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Solar Panel Kit Overview

A 1000-watt solar panel kit with a suitable inverter and battery bank will provide an off-grid solution for your essential appliances and devices.

This article reviews 800W -1,200W solar panel kits and provides a summary of the solar panel kits, discusses vendor differences, and provides product descriptions.

Finally, I’ll answer general questions about purchasing a 1,000-watt solar panel kit and its components.

Solar Panel Kit – Summary

Solar Kit Vendor Overview

ShopSolarKits.com

ShopSolarKits.com is located here in the United States and offers complete solar kits.

This vendor is well known for its hands-on, responsive customer service and fast ship times.

If you are serious about installing solar and want a vendor that will work closely with you, then ShopSolarKits is a good choice.

  • Headquartered in the United States with 4 distribution centers in the US.
  • Source their components from inside and outside the US.
  • Very good customer service and ship times. Promote contacting them via phone.
  • Allow you to custom build your own kit if needed.
  • Authorized distributors for every brand they sell.
  • Custom wiring instructions and diagrams for installs.

Renogy & Eco-Worthy

Renogy is the most well-known vendor of these two, but both Renogy and Eco-Worthy are popular suppliers with good products.

If you want an economical kit and are comfortable adding additional components with minimal direction, then either of these is a good choice.

  • Less expensive than some competitors.
  • Headquartered outside the United States with some distribution inside the US.
  • Customer service and shipping is hit and miss.
  • Kits are not comprehensive so will need to add components.
  • Instructions are minimal.

Goosun & Xinpuguang

Goosun and Xinpuguang are not as well-known as other vendors in this list, so they don’t have as much feedback.

They are another good choice for economical kits requiring additional components with less oversight.

  • Also less expensive than some competitors.
  • Headquartered outside the United States, with some distribution inside the US.
  • Customer service and shipping is hit and miss.
  • Kits are not comprehensive so will need to add components.
  • Instructions are minimal.

Solar Kits – 800W – 1,200W

ShopSolarKits.com - Complete DIY 800 Watt Solar Kit
$2,239.00

4 x 200W 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panels, 1 x 2000W 12V Pure Sine Wave Inverter, 1 x Inverter Remote Start / LCD Monitor, 1 x 40A MPPT Solar Charge Controller, 1 x Charge Controller Bluetooth Module, 2 x 100Ah AGM Batteries, #10 Gauge Solar Extension Cable, #10 Gauge Wire, Battery Connector Cables, Fuse Holders w/ Fuses, Z Brackets, Custom Wiring Diagram / Installation Schematic, etc...(See additional components here.)

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ShopSolarKits.com - Complete Off-Grid 1000-watt Solar System Kit
$5,389.00

1 x 4,000-watt pure sine inverter charger 120 & 240 VAC, 5 x 200-watt Monocrystalline Solar Panels, Combiner Box 3 String, Quick Disconnect Switch,80 amp MPPT solar charge controller, 4 x 200ah AGM deep cycle batteries, battery temperature sensor, 100' PV wire, 6 AWG cable, 500 amp inline fuse kit for battery to inverter, 80 amp inline fuse kit for charge controller to battery, extension cables, fuse kits, etc... (See additional components here).

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ShopSolarKits.com - Complete DIY 1,200-watt Solar System Kit
$3,579.00

4 x 200W 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panels, 1 x 2000W 12V Pure Sine Wave Inverter, 1 x Inverter Remote Start / LCD Monitor, 1 x 40A MPPT Solar Charge Controller, 1 x Charge Controller Bluetooth Module, 2 x 100Ah AGM Batteries, #10 Gauge Solar Extension Cable, #10 Gauge Wire, Battery Connector Cables, Fuse Holders w/ Fuses, Z Brackets, Custom Wiring Diagram / Installation Schematic, etc...(See additional components here.)

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ECO-WORTHY 1KW Complete Solar Panel System Kit with Battery and Inverter for Homes House Shed Farm
$2,359.99

6 x 195W Monocrystalline solar panels, 60A 12/24V charge controller, 3,500 pure sine inverter, 2 x 100AH batteries, z-brackets, solar cable connectors, Y-branches.

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Goosun 1000 Watt Solar System Solar Panel Kit Off Grid

6 x 160W monocrystalline solar panels, 6 string combiner box, lead-acid battery, z-brackets, 60AH charge controller.

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XINPUGUANG 1000W Flexible Solar Panels 24V 1000W Solar System Kit
$1,599.90

10 x 100W flexible solar panels, 45A solar controller, 2000W pure sine inverter, 1 PV connector, cable with PV connector, cable with alligator clip.

