HOW TO INSTALL SOLAR PANELS DIY ARRAY ENPHASE MICROINVERTERS 1.47 KW SYSTEM TIME LAPSE


So guys show you my solar system uninstalling. Here we are installing a interface system. I got a one point: four, seven o’clock system, installing that I bought off affordable solar. These are our panels. These are two hundred forty five watt.

Canadian solar panels got six of them in series and once again, we’re doing an in-phase system using interphase inverters on the roof and here’s non junction box when right through the roof right through the attic and ran the wires using row max 12 3 and through the Attic my breaker box is on the back I’ll show you that in a little bit and yeah a couple challenges, I guess I made this project difficult. You know I really have never done a roof penetration, and this is my my first roof penetrations. I got 10 roof penetrations in total here that a bare copper wire. This is my grounding electrode conductor and I’m using this called the solar mount high beam. I really wouldn’t recommend this solar mount high beam.

Again. I probably wouldn’t use it if I had the probably won’t use it again. Just gave me a little bit of trouble. You know I didn’t really like the splice but yeah. Let me show you the back to show you.

The junction box is one last time so in-phase pretty good. They got this engaging cable running, comes off these interphase inverters AC and comes into this box. This is my junction box. It’S my real next wire right there and I’m going to use that little term. Those little terminal strip to junction between the wires and I got a little like kind of splice, neutral kind of come connector for my number-6 and my ground yeah.

Let me show you the breaker box, alright guys. So here is um. My AC disconnect. I am production leader and there is the breaker box, so I had a choice of whether to go through the attic or come around. The house with conduit chose to go through the attic, mainly because I thought the wire run was definitely shorter and the homeowner expressed some concerns about.

I guess make an expansion over over where I was not going to run conduit, so we ran through the attic. I was just a little difficult because you had a like this. Eva is like a six-inch crawlspace. You really need like two people to get up there and grab that wire, but it wasn’t too difficult. You know if you can get into small spaces.

Colin comes down into my AC, disconnect, which my AC disconnect just got, that off Square D said I’m running a row max 12-gauge wire and I’m running into my production meter, and I used that plastic conduit. You know you can get it Lowe’s or Home Depot. That was pretty cheap and here’s. My breaker box Condit runs in there and just got a run into my breakers that it right there that I got 20 app breakers has about it. Um, let’s see if it works tomorrow.

What’S up guys again, I’m going to show you the final system ready to produce power, so here the panels. I did time map to this, alright, so here’s the time-lapse, I found it best to connect the wires up first and then clamp on the panels. Those uh panels need to be my torque to a specific rating, so I got a torque wrench there and it’s pretty straightforward. You know mainly just Bolton stuff on at this point yeah. This is the easy part really nice being out in the Sun.

Just want to make sure those cables really aren’t hanging on the roof and basically just zip tie them up there onto the i-beam and there I am just making sure those cables are on the roof. It’S me honking up that roof penetration through some rocks on it. Just to make sure it was a heat hearing right that was about it and yeah they went up pretty fast, probably took about an hour to to put the panel’s up. There’S my Emory roof penetration, all gunked up thar and yeah. It’S ready to turn this puppy on not too sunny today, but we’ll definitely do some power here, all right, so we’re at the backside of the house.

Here we got through electrical inspection yesterday and I had to make a couple changes on the electrical inspector we’re here in Carbondale Colorado. So if you’re dealing with Bob fuller he’s the state, electron Spector and a couple things he didn’t like you didn’t like, I didn’t have this conduit, I’m gon na strap to the wall, so maybe put those on. So I put one there one there one down here too. I already had my labels. You know, depending on your jurisdiction, I don’t know if you need labels or not, but but in here in the production here, Bob had me make some changes.

You have these lugs on this production me there’s a 200 amp, a lever bypass production meter and Bob had me um, just kind of make kind of, like just extensions of number-6 wire, because I just had this number 12 wire romex wire into these lugs, and you Know definitely by the UL listing over here. It’S only supposed to be a number six and bigger, which I read, but I kind nord so bob just made me do some extensions and yeah. I guess that’ll work and I just used wire nuts on the wires. I also had those I had like some rubber grommets that I bought at Ace Hardware that electrical inspector also did not like. So I took those off a bit of a pain yesterday, but I don’t cook me a couple hours and yeah now we’re ready to turn this puppy on so see how it goes all right moment of truth.

So I flip on our AC, disconnect and flip on our lever bypass and I’m just having nightmares that this thing’s just gon na blow up my face, but least I got my safety glasses on and I’ll flip the breaker and maybe we’ll produce some power. Let’S see what the meter says, they might take a while to produce a kilowatt hour, but I’m going to take some measurements and least didn’t blow up all right. So we bought one of these invoice. Communication gateway systems for the in-phase system and I just hooked it up. Then I go through its process there and you can see you once it’s cool through.

We just produce 578 watts of power 391 watt hours already, so I’m pretty confident that’s working great and this thing you can hook up. I have a website too, so you can monitor production and stuff. I’M going to do that. Next,

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