A DIY Solar Ice Maker Perfect For Those Times When The Power Goes Out, Or Off Grid Living
Now you can make ice for those times when your power goes out, or for off grid living, or you just want to save money on your electric bill. This solar powered ice maker is fast, and easy to set up, and you’ll be making ice in no time flat. Once you have the parts all you really need to do is plug it in.
You can get all the items you need for this DIY solar ice maker project from stores near you, or online. This solar ice maker can be run via two 45 Watt ‘3 panel sets’ from Harbor Freight Tools (Google it). Or as an option purchase a 90 Watt or more solar panel. These panels will also run a small chest freezer.
In case you need help on how to set up a solar system we’ve included a second video (below) titled How To Hook Up Solar Panels (with battery bank). This video gives step by step instructions. You will need to use a 1000 Watt inverter so the ice maker will turn on. It needs 800 watts for 1/10 of a second to turn on, and after that runs on 90 watts per hour.
How to hook up Solar Panels (with battery bank) – simple ‘detailed’ Instructions.