Lifestyle Kit
Lifestyle Kit

Lifestyle Kit

$19,800.00
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The Lifestyle Kit is the ultimate off-grid energy solution, designed to provide solar power for off-grid living in New Zealand with all the comforts of home. This kit powers more everyday household appliances and gives you the luxury of running a washing machine, vacuum cleaner, battery power tools and more. Includes a hybrid inverter/charger as standard (electrician required). The Lifestyle Kit was built to provide off-grid solar power for homes in rural areas that prioritise energy efficiency.

The Lifestyle Kit comes with sealed Gel batteries and a hybrid inverter as standard. Gel batteries are 60kg each, have 3-5 year lifespan, with 50% DoD. A hybrid inverter requires an electrician to install, but allows you to wire in an auto-start generator by combining the inverter, charge controller, and battery charger. Change ‘upgrade’ selection to see differences. 

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DoD: Depth of Discharge. Refers to what percentage of the total battery capacity can be used regularly without damaging the battery. For example, with a Lead Acid battery, a 50% voltage reading should be considered 0% power left, and you should stop using power. 

Mounts in nutshell:

Z brackets (Weekend Warrior Kit) Z-shaped brackets used for mounting individual panels to a flat surface, such as the roof of a caravan or a shed. These offer a simple and easy set-up, and are ideal for when you only have one or two panels to mount.

The Universal Roof Mount allows you to mount your panels flat on any type of roof along a pair of rails. The rails are attached to the roof with L-shaped brackets, and the panels are clamped to the rails, making it much easier to mount four or more panels on your roof.

The Ground mount allows you to mount your panels on the ground along a pair of rails. The rails are attached to a triangular frame, and the panels are clamped to the rails. The frame is mounted on something secured in the ground, such as wooden posts, and the angle can be adjusted during the install by varying the distance between the points where the frame meets the ground structure.

The Corrugated Iron Roof mount performs similarly to the universal roof mount, but it is a rail-free option that sits in the grooves of corrugated iron. The mounts are secured to the roof and then the panels are clamped onto them directly instead of rails.  

The Tilt mount allows you to mount your panels on a flat or low pitch roof with an angle to maximise the solar energy, and the angle can be adjusted by up to 15 degrees after the initial install. The rails are attached to a triangular frame mounted to the roof, and the panels are clamped to the rails.

The Lifestyle Kit is the ultimate off-grid energy solution, designed to provide solar power for off-grid living in New Zealand with all the comforts of home. This kit powers more everyday household appliances and gives you the luxury of running a washing machine, vacuum cleaner, battery power tools and more. Includes a hybrid inverter/charger as standard (electrician required). The Lifestyle Kit was built to provide off-grid solar power for homes in rural areas that prioritise energy efficiency.

What can the Lifestyle Kit run?

Below is an example of one day's total power usage, if you're generating ~13,500Wh of energy per day (~3 hours of sun, NZ winter average). These items are a guide, and they can be swapped out to suit your needs within the generation estimate. This example doesn't account for times when you may have to cut back on power use (or supplement with a generator) due to several days of poor weather preventing your batteries from fully recharging each day. Learn more

Our kits are not to be used for vital or life supporting systems, and we do NOT recommend our kits for Water/Space Heating, Cooking, or EV charging - Why?

2000W Coffee Maker

10 minutes (300wh)

25W Phone Charger

12 hours a day (300wh)

50W Fan

8 hours a day (400wh)

Efficient Fridge/Freezer

24 hours a day (1000wh)

1800W Kettle

10 minutes (300wh)

60W Laptop

12 hours a day (720 wh)

2000W Microwave

20 minutes (600wh)

600W Water Pump

2 hours a day (1200wh)

20W Wireless Router

24 hours a day (480wh)

100W Television

6 hours a day (600wh)

2000W 4 Slice Toaster

12 minutes (200wh)

200W Cordless Vacuum

30 minutes (100wh)

500W Washing Machine

4x a week avg (250wh)

240W Lighting

8 hours a day (1920wh)

375L Chest Freezer

24 hours a day (460wh)

60W Cordless Tool Charger

12 hours a day (720wh)

1800W Dishwasher

1 hour a day (1800wh)

1500W Hair Dryer

15 minutes (375wh)

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Custom Kit Options

Lifestyle Kit Specifications

Total Weight: 1000 kg

Panels: 20kg each
Batteries:
Gel: 60kg each
Lithium: 30kg each

Dimensions

Panels: 1100x1750x30mm
Batteries:
Gel: 522x224x240mm
Lithium: 650x260x170mm

Daily Expected Output

Array: 12 x 385-395W
Winter: 13.5 kWh
Summer: 31.5 kWh

Inverter Output

Hybrid: 5kW, 10kW Surge

Storage Capacity

Gel: 28.8kWh (14.4kWh Usable)
Lithium: 15.36kwh (12.3kwh Usable)

Charge Controller

Hybrid: 100A, up to 12 panels/unit
*Hybrid inverter can be paralleled up to 6 units.

Includes everything you need to get up and running.

Includes all the cables, crimp connections, circuit breakers, and mounting hardware required. (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). We also offer the tools required if you wish to make any changes or alterations to the base kit, and a number of related accessories. Product contents not showing? Download the installation instructions to see the list.

Choose your battery

Gel or Lithium

Gel (Sealed)

Our Gel batteries weigh 60kg each, and should only be regularly discharged to 50% of their total capacity. They have an expected lifespan of 3-5 years depending on how well they are treated, and can easily become damaged from regularly being over-discharged or left partially charged. They work with either a standalone or hybrid inverter. Their relative weaknesses are balanced by their more affordable price point. 

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Lithium (LiFePO4)

Our Lithium batteries weigh 30kg each, replace Gel batteries in our kits at a 1:2 ratio, and can be discharged up to 80% of their total capacity. They have an expected lifespan of 10-15 years with normal usage, and are more resistant to damage from over-discharging and being left partially charged. They require a hybrid inverter to work . Their relative strengths are balanced by a much higher price point. 

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How to choose

Solar Panel Mounts

Universal

The Universal Roof Mount allows you to mount your panels flat on any type of roof along a pair of rails. The rails are attached to the roof with L-shaped brackets, and the panels are clamped to the rails, making it much easier to mount four or more panels on your roof.

Ground

The Ground mount allows you to mount your panels on the ground along a pair of rails attached to a triangular frame, and the panels are clamped to the rails. The frame is mounted on something secured in the ground, and the angle can only be adjusted during the install.

Corrugated

The Corrugated Iron Roof mount performs similarly to the universal roof mount, but it is a rail-free option that sits in the grooves of corrugated iron. The mounts are secured to the roof and then the panels are clamped onto them directly instead of rails.  

Tilt

The Tilt mount allows you to mount your panels on a flat/low pitch roof at an angle to maximise solar energy, adjustable by up to 15 degrees after the initial install. The rails are attached to a triangular frame mounted to the roof, and the panels are clamped to the rails.