This is a review for the Sunforce 50048 60-Watt Solar Charging Kit. You can pick up this bad boy on Amazon for around $270. I wondered what I would get for that amount of money. Most solar systems are rather expensive. We have to first put this in context though.
This is not a solar system to power your whole house. Maybe someday they will get to that level but at this point they are not there yet. That’s why solar has been so difficult to get into. The cost is so high. My dad was looking at a system that was almost $25,000 dollars which is considered cheap in terms on solar.
The Sunforce 50048 60 Watt Solar Charging Kit gives you another reason to love the sun — it’ll help keep your batteries charged. This kit is excellent for cabins, remote power, back-up power, and 12-volt battery charging. The kit includes a PVC mounting frame, 7 Amp charge controller, 200-watt inverter, and wiring/connection cables. And with the built-in blocking diode technology, this charger kit is designed to protect against battery discharge at night. You can also use this kit to maintain the charge on any 12-volt battery for clean, silent operation of various electronics, such as deer feeders and landscaping pumps. The 50048 features a built-in ultra-bright blue LED charging indicator, and is a great choice for automobiles, recreational vehicles (RV), tractors, all terrain vehicles (ATV), boats, electric fences, telemetry and more, and it is even effective on cloudy days. This battery charger kit is made of durable ABS plastic and amorphous solar cells and has a maximum temperature range of -40 to 176-degrees Fahrenheit.
I use one at my house for drawing power for my backup battery systems. It was fairly easy to setup. I was getting enough power from this system to run my laptop computer. The laptop draws only a small amount of power. My goal is to get completely off the power grid. This is a good start to that.