Plug-In Solar 1.6kW (1600W) DIY Solar Power Kit with Renusol Console+ Tubs (for Ground or Flat Roof)
£1,829.99 (ex. VAT)
£2,195.99 (inc. VAT)
Plug-In Solar is a Do It Yourself (DIY) Grid-Tied solar power system, which allows you to generate FREE electricity to power your appliances. Plug-In Solar kits include ALL the equipment you need to start saving money on your electricity bills, WITHOUT the need for government incentives. No need for an EPC inspection, MCS Certification or The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) Tariff.
PLEASE NOTE OUR PLUG-IN SOLAR KITS WILL NOT WORK OFF-GRID.
Why Choose a Plug-In Solar DIY Solar Kit?
Plug-In Solar has a number of advantages over a ‘conventional’ Solar systems:
No Labour Costs – Do It Yourself
Simple DIY Assembly with No Experience Required (All AC wiring)
No EPC Inspections Necessary
No MCS Certification Required
Plug-In Solar Kits can be expanded at any time
Choose your own location for your Plug-In Solar installation
What is included in a Plug-In Solar Kit?
Plug-In Solar 1.6kW DIY Flat Roof / Ground Mount Specifications
5 x MCS certified monocrystalline Solar Panels (320W minimum)
(Individual solar panel dimensions are approximately 1690mm x 1000mm x 35mm)
Please see our Solar Panel Page for available Solar Panel upgrades and prices.
5 x Enphase Q Cables – 2M
1 x Enphase Branch Terminators (End Cap)
1 x AC Cable Connector
1 x 2M AC Extension Cable
5 x Renusol Console+ Tubs with all fixings (15 degree angle)
1 x Plug-In Solar Connection Unit
1 x Warning Labels Sheet
1 x Warranty and Certification Document Pack (via email)
1 x Plug In Solar Installation Manual (via email)
Are Plug-In Solar kits easy to install?
Installing a Plug-In Solar kit requires NO experience, and is a simple plug and play assembly. You don’t need to be a qualified electrician, just a ‘skilled person’ . You can install your Plug-In Solar kit in the GARDEN, on the PATIO, SHED, PERGOLA, WORKSHOP, GARAGE, STABLE, BEACH HUT, SUMMER HOUSE, OFFICE or HOUSE roof. Anywhere with a mains grid connection. It’s up to you.
The Plug-In Solar Advantage
With standard Solar PV kits, electricity generation is dependent on the panel that is performing the worst. These types of systems will will not perform well with panels that are oriented in multiple directions or if panel shading is an issue.
Our Plug-In Solar Kits use Micro-Inverters to take full advantage of the production capability of each individual solar panel, regardless of shade or orientation to the sun. This ensures each panel can produce the maximum power and is not affected by the performance of another panel in the array.
The Plug-In Solar System is flexible, and modular so you can design a kit to fit your current budget and energy needs, and expand it later as you wish. The system is completely modular, meaning if you want to add more panels, or a solar battery, this can be simply achieved.
Plug-In Solar Kits are also Energy Storage Ready, meaning a battery system can easily be added to our kits using the Enphase AC Battery Storage Module.
How much money could I save with a Plug-In Solar kit?
You could SAVE an estimated £9,839.00 on your electricity bills with this 1.6kW (1600W) DIY Plug In Solar Power kit. That’s an average of £491.00 per year.*
What appliances can a Plug-In Solar kit power?
A 1.6kW (1.600W) Plug-In Solar Kit is estimated to produce enough power to cover the energy consumption of ALL of the following, each year:**
|Microwave Oven||Tumble Dryer||Washing Machine||Fridge Freezer|
|216 cycles per year||120 cycles per year||357 cycles per year||24 hours per day
(for 365 days per year)
More information about the components…..
The Solar Panel
The 1.6kW Plug-in Solar kit is supplied with 5 x 320W MCS certified monocrystalline solar panel. This solar panel has a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty and a 25 year 80% power performance guarantee.
The Enphase Micro-Inverter
This Plug In Solar Kit is supplied with G98 certified Enphase IQ7 Micro-Inverters. The Micro-Inverters convert direct current (DC) produced by the solar panels into alternating current (AC) for use in your home. As such, they form the heart of the Plug-in Solar Kit. The Enphase Micro-Inverter has a 25 year manufacturer guarantee.
The Enphase Envoy S Standard Monitoring Unit
The Enphase Envoy S Standard is an integral component of the Enphase Microinverter System, and is required for all Plug-In Solar Kits over 800W, in order to ensure compliance with the UK’s G98 Regulations. The Enphase Envoy allows you to monitor each individual solar panel in your installation, via the Enphase Enlighten App. More information about the Enphase Envoy can be seen here: Enphase Envoy
The Flat Roof / Ground Mount Kit
This Plug In Solar Kit is supplied with 5 x Renusol Console+ Tubs, which supports the modules, allowing ballasting (gravel, paving slabs, bricks, rocks etc) and is non-penetrative. The Renusol Console+ is fixed at 15 degrees and can be fitted on the ground, or on flat roofs with a pitch of up to 5 degrees. These are warrantied for 10 years.
The Plug-In Solar Connection Unit
This Plug In Solar Kit includes a Plug-In Solar Connection Unit, which is used to connect the solar to the mains grid. The solar can be connected as part of a ring main, as a spur from a ring main or on their own radial circuit. The switch is 13A, Double Pole and ensures the solar can be isolated from the rest of the grid if necessary, as required by the regulations.
All components within the Plug In Solar kit comply fully with the G98 requirements and have MCS certifications, where applicable. All certifications/warranties available on request
Please view the Downloads section for information on how much money you could save, and the appliances you can power with this Plug In Solar Kit.
Can I upgrade my Plug-In Solar Kit?
All of our kits are available for upgrade to a higher wattage solar panel. Please see our Solar Panel Page for available Solar Panels. Please email us for a bespoke quotation for this kit with the upgraded solar panels you have chosen.
You can also add solar energy battery storage to this Plug-In Solar kit by adding an Enphase AC Battery Storage Module.These are modular battery units that can be daisy chained in order to achieve the storage capacity you require.
If you have any other bespoke requirements for this kit, please contact us, we will be happy to accommodate your needs.
 It is a requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 that all persons carrying out electrical work must be competent to do so. A ‘skilled person’, is person with technical knowledge or sufficient experience to enable him/her to avoid dangers which electricity may create.
*Over a 20 year period. Calculations undertaken using Solar Guide PV Calculator: (www.solarguide.co.uk/solar-pv-calculator) and the Energy Saving Trust cost and saving facility (http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/domestic/solar-panels)
**Based on A-Rated (or higher) appliances. Specific appliances ratings and equipment age will affect energy consumption and these examples are guidelines only. Appliance consumption information from Center for Sustainable Energy (www.cse.org.uk).
The Solar Panels, Micro-Inverters, mounts and fixings supplied with your kit may not match those shown in the photographs but will be of an equal or better standard.
Installations are undertaken at the customer’s own risk. The Installation manuals provided are to be used as a guide only, and your discretion must be used when installing the Plug In Solar product. Plug In Solar take no responsibility for incorrect installation of our product. Please consult a professional electrician if you are in any doubt.
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