DIY Solar Shed


Key Components

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Enphase IQ7PLUS-72-2-US
Enphase is a higher cost micro inverter solution, but it has good reliability and more options for integrated battery backup solutions. Consider the IQ8 if you want some off-grid capability.

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Enphase Micro Inverters
See all Enphase micro inverter options on their website through this link. Consider the IQ8 if you want some off-grid capability.

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BDM600 NEP Micro Inverter
The NEPBDM 600 solar microinverter is not available at the moment. You can consider Enphase, it's more expensive, but reliable. See the link above.

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K2 Cross Rail 44-X 86” Mill

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K2 L-Foot Slotted Set, Mill

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K2 Cross Rail Mid Clamp Silver 30-47mm 13mm Hex

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K2 Wire Management Clip, TC

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K2 Rail Connector Cross Rail 44-X Mill
For joining multiple rails.

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K2 Yeti Hidden End Clamp for Cross Rail 13mm Hex
Allows you to mount panels right to the edge of the rail and have a clean appearance.

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K2 Ground Lug, 13mm Hex Set

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K2 Cross Rail Microinverter/OPT 13mm HexK
For mounting any microinverter or optimizer to the rail system.

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PV 2 Wire Management Clip | 50 Pack
Great clips for controlling wires directly to the edge of solar panels.

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EJOT JA3-SB-8.0x80/50 FZD
Provides a rail mount point through metal roofing into wood sub structure. Includes flexible rubber seal for flat or slightly curved surfaces.

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Materials


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Ground Wire Solid Bare Copper 6 AWG 20 FEET
Convenient for bonding panels.

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TEMCo 10 AWG/Gauge Solar Cable - Made in The USA 100 Feet Black (Variety of Lengths Available)
Great to have on hand, you can get black and red to make your own cables of any length. I recommend 10AWG wire for all solar panel string connections.

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MC4 Connectors and Tools Combo Kit
This is a great kit with quality connectors. Everything you need to make MC4 connections.

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Solar Panel MC4 Cable Connectors
Additional connectors if you have lots of cables to make.

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UV Resistant Black Zip Ties
You need UV resistant zip ties or they will break down in a couple of years.

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Warning Labels Multi pack

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Warning Labels Individual

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Tools
If you are interested in the tools I use here is a link.

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