What voltage is best for my off-grid system 12V, 24V, or 48V?
Choose WiselyAt AM Solar, we get a lot of customers coming to us requesting solar system designs and suggesting a particular voltage. We’ll help you build whatever you want, but we also want to make sure you have good information when making your decisions. Hopefully, this blog helps you choose wisely.
Nominal VoltageFirst, let’s make sure we’re all speaking the same language. When someone talks about a 12V system, they are usually referring to the nominal voltage of the battery bank being 12V. This is created by having six 2V lead-acid cells connected in series, within one battery, and multiple batteries being connected in parallel to make a battery bank. This nominal voltage figure has more to do with chemistry (the details of which aren’t really relevant to this blog) than something you would actually see on your voltmeter since 12V lead-acid battery banks can range from about 10V to 14V depending on the state of charge.
With a lithium battery, you have four series-connected 3.2V lithium cells to make a 12.8V nominal battery. To keep things simple, these are commonly referred to as just “12V batteries”.
When more batteries, or cells, are connected in series you get higher voltage battery banks, like 24V, (25.6V lithium) and 48V (51.2V lithium).
The Decisions Making Process
When trying to decide what system voltage is best, we recommend starting low, at 12V, until you find reasons why 12V would be impractical. Then, look at 24V. Then, only if you have a very odd system, look at 48V. Having a system with an inappropriate voltage will result in unnecessary cost/complexity, and potentially reduce options for future expansion.
V Pros and Cons
If don’t need more than 3000VA of inverter output, go with a 12V system.
Simplicity: If you need to get help with your system you are going to find more people understand 12V systems than any other voltage. Most RVs are designed from the factory to work with 12V house battery banks.
Commonality: 12V systems are far more common than any other voltage which means that replacement parts will be easier to find, on shorter notice, at better prices.
Alternator Charging: Most alternators and chassis batteries are 12V. If you hope to enjoy high current charging through a battery combiner, like a Victron Cyrix, your house battery bank needs to be at the same voltage as your chassis battery bank, which means having a 12V house battery bank will be ideal.
DC Distribution: Most DC loads run on 12V. This includes lights, fans, refrigerators, leveling jacks, etc. If you have a 12V battery bank, you can just power these loads directly. If you have a 24V or 48V battery bank, you need to step that voltage down to 12V. This adds cost and complexity to your system, especially if you need to send power to leveling jacks. In some 24V systems, we have had to use three parallel-connected Victron Orion 24/12’s to supply enough current for the leveling jacks.
Battery Expansion: If you have a lithium battery system, you can add to your battery bank at any time. If you have a 12V lithium battery bank, you can add to your system with one battery at a time. With a higher voltage system, you need to add batteries in increments of two or four at a time, unless you are adding more rare 24V or 48V batteries.
Solar Expansion: The solar array needs to have a Vmp that is about 50% higher than the nominal voltage of the battery bank in order for charging current to flow. To get a higher voltage solar array, you need to have more series-connected cells or panels. But, series connections are susceptible to partial shade. One blocked cell shuts down all the cells connected in series to it. So, in order to charge a higher voltage battery bank, you need more series connections, which makes your solar array less resilient to the effects of partial shade.
Heated batteries: Some heated lithium batteries, like LiFeBlue, only work in parallel configuration (12V systems). If you plan on using your batteries in a cold climate, heated batteries are a necessity, which means that 24V and 48V systems aren’t an option.
-Thicker cables: Assuming the same power, a lower voltage means a higher current, and higher current means thicker cables. If you have eight 200W panels on your roof, you need 2ga cable from the roof to the battery bank for a 12V system. For a 24V system, you can get away with slightly less expensive 4ga cable.
-Inverter Limitation: Along the lines of thicker cables, the largest inverter you would want to power with a 12V system will be 3000VA. You can do this with a set of 4/0 conductors and a standard 500A shunt. If you need 5000VA of inverter capacity, and only want to pay for a single inverter on a 12V system, you would need to run two sets of 4/0 and get a special high current shunt. This is far from elegant.
