I have told you many times on this blog, my husband has put together our small solar system himself. He had to figure it all out and make sure it worked. We have never had to have someone else come and work on our system. The couple of times that someone else, that we knew, did some minor changes to it…………our solar system ended up not working. Like in having the alternator on the generator constantly having to be replaced! Twice! The guy at Backwoods Solar wanted to know what the heck happened. He helped us figure it out. Or having our inverter blow up (I kid you not)! The rule around here now, is that NO ONE ELSE Is ALLOWED TO TOUCH OR WORK ON IT!!!!
If you are considering an off-the-grid home with your own solar system, what kind of concerns do you have? Are you afraid you won’t be comfortable living with your own system? Especially without the security of back up electric? You know, I feel more secure than I ever did on the power grid. Let me know what you are worried about, and I will try to research it and write a post about it for you.
Here is the first video my husband has made show casing our solar system and some of the work he has done. As you will see, there is more to building your system than just putting a few solar panels up, and hooking them to the house. Oh no, don’t laugh! Many people have asked me this. Solar systems are not that hard to build, but there is more to it than that. This is the first video of more to come! If you’be be nice enough to go to uTube and “Like” it there, I’d appreciate it very much.
Copyright © 2014 Kathleen G. Lupole
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Video Copyright © 2014 Larry G. Lupole