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Off-grid/hybrid Lithium Ion Solar Kit - 5kW

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Off-grid/Hybrid Lithium Ion Solar Kit - 5kW

Peak power output5kW
Usable battery energy*~4 Units (kWhr)
Average daily solar production*~17 Units (kWhr)

 *Subject to many external factors

 

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On back order. Ordering available

Availability date: 30/04/2019

R 74,450.00 tax incl.

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Lithium ion batteries have the advantage over traditional lead acid in that they can be cycled many times more and can be discharged deeper while maintining a decent battery life.

The Pylontech batteries in this kit are one of the best sellling lithiun ion batteries in South Africa, and if you register your purchase with Pylontech, you can get a 10 year manufacturers warranty for no additional charge.

 

If you're serious about going solar, then lithium ion is the only way to go.

 

This Kit Includes:

  • 1 x Mecer 5kW-48V Off-Grid inverter II (product link)
  • Inverter Control Centre - perfoms communication between the battery and inverter software
  • 1 x Cable Pack (product link)
  • 10 x 335W Canadian Solar PV modules (product link)
  • 1 x Complete mounting kit (select roof type on checkout) 
  • 2 x Pylon brackets (product link)
  • 2 x Pylontech Pylon US2000B Plus 2.4kwh Li-ion Battery – 3.92kwh usable (product link)
  • 1 x MC4 Connector Twin Pack ( Kit 1 ) (product link)
  • 1 x K&N Dual String DC Switch Disconnector 25A 220V – 11A 460V (per string) (product link)
  • 1 x 4mm2 single-core 50m cable- Black (product link)

For those not overly familiar with solar power, this kit can store around 4 Units of electricity in the batteries.

This means that at night when there is no sun, you could watch a 300W TV for about 13 hours before the batteries went flat (300W x 13 hours = 3900Whrs = 3.9 Units of electricity)

OR

you could run 40 x 5W LED globes for 10 hours (5W x 40 x10 hours = 2000Whrs = 2 Units of electricity)

OR

a 2000W kettle for an 2 hours straight (2000W * 2 hour = 4000Whrs = 4 Units of electricity) *Not sure why you would do that but who knows?*

OR

any combination of the above that adds up to 4 Units.

During the day, the solar panels can produce up to 3.35 kW's in full sunlight (10 x 335W = 3.35W). Assuming 5 full "sun hours" in a day you would produce up to 17 units of electricity. The panels will first charge the batteries and after that will add whatever power they can produce to your grid, so you may be able to run off up to 100% solar power during daylight hours, depending on weather conditions. At night the batteries will discharge until the reach a defiened, preset level.

