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Off-Grid Home Solar Power Systems

Off-Grid Home Solar Power Systems

An off-grid solar system is designed for the power needs of mid-to-large size homes. Unlike a grid-tie solar system, off-grid systems have no connection with the utility grid, and must make all the electricity necessary for your home.

How off-grid solar systems work

Off-grid solar systems operate from the stored energy in a battery bank. Solar panels are used to keep the battery bank charged. Your off-grid solar system has to be sized properly to support your daily power needs and replace the stored energy pulled from the battery bank.

The custom designed kits below include the major components needed for your off-grid system.

Have questions? Give us a call at 877-878-4060 and talk to one of our solar pros who will work with you to design an off-grid home solar system for you.

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Product Name  Price
  Off-Grid 3.6kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit     Off-Grid 3.6kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit   Off-Grid 3.6kW System KITOFFGRIDBASE1 Off-Grid 3.6kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit $7,670.34
  Off-Grid 4kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit     Off-Grid 4kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit   Off-Grid 4kW System KITOFFGRIDBASEA Off-Grid 4kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit $6,695.13
  Off-Grid 5.4kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit     Off-Grid 5.4kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit   Off-Grid 5.4kW System KITOFFGRIDBASE2 Off-Grid 5.4kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit $11,767.92
  Off-Grid 7.2kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit     Off-Grid 7.2kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit   Off-Grid 7.2kW System KITOFFGRIDBASE3 Off-Grid 7.2kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit $13,867.14
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Off-Grid Solar System and DIY Solar

Soon-to-be Off Gridders! Check out our video library below.

These educational videos provide valuable information to get you started on your life of living off the grid, including: calculating your power needs and choosing components needed for your off-grid home solar system.

Off-grid living is appealing for many reasons. Maybe your utility company is unreliable or power from the utility company in your area is too expensive. Regardless of your reason(s) for going off-grid the first step to determining the best off-grid solar kit for you is to determine how much power you will need to produce and store.

6 Steps to Design a DIY Off Grid Solar Power System

Check out our video that outlines the 6 steps required to design a DIY off-grid solar system. We cover everything you need for a DIY solar powered system.

  • Determining how much power you will need
  • Calculating the amount of battery storage required
  • Calculating the number of solar panels needed for your location
  • Identifying a solar charge controller
  • Selecting an Inverter
  • Balance of System (BoS)

DIY Off-Grid Solar Power System Overview and Wiring

Are you planning on installing your off-grid solar system yourself? That’s great! We’re here to help. In the video above we walk you through wiring your solar system components together for a safe DIY solar installation. You will learn the basic components of an off-grid solar power system, with example schematics. And more importantly, how to safely wire and interconnect everything from your DIY solar panels, charge controller, battery bank, inverter and balance of system.

Using altE's Off Grid Solar Calculator

Confused about where to start sizing an off-grid solar system? We have you covered! In this video we walk you through altE Store's off-grid solar calculator. The altE off-grid calculator is a great place to start planning your system.

The calculator covers everything from the number of solar panels needed to the number of days of autonomy required for your needs. Additionally it takes into account your location of popeer needs.

Using altE's Loads List Calculator

Do you know your power needs? The first step in creating an off-grid DIY solar system is identifying how much power you will need to create and store. To do that you need a detailed load list. Check out this video to learn how to use altE's load list calculator to make sure you properly size your system.

Taking the time and effort to evaluate your power needs ensures you are installing a solar system that meets your needs now and into the future. In addition to making sure you size a system to meet your needs, it's often the case you will identify ways to increase your energy efficiency and reduce waste. Whether it's replacing inefficient lighting or updating older appliances. Going off-grid requires maximum efficiency and identifying ways to become more efficient and reduce waste will make sure you always have the power you need.

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