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The Best Solar Kits on the Market Today


This is a collection of solar kits that are perfect for campers, boats, tiny homes, and more

We’ve assembled this list of high-quality solar kits from established manufacturers to help give you an overview of what’s available on the market today. We’ve intentionally excluded many of the kits that are found online due to poor quality or mixed-matched components.

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Benefits of choosing a pre-made Solar Kit.

Solar power systems are comprised of many components that work together to collect, convert, and store energy. Solar kits save time and hassle by combining all the necessary components into one convenient package. Cables are premade and cut to the correct length. So typically all you need are basic hand tools to mount the components and connect them together.

Solar kits vs Portable solar generators

In this article we’ve included some portable solar generator options whenever possible. Solar generators save even more time and hassle because the system is 100% pre-assembled, you just need to plug in the solar panels and you’re in business.

Choose a portable solar generator if:

  • You want a truly beginner-friendly solar system that doesn’t require tools or experience to install.
  • You want a system that is portable and not permanently installed in one place.

Choose a solar kit if:

  • You have basic hand tools and are a little handy.
  • You might want to customize or expand your system in the future.
  • You wish to install this system in one spot permanently. For example: on a van, a balcony, tiny house, etc…

200-Watt Solar Kits

Renogy 200W Complete Solar Kit

  • Tools needed – Basic hand tools
  • Everything included – Almost (Fuses sold separately)
  • Expandable – Yes (Battery Bank and Solar Array expandable)
  • Avg price per Watt – $4.15 (with AGM battery)

This kit uses a 40A MPPT charge controller which is oversize for a 200-Watt system. This is a good thing, in the future you can expand your solar array to 520-Watt if using a 12-Volt system, or 1040-Watt if using a 24-Volt system.

1000-Watt power inverter is included, however, this inverter is only for 12-Volt systems. You also have your choice of batteries, LiFePo4 or AGM. You’ll need to buy fuses for the inverter, charge controller, and battery bank separately (Read our Guide to Fusing).

We also recommend not wiring the solar panels in parallel like Renogy shows, instead, this system will be more efficient if wired in series (Here’s a brief explanation why.)

BLUETTI EB3A Portable Power Station (with 200-Watt Solar Panels)

  • Tools needed – No tools needed
  • Everything included – Yes
  • Expandable – No
  • Avg price per Watt – $3.10

The Bluetti EB3A kit comes with a 600-Watt built-in Inverter and a 200-Watt foldable solar panel. The kit is ready to go right out of the box. So if you’re looking for a 200-Watt solar system without needing to use tools, this is a good option.

400-Watt Solar Kits

400-Watt Complete Solar Kit from Renogy

  • Tools needed – Basic hand tools
  • Everything included – Almost (Inverter fuse sold serparately)
  • Expandable – Yes (Battery and Solar Array expandable)
  • Avg price per Watt – $4.25

Just like the 200-Watt kit, this kit comes with a 40A MPPT charge controller which is oversize. This means it’s easy to expand your system in the future. Max solar array size is 520-Watt if you’re building a 12-Volt system, or 1040-Watt if you’re building a 24-Volt system.

2000-Watt power inverter is included, however, this inverter is only for 12-Volt systems. You also have your choice of batteries, LiFePo4 or AGM. It does not come with fuses for the Inverter or Battery Bank, so you’ll need to buy them separately (Read our Guide to Fusing).

The wiring diagram shown on Renogy’s page is accurate, but you will need to add the before-mentioned fuses in the correct place.

Anker Solar Generator 767 (with 2 x 200-Watt Solar Panels)

  • Tools needed – No tools needed
  • Everything included – Yes
  • Expandable – Yes (Expansion Battery sold seperately)
  • Avg price per Watt – $7.25

This Anker 767 kit comes with a 2400-Watt built-in Inverter and 2 x 200-Watt foldable solar panels. The battery size can be doubled by purchasing the Battery Expansion Pack.

The kit is ready to go right out of the box. If you need a solar system large enough to support two or more people easily, but also super quick to set up, then this is the kit I would buy.

600-Watt Solar Kits

600-Watt Complete Solar Kit from Renogy

  • Tools needed – Basic hand tools
  • Everything included – No (Battery and Inverter sold separately)
  • Expandable – Yes
  • Avg price per Watt – $1.95

This kit comes with a 60A MPPT charge controller, which means in the future you can expand your solar array to 800-Watt if using a 12-Volt system, or 1600-Watt if using a 24-Volt system.

A system this size is best used either on a schoolie, a large RV, or a tiny house.

Batteries and power inverter are sold separately, so you’ll have to plan accordingly.

800-Watt Solar Kits

800-Watt Complete Solar Kit from Renogy

  • Tools needed – Basic hand tools
  • Everything included – No (Battery and Inverter sold separately)
  • Expandable – Yes
  • Avg price per Watt – $1.70

The Renogy 800-Watt kit is exactly the same as the 600-Watt kit except it comes with 2 more solar panels. It comes with a 60A MPPT charge controller, which is already maxed out at 800-Watts when you use a 12-Volt system, but if you have a 24-Volt system you can use up to a 1600-Watt solar array.

A system this size is best used either on a schoolie, a large RV, or a tiny house.

Batteries and power inverter are sold separately, so you’ll have to plan accordingly.

We also have Free Solar Plans!

100-Watt Minimalist System This minimalist solar system is good for those who need to power laptops, cell phones, and small devices. Learn more…
400-Watt #Vanlife System The standard #Vanlife solar system. Good for traveling full-time with moderate energy needs. Learn more…
800-Watt Super-Sized This super-sized solar system is for those who want to feel at home on the road. About the maximum amount of solar that fits on a van. Learn more…

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