Backyard Revolution Review

Backyard Revolution is an online program that teaches you how to build your own solar panel system for a fraction of the cost and using only 5% of surface area. While there’s no denying that there are many advantages of having your own renewable energy source, it’s often one that many people can’t afford. According to the latest research, the average cost to install a residential 5kW solar panel system is between $15,000 – $25,000. Even if you were to make a smaller one, this averages out to be around $3 to $4 per watt. However, traditional solar panel systems require a lot of space and the reduction in size will directly impact the amount of energy you can generate.

With Backyard Revolution, you learn a new solar panel system layout discovered by MIT researchers. They found that when designed in a zigzag pattern, solar panel systems have almost zero energy waste and a significantly larger amount of energy generated. And this program teaches you how to build your own in as little as four hours and for a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional company to install one. You don’t need to have any prior experience working with electricity or doing carpentry work either, as the program is simplified so that anyone can create their own mini solar panel system – no expensive equipment or tools required.

Backyard Revolution Review

What is Backyard Revolution?

New studies conducted by MIT researchers discovered that a traditional solar panel system waste approximately 85-95% of the solar energy they receive. However, they also found that when solar panels are placed in a zigzag pattern, there was almost zero energy wasted, resulting in more power generated and less space required for the system. 

Backyard Revolution is an online program that teaches you how to build a mini solar panel system for your home based on the information collected by MIT researchers. With it, you learn how to create a zigzag patterned solar panel system that only requires 5% surface area but that is powerful enough to feed a large amount of energy into your home; enough energy that you can save up to 65% on your electricity bills.

With Backyard Revolution, you receive step-by-step tutorials that guide you through the process from start to finish. It uses basic equipment and materials that are easy to find and affordable to obtain if you don’t already have them in your home. All of the steps use simple terms to ensure a stress-free, easy-to-understand experience with pictures, diagrams, shopping lists, video tutorials, lists and verbal and written instructions.  It also comes with four free bonuses, which are:

  • Free Bonus #1: Evatac Taclite
  • Free Bonus #2: How to Protect Your Homestead in case of an EMP
  • Free Bonus #3: How to Build Your Energy Stockpile
  • Free Bonus #4: Alternative Electric Energy Sources for Your Homestead

To begin, you simply purchase the program and download the material onto your tech device for instant access and a convenient building experience. The program is also backed by a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee, so you can give it a try risk-free. This is ample time to build as many solar panel systems as you want, as one typically only takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

Backyard Revolution Download Page
How the download page for Backyard Revolution looks like.
This is where you will access the program’s materials.

Who is the Creator of Backyard Revolution?

The creator of Backyard Revolution is Zack Bennett, who created this program after his home was burglarized during a major power outage. Desperate to ensure the safety of his home and family, Zack started looking into reliable energy sources. Unfortunately, once he saw the cost of solar panel systems, he knew it wasn’t a purchase he was able to make. This is when he began reading into MIT research that supported the exact concept that you learn how to implement with this program. After successfully creating it himself and for many other people for a fraction of the cost, Zack put this guide together to help others do the same.

Summary of Backyard Revolution

Backyard Revolution is a powerful program (pardon the pun) that simplifies the process of building a mini solar panel system so that anyone can create their own renewable energy source for a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional. Unlike other programs, this one jumps right into the process providing you with all of the steps and information needed to begin. This comes with detailed material and tool lists, diagrams and photos that show you what each tool, material and step looks like, blueprints, written instructions and video tutorials that guide you through the process. You’ll even find links to online stores where you can pick up the exact item needed.  All of the instructions have been separated and simplified into a step-by-step process that can be used by anyone, even if they have zero prior electrical or carpentry experience.

Here is a more detailed look at how the program and steps are separated for an easy and organized experience:  

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: List of Tools
  • Chapter 2: List of Materials
  • Chapter 3: Parts Dimensions
  • Chapter 4: The Assembly/Building Process in Drawings
  • Chapter 5: The Assembly/Building Process in Pictures
  • Chapter 6: Position of the Pieces Related to the Overall Assembly
  • Chapter 7: Wiring
  • Chapter 8: Connection to the House
    • Battery Bank
    • Connecting to the House

The main manual of the program includes the full tutorial – from start to finish. The chapters are placed in sequence, so you can easily follow along and complete each in order as you go. For example, you will want to complete chapters 1 and 2 (the tools and materials) before heading onto the rest. This manual also includes a variety of tables and diagrams that show you exactly what to get, so you know what to look for when picking up your materials, the quantity needed, and what materials to use for each step. It’s all laid out for you in an organized guide and there are even links to recommended places to pick up the materials.

