Building a 3.5kWh DIY Solar Generator for $650 - Start to Finish

  • Published on:  5/15/2020
  • After having a friend ask several questions regarding a solar generator project he was working on, I decided this would be a good opportunity to build my own solar generator and fully document the process. The total build came out to around $641. This video provides an in-depth look at the process involved in collecting and assembling the battery pack along with the choice of components and some testing.

    ** BATTERIES ** (10% Discount Code "BATTERY")

    ■▬▬▬▬▬ COMPONENTS USED ▬▬▬▬▬■
    Craftsman Toolbox
    Modem Batteries (10% Discount Code "BATTERY")
    100W Renogy Solar Panel (not included in price calculation)
    Reliable 1500W Inverter
    50A Circuit Breaker
    DROK Voltage Display
    Recessed Outlets w/ USB
    Surface Mountable XT60
    Nickel Strip 2P 25ft
    Cell Holders 4x5
    Kapton Tape
    DALY 14S BMS 40A
    MPT-7210A MPPT Charger
    Cigarette Lighter Plugs
    Fan Temp Controller
    XT60 Connectors
    XT90 Connectors
    48V to 12V Buck Converter
    Pack-Sized Heat Shrink...

    Recommended Products:
    Battery Hookup (10% Discount Code "BATTERY")
    Big Battery (10% Discount Code "BATTERY")
    Batrium BMS
    DIY Lithium Batteries Book
    Opus BT-C3100 Tester

    Contact Info:
    Business email is I am not available for personal project questions or consultation.

    Disclaimers and Statements:
    ► I receive a small commission on purchases made using my affiliated links shared the video description and comments section. The views and opinions expressed here are my own, unbiased, and not influenced by this commission in any way.
    ► My videos are in no way intended to be instructional "how-to" lessons. I am simply documenting my project for informational purposes. Property damage, personal injury, or death may result, even when following manufacturer's instructions. I cannot be held liable for such damage or injury. It is YOUR OBLIGATION to ensure that you are complying with any local and federal laws as well as code and permit requirements.