Solar Things web store is an online mall of solar companies in one place for your shopping convenience.
A large range of solar products at the best price we can find on inverters, solar panels, chargers, batteries, books, kits, complete systems on or off grid and backup power systems (for you emergency needs, also carrying other emergency items) in our web store. Find links on the left side of this page for specials on solar products and to many solar companies to browse and compare prices or browse through the product pages or company pages.
Find solar products from our many solar companies in one place. The prices of all items are of that companies price (prices are not jacked up) and is purchased from the company selling the items. Solar Things will help you with the information you would need to buy and to setup the the components needed for any size solar system.
Here at Solar Things you will find the very same great OUTBACK solar components that are used to run the company and house along with many other name brand solar products. The components for Outback are in the Inverters, Charge Controllers and Solar Chargers link above.
We offer free help for your solar needs, Sizing a solar system or having a problem with your existing solar system or are you a DIY type of person give us a call at 928-205-1790 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now in Concho St. Johns and Sanders go to Contact Us page to find the person in your area. If you live near Concho or Sanders Arizona we can come to your place and service your system, install a new system or upgrade your existing system. We have the best rate for getting the job done right the first time.
Finding the power for your well being and safety. Be ready with your own emergency or portable electric power or for a solar system to run your house on. Indoor back up power units stay safe from the elements with No toxic fumes when in use. Solar Things has over 20 years solar experience to help you get ready. Doing solar installation, maintenance and repair within 30 miles of St. Johns Az. Free consultation nation wide call from 8:00am to 6:00pm M.S.T. 928-205-1790.
I help people learn and understand about what they may want or need to get a solar system or back up power system for their house or apartment or even to have for camping. A selection of items and there abilities are presented in the kits and packs page for you to find what you may be looking for so you can have the power you need when the power goes out or to take power with you anywhere you go with ease. Most back up power is in the form of a gas generator that needs to be left outside or in a garage left unattended. If it is outside it can be damaged in a bad storm. In a garage it is left alone and any thing can happen, run out of gas then you have to go put gas in it or some one might run off with it. An indoor unit will keep you from any of those situations.
Two samples are given for a simple understanding of what you would be looking for to have power for your needs.
One example of a simple solar system for a house;
1- 3000 or higher watt inverter
1- 80 amp charge controller
6- 230 watt solar panels
8- 120 amp hour batteries
2- heavy gauge (0 AWG or thicker) wires from battery to inverter
2- 10 or 8 gauge wires from solar panel to charge controller
2- 10 or 8 gauge wires from charge controller to battery
Another for backup power to run need appliances in your house during a blackout;
XPower Power pack 1500 is a portable power system that can supply 3000 surge and 1350 continuous watts of household electricity enough to run almost any electronic product or appliance you might connect to your wall outlet at home. XPower Power pack 1500 consists of a battery pack that stores electrical energy, state-of-the-art electronics that convert 12 volts from the battery pack to household power, an AC power panel that contains two standard outlets, and a DC power panel that is used to run 12 volt products. These components are packaged into a rugged cart with a removable waist handle that allows XPower Power pack 1500 to be wheeled from room-to-room or outdoors over rough terrain.
XPower Power pack 1500 is an excellent alternative to a generator no noise, no fumes, no fuel, and no moving parts. With the accessories provided, recharge XPower Power pack 1500 using utility power from your wall outlet, from your vehicle, or from a solar panel.
Lower on this page is the first install job in the area 5 years ago with some change. He called me for an upgrade. Photos of the solar system included.
A little about were I am with solar usage for home and business. I have 950 watts in solar panels, a 3,500 watt inverter, system controller, 80 amp charge controller and 1,600 amp hours in batteries in a 24 volt system. I have a 4,000 watt generator and a auto transformer to step the 240 volt down to 120 volt. I was able to do all this for under $10,000 and a little help. I shopped around on the internet searching Google. Found the best prices and had it all delivered to my address. This solar system below is an upgrade from using 2 big rig 12 volt batteries a 700 watt inverter, 60 amp charge controller and 3 130 watt solar panels. All that was left was putting it the new system together. Assembling the solar tracker with the solar panels is were I needed some help mounting the panels on the tracker.
Putting together a home made solar tracker can be easy with the right things.
I scrounged the things; 4X4s, 2X6s 2X4s, steal pipe, an old satellite parts.
I got a sun tracking unit from a friend so the panels face the sun all day and
turn back to the east at night for the morning sunlight.
This is the solar panels and tracker after I rebuilt it with the 950 watts of
solar panel and large strong post to hold it all. Since The repair I have had
50+ MPH winds. The 4 on top are wired together and the 2 on the bottom
are wired together.
The electronics are mounted on the opposite side of the wall on the right side.
These are all the electronics. 3,500 watt Inverter, Mate2 System Controller
(the white thing on the inverter), 80 amp Charge Controller and an Auto
Transformer to step the 240 volts down to 120 volts from the back up generator.
Solar Upgrade Photos
The photo on the left is of the solar rack with two of the new panels 250 watts each and 8 of the 12 panels of 130 watts each. On the right is all 8 new panels on the rack. We had also mounted 2 250 watt panels and 4 130 watt panels on the roof of the power house
Below on the left is the electronics (2 3500 watt inverters, 2 charge controllers [1 60 amp & 1 80 amp],
1 solar breaker box, 1 main breaker box [breakers to each building], 1 auto transformer to run 240 volts to the well, 1 hub for control and monitoring using the mate2 and 1 wind generator control box). The house
and trailer are wired for 120 volt only and the pump house is wired for 120 & 240 volt to run a 240 volt well pump and a 120 volt pressure pump. The total solar power from panels = 3500 watts on a good day. When
I finished that day the system was bringing in 2700 watts. On the right is the solar panels with his wind generators.
Below are photos of the solar panels mounted on power house and mobile home roofs.