Customers using the Bach Kit
Sky's Off Grid Office
Orca Bus - Off Grid House Bus
Willem's Container Home
- Jinko 315W PERC Mono Datasheet
- GridFree 200Ah Battery Datasheet
- EPEVER 3000W Inverter Datasheet
- EPEVER 50A Controller Manual
- Installation Instructions - Wiring Diagram
- Chiko Roof Mount Installation Instructions
- Chiko Ground Mount Installation Instructions
Hybrid inverter or Standalone inverter?
The hybrid inverter is an all in one unit. It combines a solar MPPT charge controller, an inverter and a battery charger all in one unit.
- Allows Grid or generator input
- The 3kW hybrid requires at least a 3.5kVA Generator
- An electrician is required for installation of the hybrid unit
- The installation cost is greater
The standalone inverter, is an inverter that does not have a built-in charger. It does have a standard house wall outlet socket.
- Can be installed completely DIY
- Less expensive
- Installation is simpler
- You will need a separate battery charger to charge batteries from a generator
What is this kit capable of running?
With 1260W of panels in this kit, and a 3000W inverter. This kit is capable of running a lot of appliances. In the peak of summer most places of New Zealand get between 6-8 sunlight hours, which equates to around 8,820Wh of generated power. In winter you get less sunlight hours normally between 3-4. Below we have calculated roughly how much you can run if you generate 3,955Wh, which is just over 3 sunlight hours.
4 hours a day (480Wh)
4 hours a day (200Wh)
2000W Coffee Maker
4 Minutes (140Wh)
20W Wireless Router
24 hours a day (480Wh)
10 Minutes (340Wh)
24 hours a day (1000Wh)
4 hours a day (240Wh)
3 hours a day (300Wh)
25W Phone Charger
6 hours a day (150Wh)
10 Minutes (300Wh)
2000W 4 Slice Toaster
6 Minutes (200Wh)
500W Washing Machine
Twice a Week Average (125Wh)
The Best Solar Panels
Jinko Perc Mono solar panels are our panel of choice.
Jinko are now the worlds largest solar panel manufacture. Producing more solar panels that any other company. When you see their panels it's easier to understand why.
The panels included in this kit use a Monocrystalline design. Notice how the corners of each cell are chamfered? This is because the cells are cut from a cylinder of PURE silicon. By using pure silicon for the cells, Jinko are able to create a panel that produces way more power per cell.
These panel also use the latest PERC technology. This is an extra layer added to every cell, which helps reflect sunlight back into the cell to capture more photons to convert into energy. This gives the panel extremely high power output, especially in low light conditions.
It's these features that mean our panels produce 315W from a size where most panels only produce 270W at the best of times.
Batteries Specifically Designed for Solar
All our kits come with our now famous 200Ah battery.
We have specifically engineered this battery for solar usage. This battery has incredible cycle life for a price well below competing batteries.
Because of its plate design it is much faster to charge to 100%. We use calcium instead of antimony in the lead plates, so this battery draws a high charge current right up to 100%. While most other lead acid batteries need hours of trickle charging to reach a true 100% charged. Which is impossible in a solar situation.
We are so confident in this battery we offer our warranty based on a 50% Depth of Discharge (DoD). While most companies only warranty a 20% DoD. Why get a battery you can only use 20% of?
All Hardware Included
This is a complete kit that comes with every component needed to get up and running.
All cabling, crimp connections, circuit breakers, mounting hardware are included in the kit. We also offer the tools required if you wish to make any changes or alterations to the base kit.
This kit comes with a choice between a 4 panel ground mount and a 4 panel roof mount. We use the highest quality Chiko equipment for our mount kits.
Depending on your setup you may need to buy conduit to run the wire through, which is not included in the kit, as this will vary for every install.
Feature Rich Equipment
We supply our kits with EPEVER charge controllers and inverters. EPEVER equipment offers features to match the most expensive equipment in the game, but at a price people can actually afford.
The standalone inverter comes with a standard wall outlet, which means you can run any standard household appliances off it, without having to wire it into a switch board.
Both the charge controller and the inverter can be connected to a WiFi or bluetooth module, which allows more detailed configuration and monitoring.