DIY Home Solar Installation – 2 year payback- Part 2 PV Grounding



This is the second video in a series of videos I plan on doing of the grid tie solar system I am installing on my new house. If you have any questions, or want to see anything in more detail please let me know in the comments. Note that the grounding lugs here DO NOT meet code, as the copper and aluminum will cause corrosion. These copper grounding lugs have been replaced by these: https://www.we-llc.com/products/weeb-lug Click show more to see equipment list:

Equipment links:
Rails:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/141117165112?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Panels (link to Seller I purchased the panels from, the panels I bought are no longer available):

https://www.ebay.com/usr/fred480v?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754

Inverter:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-6KW-Grid-Tie-Solar-Inverter-AURORA-PVI-3-6-OUTD-S-US-Z-A-AFCI-2-MPPT-NEW-/201344073986?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ee10ac102

Mid clamps:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/131453470803?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

End Clamps:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/120714668536?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Sunrac L-Brackets:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/321519933557?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Grounding clips:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WEEB-UNIRAC-Solar-PV-Rail-system-QTY-10-PV-module-grounding-clips-/271838015897?

80′ MC4 8AWG Wire:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IEJZ8YW/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

100′ 10/3 AC wire:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00173CU1G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Roof Flashing (drilled single hole in for lag bolt):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/231505336452?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Misc Parts from Home Depot:
- 20X 3/8″ Bolt with flat washer and lock nut (used to attach rails to L foot)

- 20ft 10AWG Solid Copper wire

- 25FT THHN 10AWG Green Wire (ground from rails to inverter, per city code)

- 10 Solid Copper 6-14AWG grounding lugs (2 per package)

- 2 tubes Roof cement/glue

I was able to get sales/deals on almost everything listed. For instance, my inverter only cost me $600 on a bid, so I saved $400 there.


Post time: Jan-08-2018
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