Solar Panel Basics – Voltage 101

In this installment of solar basics, we will start to try to understand electricity on a basic level. It all begins with Ohm’s law so we will take each of those 3 components (voltage, current, and resistance) and talk about them in separate videos.

In this video, we will go over what voltage is and how it relates to solar.

**Please note, if this is confusing or scary you will want to consult with an electrician or hire one before attempting to do electrical work yourself**


  1. Johnny Uppal on December 5, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Very Impressive ..BUT … The actual price /cost to buy this stuff will make your eye’s water !!

  2. Chris DIYer on December 5, 2020 at 9:56 pm


  3. Duncan Cunningham on December 5, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Glad you are sharing this.

  4. Prima Donna Going Off Grid on December 5, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I enjoy solar, but you are right, it requires some electronics understanding. For some reason I have always had a hard time getting the electronics textbook open. There is a reason they call me "the Jessie Pinkman of electronics". The basics really help and takes constant reminder. Just some basics makes it doable.

  5. Trec on December 5, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    you definitely know a lot, thank you.

  6. Graham Palmer on December 5, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Hi, you might want to add … "if any of this seems confusing you might be best hiring a qualified electrician".

  7. Abinaya Abi on December 5, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    electricity to battery voltage consumption???

  8. SAILAWAY on December 5, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Great Video, looking forward to Ohm`s law

  9. The Simple Life on December 5, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Thumbs up.


  10. Ann's Mini Homestead on December 5, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Thanks. This was easy to understand and I look forward to the next installment.

  11. ConfusedFlourBeetle on December 5, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    gravitational forces pull not push.

  12. Ric777888 on December 5, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    can you send alternator voltage instead of panel voltage to a solar charge controller and let it regulate aux battery charge?

  13. Jose Gonzalo Ditching on December 5, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    great video. simple yet informative. Straight to the point

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