In this project I will show you how I combined a 100W solar panel, a 12V 100Ah battery, a solar charge controller, an inverter and many complementary components to reconstruct the electrical wiring inside my garage and create a photovoltaic off-grid system. Let's get started!
Step 1: Watch the Video!
The video gives you all the information you need to create your own photovoltaic off-grid system. During the next steps though I will present you additional information to make the project easier to replicate.
Step 2: Order the Components!
Here you can find a parts list with example sellers.
Home Improvement Store:
NYM-J wire, JY(St)Y wire, LS-FL wire, wire clips, M16 installation conduit, junction boxes, light switch, sockets, wago terminals
100W Solar Panel: http://amzn.to/2sH5bMa
Solar wire + MC4 connectors: http://amzn.to/2rKdC4a
Solar Charge Controller: http://amzn.to/2sM8qBu
12V 100Ah Battery: http://amzn.to/2sGRQmT
Battery terminals: http://amzn.to/2sHedbM
Reed switch: http://amzn.to/2sMqQC3
LED strip: http://amzn.to/2rtg8wo
100W Solar Panel: http://amzn.to/2rK1YXd
Solar wire + MC4 connectors: http://amzn.to/2soYg7p
Solar Charge Controller: http://amzn.to/2soVeA5
12V 100Ah Battery: http://amzn.to/2tBrTS3
Battery terminals: http://amzn.to/2sozvbp
Reed switch: http://amzn.to/2tBxdVL
LED strip: http://amzn.to/2soZy2d
Step 3: Do the Wiring!
Here you can find the wiring plan along with reference pictures of my setup. Feel free to recreate my wiring but be careful when working with the inverter output since it can create 230V AC. And if something like this is your first electrical wiring project then it is always a good idea to get some help from a professional because a faulty wiring can lead to a fire hazard and other problems.
Step 4: Success!
You did it! You just created your own photovoltaic off-grid system!
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