Solar is a great alternative.
The 12v solar panel kit from Grape Solar is a high-performance 400-watt system. These are four rigid and strong solar modules with an output of 100 watts per module.
the 400W 12v solar panel kit as a battery charger and many more applications.
call it the Grape Solar 400W Off-Grid Solar Panel Kit. (Or the GS-400-KIT.)
solar kit performs very well under low light, shady and cloudy conditions.
The 12 volt solar panels can withstand heavy snowfalls and strong wind loads. This is because of the use of low iron tempered glass. This is for enhanced stiffness and high impact resistance.
1) Four pieces of Polycrystalline 100 watt solar panels. It can deliver 400 Watt peak output per hour.
A 40 Amp Comet PWM charge controller. With this controller, you can add one more
panel with extra cables to give an output of 500 watt.
3) An 1800-Watt Grape Solar PurePower Inverter with two outlets and 1 USB port.
Wire for charge-controller-to-battery.
MC4 parallel cable sets, 4 inputs and 1 output on each.
A pair of 15-foot MC4-to-MC4 cables.
MC4-to-bare cable pair.
Four 10 amp inline fuses.
5) Also a user’s manual.
the four 100 watt solar panels, you get about 2400 Watts of power during peak
time. This is for 6 hours of sunshine per day.
is 100 watt X 4 panels X 6 hours of sunshine = 2400 Watt.
you take losses and non-peak performance into consideration (Minus 15%). You
can still get a fair 2400 X 85/100 = 2040 Watt per day.
the 40 watts and you get 2 Kilowatt per day
is a fair amount of cheap electricity for many years to come.
Per 100 Watt Module;
Maximum Power: 100Watt.
Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 21.9V
Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 18V
Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 5.56A
Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 6.13A
Operating Module Temperature: -40 ºC to +85 ºC
Cell Type: Polycrystalline
Size/Dimensions: 1020mm x 670mm x 35mm (40.16” x 26.37” x 1.38”)
Weight: 8.9 kg (19.66 lbs.)
Five year limited warranty on materials and workmanship.
year warranty on greater than 90% power output.
year warranty on greater than 80% power output.
year limited warranty for defects in workmanship and materials
Powers DC loads like mini fridge;
Compatible with deep cycle batteries
Emergency backup systems;
12 Volt battery charging;
Small electronic devices and operating LED lights.
Disaster preparedness and remote power use.
The module comes with an IP 65 rated junction box that is waterproof.
do not have to worry about rainy and misty weather. The 12v solar panel kit
will perform well under these conditions.
also comes with two blocking diodes to prevent reverse current flow.
The 12 volt solar panel kit comes with a strong anodized aluminum frame.
is Corrosion-Resistant and weatherproof for trouble-free years of outdoor use.
manufacturer uses low iron tempered glass with enhanced stiffness and impact
low iron tempered glass allows for higher light transmission. Also for higher
The 400 watt 12v solar panel kit uses a 40A Comet PWM(Pulse Width Modulation) charge controller.
Comet PWM charge controller allows you to add 1 more panel with extra cables.
charge controller has a limit of 5 panels, (500 watts).
least one 12 Volt deep cycle battery is necessary to use this kit. (Battery is
solar charge controller protects the battery from overcharging. It turns on and
off depending on the status of the battery.
will also ensure safe operation during surges and overcharge.
Use the pair of MC4 parallel cable sets (4 inputs and 1 output on each). This is to connect the four solar panels to the pair of 15-foot MC4-to-MC4 cables.
Then use the red/black 6” MC4-to-bare cable pair to connect the 15 foot MC4 to MC4 cables to the charge controller. The bare ends of the pair go into the charge controller.
You have to connect the inline fuses to the positive lead of each 100 watt solar panel.
Setting it up is quick and easy.
The solar kit comes with an 1800-Watt Grape Solar PurePower Inverter with two outlets and a USB port.
Some people want the wiring to be longer.
It could be a good thing to include the basic mounting brackets in the 12 volt solar panel kit.
Customer Service from Grape Solar is outstanding; they are responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable.
components, including the panels, inverter, and charge controller are real
The 400 watt 12v solar panel kit comes with a good warranty. It ensures a carefree service for many years to come.
The price is reasonable and this is a solar kit to use at home and on the move.