Use the power of the sun to acquire energy for important electronic devices during emergencies, power failures and other situations with the Grape Solar 100-Watt Off-Grid Solar Kit, a user-friendly solar panel with charge controller that can be assembled within minutes generate up to 100 watts of power per hour.
One of the best solar panel kit for home and RV applications on the market|
|•||Solar Panel is the pinnacle of durability and will last for years|
Sets up in 10 minutes or less and is virtually maintenance free|
Built with mounting holes for various mounting options|
Solar panel is protected by a sealed junction box to allow for safe outdoor use|
|•||Can be connected with up to four other solar panels with the included 35 Amp Xantrex charge controller |
|•||This solar panel kit is composed of 1pc Grape Solar 100-Watt polycrystalline solar panel, a 35 Amp Xantrex charge controller, cables and manual|
|•||A minimum of one 12V deep cycle battery is required to use this kit. Battery not included.|
This solar panel kit is perfect for a variety of DC applications, including RVs, boats, 12 Volt battery charging, small pumps and LED lights. This solar panel with charge controller is made from high-quality crystalline solar cells that produce power at an efficient rate and can offer years of service. The solar energy collected by the solar panel passes through the included 35 Amp Xantrex charge controller before it can be transferred to your batteries to ensure safe charging. The 35 Amp Xantrex charge controller has multicolored light status, 3 stage control, temperature compensation and manual/automatic equalization features to allow for maximum system performance and to increase battery life. Built with a weatherproof design, you will be able to safely use this solar panel kit in various weather conditions.
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|| Grape Solar 100-Watt Off-Grid Solar Kit
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||Solar panel kit
| Panel Weight:
|| 18.11 lbs
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| Inverter included:
| Manufacturer's warranty:
|| Panel: 5 year limited product warranty on materials and workmanship
Charge controller: 1 year limited warranty for defects in workmanship and materials
|Frequently Asked Questions:|
Q: How many batteries will I need to go with the Grape Solar 100-Watt Off-Grid Solar Kit?
A: You will need at least one 12 Volt battery to attach to this system to store the power generated by the solar panel. You can have 10kW of solar panels charging a 36Ah battery or you could have one 100W panel charging 1200Ah of batteries. The panel just affects how quickly the battery can be charged. If the battery bank is fully charged the charge controller will prevent over charging.
Q: Are batteries included with this solar panel kit?
A: No, they're not. Please see the "Related Items" tab for the batteries we recommend for this system.
Q: What inverters will work with this solar panel with charge controller?
A: In an off-grid battery backup system, the inverter is connected to a battery bank and the panels feed power into the battery bank through a charge controller. Since the inverter isn't directly connected to the panels, you can use any size inverter you want as long as it is compatible with your battery bank and the devices you plan to power. You can have 10kW of solar panels in the same system as a 450W inverter or you could have one 100W panel in the same system as a 7kW inverter. The size of the inverter just limits the size of the devices that your system can power, which affects how quickly the battery bank is drained. Please see the "Related Items" Tab for the recommended Inverter and Batteries.
Q: If the charge controller is lowering the voltage, am I losing power?
A: Power equals voltage multiplied by current (amps). When the charge controller lowers the voltage it increases the current, like a transformer.
Q: My equipment is connected correctly but I'm barely getting any current, why?
A: Check the voltage of your battery bank. If it is over 13V the charge controller may be reducing the flow to prevent over charging the battery. This means your system is working perfectly. If the battery voltage is low, the battery may be damaged. If the problem persists, please feel free contact us at 1-877-548-3387 or leave a message here.
• Grape Solar 100-Watt polycrystalline solar panel
• 35 Amp Xantrex charge controller
• Product manual
Dennis: The entry-level Grape Solar GS-100 Kit offers a hundred watts of DC power. It is a very simple, plug and play kit that only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to assemble. It is ideal for use in boats and RVs, for a variety of applications including small pumps, LED lights and even battery charging.
This kit has been designed to include everything you need to charge a 12-volt battery bank so you can get up and running as quickly as possible.
Sara: Let's take a look at the components that make up the kit. This kit is exceptionally easy to assemble and use.
First, the heart of the system is the Grape Solar 100-watt crystalline panel. The panel is designed with industry standard MC4 connectors used for their durability and weather resistance. The back of the panel has mounting holes which allow you to mount the panel in various ways. Using the included MC4 cables, you connect the Grape Solar panel to the Xantrex C35 charge controller. The cables include an MC4 connector on one end and a bare wire on the other end which connects to the charge controller's terminal block.
The Xantrex C35 charge controller is a PWM-style charge controller that is large enough for you to expand your system for up to a total of 5 solar panels. With a multicolored status light, 3 stage control, temperature compensation and manual/automatic equalization, this durable charge controller will maximize your system performance and increase battery life. The kit also includes cables for connecting the Xantrex C35 charge controller to a 12-volt deep cycle battery bank. Extension cables from the panel to the Xantrex C35 charge controller and 12-volt batteries can be purchased separately if you don't already have them.
from Homestead F asked:
January 24, 2018
Hello I just purchased this panel. My question is do I need to purchase wiring from the panel to the controller. Also, what size gauge do I need.
This kit includes the following:
Grape Solar 100-Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel
35 Amp Xantrex Charge Controller
(2) 6" MC4 to Bare end cable (connect solar panel to charge controller)
(2) 10 AWG 5' cable (connect charge controller to battery bank)
Extra copper stranded cable may be required based on distance of application. This distance will also dictate the required cable gauge. Thank you for your inquiry!
on January 26, 2018
Antonio Quinones Recio
from Cidra, Puerto Rico asked:
December 22, 2017
1st Question). Do you ship to the US Territories of Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands?
2nd Question). What type of 12 Volt Battery is needed? I only have regular 12 Volt car bettered?
3rd Question). Is there a warranty to this product?
We ship to PR and the Virgin Islands via our international checkout option located in the shopping cart area. We recommend our 12 Volt 100 Amp Hour Sealed Lead Acid Battery by UPG for use with this solar panel, but it may vary based on your application:
The Solar Panel features a 5 year limited product warranty on materials and workmanship. The Charge controller features a 1 year limited warranty for defects in workmanship and materials.
Thank you for your inquiry!
on December 26, 2017
from Sedona, AZ asked:
August 2, 2016
How many panels can add ?
Since there is a 35 amp charge controller included you can use up to a total of (5) 100 watt solar panels.
on August 2, 2016