Installing Solar in a Small Off Grid Cabin III



This is the 3rd video of a 3 video series about installing solar panels in our small off grid cabin in the woods. We give a top level overview of the system and give some other general pointers if you want to install your own medium size solar setup. The install isn’t quite finished but I’m tired of making videos about solar and want to move onto other topics. Thank you for watching!

First Video In Series: https://youtu.be/ahb_ENAfs4o

Second Video in Series: https://youtu.be/fBAVOnBKEpM

0:28 Story About Friend Getting Buried Alive in Snow
1:17 Clearing Snow Off Panels
1:32 Why I put Panels on the Roof
1:51 Intro and Hello
2:05 Technical Overview of System
2:48 Generator Input
4:10 Battery Monitoring System
4:35 Why DC Power
4:45 What Can You Power off This System
5:13 Why Oversize Your System
5:24 How to Select Your System Voltage
6:00 Why You Should go Higher than 12 Volt
7:22 Where to Buy Solar Stuff
7:55 Preview of Next Video
8:08 View From The Top of Our Land

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Installing Solar in a Small Off Grid Cabin II



Part II of installing a solar power generating system in a small off grid cabin in the woods. We install the second string of hightec solar panels. We install the PV wire cord grip which makes a water tight connection to route the wires off the roof. We change around the position of some stuff, install the Victron 100/30 charge controller, the Cotek SD 124 1500 inverter, the Victron BMV 712 battery monitor and the Victron temperature sensor. We mount the IOTA DLS 27-40-X 40 amp battery charger and IQ4X smart charger. In part III I’ll give a quick rundown of what each component does and explain some of the choices I made when selecting components.

Part I here: https://youtu.be/ahb_ENAfs4o

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Installing Solar in a Small Off Grid Cabin Part I



Installing Solar Panels in a Small Off Grid Cabin. In this video we get started installing my medium size solar setup. We install the wire from the panels to the Midnight solar combiner box, run wire to the Victron 100/30 charge controller, install the Cotek SD 124 1500 watt hard wire inverter, the breakers and the Crown CR 260 Batteries. There is a summary of the total system cost at the end of the video. Here are some links to some of the components used. Thanks for watching!

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