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Renogy 320W Solar Panel System Kit Off Grid RV Boat Shed Farm Home Rooftop Residential Commercial House, 4pcs, 4 Pieces
$3,159.00

4 x 320W monocrystalline solar panels, MidNite Classic MPPT charge controller - 150, MidNite sola combiner box MNPV6, MidNite solar 15A-150 circuit breaker, MidNite breaker MNEDC100, MNEDC Quad Enclosure, 8AWG & 10AWG stranded and adaptor kits, 4AWG tray cable, 4AWG THHN & 4AWG double ring.

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ShopSolarKits.com - Complete 1,200W [AGM] Off-Grid Solar System
$6,979.00

1 x 6,000-watt pure sine inverter charger 24V split phase 120/240, 6 x 200-watt Monocrystalline Solar Panels, Combiner Box 3 String, Quick Disconnect Switch, 60 amp MPPT solar charge controller, 6 x 200ah AGM deep cycle batteries, battery temperature sensor, PV male/female cables, 100' PV wire, 4/0 AWG cable, jumper cable, 300 amp inline fuse kit for battery to inverter, 80 amp inline fuse kit for charge controller to battery, fuse kits, etc... (See additional components here).

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Planning Your Solar System Needs

Planning your Solar System needs is important, and if you are still trying to narrow down exactly what you need, I’ve included a good video below.

The video is about 15 minutes long and will help you size your system and its components.

Why a 1000 Watt Solar Panel?

You do not need a 1000 watt solar panel kit to start your journey off-grid, but a kit this size is a great start!  This size solar panel kit will provide enough power during the day while also charging batteries to be used at night. If a 1,000-watt kit is a big leap, you might also consider a 500 Watt solar panel kit.

How Much Energy Will a 1,000 Watt Kit Generate?

Many solar panel kits are 24-volt systems. While you can use a 1000 watt solar panel system with a 12-volt system, the downside is that you will draw more current from your batteries and lose power when your battery cables heat up.

A 1000 watt solar panel system does not mean you have 1000 watts to use. The 1000 watt rating refers to the amount of power that will be returned to your battery bank from the sunlight.

A 1000 watt solar panel system will deliver 1000 watts to your batteries every hour the sun is directly over the panels. So, depending on your location and time of year, you will get an average of 5 – 12 hours of sunlight daily.

This means your 1000 watt solar panel kit can theoretically deliver 5,000 – 12,000 watts of power to your battery bank. In practice, estimate 50-70% of that amount. The sun is only directly over your panels for about 1 hour each day. The rest of the day, it is at an angle, and your commissions will not deliver the total 1000 watts.

What Size Solar Panels Should I Consider?

Right now, there are no single 1,000-watt solar panels on the market. Instead, there are a few 400 Watt solar panels on the market, and recently single 500-watt solar panels hit the market (2020).

How then would you get your 1000 watt solar panel system? You can combine panels and purchase efficient solar panels that generate increased output in a smaller footprint.

With a combination of solar panels, you can achieve a 1,000-watt system. You can read more about solar panel sizes below.

There are a few things to keep in mind as you choose your solar panels.

  • The amount of space you have for solar panels is important. Less space will require more efficient panels.
  • Do you plan to expand your solar system in the future? There is a good chance you will if this is your first system.
  • Durability – This is important if you will be remote. Check the warranty and make sure your panels meet durability standards.

How Many Batteries Do I Need for a 1000-watt Solar System?

I suggest you consider at least a 200AH battery bank. This means you can run 12 x 200 watts of power for 1 hour or 200Watts for 12hrs. This also depends on how deeply you deplete your batteries. Most deep cycle batteries can only be drained up to 50% of their rating. This means that you can run 100 watts for 12hrs on a 200AH battery bank.

A new type of deep cycle battery called the LiFePO4 battery can be depleted deeper and still be charged. As a result, they are more expensive but more efficient.

A 200AH Battery bank can be achieved with two 100AH batteries or four 50AH batteries. You can also buy one 200AH battery that is a 24V battery.

FAQ

Can I purchase and install my solar panels?

The simple answer is yes. There are many things to consider before you purchase your system. What size do you need? What components are required? How much room do you have for panels? These are just a few questions, but it is becoming easier to do it yourself with more resources to consult with the evolution of Solar Technology.

How much will a DIY solar system cost?

The 1,000k kits above cost anywhere from $1,500 – $3,300, and prices vary based on components included – panels, battery, charge controller, inverter, etc. In addition to these system parts, you will need racking for the batteries, cabling, etc. These can add up, so make sure you plan out and price your system before purchasing.

Do you save money with solar panels?

Solar panels will save you money on your electric bills, but this depends on your location (peak sun hours) and what type of system you install.

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