Full commentary 12 minute video: http://youtu.be/-YRMIaxYaiU
More pictures of the DIY solar system with some captions. Feel free to comment if you have any questions.
Panels are a combination of Sun Solar, Grape Solar, and BP Solar. The BP Solar panel was a broken surplus panel that was bought for very cheap and repaired. The junction box on the back of that single panel was rewired.
The Grape Solar panels were from Home Depot. This store (in the USA) was located in Tampa, Florida. Home Depot had the panels on sale. The pole mounts are from Northern Tools, a small universal tool store also in Tampa. The Grape Solar panels are 100 watt panels that cost about $200. The pole mounts were about $20/each. Northern Tools does NOT sell these pole mounts anymore; they are generally $100 anywhere I have seen.
Here is my DIY Solar and Wind book that was published on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1508454310/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1508454310&linkCode=as2&tag=erilaysyoucha-20&linkId=URNF3DPORKY4M5YR
Barnes and Noble Nook version of my DIY Solar and Wind Book:
This is a great book on Amazon that I would recommend you pick up to understand solar power (this is the 2013 edition and is great reading): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1907670289/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1907670289&linkCode=as2&tag=erilaysyoucha-20
This is the Grape Solar Panel that I am particularly fond of (many people sending me messages):