The AA Solar Paihia 2-4-Bedroom Off-Grid Solar Kitset suits a family home or Bach with average power needs. Who uses gas for cooking, hot water and ideally wood or gas fire in the winter. This System will enable you to run all the usual household appliances. It even offers the capacity to run several kitchen appliances at once whilst also doing the vacuuming and a load of washing.
This System is designed for situations where daily power usage does not exceed 8-11kWh.
We highly recommend increasing your days’ autonomy from one day’s reserve to cove those dull stormy days. We can add more panels to your System and upgrade the battery bank (see Popular Upgrades).
Every Kitset includes a free consultation with a Solar Engineer, this call can be used to help with selecting the kitset/Customisation or advice with respect to installation and certification.
- Fully integrated Off-Grid power System (can be offered as a prewired panel upon request)
- 14 x 455W Solar Panel Silver PERC Half Cell
- Solar Controller
- Remote Control
- Xcom-Can Multi-protocol Communication module
- 4 x US3000 Lithium battery
- Outdoor Cabinet
- Comprehensive Installation kit: fuses, cables, mounting system, clips, screws etc. (Refer to our website for a complete list of inclusions)
- A complete set of documentation for electrical registration and sigh-off
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Paihia 2-4 Bedroom Off-Grid Solar Kitset is the ideal System for people expecting to use an average of 8-11kWh/day and where the amount of load required is 6kVA continuous (30min) and up to 15kVA 5sec peak (values at 25°C). It comes with a 6.37kW Solar Array and a 14.2KWh Battery bank.
At the heart of this Off-Grid System is the inverter/charger that provides a central unit to monitor and control all aspects of the System. We also include conduits, cables and miscellaneous items for the System that comply with AS/NZ Standards (refer to our website for details). This System is supplied with an outdoor battery cabinet so the battery bank can be installed outdoors. The remainder of the equipment is best suited for indoor installations, which can be supplied prewired on an installation panel upon request. AA Solar customise Solar Kitsets to suit your specific power needs and location.
How Much Power Will I Have?
Your System has fourteen panels, the 6.37kW solar arrays’ average daily power production will be between 10-14kWh on a winters day and up to 22-29kWh on a summers day.
Pro Tip: For year-round living, we highly recommend adding an auto-start generator. Provide backup power during periods when the weather is bad and your total solar generation is not enough to cover your energy needs and keep your battery bank full.
What Can Be Powered?
With this System you can power pretty much everything that a typical home requires, provided that the total power draw at any one time does not exceed 5kVA continuous and 6kVA for 30 minutes. This does exclude high wattage equipment such as electric induction cooking and ovens, and we strongly recommend gas cooking, hot water and space heating.
All the power requirements of a typical energy-conscious home with gas cooking and hot water and up to 6kVA peak demand for 30min.
- Medium fridge/freezer°
- Heat pump°
- Water pump
- Internet, laptops, phone chargers
- Suitable washing machine°
- All small appliances such as jug, toaster, microwave create variable loads; please discuss planned usage with your trusted AA Solar Engineer. The key is to ensure they are not all used at once. Keep in mind that you have a total of 5kVA continuous, 6kVA for 30mins, and 15kVA for 5sec (values at 25°C) available.
Note: AC loads must stay within the inverter’s limitations.
- PV modules – Twenty Five-year linear power and Ten-year material & workmanship
- Inverter/charger – Ten-years
- Charger Controller – Ten-years
- Battery – Ten-years
- Mounting System – Ten-years
*We will provide a detailed estimate tailored for your specific needs; prices are an indication. They are subject to change due to customisation, shipping, or supplier price changes. All PV generation figures are Auckland based, with PV modules facing True-North pitch without shading. No system installation, inspection, commissioning, and maintenance allowance in this kit price. Installations shall be in accordance with NZ law, regulations and associated standards. Systems are wired to the main distribution board. It is highly recommended that any system with less than four days of autonomy have an auto-start generator installed.
** For Off-Grid PV Systems, the way you use power throughout the year and over a 24hr period will alter the system performance. Normalised profiles have been used to provide kitset examples.
All systems can be tailored to your individual needs by our highly qualified solar engineers. Our most common upgrades provide backup power for low light days.
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