V Pros and Cons
If you have a trailer or 5th Wheel, or plan on using a secondary alternator, where stock alternator charging isn’t as critical, a 24V system can be very economical when you need more than 3000VA and have a large solar array.
Higher Wattage: With the higher battery voltage compared to a 12V system, there is less current, which allows for more wattage on 4/0 cable. 24V systems are ideal when someone needs to run two air conditioners at the same time on a 5000VA inverter.
Larger Solar Array: The Victron SmartSolar MPPT 150/100 charge controller can support about 1600W on a 12V battery bank, but a 24V battery bank lets you double that. If you don’t want to pay for two solar charge controllers, but still want a large solar array, a 24V battery bank may be ideal.
Increased Efficiency: When running heavy loads like DC air conditioners, there will be a slight efficiency increase on a 24V system compared to a 12V system.
Increased Maximum Battery Bank Size: Some batteries have a limit on how many parallel connections are allowed to maintain a balanced charge between batteries. LiFeBlue lithium recommends no more than four parallel connections. With a 24V battery bank, you can have eight batteries, since you would be using four parallel groups of two in a series connection.
-DC Distribution: A 24V to 12V converter will need to be used to power DC loads.
-Battery Expansion: In most cases, adding to a lithium battery bank will require adding two batteries at a time.
V Pros and Cons
If you don’t have an alternator or DC loads, 48V systems can be a great way to have high AC output and a large solar array. This makes 48V very popular with off-grid cabins. Additionally, the advent of new alternator chargers, 48V may end up being the standard for RVs in the future, but we aren’t there yet.
High Output: Because of the higher voltage and lower current, 48V systems can have higher output inverters, like 8000VA and larger.
Largest Battery Capacity: Because of the reduced number of parallel battery connections, 48V systems can have largest battery banks.
-RV Compatibility: RVs require elaborate alternator charging and DC distribution systems when using 48V house batteries.
-Technical Know-how: Few technicians know how to work with 48V, which is why most mobile 48V systems are owned be Electrical Engineers who like to tinker.
Still not sure
If you still aren’t sure what voltage would be best for your solar power system application, ask us, and we’ll help you figure it out.
Off Grid Solar System Kits: Renewable Energy For Your Home At A Discount
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An off grid solar system kit is a Smart investment for your home. The solar systems are popular as they offer an eco friendly solution for your power needs at home. Solar panels are economical alternatives to traditional power sources.
Off grid solar kits use solar equipment to generate energy for your home. The kits store energy generated by solar panels. An off grid solar kit is not connected to a utility grid, so it relies on a battery to store renewable energy.
Off grid systems utilize a battery bank that stores electricity absorbed by solar panels. An off grid solar system also serves as a backup when power failures arise due to bad weather and other natural emergencies. The off grid systems are ideal for homes in rural environments.
When buying an off grid solar system for the first time, you might not know where to start. There are many options to choose from so you should know a few things about off grid systems before making a decision.
To make it easier, we’ve created a list of the six most popular off grid solar systems. We’ve also included a guide that’ll help you choose the best off grid solar system for your home.
Equipment Required For Off Grid Systems
An off grid solar kit requires more than a few panels that soak up the sun.
Here are the essential components of a solar power system for your home:
Devices manage the flow of energy from the solar panels to the battery and they ensure that the battery is charged correctly without any overcharges occurring.
Inverters (AC) or MPPT solar charge controllers (DC) – these charge controllers are different from the battery inverters because while they control the battery charge, the input voltage from the solar panels needs to be at least 30% over the voltage of the battery.
The battery bank is where all extra power and energy is stored for use during nighttime hours or for those days that are overcast.
The panels are installed onto the roof of the home or placed around the home to ensure the correct wattage. These little cell-filled squares are joined together to harness the power of the sun.
A generator is optional. If you want to use a generator when running a solar panel system, then you can. The devices provide a secondary source when power failure strikes, however, they require fuel to run.
Off Grid Batteries
- Lead-Acid – the lead-acid battery there are different battery options and can be the more cost-effective option. Necessary maintenance is absolutely required to ensure that this battery is working properly and supplying the home with the right amount of juice to avoid power failure.
