Top 7 Mistakes Newbies Make Going Solar - Avoid These For Effective Power Harvesting From The Sun

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  • Published on:  Saturday, January 21, 2017
  • People make these 7 mistakes over and over again when they decide to buy their first solar panel system.

    ****I know refrigerators do not run continuously all day every day. But they DO run any time day or night. That necessitates a battery for energy storage and an inverter powerful enough to handle high current, neither of which are included in any retail solar kit.****

    In this video, we'll discuss how to avoid these 7 deadly sins of solar. Whether that is a 10W starter kit system or a full blown whole house grid tied system, these all pretty much apply across the board. Make sure you don't fall into these or you will waste a bunch of money.

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  • Robert Schilling

    Robert Schilling

     2 years ago +165

    yup. good vid for the beginner. guess what. also a good vid for advanced users. makes a nice check reference for one's system. good job!

  • David L.

    David L.


    OMG!! "You bought a 100 watts solar panel and have a 600 watts refrigerator, HOW IS THAT GOING TO WORK?? made me laugh... okay okay. Let's continue with the video

  • Tridus d

    Tridus d


    thanks for sharing

  • nadamasdisponible


     2 days ago +1

    1. That's not how peak sun hours works. 2. Look at your electric bill stupid. 3. true, good job. 4. What the hell are you talking about? Starting out with a light and scaling up?? 5. Yes, the problem with the "solar roof". 6. correct. buy good shit 7. Look at your electric bill stupid.

  • humanity's voice

    humanity's voice

     2 days ago

    Why dose most people say like the solar panels directly connect straight to appliance? Solar panels collect sun its the batteries that hold and release the amout said device needs tho may need more batteries to compensate use and of course to compensate battery use you have solar panels to keep them charged of course your not gana get full power but finding the point where the batteries aren't just sucked dry in the time of night is the problem with enough batteries and enough panels to reach a point of charge will last over night or over 24 hours is the big thing because having a bit over what works already is saving you from the issue of long term loss of sun lets say cloudy for a whole day you will get some sun just not as much not this is where i am going to put in wind turbines where i live is winding on cloudy days and sometimes sunny days so a team effort of both wind and solar it nails it.... Yes im using haborfreight solar rv kit but i dont have it wired up like a kid lol doing the math yes its silly but it actually will work for me because i don't have high using freezers and im on a hill with no trees around meaning huge peak of sun hours tho roof isn't angled below 40° it will still work and winter is apon us so do keep your solar clear if you wana keep power up. Wash during the summer unless your in a rainy location.

  • Andy Burns

    Andy Burns

     4 days ago

    As soon as a muppet starts a video with "what's up" i switch off !!!! 😏

  • Jimmy B

    Jimmy B

     6 days ago

    Solar panels are unsightly as hell. That's reason enough for our shallow society not to install them.

  • Leif Johnson

    Leif Johnson

     6 days ago +1

    Why can't one just look at the electricity bills for one year to see how much electricity is used per month and then buy accordingly?

  • Pivos2


     6 days ago

    GREAT video. Thanks!

  • Perry Thompson

    Perry Thompson

     7 days ago

    Appreciate your input

  • Teddy Margas

    Teddy Margas

     7 days ago

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  • Leonard Daniels

    Leonard Daniels

     7 days ago

    thank you so much!

  • Daniel Peterson

    Daniel Peterson

     7 days ago

    My soler faces in one place and my batterys are changed by 10 AM. and in the winter it is changed by 11:30 AM. And in cloudy day's it takes to change by about 3:30 AM. in the winter and the same in the summer.

  • BTraine Ztraine

    BTraine Ztraine

     14 days ago

    I hate Mormons and hippie solar things

  • MaxGood RC 4X4

    MaxGood RC 4X4

     14 days ago

    Sun hours and load expectancy, it's hard to get this through to people with out them thinking it's all a big con. And when they decide to get a cheap unit online not mentioning any culprits here (cough cough coEBAYugh) and their like "it doesn't do anything" .....

  • Ring Dave

    Ring Dave

     14 days ago

    LDS ?? magic underwear cuts off blood supply to brain. very bad.

  • John F

    John F

     14 days ago

    Good one.👍

  • Joseph Smith

    Joseph Smith

     14 days ago

    Your so negative it's draining just hearing your voice. Solar is easy and fun you make it all like boring and burdensome. FYI downer you can absolutely boost the power you get every day using magnification and better equipment. My point? Cheer the fck up be more positive or stop making videos your depressing people man.

  • Nick Carter

    Nick Carter

     14 days ago

    Very good indeed.

  • nestlee dalaniel

    nestlee dalaniel

     14 days ago

    thank you ... nice video very useful