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Off grid Solar Power System Install Overview Video

 
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We installed a 4 kilowatt off grid solar power system on our timber frame cabin. I made a 15 minute video covering the complete install along with some commentary.

The video includes:
- Installing ground rods
- Wiring main circuit breaker
- Wiring the inverter, charge controller and combiner
- Making battery cables and wiring battery bank
- Installing racking system on a standing seam metal roof
- Installing solar panels

Researching for this project I found information on each topic separately but I thought it would be nice to have concise summary of the entire process. So...


 
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Worth watching simply for your cable connector crimper idea, and to show that lead acid batteries are still a good option.
As someone who's planning to expand a 1.4KW system to 6KW it was very helpful.
Thank you so much.

 
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Very nice system. Should produce many years of service. I agree that lead acid batteries are still a viable option for stationary systems.
I sure was impressed how fast those folks could work. Be nice to those batteries.
 
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