The Best Solar Power Kits

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I get a lot of questions about how to setup a basic solar system, many times people just don’t want to take the time to research each solar component and would much rather buy a premade solar power kit that they know will work together and produce power right away. I totally understand, it solar power weren’t such a hobby I’d totally buy a premade kit including mounts, wires, inverters, panels.

The price of solar has dropped by almost half in the past 4 years! People are able to buy much more powerful systems for much less money. Also with all the storms and price of fuel, more and more people are realizing the importance of being energy independent.

Chuckanut-Ridge-10 Here are my favorite premade solar power kits below, these all are very good values for the money and come with the proper waterproof wires and connectors that will make your life much easier and help your kit last longer outside. These kits do need you to add deep cycle batteries as they are VERY heavy and therefor ridiculously expensive to ship. You can find lead acid deep cycle batteries near your house very easily at auto part stores and large big box stores such as Walmart or Costco.

Stage 1 – Starter Solar Kit

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This 100 watt solar starter kit is powerful and includes some high power components at an amazing price. $184 on Amazon shipped free if you  have Amazon Prime is a great deal for a 100 watt solar panel, charge controller, waterproof connections and outdoor mounts for your panel. Just add a battery and you’re ready to go.

Stage 2 – 200 watt Solar Power Kit with 1500 watt inverter

200 Watt Solar Panel Kit with 1500W VertaMax Power Inverter for RV, Boat, Off-Grid 12 Volt Battery Systems This kit is stacked with everything you need and everything you want to to have a medium sized solar power system for your off grid house, backup power system, boat, RV or whatever you can think of. I especially like this kit because it comes with large 4 awg wires that you need to connect the inverters and batteries which can be expensive. This kit is currently $484 on Amazon, get is shipped FREE with Prime.

  • Complete kit includes: (2) 100 Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel, 30-amp Solar Charge Controller, 40 feet of UL Listed 12 AWG Solar Cable, all necessary MC4 Connectors, all necessary solar mounting hardware + 1500 Watt (3000 Watt surge) VertaMax DC to AC Power Inverter, Wireless On/Off Inverter Remote Control, 4pcs of 5 ft. 4AWG Battery Cables (2 pcs positive cable and 2 pcs negative cable for connecting the inverter to a 12V battery)
  • Designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, back-up and remote power use
  • Perfect kit for a off-grid 12 volt battery system. 1500 Watt VertaMax Inverter provides plenty of AC power to run your household appliances!
  • Solar charging will provide on average 800 Watt Hours (Wh) or 67 Amp hours of charge per day (depends on sunlight availability)

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 Stage 3 – 400 watt complete Solar Power Kit with inverter

Complete 400 Watt Solar Panel Kit with 1500 Watt VertaMax Power Inverter for RV, Boat, Off-Grid 12 Volt Battery Systems off_grid_solar_pv

Complete 400 Watt Solar Panel Kit with 1500 Watt VertaMax Power Inverter for RV, Boat, Off-Grid 12 Volt Battery Systems

This system is great for people that want a powerful solar system that they can grow into and not have to add to for years. It’s got 400 watts of solar panels, 1500 watt inverter with wireless remote and all the connections you need to route the power to your batteries. Right now you can get this complete system for $814 on Amazon with free shipping. Just add your deep cycle batteries from Walmart or Costco.

  • Complete kit includes: (4pcs) 100 Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel, 30-amp Solar Charge Controller, 40 feet of UL Listed 12 AWG Solar Cable, all necessary MC4 Connectors, all necessary solar mounting hardware + 1500 Watt (3000 Watt surge) VertaMax DC to AC Power Inverter, Wireless On/Off Inverter Remote Control, 4 pcs of 5 ft. 4AWG Battery Cables (2 pcs positive cable and 2 pcs negative cable for connecting the inverter to a 12V battery)
  • Designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, back-up and remote power use
  • Perfect kit for a off-grid 12 volt battery system. 1500 Watt VertaMax Inverter provides plenty of AC power to run your household appliances!
  • Solar charging will provide on average 1600 Watt Hours (Wh) or 135 Amp hours of charge per day (depends on sunlight availability)

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3 Responses

  1. Hi, Check out the kits I have listed they have everything you need and you can add panels to them.

  2. Gonzalo says:

    Hi I am interested in six solar panel kit e mail me back

  3. I like everything about your sugesstions except that Wallmart and Cosco batteries are the most expensive you can find per life time total of Amp hours they provide. Much better is to call around to golf courses and find used deep cell batteries for disposal cost. The golf courses often swap out great batteries like trojans when they have half their life left because they will not take a cart 2 rounds without charging. Please know that a trojan or or similar real deep cell like a Deka, US battery, are rated at 900-1200 cycles. A Wallmart is only good for 200 cycles.