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290 Off-Grid Solar Kit BP1800141

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  • 290 Watt Off-Grid Solar Kit
  • This expandable neat off-grid DC kit means you can turn off that noisy smelly generator and run your DC lights and pump with clean quiet off grid solar power. The 290 watt panels assures you years of service with a 25 year module guarantee. Expandable up to 3 panels means your system can grow with your off-grid requirements powering computers, stereo, lights or TV. Blue Pacific solar only uses compatible time tested equipment. No cheap solar products that are not UL listed or code compliant in our warehouses.
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290 watt DC Solar Power Systems

Model Part Number Solar Output Watts (STC) # Solar Panels Daily Output Based On 5 Hours Sun Per Day Type Shipping Weight
290 Watt Kit BP1800141 290  1  1,450 (STC) Off-Grid 93 lbs.


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We decided to take a different approach when we put this system together. By using a single high voltage 290 watt solar panel, we were able to come up with a competitively priced starter off-grid DC kit that you can expand up to 3 panels per Morningstar Prostar PS-30M charge controller. To do this we had to go to a 23V battery system then include a 24V to 12V DC converter since most DC systems work off 12V. Overcurrent protection is supplied with a Midnite solar MNPV-3 combiner box.

This expandable system has a 25 year guaranteed UL listed solar panel, listed combiner box and we supply all the connectors from the panel to the box. Blue Pacific Solar will supply you with the 1 - Line Drawing; Full Instructive Three-Line Diagram of Entire DC Circuit, as Well as AC Lines to Your Main Panel. to hook it all up. You supply the brow sweat and save yourself thousands of dollars over the cost of hiring a contractor to install your system. ground mount

What's On the Truck:

  • 1 TP672P-290W 290 Watt Solar Panel Talesun (Equal or better)
  • 1 Morningstar Prostar PS-30M Charge Controller
  • 1 Samlex IDC-100B-12 24V to 12v DC-DC Converter
  • 1 MidNite MNPV-3, 3 Position Combiner Box 150V
  • 1 MNEPV-15 15 amp DC Breaker 150VDC DIN, 13mm
  • 1 10 AWG - 30' Cable Extension
  • 1 Line Drawing
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Optional Deep Cycle Battery Choices; Trojan / UPG / Rolls

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Choose the off-grid battery option that best fits your needs. The size of the battery bank you choose depends on the amount of power you require (Watts), the amount of time each day you expect to run your appliances, equipment and lights, and your location or available sunlight. As a rule-of-thumb, when considering batteries off-grid, use 3 days of autonomy (No Sun) as a minimum and 50% depth of discharge for your battery bank.

Item #   Volt Amp Hour (20Hr Rate) Data WTY 48V Battery Bank Watt Hours Price per Watt Price EA  
Flooded Lead Acid
BP4001937 agm battery 6V 225 Ah battery cell 2 YRbattery warranty 8 / T105RE
= 10,800 Wh
Flooded Lead Acid
BP4001967 agm battery 6V 325 Ah battery cell 5 YRtrojan warranty 8 L16RE-A
= 15,600 Wh
Sealed AGM
BP9996646 agm battery 6V 200 Ah battery cell 1 YRupg warranty 8 / UB-GC
= 9,600 Wh
Sealed AGM
BP9946055 surrett S-460AGM 6V 415 Ah agm battery 5 YRserette warranty 8 / S6-460
= 19,200 Wh
Flooded Lead Acid
BP4002113 surrett 530ah 2V 1050 Ah battery cell 7 YRrolls warranty 24 / S6-460
= 50,400 Wh


Battery Cable Pairs (RED/Black) Length Color Part # Price  
 2/0 - Battery Cables 12"  1 Red/1 Blackcables BP9850022
 2/0 - Battery Cables 18"  1 Red/1 Blackbattery cables BP9850012


Optional Roof or Ground Rack Part # Price  
1 Set Basic IronRidge Ground Racking Option D (6 Rack Sets Required for 6 Solar Panels) ironridge solar racks
 BP6932304solar ground rack
1 Set Basic IronRidge Roof Mount Racking Option D (6 Rack Sets Required for 6 Solar Panels) ironridge solar racks
 BP6932304solar roof rack


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**Freight Shipping is Dock to Dock


