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Off Grid Solar Packages

Because of cheap, incomplete solar “packages” flooding the market by mass marketers of Chinese junk, we have been requested by our readers to provide a quality “everything in the box” kit, with detailed DIY instructions for installation and maintenance. We have provided these proven kits to the Caribbean, off grid hunting camps, and less developed countries where electricity, water, and other services are intermittent or non existent. Some of these systems run unattended for 6 or more months of the year, and have been in place for 5 or more years without disruption. All kits come with our complete electronic library of solar, wind, and rainwater harvesting ebooks.

The first step to buying a solar pv kit is to know your power consumption. For a whole house, this is on your electric bill, listed as your monthly kWh consumption. Divide by 30 to get a average daily consumption, then look at the packages below for a daily production that fits that range. For doing room at a time projects, use A Kill-A-Watt meter to determine the consumption of devices in that room, then pick the package that fits.

We list the raw wattage of the system, and the expected daily kWh production for 2 extremes, low end (NY – 2 full sun hours daily in winter) and high end of solar availability (Anguilla – 6 full sun hours daily in winter). Most folks will fall somewhere in between. You can determine your daily and monthly averages at http://www.wunderground.com/calculators/solar.html

Kit #1 (RV optimized) (200 watt, .4 – 1.2 kWh daily)
1 200 watt panel
1 15 amp solar charge controller
2 12v AGM battery (100 ah)
1 300 watt SW inverter
1 wire, fuse, and connector kit
Trimetric Battery Monitor Kit

$2299 (S&H Not Included)

Kit #1 can at minimum (NY), power 10 of our LED lighting kits for 10 hours and our 12v cistern water pump for daily washing and cooking.

Kit #2 (400 watt, .8 – 2.4 kWh daily)
2 200 watt panels
1 30 amp solar charge controller
4 12v AGM battery (100 ah)
1 300 watt SW inverter
1 wire, fuse, and connector kit
Trimetric Battery Monitor

$3599 (S&H Not Included)

Kit #2 can at minimum (NY), power 10 of our LED lighting kits for 10 hours, our 12v cistern water pump for daily washing and cooking, and a laptop computer or small LCD TV for 4 hours or so.

Kit #3 (600 watt, 1.2 – 3.6 kWh daily)
3 200 watt panels
2 30 amp solar charge controllers
6 12v AGM battery (100 ah)
2 300 watt SW inverters
1 wire, fuse, and connector kit
Trimetric Battery Monitor

$5199 (S&H Not Included)

Kit #3 can at minimum (NY), power 10 of our LED lighting kits for 10 hours, our 12v cistern water pump for daily washing and cooking, and a laptop computer or small LCD TV for 8 hours or so.

Kit #4 (800 watt, 1.6 – 4.8 kWh daily)
4 200 watt panels
2 30 amp solar charge controllers
8 12v AGM battery (100 ah)
1 2000 watt SW inverter/charger/transfer switch (for gen kit)
1 wire, fuse, and connector kit
Trimetric Battery Monitor

$7499 (S&H Not Included)

Kit #4 can at minimum (NY), power 10 of our LED lighting kits for 10 hours, our 12v cistern water pump for daily washing and cooking, a laptop computer or small LCD TV for 6 hours or so, and 2 ceiling fans for 6 hours or efficient fridge.

Kit #5 (1000 watt, 2 – 6 kWh daily)
5 200 watt panels
3 30 amp solar charge controllers
10 12v AGM battery (100 ah)
1 2000 watt SW inverter/charger/transfer switch (for gen kit)
1 wire, fuse, and connector kit
Trimetric Battery Monitor

$8699 (S&H Not Included)

Kit #5 can at minimum (NY), power 10 of our LED lighting kits for 10 hours, our 12v cistern water pump for daily washing and cooking, and a laptop computer or small LCD TV for 6 hours or so and a efficient fridge.

Portability Kit
Electronics packaging optimized for portability, either appliance dolly or wagon mounted. Not as appropriate for kits 3-5.

$199 (S&H Not Included)

12v LED Lighting Kit (2w – 100 lumen)
Perfect for task lighting, these lights consume very little power, produce very little heat, and last almost forever in extreme conditions.

$37 (S&H Not Included)

12v Water Pump Kit (contains wire, fuse, and disconnect)
for cisterns or water barrels – $199 (S&H Not Included)
for wells up to 30′ deep – $550 (Motor & S&H Not Included)

Generator Charging Kit
Contains a Honda powered generator, wiring and a 3 stage battery charger for kits 1-3, or just the generator and wiring for kits 4 & 5.

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