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DIY Solar: How To Size Your Off Grid Solar Power System

Whether you’re a prepper looking to set up a self-sustaining power system for the worst-case scenario, someone looking to meet his/her off-grid electricity needs, or you’re just a homeowner trying to cut down a hefty power bill, solar is a potentially great option. But it’s a venture that seems risky, complex, and sometimes unattainable for some homeowners.

The TinHatRanch YouTube channel aims to dispel some common fears of building a solar system by answering the most important questions. In this video, the host shows how to size your off-grid solar power system. The breakdown is simplified—making it easy to understand, even for beginners.

Sizing the off-grid/grid down solar system is all about:

• Determining your energy requirements: Measure the total energy your equipment use daily in watt-hours. You can also use a meter or your energy bills for a real-world measurement.

• Evaluating the site location: Get an estimate of the available solar energy in your region. For good measure, size your system by factoring in the winter months when the sun hours are shortest and power consumption is highest.

So, what is the takeaway? Going off-grid is a great idea for sustainability, cost-saving, and reliability purposes. And as long as you know what you’re doing, building a DIY solar system (main or backup) doesn’t have to be difficult. We advise you to watch the rest of the TinHatRanch videos for more valuable information and a complete picture of what is involved in solar power.

DIY How To Understand And Size Your Off Grid Solar Power System
DIY How To Understand And Size Your Off Grid Solar Power System – Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR4qhbJ2g3M