This is an overview of a minimalistic solar installation that I did about 7 years ago and where it stands today. I made it to inspire others to consider similar projects as a means to learn and create something that would replace a gas generator that WILL run out of gas.
AHBL DAY- all hell breaks loose
I did this video purely as informational. I have no affiliates and gain nothing through this video except satisfaction of possibly helping someone. I did remove the plexiglass protection from the charging panel, in case someone wants to pick on me. 🙂 I used very flexible 1/0 welding cable for all my connections.
I failed to mention that the posts are aligned with the East/West directions so the panels point South.
Angle brackets for solar panels – https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ground-Mount-Solar-Bracket-Do-It-Yourself-Kit/302324925275
Xantrex pure sine wave controller – https://smile.amazon.com/Xantrex-806-1210-PROwatt-1000-Inverter/dp/B002I04A74/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1537633460&sr=8-5&keywords=xantrex+inverter
Morningstar MPPT 60 amp charge controller — https://smile.amazon.com/MORNINGSTAR-TS-MPPT-60-TriStar-MPPT-60/dp/B007NMVL7E/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1537633571&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=morningstar+mppt+60&psc=1&smid=A31H76PZNDKUUJ
Better temperature controller than mine, which needed an external relay to carry the current of running the freezer – https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/30A-output-digital-temperature-220VAC-Economical-Cold-Storage-Controller-Thermostat-lilytech-controller-ZL-6210A/1963831_32638423629.html?spm=2114.search022.214.171.12496813Av96C5&s=p&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10065_10068_10130_10547_10546_10059_10884_10548_315_10545_10887_10696_100031_10084_531_10083_10103_10618_10307_449,searchweb201603_60,ppcSwitch_4_ppcChannel&transAbTest=ae803_2&priceBeautifyAB=0