- Lithium-Ion batteries are more expensive but a lot more convenient as they do not need to be charged to be used and they can easily be stored without ventilation. They require no maintenance at all and are desired for a pre-set number of charging
Best Off Grid Solar Systems
As promised, here are the top six off grid solar systems on the market today.
Renogy 100 Watt Off Grid Solar Premium Kit
This off-grid solar system comes with a regular monocrystalline panel that’s both sleek and durable. It’s meant to provide you with the highest efficiency per area, while the rover charger controller will ensure peak conversion efficiency.
Your purchase comes with a four-stage battery charging process that’s quick and efficient. For complete protection, the set also comes with a junction box. Those who have purchased this kit mentioned that it’s of high quality, and they felt that the quality of the components was nearly flawless.
Performance-wise, it tends to vary, but individuals have mentioned that they could get 22-24 amps out of the system. Others have also raved about the Bluetooth module that they can use for monitoring performance while dry camping.
- Comes with a four-stage battery charging process
- Comes with a Bluetooth module
- Sleek and durable monocrystalline panel
ECO-WORTHY 1,200 Watt Volt Solar Panel
This model produces at least 4 kwh daily depending on the amount of sunlight. It comes with a combiner box that offers additional protection along with a charging battery and backup power.
Setup is easy, and your purchase also comes with a one-year warranty along with 24/7 customer service. The company provides strong customer service should you have any questions or concerns during the installation process or afterward.
- Produces at least 4 kwh daily
- Comes with a combiner box
- Easy setup
- One-year warranty
ECO-WORTHY 48V Solar Power System With All-In-One Charge Inverter
This premium solar panel kit produces a daily output of 16,000 WH under 4 hours of sunshine. It can charge the system battery six hours. Composed of 3,500W 48V pure sine wave and 80A MPPT controller. Not can it be used off-grid, but when there is no sunlight, it can also receive electricity from the grid to charge the battery.
The combiner box offers safety protection, with 10A fuse for each string, anti-backflow diodes and lighting protection.6 independent terminals, make you get rid of the complex tangled troubles of the connection,so that your installation is more easily and convenient.
ExpertPower 12V Solar Power Kit
LiFePO4: ExpertPower’s newest line of batteries is the sealed lead acid battery. The battery provides 2,500 – 7,000 cycles. The battery has a ten year lifetime with a built-in battery management system (BMS) that protects it from overcharge, deep discharge, overloading, overheating and short circuit, and excessive low self-discharge rate ensuring up to 1 year maintenance-free storage.
The 40A MPPT controller utilizes modern solar technology to maximize your solar array’s power generation by over 20 percent through sophisticated tracking and capture compared to PWM with auto-detects 12V/24V systems.
EcoWorthy 800W Solar Wind Power Kit
The EcoWorthy 800W comes with a Wind Turbine Generator that solves the problem that solar panels could not work during night time or when the sun is not strong enough. It has a low start-up speed, high wind power utilization, lightweight, low vibration with 3 blades and auto windward direction adjustment.
The solar power kit features a PWM Hybrid Controller that protects the battery. This feature allows it to shut down when the battery is charged, protect it from overcharge and short circuit.
Benefits of Off Grid Solar Systems
The most significant benefit of an off-grid solar systems is how you don’t have to worry about power outages. Since you’re not tied to the city’s power source, you won’t have to worry about disruptions caused by inclement weather or damaged power lines and equipment.
Another great benefit is that it helps with reducing electricity costs. Although you’d be forking out a little more money initially to purchase the off-grid solar system, you’ll be saving money in the long run, thanks to the low monthly rates and maintenance costs
The installation system of off-grid solar systems is also much easier because they don’t have a complex infrastructure. All you need is some tools, and you’re good to go, you won’t have to fork out extra money to pay for a professional and can do it yourself.
If you live in a rural area, off-grid solar systems are also a great choice. Since there’s less advanced infrastructure in those areas, the chances of blackouts are more common. An off-grid solar system can help make your home self-sufficient and more independent from the inconsistency of city power.
