Most Popular Off-Grid Solar Kits
|System||Part No.||Array Size (STC)||Daily Production Estimate||Panels||Price|
|4 Solarland SLP175S-12 Silver Mono 12 Volt Solar Panels|| |
|24 Canadian Solar 315 watt Module Black MC4 CS3K-315MS - 35mm Frame Solar Panels|| |
We assemble, wire, and test all the parts necessary to run your off-grid system right in our warehouse. Our designers are pros at building flexible systems that can be expanded if your energy needs change down the road.
Batteries make off-grid solar possible. Without access to the utility grid, you need a reliable way to store the energy you generate for later use.
Your battery bank keeps your appliances running — even at night or during winter, when the sun isn’t shining. It’s critical to build a battery bank that can store enough energy to get you through off-peak production periods. Our available battery banks come packaged with the capacity to get the job done.
There are three battery types commonly used for off-grid solar:
US-made batteries from a leading lead acid manufacturer. Crown CR430 batteries feature high capacity and a 3-year warranty at a competitive price. Crown’s Snap Caps are included to help extend maintenance intervals between adding water.
Fullriver batteries are optimized for long life and high reserve capacity in the most demanding off-grid applications. Maintenance-free AGM batteries are ideal for installations where regular maintenance isn’t possible. Fullriver backs their DC-series batteries with a leading 7-year warranty.
Discover’s Lithium batteries are an advanced storage system optimized for the longest lifespan, faster recharge, and high efficiency. Discover uses Lithium Iron Phosphate technology (also called LFP or LiFePO4) which is robust, safe, and offers the longest lifespan of any off-grid battery.
Don't be shy. If you’re still not sure how many batteries you need or any other question about your off-grid solar design, give us a call. Our experienced Solar Technicians would be happy to answer any questions you have.
Simply put, panels absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity.
We hand-select panels that are compatible with the batteries, power centers and other components packaged with your off-grid system. We double-check the math on voltage, amperage and string size to make sure you don’t damage your components.
Where possible, we feature US-made panels with warranties that eclipse the industry standard. Your off-grid system runs 24/7, so your panels should be as reliable as possible. We’ve got you covered.
Affordable solar panels from a global leader in PV manufacturing. Canadian Solar is one of the largest producers of PV cells and modules. Their SuperPower mono PERC solar panels offer improved efficiency and reliability.
A power center is a pre-wired off-grid inverter system with everything you need to get started: inverter, charge controller, remote control, and circuit breakers.
We assemble power centers in-house and test them on our workbench to make sure everything works the first time and every time. Once the power center passes our internal tests, we label the final connection points for you to make installation as easy as possible.
Most of our power centers have extra components for monitoring and protection. Accessories like battery monitors and surge suppressors help you keep an eye on your system to ensure it runs smoothly.
Reliable backup generator for supplemental power for off-grid cabins and homes. Includes 12kW Kohler generator plus accessories.
Backup generator for larger off-grid power requirements, dual 14kW generators combine for up to 28kW of AC output power. The PowerSync Module controls both generators, running on one when possible to save fuel, or in the event of a failure.
Don’t get lost in the nitty gritty details. We’ll help you build a power center with monitoring tools to keep your system purring.
Once you have the components, you’ll need to mount them in place.
We offer several racking solutions to mount your system. Ground mounts can be aligned at the perfect angle to get the most output from your panels. Roof mounts are more cost-effective because they take advantage of your existing roof structure.
Roof-mounted systems need flashings or clamps to attach to your roof top. We do not include these in our packages because the product you choose depends on the type of roof you have.
Here’s what we recommend, based on your roofing material:
Ground mounts allow you to install panels anywhere on your property. The panels can be installed to face directly into the sun during peak hours, which ensures your system is as efficient as possible.
You can also mount your system on adjustable pole mounts. These work well in high snow regions because you can raise your system off the ground where snow accumulates. You can also adjust pole mounts to a steeper tilt angle, which helps shed your panels shed snow in the winter.
Pole mounts cost more than a fixed ground mount, but work wonders in the right situation.
Todd built his own 3 kW solar system to power his Northern California home, where he lives off the grid with his wife and children. Todd and the rest of the Wholesale Solar team are here to answer any questions you have about designing a system that will fit your needs. Give us a call—we’re here to help.
Use our solar cost calculator to judge where an off-grid system fits in your budget. Calculate your appliance needs or punch in your monthly energy use. We’ll estimate how much it will cost to build a system that covers your energy needs.
Of course, the calculator can only give you a ballpark figure. It’s challenging to account for usage peaks and lulls in production, especially in an off-grid setting. Our design techs can help you anticipate these challenges and build a solution to keep you running year-round.
Give us a call or request a quote online to get started.
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