limit our energy needs. So our next episode will be Reduce Electric Consumption.

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