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Top 5 Videos on How to Install Home Solar Power

Interested in solar power but unsure where to start? Check out our top 5 videos that cover the basics of designing a home system. Watch professional engineers and home enthusiasts explain how solar works and show you around their own home systems. Enjoy!


1. How to Solar Power Your Home – mjlorton

What’s the difference between on grid and off grid? Do I need batteries? What are micro inverters? In this extremely thorough introduction, South African solar enthusiast Martin Lorton uses his whiteboard and real life examples to cover it all. If you want a complete run down of the basics, this is a great place to start!
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2. How Many Solar Panels Do I Need? – Solar Quotes

Want to save the technical details for later and just start researching what’s on the market? Finn Peacock of Solar Quotes explains how to start your solar planning by deciding what size home system you need. (Hint: don’t start with an arbitrary number of panels, start with your estimated power output. I’ll let Finn explain how and why.) Make sure to check out the many other videos from this channel covering all aspects of how to install home solar. While these are mainly aimed at solar users in Australia, much of the information is still valuable wherever you are in the world.

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3. Solar System Sizing? – GreenwaySolarTV

Ready for a deeper explanation of the mathematics involved in choosing a solar system? Struggling to get to grips with kilowatts and kilowatt hours? In this video Mike Militello from Greenway Solar breaks down the numbers involved in how to correct size and install home solar power systems. He explains the concepts and runs through some examples on his whiteboard. Perfect if you want to double check your figures before you start your project.

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4. Episode 484: Home Solar Power System Installation – EEVblog

David L Jones’ excitement is infectious as he talks you through his 12 panel 3kW on grid system. Being a self confessed geek he is happy to dive deep into the full specifications of his LG panels, SMA inverter and other pv components. He walks you round his whole system and even shows you what’s inside his toolbox! If you like this, be sure to check out the time lapse video of the whole system being built.

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5. Final Solar System Installation Part I – Off Grid Build

Interested in going completely off the grid? In this video, sustainable living enthusiast Dan Richfield talks you through his solar plus battery system explaining all of the choices he made from component selection and sizing to wiring and installation. If you share Dan’s passion for sustainable living you will love the rest of his channel which is full of useful videos on how to build self sufficient off grid homes.

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Solar Leading Youtube Channel

We couldn’t let you go without mentioning our own youtube channel! If you are interested in finding out more about what we do, feel free to check it out. You can take a look around our factory, see our solar products in action and let us know your ideas for solar videos you would like to see in the future.

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Seen another video you think belongs on our list? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.