Charge your Electric Vehicle from Solar. This kit is designed for charging your car at night, it has NiFE batteries to store the solar power and then charge your EV from the stored solar energy. It can be configured as a hybrid system so that any additional power would come from the grid, or as an off grid system to charge your EV in remote areas.
Invented over 100 years ago by Thomas Edison as a non-polluting and non-consumable alternative to Lead Acid Batteries using no heavy metals! Now manufactured once again worldwide after lead acid battery companies closed Edison's Plant in 1972.
We have sourced NiFe at a competative rate at a little over double our cheap lead acid range and similar to our Rolls battery prices. This makes them a very viable option for long term off grid solutions.
You need 10 cells to make up a 12V bank, 20 cells for a 24V bank and 40 cells for a 48V bank
They have low operation cost, low self-discharge, long cycling life and environmental-friendly. They can withstand deep discharge, wide temperature variations, mechanical & electrical abuses and still show excellent and reliable performance over a long period. The operation life of solar Ni-Fe batteries is 30-40 Years, the working temperature range can be -40°C to 60°C, which is also the longest life battery for the PV system.
For more information on the advantages of NiFE batteries please read our info here
Optional LED fluid level indicator (£10 per cell)
Optional Auto Fill option (£15 per cell)
These have a long lead time as they are made to order and shipped over to us, please allow 2 months for delivery, but for a battery that will out live any other battery if your deciding to go down this route its definitely worth the wait and this is the reason we can keep the prices low.
IRFTS Shadow Solar mounting frames are compatible with all types of 60 cells - 6" PV modules fitted in a landscape orientation, and can be used for ground or wall mounted installations. It is also compatible with optimisers and micro-inverters.
The well-designed configuration is a watertight solution that allows a high level of ventilation to maximise the efficiency of the PV installation and is the most complete solution currently available on the market.
Ideal for energy production and sun protection, the mounting structure has a range of applications for residential, commercial, public, agricultural and industrial building such as a carport, canopy, patio awning, lobby entrance, bike shelter etc.
The anthracite grey aluminium profile includes a rainwater harvesting network, under-panel protection and optional panel side flashing. The structure also allows modules to be fitted easily from underneath, reducing H&S risks with installation.
View the installation video.
Frequently asked questions...
What size modules will fit?
60 Cell modules within dimensions below
Length 1635mm to 1676mm
Width 986mm to 1001mm
Depth 30mm to 46mm
What is the roof pitch of the carport?
Pitch is 5 degrees
NOTE – Please check with the module manufacturers installation manual that your chosen panel can be installed at this inclination.
How is it fixed to the ground?
Each leg will need to be buried in to concrete footings to secure to the ground
Please ensure you adhere to the manufacturers installation instructions
Do you need to inform planning or building control?
This can vary according to area so always check with the local departments to ensure compliance
Are there any additional options?
We sell additional flashing covers for the sides of the modules (not the carport) which are available at an extra cost
Download the datasheet from the IRFTS website for full product details.
Designed for rough ambient conditions for stand alone or grid back up operation. Rated to give a power output of 3.0kW or 4.4kW for 30 min.
Inverters are used with the Sunny Island Remote Control which gives a single point of operation. One Remote Control is required per cluster of up to three inverters and includes integrated MMC/SD memory card reader to enable updates, transferring of parameter settings, for storing error/events lists, or data logging.
In single-phase systems only one SI3.0M-11 or SI4.4M-11 can be used. Three-phase systems can be achieved using a cluster of three SI3.0M-11 or SI4.4M-11 inverters, multi-cluster systems are not possible with these inverters.
For larger single-phase or multi-cluster 3-phase systems please see the Sunny Island 6.0H/8.0H
Sterling 260wp Monocrystalline Module - New A Grade
260 watt Monocrystalline PV modules are proudly manufactured in the West Midlands.
GREAT BRITISH ENERGY!
SunSolar is a Birmingham-based British manufacturer of PV panels that offer excellent quality combined with an outstanding warranty. An industry-leading 25 year product warranty is offered as standard and is backed up with a linear 25 year performance warranty. As part of a British manufacturing group with over 40 years experience and operations that have expanded into Asia and Africa, SunSolar offer the best in business practice.
SunSolar are able to offer such an incredible warranty due to the high quality components and techniques used during the manufacturing process. State-of-the-art, automatic European production is combined with rigorous in-house testing and the latest Triple A+ rated flashing procedures to ensure individual module's performance.
They use the highest quality components from companies that have long standing reputations within the industry.
They offer a 25 year performance and product guarantee on all of their PV modules.
High quality, local after-sales support is an added bonus which, when combined with full production traceability of the panels, really gives the end customer peace-of-mind.
Finally, being a British manufactured product, these modules offer a reduced carbon footprint compared to imported products as well as creating important jobs and boosting the local economy.
Good for you. Good for the planet. Good for the UK.
Get 5% discount for Cash On Collection Payments
Delivery from £26
First panel £26, each additional panel just £6 delivery
ie: 3 panels costs £38 delivery.
Delivery service is an economy service that hand delivers fragile items on a weekly round across the UK.