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  • Asked by Kevin
    on 12/02/2019
    Excuse my ignorance but, after having some bad experiences with load shedding & the many power failures in my area, exactly how quickly does the changeover between grid & solar occur ?? Do the chances of losing appliances etc. due to load shedding, spikes & or frequent power outages still exist with the Hybrid system ?? Many Thanks. Rgds Kevin Answer:
    Hi Kevin. It's between 10 - 20ms. Too quick for your appliances to notice.Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Frik Roux
    on 12/02/2019
    Can I run Inverter air cons on this system? Answer:
    Hi thereYou can. They just won't run for very long. Aircons are huge power hogs.Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by pieter
    on 12/02/2019
    What would u need to run your house off the grid completely? Basic 4 rooms, kithen (Gas stove) Elect oven. 1.1kw Swimming pool, Garage, Dining Room, Sitting Room. LED TV, Wifi Modem, 3 pc's + printer, Outside lights Florescent globes 14w x 7 , 1 x 150w LED flood light, (Outside lights is on for the whole night) 2 x fridge freezer Basic operation during week. 3 x ironing 2000w iron 1 x every second week baking of rusks. and drying Can i take this mode and add 5 x panels and 1 x US2000B Plus 2.4kwh Li-ion Battery Or how does it work?Thanks Answer:
    Hi thereWe'll send you a quoteRegards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Shawn Brennan
    on 13/02/2019
    What would u need to run your house off the grid completely? Basic 5 bedrooms, kithen Elect stove. 1.1kw Swimming pool, Garage, Dining Room, Sitting Room. LED TV, Wifi Modem, 3 pc's + printer, Outside lights Florescent globes 14w x 7 , 1 x 150w LED flood light, (Outside lights is on for the whole night) 2 x fridge freezer Basic operation during week. 3 x ironing 2000w iron 1 x every second week baking of rusks. and drying Can i take this mode and add 5 x panels and 1 x US2000B Plus 2.4kwh Li-ion Battery Or how does it work?Thanks Answer:
    Hi ShawnLet us know where you reside and we'll send you a quote.Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by David Moabelo
    on 13/02/2019
    M I able to run a two door fridge, iron clothes, and use a MI ro oven as and when needed. Is there any finance fr this 5kva Answer:
    Hi DavidFridges, lights, TV - no problem. Iron - iffy, but maybe if only for a couple of minutes. Oven is a definite no-no. You can click here to get details concerning our finance partner: https://www.mobicred.co.za/register?&merchantID=2049&returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.solar-shop.co.zaRegards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Stephen Whitehead
    on 13/02/2019
    The page shows 50 items in stock. If you run out of kits, will you get more in, how long to source stock if on backorder, and can I still buy kits like this later in the year, say around April month, for a similar price...do your prices fluctuate much? Answer:
    Hi StephenStock comes in and goes out all the time. We would certainly hope they will be available later this year, but nothing in this world is certain! Same goes for pricing Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Jc Eckhardt
    on 13/02/2019
    Why is there a raspberry pi in the picture? Answer:
    Hi JCThe question of the day! It's because it is the hardware that houses an aftermarket software product that interfaces between the inverter and the Battery Management System on the Pylontech (since the Axpert's cannot communicate natively with the Li-ion batteries). It was developed locally and sells worldwide,Regards Solar Shop SupportRegards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Deon
    on 13/02/2019
    Hi, my question is very similar to a previous question. Could I have a quote please."What would u need to run your house off the grid completely? Basic 4 rooms, kithen (Gas stove) Elect oven. 1.1kw Swimming pool, Garage, Dining Room, Sitting Room. LED TV, Wifi Modem, 3 pc's + printer, Outside lights Florescent globes 14w x 7 , 1 x 150w LED flood light, (Outside lights is on for the whole night) 2 x fridge freezer Basic operation " Answer:
    Hi Deon We'll send you a quote, but consider this: You need batteries to store solar production and to see you through the night. If you're "completely off grid", that means you have no electrical grid back up. So what if it rains the whole of the next day? well then you need to double your battery bank (at huge expense). What if rains the next day too? Now you need to triple your battery bank (even more huge expense. what if rains another day?...you get the picture. Far better economics to have a "reasonable" amount of storage (batteries) and keep the grid for that 5 - 10% of the time when you have prolonged bad weather. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by a guest
    on 13/02/2019
    We go through about 20-30units a day and almost all of our lights are led, so it puzzles me on how much electricity we use, nevertheless would I need to put a big system up assuming we go thru a 30 units max per day how many panels, what size inverter would I need, we only do ironing on 2 days a week but other than that it's fridge, freezer, deep freeze, 9 lights TV very basic set up, stove is gas so how and why would I be consuming so much electricity and what sort of off grid system would I require? Answer:
    Hi thereIf you buy an electricity monitor like the Efergy (www.efergy.com), you will be able to learn when and why your use is so high. You can then act to cut this use down and optimise your consumption. Only once that has been achieved should you consider solar power - failing that, you're going to overpay for a system to power an inefficient household grid. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Johan
    on 14/02/2019
