The Freedom Kit
The Freedom Kit
The Freedom Kit
The Freedom Kit

The Freedom Kit

$13,000.00
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Our Freedom Kit puts the power back in your hands. With 8 solar panels and 8 batteries, it's one of our most popular off grid solar power systems for lifestyle blocks and homesteads.

The Freedom Kit provides enough power to accommodate a lot of home comforts. As one of our more advanced off grid solar power systems, you will find you have more than enough power for most of the year.

The Standard Freedom Kit comes with sealed Gel batteries and a standalone inverter. Gel batteries are 60kg each, have 3-5 year lifespan, with 50% DoD. A standalone inverter is DIY friendly with a standard 3-pin plug point, but requires a separate charge controller(incl.), and a battery charger(not incl.) for generator input. 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.

Our Freedom Kit puts the power back in your hands. With 8 solar panels and 8 batteries, it's one of our most popular off grid solar power systems for lifestyle blocks and homesteads. The Freedom Kit provides enough power to accommodate a lot of home comforts. As one of our more advanced off grid solar power systems, you will find you have more than enough power for most of the year.

What can the Freedom Kit run?

Below is an example of one day's total power usage, if you're generating ~9,000Wh of energy per day (what this kit produces with ~3 hours of sun, NZ winter average). These items are a guide to what you might run over one day, 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

4 hours a day (200wh)

Efficient Fridge/Freezer

24 hours a day (1000wh)

1800W Kettle

10 minutes (300wh)

60W Laptop

12 hours a day (720 wh)

2000W Microwave

10 minutes (300wh)

600W Water Pump

2 hours a day (1200wh)

20W Wireless Router

24 hours a day (480wh)

100W Television

4 hours a day (400wh)

2000W 4 Slice Toaster

12 minutes (200wh)

500W Washing Machine

4x a week avg (125wh)

240W Lighting

6 hours a day (1440wh)

375L Chest Freezer

24 hours a day (460wh)

60W Cordless Tool Charger

6 hours a day (360wh)

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Freedom Kit Specifications

Total Weight: 700 kg

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

Dimensions

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

Daily Expected Output

Array: 8 x 385-395W
Winter: 9 kWh
Summer: 21 kWh

Inverter Output

Standard: 3kW, 6.9kW Surge
Hybrid: 5kW, 10kW Surge

Storage Capacity

Gel: 19.2kWh (9.6kWh Usable)
Lithium: 10.24kwh (8.19kwh Usable)

Charge Controller

Standalone: 100A, up to 12 panels
Hybrid: 80A, up to 12 panels/unit
*Hybrid inverter can be paralleled up to 6 units.

Includes everything you need to get up and running.

This 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). Product contents not showing? Download the installation instructions to see the list.

Choose your inverter

Standalone or Hybrid

Standalone (Standard)

The standalone inverter acts only as an inverter, requiring a separate charge controller and optional battery charger to work in an off-grid system. This battery charger will need to be manually started each time it’s needed. The standalone inverter comes with a standard 3-pin outlet for immediate power use, and only requires an electrician if it will be wired into a switchboard - otherwise it’s DIY-friendly. 

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Hybrid (Upgrade)

The hybrid inverter is a more expensive unit. It combines the 3 components in one, and this allows you to connect an auto-start generator that will kick in when your batteries hit a specified percentage. However, it lacks a 3-pin outlet and must be wired into a switchboard, so an electrician is required, resulting in a higher installation cost. A hybrid unit is required for Lithium batteries.

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Choose your battery

Gel or Lithium

Gel (Standard)

Our sealed 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. They are a budget-friendly option for small scale set-ups.

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Lithium (Upgrade)

Our Lithium (LiFePO4) 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. They are more economical in the long run for full-time living.

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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.

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.  

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.

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.