In circumstances where we have to ship by freight, free or otherwise, that means dock to commercial dock (not residential) to any of the lower 48 states. If the customer does not specify a local commercial dock that is available, we will ship to the nearest terminal where the shipment will be held for will call pick up by the customer. If you choose to have your order shipped to your residence, most orders require special handling for unloading and the pallet has to be transferred to a truck with a lift gate. In most cases, truck freight companies do NOT require their drivers to unload shipments. An additional "Residential" as well as a "Lift Gate" special handling fee will apply if the driver unloads the merchandise to the curb at your residence. The special handling fee is $89.00 and is available at checkout. If you have selected this add on service, the shipping carrier will call and schedule delivery of your solar kit, (provided the weight and dimensions of the product fits the criteria for lift gate service). You can avoid the residential and lift gate fees by arranging a "Will Call" pickup at the closest freight company terminal. In that case, you will need a pickup truck, a copy of the bill of laden, and a photo ID. When you arrive at the freight company terminal, the freight company will load your order into the bed of the truck with their forklift. The most common pallet size = 65" X 44" (Height depends on Product). Be sure and check for hidden damage.

*Solar Panel

Talesun 290 Watt Solar Panels (*Equal or Better, Subject to Availability)
Open Circuit Voltage (VOC) 44.3 Volts
Maximum Operating Voltage (Vmp) 36.6 Volts
Short Circuit Current (Isc) 8.75 Amps
Maximum Power Current-IMP (A) 8.15 Amps
Maximum Power at STC (Pmax) 290 Wp
Maximum System Voltage 600 VDC
Short-circuit current temperature coefficient (Isc) +0.05%˚C
Open-circuit voltage temperature coefficient (Voc) -0.321%/˚C
Peak power temperature coefficient -0.445%/C
Power tolerance +/- 5%
Weight 58 lbs
Surface Maximum Burden Weight .28 lbs/sq. inch (30m/s, 200kg/sq.m)
Front Glass 0.13 inch tempered glass
Junction Box Type IP65 rated SMK Locking Connector MC4
Dimensions 77.165" × 38.9764" × 1.9685"

MorningStar PS Series Charge Controller Specifications

Model   PS-15 PS-15M PS-15M-48V PS-15M-48V-PG PS-30 PS-30M PS-30M-PG
Description   ProStar-15 Amp (12/24 Volt) ProStar-15 Amp with Meter (12/24 Volt) ProStar-15 Amp with meter (48 Volt) ProStar-15 Amp with meter (48 Volt, positive ground) ProStar-30 amp (12/24 Volt) ProStar-30 Amp with Meter (12/24 Volt) ProStar-30 Amp with Meter (12/24 Volt, positive ground)
Solar Rating   15 Amps 15 Amps 15 Amps 15 Amps 30 Amps 30 Amps 30 Amps
Load Rating   15 Amps 15 Amps 15 Amps 15 Amps 30 Amps 30 Amps 30 Amps
System Voltage   12 / 24 Volts 12 / 24 Volts 48 Volts 48 Volts 12 / 24 Volts 12 / 24 Volts 12 / 24 Volts
Start Date   July 2001 July 2001 July 2001 July 2001 July 2001 July 2001 July 2001
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MorningStar Charge Controller Documents & Manuals

12v MorningStar PS-30M Data Manual
24v MorningStar PS-30M Charge Controller Installation Manual

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NOTE, IMPORTANT 290 Watt Off Grid Solar Kit INSTALLATION: (OK, here is the scary legal disclaimer.) It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that all products are installed and operated in accordance with local and national building codes as specific by the NEC (National Electric Code), UBC (Uniform Building Code) or IBC (International Building Code) and local utility company policy. These codes may vary from city to city and county to county. All off-grid solar installations should be permitted and inspected, where required, by  the local inspection authority in the same manner as other equivalent electrical systems. One last thing. It is always a good idea to contract with a local licensed electrician to at least do the final electrical connection of your 290 Watt Off Grid Solar Kit from the AC disconnect to your home utility breaker box. Some local permitting authorities require that a licensed electrician do all the wiring from the rack to the utility interconnect. If you need help with the permitting documents for your 290 Watt Off Grid Solar Kit package, we are here for you. Solar permit service add on is available at checkout.