    Hi. 1. What would u need to run your house off the grid completely? Basic 4 rooms, kithen (Gas stove) Elect oven. 1.1kw Swimming pool, Garage, Dining Room, Sitting Room. LED TV, Wifi Modem, 3 pc's (photo editing) + printer, Outside lights Florescent globes 14w x 7 , 1 x 150w LED flood light, (Outside lights is on for the whole night) 2 x fridge freezer Basic operation during week. 3 x ironing 2000w iron. Using of light power tools during the day. 3 x aircon. Charging of 2 × camera (3 × a week) batteries, 2 × laptop (1 x per day) batteries and 2 x ipad's (1 per day). How much would installation cost?2. Would I be able to setup aircon via a smaller system in my trailer camper? At present I am using deep cycle bateries for my fridge/freezer, lighting and camera battery .3. What would a lithuim ion battery to be used as an auxillary battery in a toyota hilux cost?Regards Answer:
    Hi Johan. 1) We will send you a quote 2) I doubt it, aircons are VERY power hungry. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Shawn Brennan
    on 14/02/2019
    Hi I live in Observatory johannesburg Answer:
    Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Mbudzeni Shandukani
    on 14/02/2019
    Is the kit extendable, if my energy demands increases Answer:
    Hi Mbudzeni, yes it is. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by David Moabelo
    on 14/02/2019
    If there is any finance fr this 5kva product Answer:
    Hi David, yes you can apply for finance here: https://www.mobicred.co.za/register?&merchantID=2049&returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.solar-shop.co.za Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by a guest
    on 14/02/2019
    Does this hybrid inverter really have grid tie capabiities? ("... will add whatever power they can produce to your grid"). I have one of these (an older version perhaps), and it most definately cannot do that. It is also not indicated in the spec sheet included on your product page. Answer:
    Hi. Yes, it does, this is a newer model. Please look here for a test we did recently: https://www.solar-shop.co.za/content/11-axpert-voltronics-power-use Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Chris Herbst
    on 14/02/2019
    Could an agent contact me pls. Answer:
    Hi Chris. We have sent you an email. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Cas
    on 15/02/2019
    Hi Kevin Living in Pretoria, must one get prior approval from the City of Tshwane's SEEG by filling in and submitting the "APPLICATION FOR THE CONNECTION OF EMBEDDED GENERATOR"? If not can one connect 3 core cable to the Axpert with a 16 A plug on other end to source AC power from a 16A wall socket, or what is the correct way of sourcing the AC power Apart from an extra set of pylon brackets, what else is needed if one want to add a third battery to this kit to increase standby power Kind regards Answer:
    Hi Cas, if it's not connected to the grid then you don't need approval. You'll want to have an electrician connect the AC output to your DB and define the circuits you wish to power. You don't need any additional components when adding an extra battery. Regards Solar Shop Suipport
  • Asked by a guest
    on 15/02/2019
    Why are u telling customers no need to register...they do need to especially in CT.... And this kit if you connect the AC grid to it will Not be acceptable to CT. AM I not correct or have I been miss informed Answer:
    Hi, the "no need to register" refers to the ability to ask questions on the site, it has nothing to do with the products on offer. You most definitely have to register any grid connected solar installations in the City of Cape Town. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Rodney
    on 15/02/2019
    Do you install? Answer:
    Hi Rodney. No, but we work with installers in various areas. Just let us know where you are and we can put you onto one. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by David Moabelo
    on 15/02/2019
    Would the 5kva be surficient to run a 5 be room house, kithen, two lunches, 3 outside rooms, double door fridge, ironing, clothes as and when required. Two 55 inch TV and a micro oven. Answer:
  • Asked by Riaan Louw
    on 19/02/2019
    I want to install the 5kw kit but my house is wired with 3fase system I only use the 3fase for 1 work bench but that is on a separate cable Is it possible too use this kit Answer:
    Hi Riaan. You can use the kit but only on one of the three phases. This can sometimes be helpful as you can put everything you want backed up and solar powered on one of your phases and connect it to that phase. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Shaz
    on 20/02/2019
    Hi! We are building a completely off grid small home in Suurbraak, Overberg, Western Cape. Our current energy consumption (elec geyser, big fridge & TV etc - will be less off grid) is averaging 11.5kWh a day, with a peak of maybe 3kWh (running fridge/freezer, TV & dishwasher at the same time, for example). Could you quote us on a system with Lithium batteries, assuming we have a small generator backup should we have 2 or 3 cloudy days in a row? Thanks! Answer:
    Hi Shaz, we have sent you a quote. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Mark Holgate
    on 24/02/2019
    Do you install this or just supply the hardware? Answer:
    Hi Mark. We are suppliers only, but if you let us know where you are, we may be able to suggest an installer in your area. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Willie
    on 24/02/2019
    Does the kit include the required ICC software and connection cables etc for the Raspberry Pi to control the charging of the Pylontech batteries? Answer:
    Hi Willie, yes it does. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by James
    on 26/02/2019
    Hi I'd be looking for an off-grid solution to a large holiday home. and similar to a previous enquiry below : "Basic 5 bedrooms, kitchen Elect oven and stove, Large Garage, Dining Room, Sitting Room. Braai and Bar area LED TV, lights and sockets - Alarm and Outside lights, 2 x fridge freezer Presumably as its a holiday home - the risk of no power is minimal as we should be there during rain and clouds etc.. and a back up generator is more presentable as back up should it occur Could you quote me for this solution Thanks Answer:
