How to Install Solar Panels : Grid Tie Inverters for Solar Energy

A grid tie inverter is made up of giant coils, switching and electronics. Learn about grid tie inverters for solar power from a professional in this free energy conservation video. Expert: Roger Bacon Bio: Roger Bacon is the owner of RGB Home Repair and Renovation in Santa Barbara California. He has experience in all phases of home repair and renovations such as plumbing, heating and solar power. Filmmaker: Diana Bacon

25 thoughts on “How to Install Solar Panels : Grid Tie Inverters for Solar Energy”

  1. I wish they had GRID-TIE Bypass.. When your street looses power, your inverter shuts off. I want my AC blasting while everyone else on the grid sweats!

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  3. @tailhunter
    all you’ve seem to accomplish is the down play the cost of an electric bill.
    elimated the fact of the money is saved off that electric bill to go towards paying for a solar system. that can be built at home for a fraction of the cost of buying a panel. and as far as i am concerned i would rather pay for the solar panel replacement than putting money into something that could have been free in the first place.

  4. Sure, an overview of gridtie stuff in a series of solar vids too bad its all broken up in smaller sections..
    Solar is pricey when compared to flipping the switch on in your condo… plan to spend 10 grand and up to power a 3 person house off grid and plan for a generator in winter too. always get battery backup even for your on grid shack.

  5. 1978CamaroRedneck

    How much do one of this inverters cost????? How much of a load could one of those handle??
    I’m ready to put a solar garden in my back yard and start saving money.

  6. This is not a how to video, it is simply someone telling you that you are not qualified to install it and to hire a contractor…. No real info provided.

  7. wow renderreason, this is a good reflection of your character. did you notice that I asked if I was missing something and not stating any facts? I even said “not considering insolation ratings” meaning efficiency. all this being said, didn’t we say the same thing? Sorry this pissed you off, but your comment didn’t clarify anything. again, am I missing something??

  8. Go to school dammit.
    2 bulbs x 200 watts = 200 watts
    200 watts x 24 hours = 4800 Wh (watthours)
    You need a 200 watt system to run 200 watts (or Joules per second. You can’t have watts per hour…)
    If the panel system says it produces 200 watts, that’s its maximum output. It depends on how much sunlight there is. Nothing to do with its efficiency rate (15% for CSPV). Peak output will be 200 watts, but the sun doesn’t shine 24h a day.
    Don’t be spreading misinformation; go fix your idiotic comment.

  9. My “Utility” is a rural cooperative and exempt from most utility regulations on things like net metering.
    No big deal, I won’t be making more than I use for quite some time.
    State law here says they only have to pay .point zero two percent anyway so it’s no loss.

  10. I built my own Solar Panels that currently provide free electricity for my 1700 square foot home using the simple plans at:


  11. just taking a shot here…
    – 2 bulbs @ 100watts = 200 watts or watt hours
    – 200 watts * 24 hours = 4800watts per day
    – you would need a 200+ watt panel system plus a 200+ watt inverter to run a 200watt current per hour. Assuming full sun and 100% efficiency rate
    Am I missing something?
    – if you wanted a charge system, then “deep cycle batter” is pretty vague… not considering the insolation ratings… (1) 115watt/12v panel would require a 10amp charger into a 4800amp/hour battery bank

  12. It’s not here nor there your utility company will either go to a net metering system that works for you or they will be the one moving… trust me, they are limited in what they can do…they must follow the rules like them or not. So go off grid till they make the changes you will have no choice very soon…those days are gone!

  13. Then simply go off grid… Battery backup system and you’s that simple. So what is the problem if any?

  14. Continuation: If it was not visible as well as cost effective to use PV technology don’t you think the thousands of people using it would have said something by now. I challenge you to find one single article online where a single person has made the claim that they were ripped off, screwed or regret their decision to go GREEN! I’m waiting… go get the facts you seem to feel exist! That’s the bottom line where are all these GREEN home owners that you claim are being screwed?

  15. It’s easy for you to go to some site and copy and paste your responses. That’s cool no prop there. But first of all you don’t need to run 115 watt bulbs next you use 24 volt deep cycle batteries and next you’re asking an unrealistic question to throw off the reality of using photovoltaic panel arrays as alternative energy. I have a suggest for you and all that question the value of solar power. Here it is…continued

  16. You should also know what Insolation is right??? Not every city gets the same amount of sunlight, thus the need for more or less solar wattage. go back to school dude. Save your redneck designs for your shed.

  17. A 4.8kwh (to answer your question) off-the-grid system would require a 1,043 watt solar array (9 of your suggested panels), charge controller, inverter, and 6 batteries. The equation is: 4,800/4.6 (insolation factor for southern California)=1,043 watts (needed for solar array), and 6 deep cycle batteries with an Ah rating of 100. You do realize what the Ah rating is right? Then you should know that you can’t drain the battery every day or it will fail, thus the need for a battery bank.

  18. So i guess you don;t know what you are talking about. 1 battery and 115 watt array will power 200watts ac day and night for years??? Please explain to me how 200watts ac can be drawn from a battery (with inverter) overnite, and still get fully charged during the day while a mear 115 watts dc can not only charge the battery, but power up the lights???

  19. I didn’t have enough characters to type everything, but thanks for bring it up. First off, we didn’t include interest on the loan, that should ad 5k to it easily. Then there is the typical $60 mnthly pymnt to the electrical company (14k), and how about those cloudy days that exceed your battery back-up? you’ll need power from the grid. sooo, 25k+5k (interest)+14k (fees to elect company)= $44k equals $144 a month…whether you use power in your home or not….

  20. Read and learn, there already are many people who are already getting free power from the sun, wind and thermal systems. If you know better prove it? I can prove what I claim can you?

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