WindyNation 400 Watt Solar Panel Kit 1500 Watt VertaMax Power Inverter for Off-Grid 12 Volt Battery 

(10 customer reviews)

Price: $739.98

Complete kit includes: (4pcs) 100 Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel, 30-amp P30L Solar Charge Controller (w/ LCD Display and user adjustable settings), 40 feet of UL Listed 12 AWG Solar Cable, connectors for wiring, solar mounting hardware + 1500 Watt (3000 Watt surge) VertaMax DC to AC Power Inverter, 2 pcs of 2 AWG Battery Cables for connecting the inverter to a 12V battery
Solar charging will provide on average 1600 Watt Hours (Wh) or 135 Amp hours of charge per day (depends on sunlight availability)
Designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, back-up and remote power use
Bundle and save! Purchase all the components together and save time and money!
Perfect kit for a off-grid 12 volt battery system. 1500 Watt VertaMax Inverter provides plenty of AC power to run your household appliances!

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WindyNation Complete 400 Watt Solar Panel Kit with 1500 Watt VertaMax Power Inverter RV, Boat, for Off-Grid 12 Volt Battery

Size: 400 Watt Solar Panel Kit + Inverter

The WindyNation 400 Watt Solar Panel Kit + VertaMax 1500 Watt Power Inverter comes with everything you need to start producing free, clean power from the sun! Perfect for RV’s, boats, cabins and back-up power! WindyNation’s 400 Watt Solar Kit with Inverter includes EVERYTHING you need to get started: 4pcs 100 Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panels, 1500W VertaMax 12VDC to 120AC Modified Sine Wave Power Inverter (inverter cables are included), 30-Amp P30L Solar Charge Controller, 40 ft of UL Listed 12 AWG Solar Cable, all necessary connectors for wiring, and all the necessary mounting hardware.

Product photos above show pictures of all the included items and additional technical information. The WindyNation 400 Watt Solar Charging Kit with 1500W VertaMax Inverter is the ideal solution for providing back-up power or off-grid power when you need it!

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10 reviews for WindyNation 400 Watt Solar Panel Kit 1500 Watt VertaMax Power Inverter for Off-Grid 12 Volt Battery 

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    Gary L Nelson

    This is my review of the WindyNation complete 400W solar panel kit. I purchased the full kit with inverter and 400ah batteries. My plan for this kit was to use this for short term power outages to run a few circuits in our house. The kit arrived quickly and most was packaged very well. I think they should consider using heavier boxes for the batteries as the 4 I received were pretty banged up by the time I received them. I ended up not using the mounting brackets that came with the kit and ended up mounting mine on 2 – 10’ pieces of unistrut which are then bolted to a hinged angle iron mount I fabricated. I decided to ground mount the panels for easy access and wanted the ability to put them in a vertical position when I mow and when we have storms in the area with hail.Wiring the kit was pretty straight forward. I did have to purchase a ANL-250 fuse and holder to put in line with the inverter feed and 2 – 40 amp inline fuses for the panel input and battery output of the charge controller. I also decided to add a 300 amp battery disconnect switch inline with the inverter feed as well. I wired the output of the inverter to a manual transfer switch that I built that switches both hots and neutrals on 4 separate circuits in the house.I did have a few questions and WindyNation was quick to respond to each of my email inquiries.The supplied inverter worked great with the refrigerator, microwave and lights, tv, etc. The only problem I had was that 2 UPS’s that I own did not like the modified sine wave from the supplied inverter and refused to switch back to utility power when powered from the inverter. I went ahead and purchased a pure sine wave inverter and that solved the issues with the UPS’s. I will keep the supplied inverter as a spare/backup.I am very happy with the system so far. The panels seem to be working well and even put out more power than I expected on overcast days. I would highly recommend this kit if you are thinking about a solar panel kit.Update: Rewired my panels from a 12V to 24V configuration which eliminated quite a few connections and swapped out the charge controller with a MPPT controller that has remote monitoring capabilities. On decent days now seeings watt output of the panels peaking in the 360 watt range. Just ordered 4 more panels too add to my system.

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    FRE

    This kit is my savior, hurricane stricken, this taking the load of the essentials

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    Stephen

    Easy installation and has worked perfectly….just make sure you buy the 30 AMP fuses for both the batteries and the solar array.

