Off-Grid & Grid-Tie 5940 Watt Solar Kit
Shipping Note: Some items in this kit must ship by truck freight. If you have any questions or concerns about shipping methods, please email us or give us a call.
Notice: In some areas of the country, it is not permitted for an unqualified person to install electrical equipment to the utility grid in a home or other dwelling or structure. It could result in severe penalties and/or fines. Be sure to check your local electrical codes and regulations before installing this system. You may need to hire a licensed electrician in order to pass an electrical inspection.
Note: This system conforms to NEC-2014 and NEC-2017 for Rapid Shutdown of PV systems, for AC and DC conductors. This system can be made to comply with 2017 intermodular rapid shutdown requirements using additional MidNite Solar MNLSOB modules.
Note: Every solar system installation is different. While this kit contains almost everything you need, you will have to provide some of your own materials. For example, you may want to purchase some wire nuts for splicing wire (you may or may not need to splice wire depending upon your installation). You may also need to upgrade your kilowatt-hour meter or add an additional meter if your local electrical code requires it. This kit does NOT come with any mounts for the solar panels. There are many different types of mounts that can meet your needs depending on what type of system you want.The most popular mounts for this type of system is a rail mount setup. Some of our customers prefer top-of-pole mounts and some prefer to build their own. If you need help choosing a mount for this kit, please contact us and we can determine which mount will best meet your needs and requirements.
This kit is one of the easiest way to get started with an off-grid or grid-tie solar system. It comes with 5940 Watts in REC brand solar panels. A OutBack Power SBX5048-120/240 5000 Watt SkyBox Inverter. Surrette battery S6 L16-HC Flooded 6 Volts 445 Amp-hour. Outback Power OBFRS-01 FireRaptor Rapid Shutdown unit. The OutBack Power SkyBox Kits are not designed for expansion. If you need the option to grow your system at a later date, please contact us and we can custom design a system that will allow you to produce more power.
The OutBack Power SkyBox makes smart solar simple with an advanced technology single-box design, and represents a breakthrough in the field of advanced power conversion, processing and control. The fully integrated design of the SkyBox system eliminates external charge controllers and communication boxes, significantly cutting installation time and cost. Ease-of-installation makes this energy solution ideal for installers interested in following the market’s move towards battery-based systems.
The Rolls batteries can be used for both off-grid and grid-tie systems with battery backup. When using the batteries for off-grid installations, be sure your system is properly designed to bring the battery bank to a full charge within the limited number of sunlight hours for your region. If the batteries are not fully charged on a regular basis, you run the risk of discharging the battery bank beyond the 50% limit. This is what leads to warped plates and reduced amp-hour capacity.
- REC 330 Watt Solar Panel: 20-year product warranty, 25-year linear power warranty
- OutBack SkyBox: 5-year warranty
- Rolls Surrette batteries: 3-year warranty