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Home Solar | Starter Solar Kit 1 | Go Off-Grid Now Backwoods Solar has a starter kit for every need. Whether you choose #1 or need expert advice for your own situation, Backwoods Solar can help. Get started on your own home solar power system today!

#1 - Starter Solar Power System

Produces about 0.25 - 1.0 usable kilowatt-hours on a sunny day.

Our Backwoods Solar Power Starter System #1 will provide minimum solar power for a small cabin, motor home, boat, or weekend retreat. It includes all the components needed to get up and running.

A very conserving person can start with 60 to 125 watts of solar to power a few 12 volt lights and stereo. Closer to 250 watts of solar allows more lights, a 12 volt TV, 12 volt water pressure system and a small modified wave inverter for some power tools. Northern winter weather requires backup charging with a generator. Use one or two pairs of 6 volt deep cycle golf cart batteries to make a 12 volt battery bank.

Solar

60-280 watts - Smaller 60W or 90W modules; up to two 145W modules.

Mount/Racking

Roof, Ground, or Pole.

Charge Control

12-35 Amp PWM Controller.

Batteries

2 or 4 Trojan T-105s & cables.

Hardware

QO DC Breaker Box or Midnite Inverter Disconnect, solar & inverter fuses and connecting wires, as needed.

Inverter/Charger

None or a mid-range inverter like the Magnum 1512, 1500W, 12V Modified Wave Inverter with RC50 Digital Display Remote.

Recommended Generator

Honda EU3000 AC generator.

Approximate cost of a system this size is $1200 - $4800.

Your home solar system is an important decision and something you will appreciate for years to come. Contact Backwoods Solar if you have any questions or need assistance in determining what parts to get and how they all work together.