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    Kenneth

    Installed in a 2008 29’ Winnie Class-C We’ve been using our Windy Nation 400 Watt system all summer now and I have been putting off doing the review until I got a chance to do some real hands on testing of the system. I cannot believe how well this system works, although we made one upgrade to the Kit as it is sold (Upgraded the 1500Watt inverter to a 3K Watt) and added the remote on/off switch for the Solar and a control switch to seamlessly switch the power from Genny to Land and Solar W/O leaving the camper. The system has easily handled the load of our microwave, Refer and waterpump without even showing any signs of stress. On the last leg of a recent 3 week trip we took we spent a week off grid and we had full use of the 120V outlets for our computers, TV and coffee maker along with the other items mentioned. The only time the use of our Genny was necessary was to run the AC in the evening to cool her down. Although I could surely have installed the Kit myself I opted to have it done by a Pro (Cost me about $900 installation and I built the battery box myself) as I did not have the time or location to do the work before camping season started (I bought the kit 2/17/2016) Great job to Windy Nation for such a wonderful product and Kudos to Troy at Saint Louis RV in O’Fallon, MO […] for getting my installation done on time and on budget.

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    Ecom3001

    Got it all up and running finally. Everything thing seems to be working. I can power an old tube tv and my ps2 for hours.

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    Christie Marino

    Completely powers our 5th wheel camper/ constuction camp. I have four 6v in a series parallel circut and unless we have a three or four day HEAVY cloud cover we have no problems with power. Powers our flat screen, dvd and suround sound and vacume every night. Power tools, batt chargers, water pumps, automotive batt charger, hair dryer, fans. Its like we are plugged into shore power.

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    Karen Turek

    Works perfectly for our small off grid cabin. Tech support was outstanding. Answered questions promptly and gave excellent pointers for first time solar experience.

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    Tom

    I love Windy Nation! The panels are durable and put out 17V-20V per day in good sunny weather. They’ve held out through some heavy storms and snow on my cargo Van. I was able to fit all 4 panels on the front 2/3rds of the vehicle by offsetting them slightly, 2 on each side. Leaves the perfect amount of space for 2 more if I ever want to upgrade!I was a complete beginner to solar panels, and I can’t say that it was easy to figure out. Honestly, there is not a single solar set up out there that will be easy for beginners, so dive in and embrace the learning curve. The cables attached to the panels were just long enough to be able to connect all 4 together in a 2×2 pattern. I do wish there had been slightly more of the 12 AWG wire, but it was barely long enough for my needs. In the future I’ll probably upgrade to 10 AWG or 8 AWG wire because I lose about 2V from the panel to the charge controller. A larger wire would help improve efficiency in this case.The inverter is pretty standard. It’s a step inverter, so you cannot use high power items like microwaves (for a microwave you need a pure sine wave inverter over 1500 watts). It’s perfect for my laptop, charging my cell phone, and using my flat iron.I have a 12 V DC Fridge/Freezer Dometic that is hooked up 24/7 and this system does really well for that. It can go a full 2 days after a full charge. So I don’t worry about occasional overcast weather. In the wintertime it can be a struggle when there is sometimes a week or two without sun. It will still bring in a charge, but not enough to charge the battery. On these days I charge my phone during the daytime and turn off my fridge at night when nothing is coming in. My panels are fixed on the roof, and I figure if I could tilt them they’d probably do a lot better during low sun. Occasionally they’ll even pick up .1V if I’m under a streetlamp at night.Recently my PWM Controller went on the fritz! It jumped sporadically between 10V to 19V and stopped charging my battery. I checked all connections with a Multimeter. Everything checked out and the only possibility was a faulty Controller. I contacted Windy Nation and went over my process of elimination and they are sending me a replacement! Their customer service was super fast and accommodated my change of address. (Keep up the good work guys!!)Some notes with the installation: You will need to buy your own mounting screws. I’d suggest some self tapping screws + 2 through the sides of each mount so that you have 2 screws per mount. 1 screw per mount may not be enough. Also, get some dicor to seal all your mounts as well as extra 4 AWG cables if you have more than 1 battery. You may also want to consider a fuse panel where you can directly wire your 12v appliances. You will need a bunch of butt splice connectors, some O ring or U ring connectors, a 30 amp fuse and an in-line fuse holder between the panels and controller.This install was not easy, for sure, and I had a lot of help. But the product is durable and the service from Windy Nation is awesome. Eventually I plan to upgrade my controller to an MPPT, and if you can find a kit that has one as well as an inverter, go for that. But for the cheaper option, I’m super satisfied with my solar setup.

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    Ken

    I am just starting to hook it up and the system will work great for me. You do need to buy fuses and panel mounts to finish it off.

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    James Bessey

    Love it! Used it for my amp on an island! It’s perfect for having lights. I had it hard wired into the camp by an electrician so it is just like having power!

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