DIY Solar Panel System: I’ve Gone 100% Solar Power

You don't need a DIY solar panel system kit to go 100% solar power. After two years of work today I threw the switch and went 100% off grid with solar power. It really works! What is surprising is it cost less and was easier to do than expected. That being said I had a lot of help from Al . I will break down all the components the reason behind why I bought these items, the cost, wiring and how I installed the system. As of right now, if the power goes off today, we'll have lights tonight.

35 thoughts on “DIY Solar Panel System: I’ve Gone 100% Solar Power

  1. Bruce Tolman

    I am new to this forum, is LDS prepper available to answer detailed
    questions about his solar installation or open to showing individuals his
    solar setup?

  2. TheMwnciboo

    Gets solar panels…..Puts them in the shade…Pays for them….doesn’t use
    them unless an emergency…Seriously is logic not your thing.

    1. LDSPrepper

      +Paul Gillett Good question. There are no electronics in the panels. There
      is a diode. If you want to get some extras just go to Radio Shack.

    1. LDSPrepper

      +fuzonacid You are welcome. Just remember the price of admission is that
      you bring your own food, water, clothing, fire arms, ammo, sanitation
      supplies and that you understand you are a guest in my house and you do as
      directed. The more prepared, like minded people that come together the

    2. andy Russell

      dont forget to jump in the faraday cage and bring your mobile phone, tablet
      laptop dvd tv and all the other things that wont work should such a
      catastrophic incedent happen

  3. Joe Tittiger

    LDS that looks like about a 1 KW array. Way too small to run what you said
    you were running and to keep the batteries up every day. I just don’t want
    people to be misled…. if you are running all that stuff you pulled some
    tricks like buying $2,000 Sunfrost fridges.

  4. Niko grossenbacher

    I now have 15 solar panels on my roof with 12 golf cart batteries at 6
    volts each, and have a 12 volt battery bank. My panels still have not fully
    charged my battery bank, SO I purchased a morning star t-60 charge
    controller running with my cheap 30 amp charge controller which really can
    not do much for my batteries, so I am going to order another Morning Star
    charge controller, then that should take care of my problem because half
    the power I am and was loosing at my charge controller. How could a small 4
    inch box charge up 12 big golf cart batteries?? So yesturday my morning
    star charge controller came in, and I installed it, and today being cloudy,
    I was impressed with the performance of the new charge controller…
    Batteries are now at 3/4 charge, Its supposed to rain the next few days, So
    not until the sun comes out, battery bank fully charges will I hook
    anything up yet until the sun comes back out… I have a feeling that I
    will need more panels for my battery bank… So I am looking at going up to
    20 panels, even up to 24, and eventually up to 30 by summer, and I plan to
    disconnect from the power company 100% by spring time…..

    1. Cynthia Coleman

      The Solar Dish Stirling Plant is based on a very simple yet efficient
      system. It has a parabolic dish of mirrors or reflectors which help
      concentrate the sunrays at its focal point. At this focal point, a stirling
      engine is placed. This heat engine helps in the conversion of the suns
      energy to electricity, with help of a generator. It generates over 12x the
      power of regular solar panels in less space and for less money!

    1. Ruby Moorman

      Now this makes sense, ;), but to have them locked down some how, as well as
      neighborhood watch, where everyone protects all, cuz doesn’t this also help
      others that live around the Solar systems? This also makes me curious & I
      am not jumping into something 1/2 as-ed, sort to speak… Just saying…
      Take care & thank you for knocking some sense in my cOnFuSiNg world,

    2. Ruby Moorman

      +Ottb You have a good point for many people & something to check out 1st,
      for sure. Sorry I am retired & you have a good point & is way to expensive
      to lose them in any way shape or form!!! I wish you/everyone the best all

  5. James Bordon

    this is not facebook to update your life situation, your video doesn’t
    contribute anything, no tech info, no numbers no installation instruction,
    so what’s the point of watching this video?

    1. Bryan Tilley

      +James Bordon get over yourself. If you don’t like it then don’t watch his
      channel. I myself found this entertaining which is actually why he put this
      video up, to entertain the people who follow his progress.

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