Living adventurously requires planning. Our photovoltaic systems help make your yurt life easier.
Staying for a season? Staying for forever? Be ready with our rugged solar packages.
Parked your rig and planning on staying until the next millenium? Let's get you solar ready!
Sometimes our home is as Off Grid as we want to get, and we are here to help you get the most out of a solar solution.
AFTER TAX SAVINGS
AFTER TAX SAVINGS
AFTER TAX SAVINGS
AFTER TAX SAVINGS
U.S. Federal Solar Tax Credit – 26% Tax Credit Write Off on 2020 Tax Returns
The U.S. 26% federal solar tax credit expires on 12/31/20. In addition to the great prices, customers who pay taxes at the end of the year can write off 26% of the total cost of their solar system installation on their 2020 federal tax return. Some states also offer solar tax credits. Be sure to take advantage of these incredible savings before year's end!
Cascade Solar offers the best deal/cost-per-watt on turnkey solar power systems that provide everything needed, including batteries!
Ground Mounted Solar Systems
Ready To Install
High Capacity Batteries
To figure out the how much solar your home will need, make a list of all the appliances you use in your current home: satellite dish, TV, computer, kitchen appliances, refrigerator, freezer, washer/dryer, lights, etc. You can either use a Kill a Watt Meter or an electric calculator to calculate out how much electricity everything uses. Another way to estimate electric needs is to gather your last 12 months of electric bills to see how many total kWh you are using now on a monthly basis and add up the last 12 months. Most homes use about 30-kWh per day or 900-kWh per month.
A 1-kW of solar power panels typically requires 100 square feet or less of space. So 1-kW of panels will take up approximately 100 sq. ft. of space. 3-kW would take up to 300 sq. ft. 10-kW will need 1,000 sq. ft. Solar Panels and batteries should be as close as possible to where the electricity will be used to prevent line loss.
The amount energy that can be generated by solar panels is dependent on how many sun hours your homestead receives each day. PVWatts is a good resource for determining how many watts your system will generate. Or you can look at a solar sun hour map below. In the southwest United States, most places in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas will receive 5 sun hours during winter months and up to 8 hours of sun during the summer months.
Actual power generated will vary based on location, equipment and installation factors. Refer to your electric utility bill to find the actual kWh used per month and then find the solar system that produces a similar amount of kWhs.
Solar Panels – PV modules with 25-year warranties, high effiicency and a -0/+5% power tolerance.
Off Grid Hybrid Inverters – includes a 97% efficient MPPT battery charge controller
Wiring and Waterproof MC4 Connectors – everything you need to connect the solar panels, batteries to the home’s electric utility panel/breaker box
Racking and Attachments – Industrial strength ground racking mounts for installing solar panels on the ground to allow for easy cleaning and snow removal.
Solar Power Monitoring Displays – Free with every kit purchase! Digital read out displasy allow customers to view and analyze theiring solar energy production in real-time.
Not Included – Concrete, schedule 40 pipe, conduit pipe, fittings, breakers, junction boxes and a sub panel (if required). All these items can be purchased at any electrical supply shop, Home Depot or Lowes, and will typically cost ~$1,500.
Most people can install a ground-mounted solar system on their own in a couple of days.
Our kits use industry leading solar panels, inverters, and racking systems specifically selected and combined to make do-it-yourself installation possible.
A homeowner who has wired up AC outlets before and is comfortable working with electricity should be able install our off grid solar systems.
If self-installation is not for you, we can help you find a local NABCEP-certified solar installer to help you with the process in your area.
A typical solar ground-mounted system for a home can be installed within one or two weekends once a permit is obtained from your city or county. After that, it’s just several easy steps until you’re system is producing solar electricity from the sun’s endless and free energy.
First, the racking and mounting system must be installed. This is the most laborious process of the solar installation process. You have to dig deep holes and pour concrete footers.
Once the racking and mounting system is secured in the ground, the solar panels and inverters can be quickly installed. The inverter(s) are then tied to the home through a dedicated circuit breaker in the main service panel.
When the installation is complete, your city or county inspector must sign off on it. You can accomplish this by scheduling an inspection meeting with them.
Lastly, you must get the system inspected by the local permit authority.
Any licensed general, electrical or solar contractor can install our solar kits. If you select to hire a contractor to install your solar kit, you should expect to pay approximately $1.00 per watt for labor, wire, conduit, fittings, breakers and other miscellaneous electrical components to complete the solar system installation.
Easy to order, had a licensed electrician install the panels in just 5 days.
Great customer service and worth the investment!
Great product. Have had it for aver two years and the system really holds up well to the elements. Glad that Cascade Solar was able to come through.
Getting Solar on my house was the best move I've made as a homeowner. We live further rural, and power has gone out for weeks at a time in Winter. The 10KW solar panels have kept our lights on....and on....and on.
Great Experience! We had a cabin in Idaho that continually required service for its generator, and started to really cost more than we wanted to afford. Cascade solar panels made our cabin enjoyable again.
Cascade Solar is offering turnkey solar power systems in 1-kW, 3-kW, 5-kW, 8-kW and 10-kW plug and play configurations for the best price you will find anywhere in the United States. All of our systems include premium -0/+5% solar panels, 97% efficiency power inverters, 12v 250 Ah AGM batteries, combiner boxes, PV electricity wiring, MC4 connectors, and roof or ground mount racking systems.
Each one of the solar power arrays featured offers the best prices that were negotiated due to Cascade’s high-volume discounts. All of these systems include at least one battery and a power inverter with plenty of room to add additional strings of solar panels as a homestead expands.
In other words, these systems are engineered to make it easy to add more solar panels and batteries as more and more solar electricity is needed or as the customer has more funds to spend on solar on a year-by-year basis.
We're happy to answer your questions about Solar packages.
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