It's finally here. A small kit with everything you need to get started in solar power, at a fraction of the cost of the systems you've seen. Now solar is within your reach. Our custom built solar power kits are perfect the Do It Yourself homeowner wanting to live green and not break the bank.
Our systems are designed to tie directly into your existing grid tied home power. The Grid Tie Pro 690W Kit, sold exclusively at Solar Sphere, includes the following:
Most homeowners will simply need to add sa breaker and some romex wiring. Because this is a grid-tie system, YOU STILL MUST CONTACT YOUR LOCAL UTILITY AND GET PERMISSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE TYING A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM TO THEIR GRID. We also suggest you have a licensed electrician help you with the final configuration.
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Most people who are experienced with home improvements and have basic tools can install these systems. Please remember that roof work and electricity can be very dangerous and take all necessary precautions.
Are there incetives and rebates for these systems?
Absolutely. The Federal Tax Credit of 30% applies to solar power systems of any size. State and local incentives usually apply to these systems, but we suggest you contact your local utility for more information. Click here for the DSIREUSA website for more information on incentives in your area.
Does this kit come with everything I need?
You'll generally need to add a breaker that matches your existing system (any master electrician can help with this), and some standard romex wiring with an MEC connector that will go from the breaker to the inverter.
Where does the inverter mount?
The inverter mounts with the panel on the roof.
What is the warranty on everything?
Solar panel: 25 years; Enphase System: 15 years; Mounting: 10 years.
What are the specifications of the components?
Click here for the Yingli Solar Panel Spec Sheet.
Click here for the Enphase Inverter Spec Sheet.
Click here for the Enphase Envoy Spec Sheet.
How much will this system produce?
This system will produce 690W for every hour of full sunlight.
What will I need to add or expand the system?
When you are ready to expand your system, you simply get another complete kit. Each panel requires its own inverter and racking, so you just add on another 1, 2, or 3 panel kit. If you install a 15A breaker or higher, you can add at least 7 or 8 panels before you need to add another breaker.
What is the maximum number of panels and inverters I can have?
The Enphase Envoy unit can handle up to 80 panels and inverters, so the only real limit is the amount of space you have.
How much space does each panel take?
The panel is approximately 40-inches by 66-inches and the inverter installs directly underneath the panel. You will want to have a few inches around the outside of the panel to work on the mounting and wiring.
Can I check my energy production from my phone?
Any phone that can log into your Envoy webpage will be able to show your energy production!
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? FEEL FREE TO CALL US AT 877-774-3730 OR EMAIL US AT KRISS@SOLARSPHEREONLINE.COM!
Posted by Garrett, CO on 5th Aug 2010
We need to add a few more panels, but thats the beauty of the systm is you can add as many as you want.
Posted by Brysons on 17th Feb 2010
Installed it next to our power meter, had an electrician help with some details, but my son and I did 90% of the work. The utility was kind of a pain to deal with, but even the inspector said this was a slick setup. We'll be adding more this year. Bill is down about 24% now, and going down more!
Posted by Steve Traskell on 4th Feb 2010
I would definitely get he Envoy option, its great to see your production and helped me with the install a little. I wired everything before I installed it and set the panels out and watched the production. It was an extra step but worth it as I increased production by about 15%. Easy to install, just needed an electrician to get the rebate. Otherwise it was pretty straighforward.