with 13kWh battery storage, 120V, GTFX3048 MX60 with Mate
There are 5 main components to an off-grid solar electric system:
Solar Panels (not included)
Also referred to as PV panels or modules. PV is short for photo-voltaic (“light-powered”). A group of PV panels is called an array.
Mounting Rack (not included)
This is a metal support structure that holds an array of solar panels in a tilted position facing the sun. Some even track the sun.
This system is everything BUT the solar array & racks. Solar Panels and racks are SOLD SEPARATELY.
This has a very real advantage of having the core of your system established and then incrementally build the solar panels on budget.
This is the brain of a solar system, both monitoring and managing the electricity between the PV panels and the batteries.
Also called a “battery bank,” a group of batteries acts just like a Solar Power Bank Account: you deposit solar energy generated during daylight hours and withdraw it throughout the day as needed.
An inverter accepts solar-battery power on one side and then emits AC power that is similar to utility power and is necessary to run most home appliances.
SunWize Power Ready Systems are complete, fully integrated power supplies designed for site loads requiring 12, 24 or 48 volts DC.
Each system provides safe and reliable power generation without the need and expense of installing utility power.
The sealed, maintenance free batteries are designed for deep cycle operation and extended life in solar applications.
The aluminum array support structures and battery enclosures are strong yet lightweight and corrosion resistant for harsh marine or severe weather locations.
Because Power Ready Systems are designed to withstand rugged transportation to remote sites, single-lift integral lifting lugs and/or forklift slots are provided.
The system is fully assembled for factory testing before shipment.
The prewired systems are typically shipped fully assembled with a protective cover over the array and are bolted to a skid.
In some cases, batteries are shipped separately.
Power Ready Systems carry a one-year system warranty for materials and workmanship.
A three-year SunWize performance warranty is available on pre-packaged systems.
Careful component selection results in a system with a lifetime exceeding 25 years with battery replacements every five to ten years.