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What Is An OGK Solar Kit?

OGK Solar kits are for those looking to install a more customizable, classic solar kit that comes with external charge controllers, stand alone inverter/chargers as well as AGM battery options (a form of lead acid which is more budget friendly than lithium). OGK’s are not designed to sell power back to the grid, however, all OGK’s are capable of using grid or generator power to charge your battery bank.

OGK’s are numbered 1/8/10 (1 being the largest, 8 being the smallest 120/240V output system we carry and 10 being the mid range kit between the other two).

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Off-Grid Solar Panel Kits - Comparison Chart

Compare Off-Grid Solar Panel Packages
Feature/Spec OGK 8 OGK 10 OGK 1
Run Times
Freezer 20+ hours 70+ hours 140-200+ hours
AC 2+ hours 7+ hours 14-24+ hours
Fridge 20+ hours 70+ hours 140-200+ hours
Fan 40+ hours 140+ hours 200+ hours
TV 30+ hours 90+ hours 150+ hours
Specs
Max Continuous Output 4000W 6000W 12000W
Max Solar Input 400W 2000W 5000W
Total Wattage of Panels 400W 1200W 4230W
Total Watt Hours of Batteries 2300wH 7200wH 14.4wH
Panels
Wattage Per Panel 200W 200W 360W
# of Panels 2 6 12
Dimensions (Approx) 58.7 x 26.8 x 1.4 in 58.7 x 26.8 x 1.4 in 69.09x40.87x1.37 inch
Warranty 25 years 25 years 25 years
Battery
Voltage 12V 12V 12V
# of Batteries 2 6 12
Chemistry LFP or AGM LFP or AGM LFP or AGM
Total Battery Weight (Approx) 138 lbs 138 lbs 138 lbs
Applications
RV / VAN / TRAILER βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
BOAT βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
SMALL CABIN βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
OUTBUILDING βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
WHOLE HOME βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
Pros
Affordable Powerful Affordable
Powerful Inverter + AC Charger Powerful
Simple Battery Bank Simple
Cons
Minimal Solar Advanced Install Total Battery Bank Weight
Also Included
Custom Wiring Diagram βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
Basic Setup Instructions βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
Flat Rate Shipping βœ“ βœ“ βœ“

Complete Off-Grid Solar Kit - 400 Watts Solar / 4,000W 120/240V Output / 12VDC | [Choose Your Battery Bank] | [OGK-8]

$3,989


Our complete off-grid solar power system [OGK-8] will power just about anything you need. With a 4,000 watt split phase (120/240V) inverter included, this kit is powerful enough to run lights, fridge, workshop, tv, well-pump and more!
Pros What can this solar kit power?
βœ“ Affordable βœ“ Freezer: 20+ hours
βœ“ Powerful βœ“ AC: 2+ hours
βœ“ Simple βœ“ Fridge: 20+ hours
βœ“ Fan: 40+ hours
βœ“ TV: 30+ hours
Cons
βœ• Minimal Solar

Complete Off-Grid Solar Kit - 6,000W 24VDC Split Phase 120/240V Output + 6 x 200 Watt Solar Panels | [OGK-10]

$7,159


OGK-10 has 6 x 200ah AGM batteries giving you 600ah of useable battery capacity. This equates to roughly 7.2kWh of useable battery bank on top of the 1,200 watts of solar panels that will be generating an additional 1.2kw of power per hour while the sun is shining. With 6,000W 120/240V output, there's not much OGK-10 can't run!
Pros What can this solar kit power?
βœ“ Powerful βœ“ Freezer: 70+ hours
βœ“ Inverter + AC Charger βœ“ AC: 7+ hours
βœ“ Battery Bank βœ“ Fridge: 70+ hours
βœ“ Fan: 140+ hours
βœ“ TV: 90+ hours
Cons
βœ• Advanced Install

Complete Off-Grid Solar Kit - 12,000W 120/240 Output 48VDC / [14Kwh-29.6Kwh Battery Bank] + 4,230 Watts Solar | [OGK-1]

$14,589


OGK-1 is our biggest off grid kit and comes standard with 12 x 200ah AGM batteries giving you 1,200ah of useable battery capacity. This equates to roughly 14.4kWh of useable battery bank on top of the 4,320 watts of solar panels that will be generating an additional 4.3kw of power per hour while the sun is shining. 
Pros What can this solar kit power?
βœ“ Affordable βœ“ Freezer: 140-200+ hours
βœ“ Powerful βœ“ AC: 14-24+ hours
βœ“ Simple βœ“ Fridge: 140-200+ hours
βœ“ Fan: 200+ hours
βœ“ TV: 150+ hours
Cons
βœ• Total Battery Bank Weight

OGK Solar Kits: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why are they called OGK solar kits?
    They are called OGK Solar Kits, or Off-Grid Solar Kits, because they contain everything you need to assemble your own off-grid solar power system. They include all of the parts and pieces required for an off-grid system and range in power from 2,000 watts to 12,000 watts, so you can find the perfect solar kit for your specific needs. 

