We really enjoy these pics that were sent over from our friend Michael in Southern California. Michael did a massive solar array installation on his home & decided to buy #2 THHN Copper Building Wire along with 4/0 welding cable for his battery cables.
He also created an entire blog about the process of buying & installing all parts for his solar project. Michael gave us a great recommendation which was fun to see and greatly appreciated !
Here is what Michael had to say:
"The wire run from the panels to the charge controllers is over 180 feet. Sourcing the wire for this run took some time. I initially was going to run 4 gauge wire. The plans call for 4 gauge wire. When I went back and rechecked my calculations, I realized the voltage drop would be almost 5%. Not acceptable. 3 gauge wire would do it but I decided that I wasn’t going to take any chances and ordered 2 gauge wire. When it comes to wire, I have found there is only one source, Wire And Cable Your Way. They have the best service, the best prices and they ship for free on orders over $1000 and they are FAST! When I realized I needed to run a thicker wire. I called up Seth and he got on it. He also called back to make sure I was taken care of."
We recommend you checking out his blog if you are interested in learning about the process of installing a solar panel for your home. It's very informative!
It was fun doing business with you, Michael!
BTW - if you are planning any electrical installation at home, we highly recommend you consult with a local electrician first. They can advise you on current state electrical codes and which type of cables are suitable for the application.
Thanks for stopping by.