Off Grid Solar Power System Pros And Cons
Here’s a more thorough overview of the advantages and disadvantages of an off grid system.
Off Grid Solar System Factors
First and foremost, calculate your load. Figure out the total load of your home. This will determine the power and quality of your off grid solar system. Next, you’ll want to consider the battery your system will need to store electricity.
There are different types of batteries, and it depends on the appliances you’ll be running and your power sources. However, these systems will use lead-acid batteries, and a larger system will require a more significant bank.
As part of your solar array, you’ll need to consider the solar panel. Make sure that you’re getting sufficient solar energy, and that’s determined by the number of hours the sun is shining on your solar panels.
There are different types of solar panels available, and the most popular is monocrystalline solar panels. These generate the most electricity, but they can be pricey. For smaller loads, amorphous solar panels are a great choice.
A charge controller regulates voltage and electrical currents that protect the battery. There are different types of charge controllers, but you want to look at PWM and MPPT as they’re the most efficient. If your appliances run on AC power, you’ll also need an inverter.
The inverter you purchase is dependent on your devices. The voltage of your battery bank is something you’ll need to consider. You’d also need to balance the system by getting other essential elements such as breaker boxes, wires, fuses and breakers, and more. Finally, a backup generator would be a good idea.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) FAQ
How Much Does An Off Grid Solar Kit Cost?
When it comes to putting in an off-grid solar system, you need to be prepared to cover a fairly substantial cost. What it comes down to is how much power do you need. It’s the type of system that is expensive during installation, but in the long run? Installing an off-grid power system will pay off in a major way when you no longer have monthly utility bills that are subjected to rate hikes.
A smaller off-grid solar system that has enough wattage to run smaller appliances and other small duties, such as charging phones, will cost approximately 20,000.00 at time of publishing. If you are looking to go completely off-grid and remove other sources of electricity; then you are looking at spending approximately 50,000.00 – 70,000.00 for installation and start-up.
It is important to remember as well that when you install an off-grid solar system, the costs doesn’t stop once installation is complete. There are on-going maintenance costs for the upkeep of the generator, fuel costs to run the system, and maintenance costs on the battery’s and wires.
This can become pricy if you are running only an off-grid system but it truly depends on the rationale for leaving the local utility company. If you want to live a more alternative and greener lifestyle? Then an off grid system powered by the sun and backed up with fuel and batteries is the right path.
How big of a solar system do I need to go off-grid?
The first thing to consider when wondering how big of a solar system you need to run a house off-grid is whether or not you plan to use another alternative source of energy to power the home. If you are going to be using off-grid solar energy for smaller needs, then you won’t have to invest in such a big system.
You want to invest in at least 20-25 solar panels for the average home. Available online through numerous forums, however, are solar system calculators to determine the size of the system that is required to power your current residence!
What Is The Best Off Grid Solar System Kit?
You want to determine how much power you need for your off grid home. Next, narrow down the best off-grid solar systems because there are so many options to choose from. Before making any final decisions on a particular system, it is always recommended that you complete research on different styles of off-grid solar systems.
Determine the size of the solar system required, choose a company that has a solid reputation with both installation and customer service, and ensure that your current climate will be able to harness enough energy to power the chosen system.
How Much Solar Power Is Needed For An Off Grid Cabin?
If you are planning to use a solar system for an off-grid cabin, you definitely won’t have to install the same size system as you would for an average-sized home. Cabins tend to be on the smaller size with a lower number of electronics to power on a consistent basis.
Also, if you have alternative heating sources (for example, a wood stove), then you won’t need to install a system that can run electric heat comfortably.
Determine if you plan to use only solar panels or you will use battery backup storage power to run the electronics of the cabin. However, a small to average size cabin will require at least three moderated-size solar panels to run electronics comfortably but remember! You can only use solar panels during the daylight hours so a backup system is imperative.
Off Grid Solar System Conclusion
An off grid solar power system might be the best deal on the market today for those who want to lead a cleaner lifestyle. The solar industry is advancing faster than ever before. As a maintenance free power source option that comes in an affordable package, it’s worth the upfront high cost.
