There’s a big difference between ordinary pre-made solar kits and the customized systems offered using the Solar Kit Guide with Renvu. Below is a comparison.
Regular Solar Kits:
Ordinary solar kits include solar panels, a string inverter or micro inverters, cabling and mounting brackets. Some also include racking and/or a solar charge controller. Such kits are usually fairly low-wattage (100W panels) and are good for small projects where you can't fit or need that many solar panels anyhow.
The downside of pre-packaged solar kits is that you have little choice in what type of equipment is in the kit (sometimes it’s hard to tell what manufacturer is behind the panels), and the quality of the products might not always be the best, so you really need to do your research.
There are also larger solar kits on the market (6kW to 30kW) that include industry-recognized equipment such as SolarEdge inverters, but they usually come with a hefty price tag.
For example, one 6kW kit I found on the market from a reputable company cost about $11,600 for the full system that included 260W solar panels and an older model SolarEdge inverter. This is before taxes and shipping cost, which still needed to be calculated!
Since the solar industry has moved to higher wattage solar panels, we do not carry 260W panels currently, so I substituted 270W Peimar solar panels and went through Renvu’s Solar Kit Guide for a custom quote which included a new HD-Wave SolarEdge inverter, optimizers, UNIRAC racking, all of the wiring, assembly tools and safety labeling, along with the shipping cost, sales tax, and freight insurance in case anything should happen in shipment… The grand total came up to about $9,700.
For a more accurate comparison between the two systems, I’ll remove the tax and shipping cost. Using Renvu’s customized Solar Kit Guide, the 6kW full cost for the equipment was about $8,500.
Pre-made 6kW Solar Kit
Renvu Custom 6kW Solar System
That’s a difference of about $3,100! For that price, you could go for a week-long vacation at an all-inclusive 5-star resort in Cancun with your significant other. And you'll get a fully customized solar system based on your needs.
Note that this is before any sale pricing is included, so your solar system could cost even less. Try out for yourself! Create your custom system and see how much you can save with our Solar Kit Guide. It takes about 5 minutes.