Four Easy Steps to Design Your Own System

Lower Your Energy Use

Decide What Kind Of System You Need

Size Your System for Grid or Size Your System for Off-Grid

Pick Up Your Components or Mail and Let us Design Your System

STEP 1: Evaluate and Lower Your Energy Use

Start by pulling out your electric bills and calculate the average Kilowatt Hours (kWh) for both the winter
and summer seasons, and make a note of your highest energy use. Your utility company may already have
these calculations available through your online account, or give their customer service a call.
These are key figures to help determine the size of your solar electric system.

If cost is not an issue, or if you are already saving energy with a sustainable green lifestyle,
you can skip the following information and move to
Step 2:
As each individual within your household has a different lifestyle and habits, your use of electricity may be
very different than the averages. A
Kill-A-Watt meter can easily show you exactly how much energy you are using on most items.

STEP 2: Decide What Kind of System You Need

Renewable Energy Systems come in many shapes and sizes. Some are powered by solar panels; others by wind or water, or a combination of these. Some are grid-connected; others are independent of utility power lines.

Which is right for you? Do you have adequate winds to use wind power? Is solar power the way to go?
Follow these links to learn about the components of each kind of system, their benefits and limitations.

Off Grid Systems

Grid Tie Systems

Backup Power Systems

Remote Power Systems

RV and Marine Systems Solar Well Pump Info Hybrid Systems Wind Power Systems

System Sizing Based on Sun Hour

System Rating 1kW 2kW 3kW 4kW 5kW 6kW 7kW 8kW 10kW
6.5 Sun Hrs 150 300 450 600 750 900 1,050 1,200 1,500
6 Sun Hrs 140 280 420 560 700 840 980 1,120 1,400
5.5 Sun Hrs 130 260 390 520 650 780 910 1,040 1,300
5 Sun Hrs 120 240 360 480 600 720 840 960 1,200
4.5 Sun Hrs 105 210 315 420 525 630 735 840 1,050
4 Sun Hrs 95 190 285 380 475 570 665 760 950
3.5 Sun Hrs 80 160 240 320 400 480 560 640 800

STEP 3: Size Your System for Off Grid 

How big should your Off-Grid system be?

If you are moving from a utility-connected home in the 'burbs to an off-grid home in the boonies,
you will have the opportunity (perhaps necessity) of downsizing your electricity usage.

In order to calculate how large your home power system needs to be, run the calculator below TWICE.
Compare and adjust your plans according to your budget and lifestyle.



STEP 4: Grid-Tie Energy System Size Calculator

How big should your Grid-Intertied home power system be?

This calculator will give you an approximate system wattage so that you can get an idea of cost and components
needed for your system.
Please work with our experienced Wholesale Solar staff to design a system which fits within your budget and
can be expanded as needed.

STEP 4: Mail us and let us design your system 

Design and support team: 
Sales and Quotation team:

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