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Equipment used or mentioned in this video:

* Solar panels: Tenesol Total Energy – TE250-60M+ – 250 watt monocrystalline
* The solar array is 2250 watts (9x 250 watt mono crystalline panels)
* The battery bank is 8 x 150 Ah lead crystal batteries. Configured for 48v DC 300 Ah, it can safely provide about 7.5 kWh.
* A Victron Energy Quattro inverter – Quattro Inverter / Charger 48/5000/70 5 KVA 230v
* A Victron Energy Grid tie inverter – BlueSolar Grid Inverter 4000 Watt / 2800 Watt
* A Victron Energy battery monitor- BMV-602S / BMV-600S
* Earth leakage, DB board, high voltage, trip switch.

* How to solar power your house / home
* Backup Power
* Emergency power
* Power outage
* Power blackout
* Power outage

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25 Responses

  1. Hieu Do says:

    I like your videos so much and they are very helpful… i am from Viet Nam,
    my aunt has just installed new solar power. i have some confuse about it 

  2. Peter Mark says:

    There is solar panels you can learn to make kits on

  3. Moises Garzon says:

    you mentioned that 9.2KWh is what you’ve used for the last 24hrs right? You
    also say it is higher that is has been because of rain (here it seems that
    you’re talking about grid CONSUMPTION since you need to get more energy
    from the grid since the panels arent producing much during rainy season).
    Then you confuse me saying you’d normally be between 18-28KWh had it not
    been for the rain. So that is the energy PRODUCTION then? Please clarify

    • mjlorton says:

      This is measuring energy that we have used from the grid. It’s higher than
      normal because rain had reduced solar power production…hence more energy
      required from the grid. I said “I would be using 18-28KWh had it not been
      for the [solar] array”…not rain.

    • Rrrs Zzzs says:

      Yes, I have the same question, as I noticed also – a little difficult to

  4. CaptainFlusher says:

    You got enough multi-meters there? Can I have one?

  5. bambozillia kong says:

    Hi I have learnt alot from you and I thank you very much I was wondering if
    you could help me right now I am on grid and I want to go off grid could I
    disconnect and use an inverter to the exiting wiring in the house

  6. ReerBaadia says:

    abit confused about panel efficiency in rain but had to sub for the general
    premise. very clear and patient with your explanation. atleast the best on
    youtube. thanks

  7. Passed High School Physics says:

    From what I’ve read solar panels are at best 10 -18% efficient.
    If they are attached to your roof they are only 100% efficient for 30-45
    minutes of the day for only about a month or two out of the year. The rest
    of the time isn’t the efficiency about 5 to 10%?

    Then from what’s produced ins’t 10-20% of that lost by the inverter? So if
    you average how munch energy is being captured to what’s usable isn’t
    doesn’t that average out to 2 to 5% over the course of a year?

  8. Tim Bowman says:

    is there a way of getting the invertor charger to charge at night(cheap
    electric) and use electric from batteries during day ?? and what is the
    maximum current that can flow through the device from grid to house(not
    generated from batteries)

  9. AliRadhi12 says:

    Thank you for the good video and helping informations you provided for us
    Can you please tell me how much such a solar system like yours gonna cost?

    Thanks again

  10. KWANELE Ntini says:

    Hi, per chance i just stumbled into your ‘Solar Installation Video”, even
    as i give this comment, i have not watched it halfway yet, but funny…i
    got redirected into your video that explains how one can get a living
    through you-tubing and all that. Watched that all the way without a
    break……Thank you for clarity/ HD video and sincerity as you gave an
    explicit exposition. Thanks for free info.

    Will now listen to Solar one (i happen to be an electrician from Zim
    working in Melbourne Aust). I would love to do solar installation business
    in Southern Africa. This will be very handy, thanks for all your good work
    i pray you receive added blessings overflowing for your good work….Ntini

  11. m says:

    Thank you very much!

  12. Pankaj Yadav says:

    Thanks a lot

  13. foppo leeuwerke says:

    All good information but how much does it cost and what should people pay
    if all solar panels are very similar in output?Average household use.

  14. Sharon Garrison says:

    well done!!!!!

  15. pc gamerzboyz says:

    do u still pay for electricity even though u are using solar panels and did
    u ever have a blackout where you live and how long did the battery last for

  16. life42theuniverse says:

    Based on a very rough calculation I am being charged for about twice the
    output on a monthly basis that you have captured in 3 weeks of startup. And
    that is during your spring if too. It would be awesome if I didn’t live in
    a apartment.

  17. Ken S says:

    What was the noise around the inverters? Our inverter (3.6kW) is silent.
    Just curious.

  18. triumphmanful says:


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