This off grid solar power system kit provides nearly everything you need to bring 5.76kW of off-grid solar power and battery storage to a home, cabin, or any other remote location. Choose your preferred battery type and solar panel mounting option, and you're on your way! Note that you can also integrate a wind turbine into this system, which complements the solar panels perfectly.
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The heart of this system is a pre-wired Sol-Ark 5K Inverter/Charger. It incorporates a battery-based inverter, charge controller, display with remote monitoring, auto generator start, load center with breakers, rapid shutdown, and WiFi connectivity all in a single indoor/outdoor-rated housing - and pre-wired for you!
The answer starts with knowing how much power you need on a daily basis in kilowatt-hours (our load calculator can help with this; divide the number it gives you in Watt-hours by 1000 to get kilowatt-hours, or kWh).
Compare your daily kWh needs to the map here, which shows the amount of daily kWh this system's solar panels will produce if installed at an optimal tilt during the time of year when there's the least amount of sun. If your needs exceed the solar potential shown for your area on the map, check out our larger off-grid solar power system kits or call us at 800-919-2400.
If this 5.76 kW Off Grid Residential Solar Power System is appropriately sized for your needs, then it's time to consider which battery storage and solar panel mounting options you want to use with it. The tables below compare each of these options.
|Battery Type||KiloVault 2100 PLC Advanced AGM Battery||KiloVault HLX+ Lithium Battery|
|# of Batteries in Kit
(Necessary cables, access also included)
|(12) KiloVault 2100Wh 12V Advanced AGM Batteries||(4) KiloVault 3600 HLX+ 12V Lithium Batteries|
|Maximum Recommended Depth of Discharge (DoD)||50%||80%|
|# Cycles at Max Recommended DoD||3000||5000|
|Battery Amp-Hours (C/20 Charge Rate)||180 Ah||300 Ah|
|Battery Watt-Hours (C/20 Charge Rate)||2160 Wh||3600 Wh|
|Total Battery Bank Capacity (C/20)||25.9 kWh||14.4 kWh|
|Maximum Useable Capacity
at Max DoD
|12.96 kWh||11.5 kWh|
|Average Cost/kWh Cycle*||$.16||$.15|
|Average Lifespan||8 Years||13 Years|
|Operating Temperature Range||-20° to 45°C||0° to 45°C|
|Weight per Battery||127 lbs||88 lbs|
|Warranty||5 Years||7.5 Years|
|Country of Origin||China||China|
|Pros||Advanced Pure Lead Carbon technology improves charge / discharge.
Avg cost up front.
Modular and lightweight.
Safe, non-toxic, and environmentally benign.
No cooling or ventilation needed.
Lowest lifetime cost.
|Cons||Replacement costs (~3X over life of solar system).||Highest up front cost.|
*Average Cost/kWh Cycle = (Avg Price Battery/(# Cycles x DoD X Wh)) x 1000
|Mounting Type||Roof Mount Option||Ground Mount Option||Top of Pole Mount Option|
|Kit Includes||IronRidge XR100 11' Rails, clamps, and flashing||IronRidge XR1000 14' Rails, clamps, and caps/connectors. Does not include schedule 40 steel pipe or mechanical tubing needed for the substructure.||2x MT Solar 9 Module Mount, IronRidge XR1000 11' Rails, clamps. Does not include schedule 40 steel pipe or mechanical tubing needed for the substructure.|
|Weight Tolerance||Up to 70 PSF||Up to 90 PSF||Up to 50 PSF|
The exact solar panels used in your kit may depend on what's available to us and what's best suited to your needs.