3Feb

Pushing Solar, Living Our Dream Off-grid With Our Own Electricity

Thursday | Filed in: Off-Grid Solar

Karen Erickson and her husband Ryan dreamed of living away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. With an extraordinary commitment to solar power and energy-efficient lifestyle, the couple is now living their dream lives, off-grid free from the noise of the city.

Living off-grid in this 900 square foot cabin was made possible with a 3000 watt off-grid prefabricated solar kit with backup batteries. Karen and Ryan wanted to hear doves and night owls calling inside their California solar  cabin, not a noisy generator. Solar panels combined with off-grid solar batteries all prebuilt and dropped on site was plug-n-play ready for Ryan to connect to the cabin.

This ground mount solar system has a battery backup to run power at night and is designed for rapid deployment on virtually any surface. The self-contained solar kit is basically plug-n-play with Ryan and Karen having to do minimal work to get it up and producing clean electricity. The Sun Pod solar kits are assembled, tested and shipped complete, ready to power-up on delivery to the project site with minimal effort.

Modular in design, a single prefabricated solar array is expandable with the capabilities to add additional modules later if Karen and Ryan choose to add-on to their cabin.

The prefabricated solar kit can also be designed as grid interactive and can act as an emergency electrical back-up, electrical car charger or off-grid energy source.

Prefabricated, off-grid 22 foot standard Solar Sun Pod Specs:

12 250-watt Mono PV Modules 3,000 watts DC (STC) Pre-assembled tested and delivered on site. You must have access to the final location or have a means to place the solar module. (Crane?)

1 Midnight Solar E-Panel with 4048 Magnum Off-grid pure sine wave inverter (4,000-watts power output). Magnum solar energy inverter / chargers is always the first on our list simply because they are so dependable and one of the few products that are still made in the USA. We are not a big fan when coupled with our solar kits, but if you like, automatic generator start controls are available. The Magnum Energy MS4448 120/240V Series Inverter/Charger is a pure sine wave inverter designed specifically for the most demanding renewable energy applications. The MS-AE Series is powerful, easy-to-use and cost-effective.

Off-grid Pre-assembled Solar Kit With Batteries $27,340.00

Off-grid Pre-assembled Solar Kit With Batteries $27,340.00

1 Outback 80-amp MTTP Solar Charge Controller

1 NEMA 3 Solar Inverter box with lock EMA 3R electrical junction box. This style of weatherproof enclosure provides protection against falling rain, sleet, snow, and external ice formation leaving no chance for a broken seal. The solar inverter box shown has hasps for padlocking.

4 MK Deep Cycle Seals AGM Solar batteries 210aH each 48v bank (12,000 watts) Advanced American Technology and the use of them most modern computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques combine to make MK Battery’s Sealed AGM batteries the standard by which all other AGM solar batteries are measured.

MK Battery Features

100% Maintenance-Free
Computer-Cast Power Path Grids
Proprietary Plate Formation Process
Exclusive Weld Seals
Exclusive Ultra Premium Sealing Valve
Over 250 Quality Checks
Dual-Purpose Design Yields Deep Cycle Service and High Rate Performance

This powerful off-grid solar kit with battery backup sells for $27,340.00 plus delivery outside of California.

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