Backyard Revolution Table of Contents
The table of contents for Backyard Revolution PDF.

Video Tutorial #1

The first video tutorial provided is an approximately 20-minute video guide that goes through each step with it. You receive additional tips well throughout the program, such as how to drill to prevent the wood from cracking or how to make the wood sturdier with one extra step. As you watch each step, you also receive verbal instructions that explain the step being watched. This helps you follow along as you go.

Video Tutorial #2

The second video is approximately 20-minutes as well, and it includes the final steps of the video guide. Like the first one, you’ll be able to see each step being completed and hear verbal cues along the way. You receive additional tips along the way, such as the recommended angle to install the solar panels for easy maintenance and replacement, as needed.

The Verdict

Advantages of the Program

The first thought people have when they think about installing a solar panel system is that they’re too expensive, too large or too difficult. With Backyard Revolution, all of these issues are addressed as it offers you an affordable, easy way to build a solar panel system for your home – and one that only takes up 5% surface area. It’s based on MIT research and has the power to generate enough energy that you can reduce your electricity bill by up to 65%.

The program not only makes solar panel systems affordable, it also makes them easy. All of the steps are simplified into terms and steps that anyone can understand even if they have no electrical or carpentry experience. Each step comes with detailed instructions, material and tool lists, diagrams, photos and videos that guide you along the way. The digital download also means that you have all of the steps right on your tech device, making it super convenient and easy to use on-the-go, whether it’s to the hardware store or to a cabin in the backwoods. You can also try it out risk-free, as the program is backed by a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Disadvantage of the Program

The program can be downloaded as a written PDF guide, which is great for convenience and easy access wherever your solar panel building skills take you. However, this is the only way it is available; there is no physical hardcopy mailed out to you. As an alternative, you can always print off the downloaded copy at home.


Backyard Revolution is a revolutionary program that teaches people how to easily create their own mini solar panel system for a fraction of the cost of purchasing one. It’s a straight forward system that jumps right into the tutorial without missing any crucial steps or safety measures. Anyone can use it, as the instructions are carefully written to ensure an easy-to-understand guide for everyone, including those who have zero electrical or carpentry skills. Best of all, you only need 5% surface area, can build it for approximately $200 in materials, and you can save a whole lot of money moving forward. The 60 Day Money Back Guarantee also allows you to give it a go, risk-free! You just can’t go wrong with that.

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Will I be able to use this program if I don’t have any electrical or carpentry skills?

Yes. Backyard Revolution was designed specifically so that anyone can build their own mini solar panel system even if they have zero electrical or carpentry skills. This is done by providing simplified building plans that use terms, measurements and detailed steps that break down the process – step-by-step in both video and written manuals. If you are unsure, you can hire a professional to complete the steps you aren’t comfortable with and you’d still be saving a significant amount of money compared to if you hired a solar panel company to install their design.

Will the solar panels provide power directly to my home?

Yes. The solar panel system is designed to collect the energy from the solar cells and store it in batteries, which is then sent through an inverter and finally, into your home.

How much power will this solar panel system generate?

The amount of power generated depends on a variety of factors, such as the number of solar cells used and how much sunlight they receive. This might be something to keep in mind when you start putting the Backyard Revolution into action. However, the program is also scalable, meaning you can always add on more solar cells as needed if you’d like to generate more energy. So, you can start small (you only need 5% surface area) and see how that works for you. If you’d like more, you can easily build onto it without taking up too much space.

What will it cost me to get all of the materials needed for the solar panel system?

The exact cost highly depends on where you purchase your materials and the size of the system you want to build. However, the average cost is around $200 to grab all supplies. This can seem slightly high at first but think of it as a long-term investment that allows you to see significant savings over time.Final Product

What type of measurements are used in the program?

The schematics are available in US measurements and metrics.

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