Surcharge for remote areas including parts of Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Isle of Wight, please see Delivery info
This is a safer more reliable and cheaper way for you to receive panels and saves on the huge amounts of wasted packing materials.
Pallet Shipping 25 panels per pallet:
£175 UK Mainland
£375 Rest of Europe
Or you can collect for FREE from Nr Brighton.
100% EASE AND COMFORT WITH SUNNY BOY 3.0 – 5.0
More than an inverter — the new Sunny Boy 3.0-5.0 — the next generation of the globally successful Sunny Boy 3000-5000TL.
Thanks to its integrated SMA Smart Connected service, this inverter offers true ease and comfort for PV system operators and installers. The automatic inverter monitoring by SMA analyzes inverter operation, immediately informs the installer of irregularities ensuring optimum service and maximum system availability.
The Sunny Boy 3.0-5.0 is ideal for solar power generation in private homes.
EASY INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING
It couldn’t be any easier: A system can be designed professionally and easily with Sunny Design. And thanks to its extremely light design and intuitive user interface, the Sunny Boy can be quickly installed – without having to open the inverter.
CONVENIENT AND FUTURE-PROOF
With the Sunny Boy, PV system operators and installers are always up-to-date. Additionally, thanks to current communication standards, intelligent energy management and SMA storage solutions can at any time be flexibly added to systems with the Sunny Boy.
Charging stations for home or private properties (indoors or outdoors)
The EVlink Wallbox is weatherproof and robust. It can therefore be used in tough environments: in homes and on private properties (condominium, corporate car park, hotel...)
Features: Charge control
> Simply connect the vehicle to the charging station: charging can start without specific action.
> Charging can be stopped and then restarted using the Stop/Start button.
> The charging power can be limited by any energy management device providing that this device is able to close a potential-free contact wired to the Wallbox.
Characteristics of the power supply network
> 220-240 V single-phase - 50/60 Hz for 3.7 and 7.4 kW charging stations
> 380-415 V three-phase - 50/60 Hz for 11 and 22 kW charging stations
> Earthing system: TT, TN or IT
Mechanical and environmental characteristics
> Ingress protection code: IP54
> Impact protection code: IK10
> Operating temperature: -30°C to +50°C
> Storage temperature: -40°C to +80°C
> Attached cable length: 4 m
> Energy management: deferred charging start or charging current limitation
(16 A to 10 A, 32 A to 16 A)
> By key lock
> 24 months for the entire EVlink range
Sunny Island systems using the Sunny Remote Control are flexible and easy to operate: to maximize the user convenience, we have moved the control unit out of the inverter. You can now commission and monitor the battery-powered inverters conveniently without having to be standing right in front of the inverter. The Sunny Remote Control can be used at a distance of up to 20 m and processes information from up to three devices. The rotary switch enables intuitive operation. The four-line display gives you information on the current plant status at a glance. An SD card serves as the service interface. Another convincing feature is the simplicity of installing the SRC-20. Just one cable is needed for the electrical connection and communication. Plug it in at both ends – and you are ready for installation, commissioning or plant information.
For use with Sunny Islands SI-2012/2224 & SI-6.0/8.0H. One remote control is needed per system and allows all settings to be made conveniently. Uses a self explanatory menu interface and rotary switch to give a single point of operation even in MultiCluster systems. Clear four line graphic display shows energy flow between the loads, battery and external energy sources together with battery state of charge status, events and errors.
6mm Solar Cable - Price is per meter simply select the quantity as the number of meters you want.
Double Insulated UV protected solar cable
Max load: 50A
Panel mounted hydraulic-magnetic type circuit breakers that can be used for DC sources, inverters or load circuits.
35mm Cable - Use for connecting Batteries to Inverter M8 - M10 (M8 one end M10 on the other end)
You will need 2 cables, 1 for Positive and 1 for Negative
If you need a longer cable please let us know.
MC4 Solar Connector - Price is per pair simply select the quantity as the number of pairs you want.
These are the standard connectors used on most solar panels.
TUV certified, brand new, water /weather proof rubber seal that can ensure excellent electrical contact for life time service.
The metal pin is made from high quality machined copper and sealed tip (compare to the cheap sheet metal pin) that can ensure excellent electrical contact for life time service.
Build in press tabs for easy disconnect, no tool is needed. 25A max load.
Wires should be crimped or soldered into the pins and care should be taken to get the correct pin into the correct connector. Once the pin is pushed into the connector it is difficult to remove without the correct tooling.
Main Technical Specification:
Maximum Current: 25A
Maximum voltage: 1000V
Maximum operating humidity: 5% -95% (No condensation)
Temperature: -40 ℃ ~ +90 ℃
Waterproof Grade: IP67
Flame class: UL94-V0
Connecting cable specifications: 2.5mm2 4mm2 6mm2
Test voltage: 6.6KV (50Hz, 1min)
Metal materials: nickel copper
Insulation material: PA12 * 1988HB
Lock mode: Self-locking
Security Level: Class ‖
Shell has a strong anti-aging, anti- UV capability; found in outdoor use under harsh environment requirements; according to different needs can be arbitrary and used in conjunction with a variety of cell junction box; all connections are using press-fit connection;