Solar Kits

Solar Kits

These solar kits include panels, wiring, and charge controllers. They can be paired with a battery of your choice. An inverter can also be added if desired. These kits are designed for a wide variety of user configurations. For kits that include a battery and inverter as well as panels, controller, and cables, see our "Complete Solar Kits" category.

Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Kits

A: An offgrid solar kit is a self-contained system that includes all the necessary components to generate, store, and distribute electricity from the sun. It typically includes solar panels, a battery bank, charge controller, inverter, and any necessary cables or connectors.

A: Offgrid solar kits are a great solution for those who live in remote areas where traditional grid power is not available or unreliable. They can also be a cost-effective alternative to connecting to the grid, especially in areas with high electricity costs.

A: The size of your offgrid solar kit will depend on your electricity needs. You should consider the amount of power you use daily, the number of appliances you need to power, and the length of time you will be off the grid. It's recommended to consult with a professional to ensure that you get the right size system for your needs.

A: Offgrid solar kits require minimal maintenance. It's important to keep the solar panels clean and free of debris to ensure they're operating at peak efficiency. The battery bank may require occasional maintenance, such as checking the water levels and ensuring proper ventilation.

A: Yes, most offgrid solar kits are designed to be expandable. You can add more solar panels or other components to your system as your needs change or your budget allows. To expand a battery bank, you must start with a lithium ion battery and only expand as per manufacturer guidelines. Traditional lead-acid battery banks cannot be expanded over time, and therefore must be sized to account for future needs.

A: Offgrid solar kits are designed to last for many years, with the solar panels typically having a lifespan of 25-30 years. The battery bank will need to be replaced eventually, with a lifespan of 5-15 years depending on the type of battery and usage.

A: Yes, offgrid solar kits are designed to provide backup power during a power outage. However, it's important to ensure that your system is properly sized to meet your needs during an outage and that you have a plan for powering essential appliances and devices.