This off grid solar power system kit provides nearly everything you need to bring 720 Watts of off-grid solar power and storage to a tiny house, food truck, or other small off-grid application. Choose your preferred battery type and solar panel mounting option, and you're on your way!
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The inverter/charger at the heart of this system is a Xantrex Freedom XC 1000, capable of delivering 1000W continuously over 120-volt pure sine wave AC output and handling short surges up to 2000W so even loads with demanding startup requirements - like a refrigerator - can be accommodated. As a 12V battery bank charger, the Freedom XC 1000 offers programmable smart battery management logic to help your batteries last longer, and it can charge dead batteries at 0 volts. Whether in invert or charge mode, it delivers full output even in harsh temperature conditions from -4°F - 104°F.
Working in tandem with the Freedom XC 1000 is a FLEXmax 60 MPPT Charge Controller from OutBack Power, which provides up to 60 amps of 5-stage battery charging from your solar panels.
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 monthly 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.
If this 720-Watt Tiny House 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 also included)
|(2) KiloVault PLC 2100 Advanced AGM Batteries
5' pair 4/0 battery-to-inverter cables
8" 4/0 battery interconnect cable - black
8" 4/0 battery interconnect cable - red
|(1) KiloVault 1200 HLX+ 12V Lithium Battery
5' pair 2/0 battery-to-inverter cables
|Maximum Recommended Depth of Discharge (DoD)||50%||80%|
|# Cycles at Max Recommended DoD||3000||5000|
|Battery Amp-Hours (C/20 Charge Rate)||180 Ah||100 Ah|
|Battery Watt-Hours (C/20 Charge Rate)||2160 Wh||1200 Wh|
|Total Battery Bank Capacity (C/20)||4.32 kWh||1.2 kWh|
|Maximum Useable Capacity
at Max DoD
|2.16 kWh||0.96 kWh|
|Average Cost/kWh Cycle*||$.15||$.18|
|Average Lifespan||8 Years||13 Years|
|Operating Temperature Range||-20° to 45°C||0° to 45°C|
|Weight per Battery||127 lbs||26 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||Metal Roof Mount Option||Shingle Roof Mount Option||Top of Pole Mount Option|
|Kit Includes||IronRidge XR1000 7' Rails, clamps, S-5 Versa Bracket clamps||IronRidge XR1000 7' Rails, clamps, and flashing||Tamarack Top of Pole Solar Panel Mounts. Does not include schedule 40 steel pipe or mechanical tubing needed for the substructure.|
|Weight Tolerance||Up to 90 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.