Off Grid Solar Packages

Because of cheap, incomplete solar "packages" flooding the market by mass marketers of Chinese junk, we have been requested by our readers to provide a quality "everything in the box" kit, with detailed DIY instructions for installation and maintenance.

Because of cheap, incomplete solar "packages" flooding the market by mass marketers of Chinese junk, we have been requested by our readers to provide a quality "everything in the box" kit, with detailed DIY instructions for installation and maintenance. We have provided these proven kits to the Caribbean, off grid hunting camps, and less developed countries where electricity, water, and other services are intermittent or non existent. Some of these systems run unattended for 6 or more months of the year, and have been in place for 5 or more years without disruption. All kits come with our complete electronic library of solar, wind, and rainwater harvesting ebooks.


We list the raw wattage of the system, and the expected daily kWh production for 2 extremes, low end (NY - 2 full sun hours daily in winter) and high end of solar availability (Anguilla - 6 full sun hours daily in winter). Most folks will fall somewhere in between.

Featured Product

Kipp & Zonen - Smart SMP Pyranometers

Kipp & Zonen - Smart SMP Pyranometers

Equipped with an extremely low power, smart interface the Smart SMP pyranometers offer industry standard digital and amplified analog outputs within the well-known CMP series housings. The output range is programmed so that all SMP pyranometers have identical sensitivities, allowing easy installation and exchange for recalibration. Serial communication allows access to measurement data, instrument status, operating parameters and calibration history. Building on the proven CMP Series design and technology that is used around the world, the new SMP pyranometers add digital signal processing and interfaces optimised for industrial data acquisition and control systems.