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Off-Grid 5.4kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit

Off-Grid 5.4kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit
Off-Grid 5.4kW Residential Solar Power System - Base Kit
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Battery Bank Options
Mounting Options
Add-Ons for Qty 2 MT Solar 9 Module Top of Pole Mount, 60-Cell Modules, 8" Pipe
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KITOFFGRIDBASE2 Off-Grid 5.4kW System

Off Grid 5.4kW Solar Power System

Let altE help you with your off grid system and make it easy to decide which one is best for you!

  1. First, you need to decide what your daily power needs are. This will help determine which size system is appropriate for you. If you need help sizing a system for your off grid home, start by checking out our Off Grid System Calculator.
  2. Next, find where you live on the map below. This will show you he amount of daily power, in hours, received each day, on an optimally tilted surface during the time of year when there's the least amount of sun.
  3. Then, what type of energy storage is best for your needs? Do you like low maintenance, lowest cost option, longest cycle life? See the Battery Option chart below to help you decide.
  4. Lastly - how do you want to mount your system? Is your roof in good shape, free from tree/building shadows, and south facing? Or do you have enough open land to do a ground mount or pole mount system? What's your climate where you live- do you have heavy snow loads?

How much power will I get from this system?

5.4kW Insolation Map

  • So if you lived in the Northesast for example, at 8.1 kWh of daily power, you'd get on average 243 kWh of power each month
  • If you lived in Florida, at 14.5kWh of daily power, you'd get on average 435 kWh of power each month
  • Southwest areas of the country, at 17.8kWh of daily power, can get on average 534 kWh of power each month
  • Base Components of this Off Grid System:

    The solar panels and the pre-wired inverter/charge controller system and components are included in the base kit. Battery bank and Mounting solutions are options that you can add on.

    Off-Grid 5.4kW Solar Power System Includes:
    Part Number
    Item Description Quantity
    SolarWorld 300 Watt Solar Panel 18
    50' H4 Connector Cable #10 AWG 2
    100' H4 Connector Cable #10 AWG 4
    Unlock Key H4 Connectors 1
    1/2" Strain Relief, 2 Round Holes/Locknut 6
    1/2" Strain Relief, 1 Round Holes/Locknut 1
    Midnite Solar MNPV6 Combiner Box 1
    20 Amp Din Rail Mount Breaker 6
    Pre-Wired Power Panel - Schneider Conext XW+ 5548 and (2) Midnite Classic 150 MPPT Charge Controllers 1
    Solar Surge Protection Device - 300V DC 2
    altE Battery to Inverter Cables, 4/0 10', Pair 1

     

    For Battery Bank Options, decide from the table below and add to cart above:

    Battery Type Trojan L-16-RE-B Premium Flooded Lead Acid Battery

    Trojan Flooded Battery
    Outback EnergyCell 200NC Sealed AGM Battery

    Outback 200NC Sealed Battery
    SimpliPhi Power Lithium Battery

    SimpliPhi Power Lithium Battery
    Battery Bank Item Code KIT2BATTOPTFLA KIT2BATTOPTAGM KIT2BATTOPTLION
    # of Batteries in Kit
    (Necessary cables/access also included)
    (16) Trojan L-16-RE-B Flooded Lead Acid Batteries (12) Outback 200NC Sealed AGM Batteries (6) SimpliPhi 3.4-48V Lithium Batteries
    Maintenance (Watering) Yes No No
    Maximum Recommended Depth of Discharge (DoD) 50% 50% 80%
    # Cycles at Max Recommended DoD 1600 3000 10000
    Battery Voltage 6V 12V 48V
    Battery Amp-Hours (C/20 Charge Rate) 370 Ah 178 Ah 67 Ah
    Battery Watt-Hours (C/20 Charge Rate) 2220 Wh 2136 Wh 3440 Wh
    Total Battery Bank Capacity (C/20) 35.5 kWh 25.6 kWh 20.6 kWh
    Maximum Useable Capacity
    at Max DoD
    17.76 kWh 12.81 kWh 16.5 kWh
    Average Price Per Battery $359 $499 $3675
    Average Cost/kWh Cycle* $.20 $.16 $.12
    Average Lifespan 7 years 8 Years 15 Years
    Operating Temperature Range -20° to 45°C -23° to 60°C -20° to 60°C
    Weight 118 lbs 131 lbs 75 lbs
    Warranty 2 Years 2 Years 10 Years
    Country of Origin USA China USA
    Pros Smart Carbon technology for 15% improved cycle life.
    Least expensive option up front.
    Nano Carbon technology improves charge/discharge.
    Avg cost up front.
    Maintenance Free.
    Maintenance Free.
    Modular and lightweight.
    Safe, non-toxic,
    environmentally benign.
    No cooling or ventilation needed.
    Lowest lifetime cost.
    Cons Maintenance required (watering).
    Replacement costs (~4X over life of solar system).
    Requires ventilation due to off-gassing.
    Limited to 4 strings in parallel.
    Replacement costs (~4X over life of solar system). Highest up front cost.

    *Average Cost/kWh Cycle = (Avg Price Battery/(# Cycles x DoD X Wh)) x 1000

     

    For Mounting Options, decide from the table below and add to cart above:

    Mounting Type Roof Mount Option

    IronRidge Roof Mount Option
    Ground Mount Option

    IronRidge Ground Mount Option
    Top of Pole Mount Option

    Top of Pole Mount Option
    Mounting Option Item Code KIT2ROOFOPT KIT2GROUNDOPT KITMTSTOP60-92
    Kit Includes IronRidge XR100 11' Rails, clamps, and flashing IronRidge XR1000 11' Rails, clamps, and caps/connectors (Qty 2) MT Solar 9 Module Mount, IronRidge Rails XR1000 11' Rails, Clamps
    Snow Load PSF Up to 70 PSF Up to 90 PSF Up to 50 PSF

    Recommended Add-Ons for this Kit:

    Recommended Add-Ons Wind Option
    Part Number Item Description
    SOUAIR40-48V Primus Air 40 48V Wind Turbine
    SOUAIR-STOPSWCH Primus 3-Position Stop Switch for Wind Turbines
    SOUAIR-TTU-27 Primus 27ft Tilt Up Tower Kit
    SOUAIR-TTU-45 Primus 45ft Tilt Up Tower Kit
    OUTPNL-5-AC/DC 5A 150VDC 120VAC Panel Mount Breaker
    Recommended Add-Ons Batteries
    Part Number Item Description
    OUTIBR-2-48-175 Outback 2-Shelf AGM Battery Rack 48V
    OUTIBR-3-48-175 Outback 3-Shelf AGM Battery Rack 48V
    GENHYDROMETER Hydrometer for Flooded Battery option
    GENWATERFILLER Distilled Water Filler Jug for Flooded Batteries
    ZEPPVENT-12V Zephyr Power Vent 12V Box for Flooded Batteries
    DPW-CSE DPW Chest Style Enclosure for Flooded Batteries

    * To take a look at technical spec pages, installation manuals, warranty information, etc. click on each item in the chart to go to that Spec Page.


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