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My family and I have recently gone off grid to build our homestead. We are currently living in some temporary structures while we build our home. In order to provide us with enough power to run our refrigerator, LED lights, computer and internet I built a medium sized solar system. I knew nothing about solar power a year ago and spent tons of time on the internet doing research on how to build a system correctly. From learning and experience, here is a video I made that should help you build your solar system efficiently and so it makes sense. So much of the information out there is incomplete in it's presentation or is too confusing. I hope this helps.

https://youtu.be/XlK-B-CgUwY



 
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Thanks for sharing that video. I've embedded it below.

 
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That is a very nice video. You are obviously passionate about solar energy to post that, so others can consult. Did you have to get a permit for your solar? My regional building department (Pikes Peak) required that, so I had a solar design company engineer both my PV system and a wind turbine, despite my electrical engineering degree and background. Our house is all-electric, so my systems are larger, and I'm grid-tied. I was amazed at how much structural support was required, but we are in a very windy area.

I have many friends who live in the mountains, and either have battery systems, or are contemplating getting them. I'll refer them to your video!
 
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I did not have to get a permit as this is just for my camp while I build my house. Once I build my permitted home (not grid tied) I will have to permit my solar system, but that is down the road a ways. Thanks.
 
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