    Hi James, we can will send you a quote but the stove and oven are not gong to be practical/feasible to run off battery power. Also, please let us know whereabouts in the country this will be. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Dylan G Cornish
    on 27/02/2019
    hi im need a 5kw complete offgrid system i dont see a charge controller in the offgrid kits pls give me a quote ill be building a frame for the pv it wont be on a roof its for a system in Mozambique Answer:
    Hi Dylan, the inverter in this kit has a powerful solar charge controller built-in. If you want to do your own framing and mounting we can send you a quote without that portion included. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Willie
    on 03/03/2019
    Hi, Is one able to add additional solar panels to this kit, or is 10 the max? If 10 is the max, could one add the new 400w panels listed elsewhere on your site? What is the major difference between this system (5kW) and the 3kW system that is of a similar price listed elsewhere on your site. Answer:
    Hi Willie, you can put any combination of panels up to 4 - 5kW depending on where the system is installed (temperature range in your area plays a role). This system has a 5kW inverter instead of a 3kW inverter and lithium ion batteries instead of lead acid. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by David Jones
    on 14/03/2019
    This product is listed under 'DIY' - I consider myself to be a very competant DIYer, but need to know specifically what skills are required Answer:
    Hi David. 90% of the job is physically fixing the panels to the roof, running the cable to the inverter and hanging the inverter on the wall. The minor part is connecting the system to your DB which must be done by a qualified electrician. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Hein
    on 19/03/2019
    Good Day,I'm looking at your Off-grid/hybrid Lithium Ion Solar Kit - 5kW systemCan one add another 2x Pylontech Pylon US2000B unit so four in total ?This will purely be for loadshedding purposes and not totally off-gridWill the combo be able to pull a fridge and chest-freezer with the normal LED lights and TV's Answer:
    Hi Hein, yes the inverter is powerful enough to run those appliances simultaneously. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Hennie
    on 20/03/2019
    Is this kit upgrade able by any chance? Answer:
    Hi Hennie, yes one can add batteries and panels. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Riaan
    on 20/03/2019
    Can this system be setup to provide power to a normal geyser directly during the day from the panels (with the batteries full) but during load shedding it should exclude the geyser? Answer:
    Hi Riaan. There is a relay that can be programmed to drop a defined load such as a geyser circuit. You would need to work this all out with your electrician in order to get it working, however. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Miles
    on 20/03/2019
    Hi thereDoes the Axpert MKS II 5K operate where if the load exceeds the inverter rating it will bypass and supply grid power? So for example the oven (4000w) and a kettle (2000w) are run at the same time will the inverter supply grid power or will it trip?Thanks Miles Answer:
    Hi Miles, it will trip. You would need to look at a high-end Victron (also on this site ) for that functionality. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Eben
    on 21/03/2019
    2 x Pylontech Pylon US2000B Plus 2.4kwh Li-ion Battery . Why not 4.8kw batteries. I have R90 000 and I want a off grid system. Answer:
    Hi Eben. The Pylontech's don't come in 4.8kWh modules. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Anthony
    on 27/03/2019
    Just a few questions regarding this system:1) What is the typical installation costs one can expect for a system like this over and above the kit cost? 2) Being Hybrid the system is grid tied. Will there be any issues with Eskom. 3) I assume if you are producing more power than you are consuming you are pushing into the grid and if not the system automatically starts drawing from the grid. Is this understanding correct? 4) Related to (3), the system will drain the batteries first and then switch over to the Eskom power? If no Eskom power, system turns off to protect batteries? 5) If the household draw is more than the capacity of the system does all power switch over to Eskom or just the excess the system can't provide? Answer:
    Hi Anthony 1) Too many variables to say in this forum. work on 10 - 15 % as a rough guide 2) The "hybrid" terminology is used differently by everybody, but in this case hybrid refers to the inverter having built-in solar MPPT's and a AC input. 3) It doesn't/can't export energy since it's not a bi-directional AC inverter. 4) ? If no ESKOM power, the batteries will take over until they're flat (or at set DOD) 5) The inverter will fall over Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Trevor Land
    on 28/03/2019
    Hi,I am concerned that this setup may have problems running my kitchen equipment. I have an 1100W food mixer which is the largest appliance. I runs for 15 minutes at a time. Is this going to be a problem? Answer:
    Hi Trevor. The inverter can supply a continuous peak load of 5000W. Your food mixer is 1100W, so no problem. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Raymond Delport
    on 28/03/2019
    I HAVE A SYSTEM I INSTALLED TWO YEARS AGO.I HAVE TWO 5KVA AXPERT (MECER) INVERTERS IN PARALLEL.I HAVE 12 300 WATT SOLAR PANELS FOR EACH INVERTER AND WAS RUNNING FINE FOR ABOUT 20 MONTHS USING 16 200AH GEL BATTERIES.IT SEEMS THAT THERE ARE SOME BATTERIES NOT HOLDING A PROPER CHARGE ANYMORE.HOW MANY OF THE US2000B LITHIUM BATTERIES WOULD I NEED FOR THIS APPLICATION.I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR HELP.DO YOU HAVE STOCK ON THESE BATTERIES.I WOULD ALSO NEED TWO RASPBERRY PI UNITS FOR MY INVERTERS. Answer:
    Hi Raymond, you can work on 1 x 2.4kW Pylontech per 2 x 200Ah battery, so you'd need 8. Stock will only be available in early May. Regards Solar Shop Support
  • Asked by Jimmy MacDonald
    on 07/04/2019
    Hi ..is this product available on terms Answer:
    Hi Jimmy. You can click the MobiCredit banner on our front page to arrange terms.