Mobile Solar System Component Suppliers and Features
Mobile Solar designs and builds products with only the highest quality and best-performing solar power generation components. As the first to market with a commercially ready mobile solar solution, Mobile Solar has tested and refined its products to provide the highest reliability and performance in the market today.
Mobile Solar has long relationships with its suppliers and works closely with them to optimize the products incorporated in Mobile Solar products. In addition to standing behind component suppliers’ warranties, Mobile Solar provides an additional 5-year workmanship warranty, making a system from Mobile Solar a valuable investment that will pay back for years to come.
Below are some of the key features and reasons for using these suppliers and components in our systems. We welcome your questions and are happy to discuss the design evolution of our products and what that means for you.
Outback Power – Inverters and Charge Controllers
The VFX Mobile Inverter designed and built by Outback Power Technoligies is the best on the market. We use them almost exclusively. They are a mobile-rated, pure sine wave inverter and charger in one. With a 3,500 watt continuous output rating – and a 6,000 watt surge – they are user-friendly, robust and 92-94% efficient. This is a great mobile inverter for those who need solid, reliable power on the go. Do not forget you can use it to charge the batteries with shore power or a gas generator!
The FM60 and FM80 charge controllers from Outback are an industry standard for many off-grid solar installers around the globe. An FM60/80-amp MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) controller, uses top-shelf technology to make the most out of your solar panels’ output. With a built-in digital display and fool-proof connection terminals, choosing these controllers over a PWM (Pulse Wave Modulation) unit is a no-brainer.
The Outback MATE communications device allows you to change default settings within the inverter/charger and view a wealth of information gathered from both the inverter, the FlexNET smart shunt and the FM charge controller. It also allows you to remotely manage and monitor all Outback devices networked into the Outback HUB.
The Outback HUB-4 and HUB-10 are used to “stack” multiple inverters for a multitude of voltage and phase output configurations. Use the HUB for stacking, load sharing and power save on/off. Through the use of the HUB, your system can be completely managed and coordinated via the MATE. www.outbackpower.com
Blue Sky Energy – Charge Controllers and smart shunt displays
Blue Sky is our controller of choice when it comes to systems with solar arrays 30-amps or less. With the same patented technology you find with Outback’s FM60 and FM80, the Solar Boost 3024i is a more affordable option that can perform tasks most controllers can’t. The 3024i has built in dusk-to-dawn lighting control, auxiliary dc load and charge outputs, and best of all: “smart shunt” technology that allows it to calculate actually battery capacity and present it in an easy-to-read bar graph. www.blueskyenergyinc.com
Suniva — Affordable efficiency
Suniva has done what no other photovoltaic (solar electric) module manufacturer has managed to do: make a high-efficiency modules at a competitive price. The Suniva 255-watt mono-crystal module has become our go-to panel. With USA-made cells and a sturdy frame, these ARRA-compliant modules satisfy the requirements of the Buy American Act. www.suniva.com
Panasonic/Sanyo – Highest Efficiency
The Sanyo newer 220 and 225-watt HIT solar module offers a higher power density and energy conversion efficiency than most photovoltaic (PV) modules on the market. These industry-leading PV modules are capable of converting more of the sun’s incoming solar radiation per square foot than 99% of other PV modules today. Whether they end up on your rooftop or your Mobile Solar power generator, high efficiency means more bang per square foot. www.panasonic.net/energy/solar/
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Other Quality Components:
Although we do not currently use these components, we feel their quality warrants mention:
Exeltech – This Texas-based company was the the first in pure sine-wave inverters. The Exeltech XP Series is the best small pure sine-wave inverter on the market. You cannot buy cleaner, more stable power than that made by an Exeltech. Made is U.S.A. www.exeltech.com