Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Solar Shack Project

This was a long drawn out project. I watched countless YouTube videos, I watched many of them over and over again.  Just about every time I got my mind set on putting my plan into action I'd rewatch the video and that would cause me to second guess myself. I found the some of the supplies from my local Rural King, the wire, the charge controller, True value helped me with the all the hardware and connectors and such. I bought my solar panels from the guys at solar Blvd (   One of the videos I came across was about using aluminum bars as a combiner box and it actually worked! I have many friends with skills and they were kind enough to help me. So special thanks to Kenny for the panel mount design. Thanks to John and Chris for help with drilling, modifying and forethought.

I'm already thinking on how I can improve my setup. I've seen a better way of making a combiner box, and I'd like to be able to charge another battery or battery bank, so I'm thinking of putting in a switch. (Slow and Steady wins the race.)

 Til Next Time...
 One Day Closer..


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