DIY Solar Panel System: Components, Cost & Savings

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Here I share with you every component I use for my DIY solar panel system, where you can buy it and how much I paid. I cover my solar panels, wiring, solar panel charge controller, DC/AC inverter, ANL fuses, Kill-A-Watt meter, 6 Volt golf car batteries, basically every component that you will need to build your own DIY solar panel system and save money.

– Grape Solar 250 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panel:

– BZ 500 MPPT500 Watt PV Charge Controller:

– 6Volt Rayovac Ultra Pro Golf Car Battery:

– Samlex PST-150S-24A 1500-watt 24V Pure Sine Wave Inverter:

– Battery Tender 24 Volt Battery Charger:

– Battery Saver Desulfator:

– 24" Starter to Switch Battery Cable:

– 6 AWG Multi Strand Copper Wire, 60 Feet:

– 4'x8' 1/2" Plywood for Battery Box:

– 2-1/2 in. Polypropylene Wheel Swivel Plate Caster:

– KIll-A-Watt Meter:

– 35 Watt & 200 Watt Fuses:

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23 Responses

  1. Peter Mark says:

    +Adventureinlife You can get solar panels wholesale now on

  2. LDSPrepper says:

    +Adventureinlife I’m glad you found the videos helpful. That is my goal. I
    also have a 5.2k system at my home in Idaho. You can find info about that
    in my “Going off-grid: step-by-step” playlist.

  3. JustinLodes says:

    Why run on the grid at all? To have it just as a backup is nice but I’d
    rather be independent of the grid completely and not have to pay much more
    to the electric company when that money can be used to maintain a stand
    alone system that can easily power the whole house 24/7

  4. Nikusha a says:

    thanks for your needed info.
    Can you please indicate what is your daily consumption (average KWH) and
    when you are planning to go to break even.
    P.S. foresee your electricity cost.

    thank you in advance.

  5. Kathy Grin says:

    I didn’t like the number of comments, so I figured that I would ask the
    question that was eating at me… you mentioned a few times that you
    wouldn’t use the solar panels unless in an offgrid situation… why? would
    it cost more to replace batteries than you would save on your power bill?
    (my comment number is *supposed to be * #667)

  6. Masade Patrick Zubes says:

    I find this video very helpful thanks man

  7. Mich LAW says:

    How much has your energy bill reduced?

    • JustinLodes says:

      It hasn’t reduced. He’s not using it to run his home 24/7. It’s only there
      as a backup if and when the grid goes down

  8. Retro Arcade says:

    What a waste

  9. Joe Tittiger says:

    I like the way you are back feeding powering into your house wiring. It’s
    cheap and easy. That is how I plan to do it. At least at first. The cheap
    way to hardwire your inverter in may be a DPDT knife switch:

    This is only 100 amp, but it would work on my subpanel in my apartment:

    uxcell® 380V 100A 3 Pole Double Throw Electric Brake Safety Knife Switch

    I am very skeptical of the battery desulphator other than helping sulphated

  10. Brent Blankenship says:

    If I’d seen this video first I’d have had 6 more hours of my life…. Good
    info, you summed up about 30 videos into something short and completely
    understandable 13min video!

  11. brentncindy says:

    How many KWH’s are reduced on your bill each month with this system??

  12. LDSPrepper says:

    +911liberty Thank you for the links. After reading just the first few lines
    of the first link it was obvious the author knows very little about EMP
    effects. The more I read the faster he lost his credibility. The second
    link, however, was much more informative. I actually already had that
    source bookmarked. Jerry Emanuelson is a very intelligent person in regards
    to EMP because of his testing and experience. His EMP myth section is of
    much interest and has great info too. I’m not 100% sure (and neither is
    Jerry) that the solar panel cells will be effected by EMP or to what
    degree. But there is a possibility. How great is the possibility is
    debatable. With my study of information currently available I am not
    concerned about solar panel cells being adversely effected from EMP from a
    CME or HEMP.

  13. S Owens says:

    You said no A/C but really you could power A/C if it was a modest unit
    consuming less than 1kW right?

  14. Jonalist000EVFCF says:

    You forgot the cost of the Faraday Cage you plan to build & a link to what
    is needed and how to obtain.

  15. James Henry says:

    Note: The panels he is showing in this video is discontinued by the

  16. says:

    Great video! I really like your setup and you explained it well. Thanks for
    taking the time!

  17. nFlames2 says:

    When charging batteries keep your electronics further away from your
    Batteries emit an corrosive & explosive gas when being charged.
    Thanks for the Vid good info.

  18. John Canivan says:

    Thank you for the excellent video. Now if you could just automate switching
    from AC grid to solar.

  19. gerry kline says:

    Cost invested vs electric nill over the coarse of the rest of your life +
    the cost of repairs and battery replacments…?

  20. Rexel John Alger says:

    damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, sir your channel is awesome, very imformatve
    😀 more power

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