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Alternative Energy System Examples

Here are some examples of typical system packages with estimated prices. The prices include installation and all necessary accessories, but do not include 11% IVA for facturas. Call us to evaluate your requirements and to design a system to meet your energy and budget needs, including optional wind power, backup generator, or other products.

Cabaņa Solar Power System
This system produces about 5 Kwh/day on sunny days and has 1 day of autonomy in the battery bank. It can fully recharge from 50% discharge in 4.5 hours. Typical usage: a few efficient lights, one ceiling fan, super-efficient electric fridge, small computer/stereo/tv, small appliances or power tools. No refrigerator, microwave, large motors, or heating elements are allowed. During prolonged periods of cloudiness your generator can be used to keep the batteries charged. It is possible to upgrade this later to a larger system.
4 solar modules, Trina 235 watt 24 volts
Charge controller, Outback FM 60
4 batteries, Rolls S460
Inverter, Outback FX2524
$9,075 USD

Small House Solar Power System
This power system produces about 9 Kwh/day on sunny days and has 2 days of autonomy in the battery bank. Typical usage on sunny days: CF lights, ceiling fans, small fridge, computer/stereo/tv, microwave, appliances, small power tools. No large motors or heating elements are allowed. During prolonged periods of cloudiness your generator can be used to keep the batteries charged. It is possible to upgrade this later to a larger system.
7 solar modules, Trina 235 watt 24 volts
Charge controller, Outback FM 60
8 batteries, Rolls S460
Inverter, Outback FX2524
$13,063 USD

Medium House Solar Power System
This power system produces about 12.9 Kwh/day on sunny days and has 3 days of autonomy in the battery bank. Typical usage on sunny days: CF lights, ceiling fans, small fridge, computer/stereo/tv, microwave, appliances, small power tools. During prolonged periods of cloudiness your generator can be used to keep the batteries charged.
10 solar modules, Trina 235 watt 24 volts
12 batteries, Rolls S460
Inverter, Outback FX2524
$16,896 USD

Standard Solar Water Pump System
This water pumping system is solar direct (no battery backup) and is separate from the power system so it will not interfere with battery charging. The pump is rated to deliver a maximum of about 400 liters (100 Gallons) per hour while the sun shines. The one solar module used for water pumping is sized for extra efficiency on cloudy days and could actually power two pumps on sunny days.
Shurflo 9300 Pump
Pump Controller 902-100
Sharp 175 watt solar module 24 volts
$2,232 USD

Large Solar Water Pump System
water pump - Grundfos 11SQF2
pump controller - CU 200
This system can be configured to use from two to four solar modules.
20 meters 3,600GPD 30 meters 2,450GPD
  2 Sharp 175 watt solar modules 24 volts $4,924 USD
20 meters 4,900GPD 30 meters 3,800GPD
  3 Sharp 175 watt solar modules 24 volts $5,627 USD
20 meters 5,550GPD 30 meters 4,700GPD
  4 Sharp 175 watt solar modules 24 volts $6,329 USD

Super-efficient Refrigerator/Freezer
Steca PF166 - 5.9 cubic feet, top door
$1,400

Warranties
Labor: 5 years, installation includes 4 free visits the first year.
All equipment: manufacturer warranty, user pays transportation to USA.
Solar panels: 25 years
Batteries: 2 years
Trace electronics: 3 years

Payment
50% deposit to order, 50% when system is installed and operating.

Delivery
After receipt of advance deposit, parts are added to the monthly import order. Installation is scheduled when parts have been received locally.

Customer Responsibilities

Customer provides the equipment closet:
The equipment must be stored in a well ventilated, clean, dry, secure location. An earth grounding rod must be provided. The batteries must be accessible for routine maintenance and cleaning. The charge controller must be accessible for checking the system voltage. A typical size is: 2m wide, 1.5m high, 1m deep.

Customer provides the solar module mounting environment:
Solar panels must be mounted securely in an open area without shadows from trees or other objects 9:00 am to 5:00 pm all year. They must be located as near as possible to the equipment closet and/or water pump. In the best environment we use a simple frame and attach it to your flat rooftop. Another environment is a metal pole in the ground with a cement base and guy wires. You can also attach a pole to an existing structure with additional base and support. In any case the panels must be accessible for maintenance and removal.

Playa Systems can work with you on these requirements.

Product Specifications
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Sharp 175w Solar Module
Xantrex/Trace Charge Controller
Xantrex/Trace TR Inverter
Outback VFX Inverter
Trojan T105 Battery
Rolls S460 Battery
SHURflo 9300 Water Pump
Grundfos SQ Flex Water Pump
Steca PF166 Refrigerator/Freezer - english
Steca PF166 Refrigerator/Freezer - espaņol