1530W Flexpower 500 Off-Grid Pre-Designed Solar System for 24v Battery Bank
This expandable 1,530 watt off-grid system has a pre-wired power center that makes it easy to install. The OutBack Flexpower 500 is pre-wired with all of the essential protective devices
The pre-wired Flexpower 500 power center comes with an OutBack charge controller already mounted. in addiiton to the VFX3524 Inverter Charger, the system includes the Flexware 500 AC and DC enclosures, a back plate for easy mounting, 120/240vac input-output-bypass breaker assembly, Mate3, Hub4 and an RTS remote temperature sensor. This sytem is perfect for expanding system in the future since an additional inverter can be added easily to provide up to 7000w continuous output power and the ability to power bioth 120 and 240VAC loads.
OutBack charge controllers have maximum power point tracking with an efficient, safe, multi-stage recharging process that prolongs battery life and assures peak performance from the 1,530 Watt solar array. With a 24v battery bank the FM80 charge controller can take up to 2,400w of solar power, however because we need to keep the series strings of panels in sets of three panels ( due to the Max Voc input of 150V to the charge controller) a total of 9 x 255w solar panels can be used with the FM80 charge controller.
Flexpower by Outback includes a single AC inverter, AC and DC wiring boxes, a single Flexmax battery charge controller, MATE monitor, HUB, Flexnet DC and lighting surge protector. All this wrapped up in a 1,560w off-grid kit with a small power center footprint. The Flexpower 500 System is also equipped with battery and breakers, and a GFDI breaker.
This expandable system has 25 year guaranteed UL listed solar panels, UL listed combiner box and we supply all the connectors from the panel to the box. You supply the conduit and wire from the box to the power center which is indoor rated. The 1,530 watt Off grid system is the only choice when you need a fully integrated off-grid system with pure sine wave inverter all pre-wired ready for you to add your own rack or select one of ours. With this pre-wired system you can save yourself thousands of dollars over the cost of hiring a contractor to install your system.
6 - 255 Watt Solar Panels (Canadian Solar)
1 - Outback FlexPower 500 OBFW5-VFX3524/S Power Center Fully Assembled
Prewired AC and DC enclosures with 120/240VAC Bypass.
250ADC breaker GFDI
80 amp Power Center breaker
Outback VFX3524 Inverter or GVFX3524 Inverter
Remote Temperature Sensor
Outback Flexmax 80 Charge Controller
Mate3 and surge protector for 120V 60Hz applications.
MidNite MNPV-3, 3 Position Combiner Box w/Breakers
2- 10 AWG - 30' Cable Extension (PV wire from panels to combiner)
2 - 4/0 - 96" Battery Cable, Dual Kit (1 red, 1 black)
Lead Times for Shipping
Panels and balance of system ship in 3 - 5 business days after funds clear. OutBack FLEXpower™OBFW5-VFX3524/S power centers are usually in stock but are subject to inventory availability. Because of the popularity of the FLEXpower™ 500; allow 10 business days to ship. (Subject to Seasonal Increases)
Off Grid or Grid Tied
FLEXpower™ OBFW5-GVFX3524/S inverters are designed to work off-grid and also interact with the grid to back feed power. If you have a generator you should be aware that the GVFX3524 inverters will only sync with Honda EU generators because they produce pure sine wave power. If you intend to use your system completely off grid (No Grid Tie Ever), you may want to have us switch to the VFX3524 inverters for your FLEXpower™ ONE system at no additional charge to you because the VFX3524 will interface with a wider variety of generators. Should you choose to make that change, just notify us in the comment box at the time of checkout or when you are contacted by the technical consultant assigned to your purchase.
Mounting and Battery Options
Roof or ground racks and batteries are not included in the base price of the kit because they are site specific options. Mounting on the roof or ground, types of attachment are individual's specific property requirements. There are options below for racking (roof or ground), and batteries to accommodate nearly every application you might encounter.
Other Materials Needed
Some additional items sourced from your local hardware store that you may need to purchase are: Conduit, appropriately sized electrical wire from the combiner box to the location of the power panel, some fasteners, sealant, grounding rod and wire to complete the final connection to your main panel or sub panel.