Are you interested in designing an off-grid solar system? Here are the 6 steps to get you started.
1. Figure out how much power you need
This is the most important step, and many people try to skip over it. Don't!
Planning a solar system without knowing how much power you need is like planning a car trip and not knowing how far you are going, and in what vehicle. You don't want to just decide to buy, say, two solar panels and a battery and then hope it will be enough for your needs.
So how do you find out what your needs are? Use our load calculator and enter all the appliances and devices you'll be powering with your solar power system. Include absolutely everything that will be powered by your system; seemingly little changes can make a big difference.
2. Calculate the amount of batteries you need
Now that you know how much power you need, you can determine how many batteries you'll need to store it.
Keep reading and watch the accompanying video over at the altE blog.