Perhaps you’re the kind of nature lover that prefers watching the stars and breathing in the warm summer air as opposed to sleeping indoors in a tiny structure we like to call a cabin. Or maybe, you don’t prefer the outdoors at all, so you often enjoy a vacation from the comforts of a hotel room. If you’re anything like the latter, you probably haven’t stopped to take a look at the Renogy Solar Cabin Kit line. Although the product line includes the word “cabin,” each kit can actually be used on a number of different off-grid structures.

To begin, the Renogy Solar Cabin Kit is really just a bigger, more powerful off-grid solar kit. You can think of it as the big brother or big sister of a Renogy Starter Kit. In essence, it has all of the components included in the Starter Kit (less the mounting- you have the option to purchase that separately) but it is a bigger, more powerful system. While the Starter Kit is more apt to be used on an RV, boat, or camper, the Solar Cabin Kit is much larger and better suited on a rooftop or ground mount set up. The Solar Cabin Kit doesn’t need to be used on a cabin, but any outdoor structure.

Like all off-grid kits, a Cabin Kit works by using 250W Monocrystalline or 300W Polycrystalline Solar Panels to power a battery bank. Keep in mind that each solar panel weighs in at 40lbs, so be sure to check that the roof can withstand the weight of all the solar panels and mounting equipment. If you choose to ground mount your system, make sure it is placed in an unobstructed area that receives lots of sunlight. The solar panels will produce energy from the sunlight, which gets transferred back to the battery bank. The charge controller included in the Cabin Kit regulates the amount of charge flowing to the battery bank, so batteries do not become overcharged or discharged. In order to actually use the battery bank to power your appliances and electronics, you’ll need an inverter, which is sold separately. The inverter converts the DC power stored in the battery into AC power that is used to power your appliances.

As previously stated, the Cabin Kit does NOT need to be installed on a cabin. Instead, it can be installed on any rooftop space that can support the weight of the panels (and mounting equipment), and accommodate the area the panels take up. Many customers prefer to install their Cabin Kits on backyard sheds and work garages. The solar power system provides an excellent source of power for electric tools and lighting, both of which are must-haves for carpentry or auto work. Other customers prefer to install their Cabin Kits on warm climate cottages that face frequent power outages or are too remote to be connected to the power grid. In other words, a Cabin Kit can be used for so much more!

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