    Technically you can use the grid or any ac power (generator) to recharge the batteries but at the end of they day, these will not tie in with the grid to "dump" excess solar power back into the utility companies. 
  2. Lithium vs lead acid batteries: What’s Better?
    Lithium batteries are much lighter and tend to last much longer than lead-acid (AGM) batteries. AGM stands for Absorbed Glass Mat which is a for of sealed lead acid. This means they are still maintenance free and do not produce any harmful gases. However, many customer prefer lithium batteries now, which is why you will see them offered standard in our WHK's.

    Lithium batteries are superior to lead acid batteries, especially when you are using them for storing solar power however not everyone has the budget for lithium. This is why our OGK Solar Panel Kits contain lithium-ion and AGM batteries, rather than dated lead-acid batteries. 
  3. What does pure sine mean?
    Pure Sine Wave is a steady, continuous wave of electricity that provides smooth power. A sophisticated Pure Sine Wave Inverter is primarily designed for safety, efficiency, and functionality. They protect electronics that are being charged through them and they ensure more of the power that flows through them is converted into usable electricity.   

    We only use pure sine wave inverter / chargers in our OGK kits since these will NOT harm any electronics and provide the cleanest source of power, just like the standard power outlets in your home. 
  4. Are OGK kits easy to install?
    Our OGK Solar Panel Kits are built for simplicity. They are on the more advanced side of a solar installation as they are "larger" systems, however, we do find that lots of DIY customers are able to get them up and running quite quickly and with relative ease. They contain just about everything you need, including cables, connectors, fuses etc. We even included detailed wiring and installation instructions. You will be responsible for the grounding of the system, solar panel racking and we recommend getting help from a solar installer or electrician. 
  5. How long will it take for me to get my Solar Equipment?
    If you're in the lower 48 states we do our best to get you your order within 5-10 business days. Recently with the incredible demand for products, our lead times are averaging around 9-12 business days. For Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico it can be upwards of 10-20 days. We will send your tracking information as soon as we have it - and we send it to the e-mail that is on file.
  6. How does shipping work?
    Shipping is calculated at checkout, before the getting to payment. You can also reach out to us here and inquire about shipping, or just give us a call 877-242-2792.
  7. What currency is being displayed?
    Our prices are in USD.
  8. How do I track my order?
    We will send your tracking information/number as soon as it's available. Please make sure you have the proper e-mail on file, or at least a phone number that can receive text messages for your your tracking information.

Still struggling to understand which solar kit makes the most sense? Keep reading.

How do I choose the right off-grid solar panel kit?

If you are interested in an Off-Grid Solar Panel Kit, there are a few things you’ll want to consider when choosing the right kit for your needs.

For starters, how much power do you need? Our OGK options are designed for those that are interested in off-grid capabilities, which means they are a good fit for anyone looking to either get power to a small outbuilding all the way up to powering an off grid home or cabin.

If you’re looking to power a small outbuilding or just want basic off-grid power for running a well pump, OGK-8 may be the perfect choice. If you need more than just basic power for a few devices, you’ll want to start looking at OGK-10 or OGK-1.

The other thing to consider here is how much sunlight you will have access to on a typical day and remember that the more solar panels your kit comes with, the faster you will be able to recharge your batteries and access electricity.

From there, consider your own personal budget. If you can only reasonably afford one of the smaller OGK Solar Kits, remember it is still a worthwhile investment, as you can choose to upgrade components and add additional solar panels when you are ready. 

What can an off-grid solar kit do for me?

Our OGK Solar Panel Kits contain all of the equipment required to build an off-grid solar power system. In one convenient and affordable package, you get everything you need to generate and store solar electricity.

Since we only package our kits with the highest quality components from the best brands in the solar industry, your new system will be durable and reliable enough to last for many years.

Blackouts, natural disasters, unreliable utility companies, and expensive power bills can all become a thing of the past with an OGK Solar Panel Kit. When disaster strikes, do you really want to be relying on some utility company to bail you out and restore your power?

Not only can these affordable off-grid solar kits give you energy independence and access to power from even the most remote locations, they are easy to install and designed for expandability, so you can upgrade the equipment and add solar panels as your power needs grow.