Solar system is made of several parts which you have to size correctly for them to function well together. If you don’t want to spend time doing this or you are just afraid that you might get something wrong, you can order a complete 12kw solar system where all the components already fit together well. We offer systems of different designs for all applications, residential and commercial projects.
What is 12kw solar kit
The exact components of a solar kit depend on the configuration that you’ll choose. There are grid-tie, hybrid and off-grid systems and the parts of each 12 kw solar kit vary.
Grid-tie system is the most popular option. Your house is connected to the grid, but you also use solar energy as well. You can either power your appliances with it or sell it into the grid. Grid-tie kits have panels and an inverter (or several microinverters).
Hybrid system is like a grid-tied one but with a hybrid inverter. Hybrid 12kw solar systems don't shut down during power outages and the inverter switches your appliances to battery support. Hybrid kits have PV modules and a hybrid inverter. It also may have a standalone battery and a controller, but sometimes hybrid inverters already have built-in ones.
Off-grid systems are good for houses in remote locations. You rely solely on solar power. Off-grid kits include PV modules, off-grid inverter, batteries and charge controller.
So how much power does a 12kw solar system produce? A lot depends on your location and number of sun hours in your area. Things like positioning and angle of your panels, weather and shading also impact the production of your system. You can get from 40 to 70 kWh per day from your 12 kw solar system. An inverter allows you to monitor the production of your installation. Keep in mind that panels produce around 50% more energy in summer than in winter.
12kw solar system cost
The panels that you’ll choose play a big role in your system’s production and its cost. Chinese companies offer the cheapest photovoltaic modules. Jinko, Trina, JA, LONGi Solar are the leaders on the world’s solar market. North American panels from brands like Silfab, Canadian Solar and Mission solar are slightly more expensive, but their quality is higher. The panels from Panasonic, LG, REC show great production levels and come with the best warranties but they do increase your final 12kw solar system price by a significant amount.
An inverter also impacts the cost of your project. For a grid-tie system a simple string inverter is the cheapest option, but shading can be a problem for it. Microinverters are more efficient, deal with shading better and last longer, but they are more expensive.
So how much does a 12kw solar system cost? Anywhere from $20,000 to $35,000, depending on the properties of your system, incentives that are available to you and the type of installation that you are going for. Don’t forget to claim Federal Solar Tax Credit — it allows you to reduce the costs by 26% in 2022.
Why buy from us
We have a variety of different 12kw solar systems for sale. Don’t hesitate to contact our managers to learn more about the components of our systems, warranties and delivery options. Here are the advantages of working with us:
Our fulfillment centers are located on the east and west coasts of the USA: California, Washington, Colorado, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, and Missouri.
We process all orders within 24 hours, and ship them within 48 hours. Delivery takes 4-7 business days.
We work only with trusted manufacturers and we offer affordable prices for solar panel equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose the right system size?
Your utility bills contain the energy consumption data for your home. All you need to do is divide the daily figure by the number of peak sun hours in your area. The result will be a gross estimate of a system size needed to offset 100% of your energy needs. Please refer to our article on sizing solar panel systems for more detailed instructions.
How do I know if a system is good for my house?
You can browse through our catalog and pick a system with desired power output and functionality. Our engineer with 20+ years of experience will adapt it based on the information you provide. He will take into account your location, roof pitch, house orientation and other factors. You don’t need to know a single thing about solar – we will support you at every stage.
Which system (grid-tie, off-grid or hybrid) will work for me the best?
It is impossible to give a good recommendation without knowing any details, but we can share the general principles. A grid-tie system is the standard choice: it is the most affordable and lets you take advantage of net metering. You need an off-grid system if the grid is unavailable or full independence is desired. A hybrid system is a mix of the two, performing equally well with and without a grid connection. You can find a more nuanced take on the difference among the three types in our article.
Does a solar system include all that is needed for installation?
Yes, our systems include absolutely all components. You won’t need to buy any extra parts to install it and start generating power.
Will you install the solar panel system for me?
Currently we do not provide installation services. You will need to contact an independent solar installer.
Do you offer a warranty for your solar panel systems?
All components of our systems come with a manufacturer’s warranty. We also stand behind the work of our engineers who configure the systems and guarantee full compatibility.
How can I get my system?
We work with the top freight carriers like XPO, FedEx, ODFL, R&L, etc. We also offer a free pickup option so that our clients could get the equipment cheaper and faster. Note that pickup is dependent on the availability of equipment in our fulfillment centers, and may not be feasible in your location.
Do deliveries of solar panel systems take longer?
We deliver our systems as fast as the rest of our equipment. Typically it takes 5 to 7 days.
Do you have all the displayed systems in stock?
Yes, we offer full transparency and update the availability of items in real time.
What is the benefit of buying a solar panel system compared to buying all the equipment element by element?
Our systems are configured by an engineer with more than 20 years of experience. We will adapt the kit to your conditions and ensure compatibility.
Does a solar panel system come with a plan or a manual?
The equipment manufacturers normally provide user manuals for their products. These can be accessed via our website or the official websites of the respective manufacturers. Aside from that, we do not provide any other materials, but we're ready to consult you along the way.