When you need access to power during a natural disaster, for example, an off grid system makes sense. Face it, solar batteries and lithium iron phosphate technology are the future. With battery storage, your specific needs are covered when your electricity supply fails.
Outback power can provide energy for your water pumps and other specific needs for your off grid home. When you can generate power without relying on your local utility grid, then you become more self reliant, and that’s what you want. Your local utility company can only do so much.
Renogy’s 200W/30A solar charge kit gets you started at an all-time low of 225 in New Green Deals
While getting started in solar might be a bit intimidating, Renogy has you covered with a multi-piece kit that delivers 200W of power with ease. In the bundle, you’ll get two 100W solar panels as well as a 30A charge controller, which is what you’ll need to hook up to batteries for powering gear at night. On sale for 225 right now at Amazon, you’ll find that this marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked, saving 55 from its normal going rate. We also have a wide selection of Tesla and e-bike discounts in today’s New Green Deals, so you won’t want to miss that either.
Head below for other New Green Deals that we’ve found today and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories.
Get your solar journey started with Renogy’s 200W kit
Amazon is now offering the Renogy 200W/30A 12V Solar Panel Kit for 224.99 shipped. For comparison, you’d typically pay 280 for this solar panel kit, today’s deal saves a total of 55, and even marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. In fact, our last mention was back in January at 244. Ready to get you up and going with solar power, this kit has everything you need to begin. There are two 100W solar panels that can be connected in parallel, and you can even expand up to four panels for as much as 400W of power generation.
In addition to the two panels, you’ll get a 30W PWM negative ground charge controller with this kit, which is necessary to hook the solar panels up to batteries. This allows you to easily set up a solar-powered off-grid system which runs off the panels during the day and batteries at night, helping you reduce dependence on the main grid. Renogy backs the panels with a 25-year transferrable power output warranty and you’re secure for 1-year on the rest of the kit.
Pick up Greenworks’ 21-inch 48V cordless electric mower with four 4Ah batteries for 500
Amazon is offering the Greenworks 21-inch 48V Cordless Electric Lawn Mower for 499.99 shipped. Down from 576, today’s deal marks the lowest price that we’ve seen so far in 2023. In fact, it’s the best deal since it hit 390 back in November of last year, for further comparison. This is really the all-out bundle for mowing your yard without any gas or oil here. You’ll not only get the standard 48V 21-inch cordless mower, but also four 4Ah batteries. The fact that there’s four instead of the normal two means you’ll get up to 70 minutes of runtime on a single charge here, which should be more than enough to tackle most yards before the batteries die. On top of that, this mower is self-propelled, and is rear-wheel drive. It also has a 4-in-1 clipping management system that does mulch, rear bagging, side discharge, and even a turbo button for leaf pickup.
Segway’s latest SuperScooter GT electric scooters now up to 500 off from 2,500
Segway is now offering its latest SuperScooter GT1 Electric Scooter for 2,499.99 shipped. Normally fetching 2,800, you’re looking at the first discount of the year and a well-timed spring discount to deliver the 2023 low. It comes within 100 of our previous Cyber Monday mention last year, and is the second-best discount of all-time since launching in August of last year. Segway’s new SuperScooter GT1 arrives centered around a 1,008Wh battery that powers the 3000W rear-wheel drive motor. Capable of accelerating to 30 MPH in under 8 seconds, you’re looking at a more commuter-ready 37.3 MPH top speed to pair with its 43.5-mile range. Everything is then packed into an aircraft-grade aluminum frame with front and rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, and 11-inch tubeless tires.
Packed into a similar design as the lead deal, the SuperScooter GT2 steps up to an even more capable feature set. Segway is delivering an even faster electric ride thanks to a 43.5 MPH top speed powered by a 6000W 2-wheel drive motor that enables a 0 to 30 MPH acceleration in just under 4 seconds. That pairs with a 55.9-mile range, integrated transparent OLED display in-between the handlebars, and 1,512Wh battery. This model of course then steps up in price, and arrives with a more fitting 3,499.99 price tag to match all of the high-end functionality. This is delivering a new all-time low from its usual 4,000 price tag. It’s 9 under our previous December discount from last year and amounts to 500 in overall savings.
