5000 Watt (5kW) DIY Solar Panel Kit w/String Inverter

5000 Watt (5kW) DIY Solar Panel Kit w/String Inverter
Brand: GigaWatt
Product Code: 5KWI-DIY
Availability: In Stock
Price: $8,615.20 $7,832.00
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Is this solar panel kit right for me?

A 5kW Solar Kit requires up to 400 square feet of space. 5kW or 5 kilowatts is 5,000 watts of DC direct current power. This could produce an estimated 350 to 850 kilowatt hours (kWh) of alternating current (AC) power per month, assuming at least 5 sun hours per day with the solar array facing South. The highest output will be achieved with an unobstructed south-facing view of the sun for maximum solar power. The 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 compare it to how much power these low cost 5kW PV systems can generate.

The 500-800kWh generated by these systems does some major reduction to a heavy user's bill and virtually eliminates the bill of a medium user.

What is included in my 5kW solar installation kit?

Our kits provide all the solar components you need from start to finish.

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  • Solar Panels - 20 x 255W High performance 60-cell polycrystalline panels with 25 year warranties.
  • String Inverter - Includes one easy-to-install string inverter with reliable performance at the right price.
  • Racking and Attachments - Industry leading IronRidge racking mounts the solar panels to your roof.
  • System Monitoring - Free with every kit purchase! View and analyze your solar energy production in real-time.
  • System Design and Financial Analysis - We'll custom engineer this system for your roof and calculate the payback on your solar investment.



How easy is it to install?


  • A 5kW system can take one or two weekends to install.
  • 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 an AC outlet and is comfortable working on their roof can install our Solar kit.

Each task is rather simple, but you will be working at heights, on a angle, probably in the heat of the bright sun, working with power tools, hoisting large expensive pieces of glass up ladders and across a roof peppered with racking and wiring.

You'll also be working with DC voltages above 300VDC and household 240V AC. You should be good with simple math and be mechanically inclined. If you're willing to give it a try, it can be a rewarding experience both in saving you a lot of money and of giving you a great sense of accomplishment.

If self-installation is not for you, we can help you find a local solar contractor to help you with the process.


Benefits of Going Solar


  • Federal government provides a 30% tax credit on all residential solar installations until 12/31/2016.
  • Some state & local governments as well as some utilities are also offering financial incentives to homeowners.
  • Investing in solar on your roof provides 6%-13% return on investment, better than most other investments today.
  • By going solar you'll be supporting local jobs and helping America become more energy independent.
  • By going solar you'll be reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and help clean up the environment for future generations.


  Buying Solar Leasing Solar
Monthly Savings

Save up to 100% of your electricity bill

Save an average of 20% of your electricity bill

Tax credits and incentives

Homeowner receives all rebates and credits

Homeowner receives no rebates or credits

Upfront installation costs

Homeowner pays upfront but can leverage mortgage or credit line for positive cash flow

Low or no upfront costs

Home value

Home value increases by $20,000 for each $1,000 offset in annual electricity cost

Value of home does not change and new homeowner must negotiate new lease terms

System upgrade & customization

Homeowner can fully customize and upgrade solar PV system at any time

Homeowner locked into leasing company's choice of solar PV system


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