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Re: Do-It-Yourself Solar System

Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:31 pm

SSS wrote:I've found a guide that is very helpful to me and it includes a complete set of materials and instructions to either build a grid-tied system, or to be able to go completely off the electrical grid. Links within it show different choices to complete your project. This or something like it helps me at least, from some common mistakes.
The link to this material is: http://www.greenpowervideos.com/course%20info.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I agree, SSS - these are good videos for folks that are installing their own systems - I have a set in my collection.

Unfortunately, the thread title is misleading as Viktor isn't doing a DIY.
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Re: Do-It-Yourself Solar System

Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:56 pm

Viktor wrote:He sells those guides - what's the point?
Well, o.k., maybe it's this, knowledge is power.
This complete course was less than $50 when I was first saw it, and it is fully capable of taking a novice from the beginning steps to building a complete, stand alone solar system (off the grid, battery backup). A grid-tied system of course is not a self install, but even those owners can benefit from information in this, or a course similar to it.
My first post and link were simply because there are some non-technical Leaf owners who just may wonder.

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Re: Do-It-Yourself Solar System

Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:39 pm

Yep - the post is somewhat misleading - I am not trying to create another "Solar System" nor expand the porch and install solar panels myself - its not cost effective nor was it ever my goal. I just want to become somewhat familiar with the concept and overall arrangement. So when I talk to potential installer I know that microinvertors would not be needed or be suitable for my installation or that the angle of the solar awning wouldnt matter that much and can be sacrificed for a better look etc )) I was already suggested by one of the ontructors to hire an architect - I might be way over my head with my particular application (( we shall see

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