New Tesla deals
After checking out the Renogy 200W solar panel kit on sale above, if you keep read, you’ll find a selection of new green deals that will make your Tesla experience better in multiple areas. From storage to keep recordings on to phone mounts, car chargers, and anything else we can find, it’ll be listed below. Each day we’ll do our best to find new and exciting deals and ways for you to save on fun accessories for your Tesla, making each trip unique. For more gift ideas and deals, check out the best Tesla shop. Keep reading on for e-bike, Greenworks, and other great deals.
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New e-bike deals electric scooter discounts
If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the sunshine still after using your new electric mower, than we recommend you experience it than on another e-bike or electric scooter you just got at a fantastic price through one of our deals and sale below. You can use it for fun, exercise, or even transportation to and from work or the coffee shop. We have several people here that will regularly commute to coffee shops or offices on their e-bike, as it cuts down on fossil fuel usage as well as allows them to enjoy some time outdoors on nice sunny days. Below, you’ll find a wide selection of new e-bike deals and electric scooter deal in all price ranges, so give it a look if that’s something you’d be interested in picking up. As always, the newest e-bike deal and electric scooter discounts and sales will be at the top, so shop quick as the discounts are bound to go away soon.
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- Get a Segway Electric KickScooter for 400 ahead of spring joyrides
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- Gotrax’s just-released G MAX electric scooter sees first discount at 100 off, more
Additional New Green Deals
After shopping the Renogy 200W solar panel kit on sale above, be sure to check out the other discounts we found today. These new green deals are wide-ranging from outdoor lawn equipment to anything else we find that could save you money in various ways, be that cutting gas and oil out of your life or just enjoying other amenities that energy-saving gear can bring. As always, the newest deals will be at the top, so shop quick as the discounts are bound to go away soon.
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Rich Solar 1000W 48V 120VAC Cabin Solar Kit
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Rich Solar 1000W 48V 120VAC Cabin Solar Kit
The Rich Solar Cabin Solar Kits are perfect for tiny homes, RVs, and many more off grid applications. Start your solar adventure today!
Rich Solar 6500W 48V Off-Grid Hybrid Inverter Product Specifications
Model: RS-H6548Rated Inverter Power: 6500VA/6500WPARALLEL CAPABILITY: Yes, 6 unitsINPUT
- Voltage: 120 VAC
- Selectable Voltage Range: 90-140 VAC (For Computers)
- 80-140 VAC (For Home Appliances)
- Frequency Range: 50 Hz/60 Hz (Auto Sensing)
- AC Voltage Regulation (Batt. Mode): 120VAC ± 5%
- Surge Power: 15000VA
- Efficiency (Peak): 90% ~ 93%
- Transfer Time: 15 ms (For Personal Computers), 20 ms (For Home Appliances)
- Waveform: Pure Sine Wave
- No Load Power Consumption:
- Optional DC Voltage: 12 VDC ± 5%, 100W
- Dual Outputs: Yes
- Battery Voltage: 48 VDC
- Floating Charge Voltage: 54 VDC
- Overcharge Protection: 66 VDC
SOLAR CHARGER AC CHARGER
- Solar Charger Type: MPPT
- Maximum PV Array Power: 8000W (4000W x 2)
- MPPT Operating Voltage Range: 90 ~ 230 VDC
- Maximum PV Array Open Circuit Voltage: 250 VDC
- Maximum Solar Charge Current: 120A
- Maximum AC Charge Current: 120A
- Maximum Charge Current: 120A
- Dimension(D X W X H): 5.8 x 17.0 x 21.8 in
- Net Weight: 40.6 lb
- Communication Interface: USB/RS232/RS485/Wi-Fi/Dry-contact
- Humidity: 5% to 95% Relative Humidity(Non-condensing)
- Operating Temperature:.10 °C to 50 °C
- Storage Temperature:.15 °C to 60 °C
Rich Solar MEGA 335W Solar Panel Product Specifications
|Maximum Power Voltage(Vmp
|Maximum Power Current(Imp)
|Open Circuit Voltage(Voc)
|Short Circuit Current(Isc)
|Maximum System Voltage(Vmax)
|-40°F ~ 194°F
|Max Series Fuse Rating
|65.6 x 39.4 x 1.4 in
Rich Solar Product Warranty
The warranty period for RICH SOLAR’s products:
1) Rigid Solar Panels: 25-year power output warranty
2) Portable Briefcase Solar Panels: 5 year power output warranty
3) Portable Power Stations: 2 years
