Kits are a great way to
begin any do-it-yourself solar project, as they allow you purchase
everything you’ll need at one time and usually come with detailed
instructions on how to put the kit together. There are many different
types of kit available from residential and light commercial kits to
kits for your boat or RV.
Solar energy kits are
usually much cheaper
than purchasing the components individually, although they don’t allow
you the freedom to customize your solar generating system. However,
even if you want a custom solar system, a kit is still a great way to
at least begin pricing your solar system so you don’t overpay for the
|Types of Solar Power Kits
for Residential Use
Grid tie solar kits are
the most common type of solar energy kit available. They are used to
tie your solar unit into the electric grid. This means that any power
you produce but don’t directly consume is sent to the electric company.
With a grid tie kit, if you produce more energy than you consume, then
the power company will pay you for the excess energy you produced,
although usually it is only in
the form of a credit on your electricity
bill. With these kits, the energy produced during the day will be sent
to the grid, and you’ll be consuming energy from the grid during times
when your solar unit isn’t generating electricity.
grid solar energy kits
differ from grid tie kits in that the energy you produce is stored
directly in your own system through the use of a
These kits are very useful for locations where there is no power grid
available, or for people who want to completely live off the grid. They
are the perfect choice for any remote
or rural cabin or home.
While you won’t be able to
earn money from the energy you produce, you will still be able to store
and consume as much energy as your solar panels can produce. The
benefit of having a battery is that it will store the energy you create
so you’ll still be able to consume electricity at night when your
system isn’t producing power.
What is Included in a
Solar Power Kit?
All solar kits come with
at least one solar panel, a solar
inverter, and all of the necessary
electrical components you’ll need such as wire, cable, disconnects, and
power boxes. Off grid kits also come with a rechargeable battery to
allow you to store the energy your system produces. All good kits also
come with a detailed instruction manual, usually making the
of your solar unit a very simple process that can be
completed in less than a day.
Benefits of Purchasing a
Solar Energy Kit
The main benefit of
purchasing a solar power generating kit is in their simplicity. If you
wish to install your own solar unit, you’ll need to purchase each piece
of the solar unit individually, while checking to make sure each piece
is compatible with one another. Kits come with everything you need to
quickly start generating solar energy.
There are hundreds of
different kits available to fit any need. Some kits require more
technical knowledge and should still be installed by a professional,
while there are also many do it yourself kits available as well. There
are even so-called “plug
and play” kits available where all you need to
do is place the solar panels in the sun and connect the cords. This
type of kit can be producing energy less than an hour after you receive
|Other Types of Solar Power
You can purchase an RV
which is able to provide all the energy you’ll need to live comfortable
inside your RV or motor home. These kits come with solar panels than
can be mounted directly on top of the RV and all of the other
components you will need. Many traditional kits can be used on an RV,
however often this voids their warranty if they are damaged while
connected to an RV.
By purchasing a kit
specifically designed for motor homes, you can be sure that it will
function perfectly in any situation, so no matter where the road takes
you, you can be confident knowing you’ll always have
sure to pay close attention when purchasing an RV kit, as many are
designed for RV’s that already
have an inverter in them. Check your RV
owner’s manual to determine whether or not your vehicle comes with a
built-in power inverter.
Anyone who owns a
knows all about having to keep your boats batteries charged, especially
if you use a smaller electric motor at times.
With marine solar kits
as the ever-popular Sunforce
you can generate enough power to always keep your boat’s batteries
fully charged while on water or land. The kits usually come with one or
two solar panels and mounting brackets for attaching them to your
vessel, as well as all of the wiring, fuses, and other components
you’ll need to generate solar power.
The added bonus of these
kits is that they generate much more electricity than smaller marine
solar battery chargers, which makes them ideal for sailboats, yachts,
or any other larger vessel.
They can not only keep
charged, but also produce enough electricity to run any electronic
devices you may have onboard.
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