Full dimensions can also be found on the individual item's pages.
- Solar panels are 1750mm x 1100mm + packaging, and weigh approx 20kg
- Gel batteries 500x240x220mm + packaging, and 60kg each
- 2 or 3 boxes - inverter+charge controller or hybrid, and accessories box - sizes vary, refer to dimensions below
- Mounting Rails: 2000mm
- Gel batteries: 500x240x220mm, 60kg
- Lead Carbon: 338x227x294mm, 61kg
- Lithium: 650x260x170mm, 30kg
- 1500W: 362 x 231 x 98 mm
- 2000W: 436 x 249 x 116 mm
- 3000W: 507 x 249 x 116mm
Charge Controllers, all approx 3-5kg:
- 30A: 228x164x55mm
- 50A: 261 x 216 x 119mm
- 60A: 340 x 236 x 119mm
- 100A: 374x242x143mm
- 5KW ES: 330x485x135mm, 12kg
- 2000TL: 315x400x130mm, 8kg
- 5000TL: 350x455x130mm, 12kg
- 6KW HVM: 360x540x218mm, 41kg
- 12KW HVM: 380x650x255mm, 75kg
How other customers use the Tiny House Kit:
Aiden's Tiny House
Marie's Tiny House
Below is an example of what you can run throughout a day if you are generating 4,500Wh of energy (~3 sunlight hours, Winter).
We do NOT recommend using this solar kit for Water Heating, Space Heating or Cooking applications - learn more.
6 hours a day (150Wh)
2 hours a day (100Wh)
2000W Coffee Maker
4 Minutes (140Wh)
20W Wireless Router
24 hours a day (480Wh)
10 Minutes (340Wh)
24 hours a day (1000Wh)
2 hours a day (200Wh)
25W Phone Charger
6 hours a day (150Wh)
600W Water Pump
1 hour a day (600Wh)
This list is a guide to what you might run in the course of a day, but can be swapped out to suit your needs, (within the daily Watt hour estimations). This estimate is based off the NZ winter average of 3 hours of sunlight per day (Summer averages about 7 hours). This doesn't account for situations in which you may have to cut back on your power use or supplement with a generator due to several days of poor weather preventing your battery bank from adequately recharging each day. Learn more here.
Tiny House Kit: All Hardware Included
The Tiny House Kit comes with everything you need to get up and running - including all the cables, crimp connections, circuit breakers, and mounting hardware. (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).
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.
Equipment We Trust: Solar Panels for Tiny House + More
We use EPEVER charge controllers and inverters, which can be connected to a WiFi or bluetooth module for more detailed configuration and monitoring. The standard inverter comes with a universal wall outlet, so it doesn't have to be wired into a switch board.
Trina Perc Mono panels are excellent solar panels for tiny house installs, and are our panel of choice in all kits. They use the latest technology to ensure their panels are as efficient as possible, meaning they produce 330W+ from a size where most panels only produce 270W at the best of times.
All our kits come with our 200Ah 12V battery, specifically designed for solar usage - no trickle charging needed. 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.
How many solar panels for tiny house are needed?
For 1-2 people living in a tiny house in New Zealand, 4 390W PERC Mono Solar Panels should give you enough power throughout the year, even the less sunny days of a New Zealand winter. You can always upgrade to a hybrid inverter to allow for generator input as a back-up.