About Steve

Hope you are having a great day and I want to welcome you to my site. I’m Steve and have three grown daughters and live in Arizona which has lots of sun. I’m proud to have served in the military for everyone.
Steve, the author

I’ve always wondered how people lived in romote areas without electricity and was curious what I could do. So over the years I’ve read everything about solar.

A LITTLE STORY ABOUT MY SOLAR EXPERIENCE

While living in California in my late fifities I decided it was time to get involved in making my own solar panels and setting up a solar system. I decide to build a off grid system. I started with broken solar cells and made a panel. It was very crude but to my surprise it produced a fair amount of electricity. I had a small and very cheap inverter and controler. I  plugged in a light and radio and surprise. It worked. Now I was excited.

Few years later I moved to Arizona and began improving on my panels. I went through several generations of panels untill I have come up with a profesional panel. I purchased a larger inverter and controler. I also added 8 batteries. I now power my house with the system I built. I run a electric fridge, 12 volt furnance, TV,  water pump, lights. So as you can see solar is very efficient and reliable.

home solar system

SOLAR HAS BECOME VERY EFFICIENT

Solar has gone from crude systems to complex and very efficient systems. If you have never worked with solar then you need some guidence as to some of the componuts you will be needing to make a good system and efficient. Once set up there’s very little maintenance.

Hope I can save you some headaches and speed up your learning curve in building your home power system.

If you ever need a hand or have ay questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Steve
steve@bestdiysolar.com

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