Outback Power Centers are a complete power, pre-wired, DC battery to AC system grid-interactive system. 8,000 watts (8 kW) of continuous power at 48 Vdc. Outback inverters can provide home emergency backup power as well as grid interactive energy so you can sell power back to the utility grid or have a complete standalone off-grid power source. The battery to pure sine wave 120/240 60 Hz can charge your battery bank from the grid, or from your solar panels to the included 2 Outback FlexMax charge controllers. Accommodate even more solar panels by adding additional charge controllers. [click to continue…]

Off-grid solar kits with pre-wired power systems are the next generation in stand alone power that are made for the do-it-yourselfer. Most of the pre-wired kits we have put together have a DC to AC sinewave inverter, battery charger and AC transfer switch integrated into one power system. Just like the local utility, the OutBack and Magnum Energy inverters produces true-sinewave AC electricity for your stand alone power needs. Computers, TVs and pumps are just some of the examples of electronic equipment in your cabin or home that last longer and run better when powered with true sinewave electricity from an OutBack or Magnum Energy inverter. Starting up your well pump is worry-free because of the high surge power capability of these inverters. [click to continue…]

Assembled, wired and tested by factory trained technicians, this 2000 watt home emergency backup power battery system has an inverter that monitors the grid. When the utility power goes down, the 2000 watt backup will automatically switch your home over to battery backup power in under a second then switch back and recharge the batteries when the grid is up again. The 2000W Home Backup System comes standard with four 200 aH AGM batteries, with the option of adding more. The heart of the system is a Magnum MS2012 2,000 watt sine wave inverter. Also included are Magnum Battery monitor, battery enclosure with two shelves, all necessary battery interconnects and terminal caps. With a variety of flexible options, this 2000W Home Backup System includes an AC plug, which allows you to plug an extension cord or appliance directly into the unit for quick restoration of power to specific items. [click to continue…]

Goal Zere has unvailed plans to upgrade the a outdoor enthusiasts old friend the Sherpa 50. The new Sherpa 50 will be available in June and is a punched up virsion of the original 50 watt lithium ion portable battery and will match it with a Nomad 10 portable solar panel. [click to continue…]

Backpacking Mountains or the Grand Canyon means every ounce of weight and space counts which is a basic conflict with the personal electronics we all love to use on our epic journeys. Goal Zero delivers once again on their Nomad 7 portable solar panel. Perfect for the Ultra-lite backpacker, the Goal Zero portable solar panel is 30% smaller than comparable portable solar panels and 14 times more powerful. [click to continue…]

The Outback Flexmax 60 maximum solar power point tracking charge controllers offers an efficient, safe, multi-stage recharging process that prolongs battery life and assures peak performance from a solar array. Each Outback Flexmax 60 charge controller allows customized battery recharging. The Outback Flexmax 60 charge controller is engineered to work with 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60VDC battery voltages. With backlit LCD display screen with 80 characters has a memory that will hold the last 128 days of operational data. Voltage step-down capability allowing a higher PV array voltage configuration with a manual and auto-equalize cycle for the batteries. [click to continue…]

Wind turbines operate by capturing the kinetic energy of moving air. AIR 30 wind turbines efficiently capture the power of the wind and converts it to rotational motion to turn an alternator that produces electrical power in much the same way a wind generator does. The electrical power must be regulated to a voltage to charge the system batteries, and there must be a system to prevent overcharging the batteries and resume charging as the battery voltage drops. A means to protect the Air 30 wind turbine from extreme wind damage must also be provided. The AIR 30 wind turbine accomplishes all these goals by incorporating a three-phase brushless permanent magnet alternator and microprocessor controlled electronics to optimize its power production capability. The microprocessor continuously adjusts the loading of the alternator to keep the turbine operating efficiently. The result is the AIR 30 has high power production, high blade efficiency and lower blade noise. [click to continue…]

Home solar panels kits are bank on a hedge against future inflation. Once you start to investigate the process and taking the next step, here be the dragons. Buying 20 years of energy at a fixed cost upfront is not only daunting, it’s out of the question for many. Some prospective solar home buyers are so intimidated by the upfront price tag, they don’t investigate any further. [click to continue…]

Our favorite type of solar has to be the SunPod. Hassle free for the do-it-yourself homeowner, these pre-built ground mount solar panel units are scalable from 2.82kW to 3kW (STC-DC rating) per pod. You save thousands because units are built in a factory controlled environment, less cost = faster pay-back. Fast and simple to install, less disruption on to your property. [click to continue…]

You will have everything you need for your off-grid travels with this kit. The portable solar panel with battery pack, AC power inverter and LED light will power your electronics while you journey on your back-country hikes. (Including your iPad) The 100 watt 110 VAC inverter with universal plug works with standard U.S. AC two or three prong plugs and most international plugs. The inverter can be easily switched between 110V to 220V and allows you to power commonly used electronic devices such as laptops. [click to continue…]