So you’ve done your research and decided you’d benefit from installing a solar power system. By the time you’ve reached the purchasing stage, you’ve likely decided where you’re going to install the system as well as your power needs. So it all may boil down to purchasing a Renogy Solar Kit vs. purchasing all components separately. Renogy carries a number of pre-designed power kits, each one designed to meet a customer’s specific needs. Whether the customer plans to install a power system on their home, RV, cabin, boat, or shed, Renogy has exactly what they need. These kits are designed to take the guesswork out of solar shopping, allowing the customer to quickly make a purchase.
Each Renogy Solar Kit includes a certain type and number of panels, in a range of different wattages. Monocrystalline Solar Panels are slightly higher in efficiency than Polycrystalline Solar Panels, which warrants a slightly higher price point. Due to the reduced price with only slightly reduced efficiency, Polycrystalline Solar Panels are the go-to choice for larger commercial projects, farms, or even larger homes. Renogy 100W Eclipse Solar Panels are only found in Premium Kits. As the name of the Premium Kit implies, Eclipse Solar Panels are top of the line and state of the art, higher in efficiency than both standard Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline Solar Panels. By comparison, the Eclipse 100W Solar Panel has an 18.35% efficiency, the standard 100W Monocrystalline Solar Panel has a 15.47% efficiency, and a Polycrystalline Solar Panel has a 14.56% efficiency.
After you figure out which panels you’ll be using, as well as where the system will be installed, you may begin thinking about the appropriate charge controller. With so many to chose from on Renogy.com, it may be slightly overwhelming. Rest assured that each Solar Kit includes a charge controller that can effectively handle the load of the panel system. The Adventurer Charge Controller, which is included in each RV Kit, is specifically designed for flush mounting in the interior of an RV, camper, or boat and includes an interactive LCD screen. The Starter Kit, often known as the “one size fits all” kit includes a Wanderer Charge Controller, which is also suitable for flush mounting but does not include an LCD display. With the Starter Kits, customers also have the option of purchasing an MPPT Charge Controller at an additional cost. The MPPT Charge Controller has a 99.9% tracking efficiency, which makes it ideal for long-term off-grid use. Last but not least, the Premium Kits include the Commander Charge Controller, a top of the line, high quality charge controller that is sold exclusively by Renogy. The Commander Charge Controller has up to 99% tracking efficiency, making it another great choice for extended off-grid trips. Home Solar Power Kits do not include charge controllers, as they are grid tied. If you choose not to purchase a kit, you can still look at the kits to help decide which charge controller would be ideal for your panels.
If the charge controllers and solar panels aren’t enough to get you interested in a Renogy Solar Kit, then the mounting equipment and wiring should be. The Starter Kits, Premium Kits, and RV Kits all contain Z-Brackets, which were created specifically for use with Renogy Solar Panels. The Z-Brackets allow for the easy and precise mounting of each solar panel on a hard, flat surface. The brackets are made of lightweight aluminum and are the perfect size for Renogy Solar Panels. They are designed for long-term use with minimal wear and tear. Each Solar Kit also contains the appropriate wiring for the solar power system. The Adapter Wiring Kit is to be used between the solar panels and charge controller, which the Tray Cable runs between the charge controller and battery bank. The wiring, like the panels and charge controller, are essential for the system and must be purchased.
In sum, if you can determine your solar power needs, you can find a Renogy Solar Kit that can meet them. Many of the kits contain the necessary system components at a slightly reduced price point; however, you get the added benefit of quick shopping and peace of mind. Instead of having to call the office and consult with a representative, you have the freedom to choose a kit on your own. With so many different kits to choose from, you are sure to find something that meets your needs, within your price range. If you have any questions, feel free to give our highly trained sales representatives a call.