Off Grid 4.6kW Solar Power System
Looking for an off grid system that will power your cabin, home, or other remote location? Look no further. altE has designed several kits that give you the option to choose the best sytem for your needs – whether you’re looking for a roof mount system, a ground mount system, or a pole mount system, or if you have a preference of a battery technology for your energy storage. There is also the option of adding wind power to your off grid system, for a hybrid alternative that complements solar perfectly. These kits are designed to provide you with most everything you need to go off the grid. The performance of each off grid solar power system will vary greatly based on the location where it is installed. See the map below to see the solar potential in your area. And, if you need help sizing a system for your off grid home, start by checking out our Off Grid System Calculator.
HOW MUCH POWER WILL I GET FROM THIS SYSTEM?
Find your location on the Map. This map shows the 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.
- So if you lived in the Northeast for example, at 7 kWh of daily power, you’d get on average 207 kWh of power each month
- If you lived in Florida, at 12.6kWh of daily power, you’d get on average 378 kWh of power each month
- Southwest areas of the country, at 15.4kWh of daily power, can get on average 462 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.
*NOTE: The image of the solar panels above is representational. The correct panel will always be listed in the table below.
**NOTE: The array must be wired for 6 strings of 2 in series. Please be sure to consult with sales representative first, if the coldest expected temperature will permit wiring the panels in 4 strings of 3 in series.
|Off-Grid 4.6kW Solar Power System Includes:|
|Part Number||Item Description||Quantity|
|CSI390-CS3N390M||Canadian Solar 390 Watt Mono All Black Solar Panel||12|
|PVCT4-MF-30FT||30′ T4 Connector Cable #10 AWG||2|
|PVCT4-MF-50FT||50′ T4 Connector Cable #10 AWG||2|
|PVCT4-MF-100FT||100′ T4 Connector Cable #10 AWG||2|
|WIL-ACCPV-1||Wiley PV Cable Clips||24|
|GENT4KEY||Disconnect Key for Solar Panel T4 Connector Cables||1|
|GENSR-2HOLES-LN||1/2″ Strain Relief, 2 Round Holes/Locknut||6|
|GENSR-1HOLE-LN||1/2″ Strain Relief, 1 Round Holes/Locknut||1|
|MIDMNPV6||Midnite Solar MNPV6 Combiner Box||1|
|GENBRKDIN-20||20 Amp Din Rail Mount Breaker||6|
|ALTSW4048C150||altE Pre-Wired Power Panel – Schneider Conext SW 4048 and Midnite Classic 150 MPPT Charge Controller||1|
|MIDMNSPD-300||Solar Surge Protection Device – 300V DC and 120/240 VAC||1|
|ALTBC-2/0-120RB||altE Battery to Inverter Cables, 2/0 10′, Pair||1|
LET’S START WITH SOLAR PANELS:
This 4.6kW off-grid residential home solar system features twelve (12) Canadian Solar 390 Watt Solar Panels. Canadian Solar’s HiKuBlack modules offer more module power, nicer aesthetics, and better shading tolerance. The durability of the panel minimizes micro-crack impacts, and allows for heavy snow and wind loads.
NEXT WE NEED THE INVERTER AND SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER SYSTEM:
The inverter in a renewable energy system will convert the DC power from the solar panels to usable AC power for your home. The charge controller does several things, most importantly keeping your batteries from overcharging, and an MPPT charge controller will allow your solar panels to operate at their optimum power output voltage, improving system performance by up to 30%. In this kit, takes the guesswork out of installing a battery based inverter system, saving you valuable time. With a pre-wired solution, the confusion is taken out of selecting all the right parts. This system uses the Schneider Electric Conext SW 4048 Inverter/Charger that is rated at 4,000 watts and uses a 48 volt battery. It produces 120/240 volts AC. The Conext SW is a convenient combination of an inverter, multi-stage battery charger, and transfer switch in one electronic device. The Midnite Solar Classic 150 MPPT Solar Charge Controller is the only MPPT charge controller with both ground fault and arc fault protection built in, providing the greatest protection for your system. And it’s made in the USA!