4) Solar Charge Controllers: 2 Years (MPPT) | 6 Months (PWM)
5) Inverters: 2 years
6) Flexible Solar Panel: 1 year workmanship and materials
7) CIGS Flexible Solar Panel: 1 year workmanship and materials
8) LiFePO4 Lithium Battery: 3 year manufacturer defect
The warranty period for all other RICH SOLAR products and components is one (1) year from the date of original purchase by the original consumer. A sales receipt from the original consumer purchase, or other reasonable documentary proof, is required in order to establish the start of the warranty period. If you completed the online RICH SOLAR Product Registration Form within thirty (30) days after purchasing your product, that registration can also establish the start date of the warranty period (but warranty coverage is not conditioned upon such registration). REMEDY. RICH SOLAR will, at its option, (1) repair the product at no charge, using new or refurbished replacement parts, or (2) exchange the product with a product that is new or which has been manufactured from new or serviceable used parts and is at least functionally equivalent to the original product. A replacement product/part assumes the remaining warranty of the original product or ninety (90) days from the date of replacement or repair, whichever provides longer coverage for you. When a product or part is exchanged, any replacement item becomes your property and the replaced item becomes RICH SOLAR’s property.
LIMITED TO ORIGINAL CONSUMER BUYER. This warranty is not transferable to any subsequent owner of a RICH SOLAR product.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS. This Limited Warranty applies only to hardware products manufactured by or for RICH SOLAR that can be identified by the RICH SOLAR trademark, trade name, or logo affixed to them. The Limited Warranty does not apply to any non-RICH SOLAR products, even if packaged or sold with RICH SOLAR products. Non-RICH SOLAR manufacturers, or suppliers may provide their own warranties. This warranty does not apply to: (i) to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, misapplication, or non-RICH SOLAR products; (ii) to damage caused by service performed by anyone other than RICH SOLAR; (iii) to a product or a part that has been modified without the written permission of RICH SOLAR; (iv) to a product where any RICH SOLAR serial number has been removed or defaced, or (v) to any product purchased through an online auction house. This limited warranty does not apply to any battery cell or product containing a battery cell unless the battery cell has been fully charged by you within seven (7) days after your purchase of the product and at least once every 6 months thereafter.
THIS WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REMEDIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. RICH SOLAR SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IF RICH SOLAR CANNOT LAWFULLY DISCLAIM IMPLIED WARRANTIES UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. No RICH SOLAR reseller, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty. IN NO EVENT WILL RICH SOLAR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY USE OR MALFUNCTION OF ANY RICH SOLAR PRODUCT, OR FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY, INCLUDING DAMAGE TO OTHER DEVICES. IN NO EVENT WILL RICH SOLAR’S LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIM, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE RICH SOLAR PRODUCT. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE. To obtain warranty service, you must contact our customer service team via telephone at 1-800-831-9889, or via email at email@example.com. If our customer service team determines that this is a warranty matter, they will give you a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. You must properly package the product, clearly marking the RMA number on the package and including proof of your purchase date with the product. You must then send the product by mail or courier, with shipping costs paid by you, to RICH SOLAR at 5550 Jurupa St Ontario, CA 91761. We will process your return and send your repaired or replacement product to you at our expense for product being shipped to locations in North America. For product purchased or being shipped outside of North America, please contact the local distributor from whom you purchased the product, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain further distributor information.