Renewable Energy Systems – Power Your Environment

Power Package Systems

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Our POWER PACKAGE systems are, without a doubt, the best value in renewable energy available on the market today, no exceptions. There is no system which can compare with all the extra efficiency and reliability built into these power generating units. Every component is chosen to work with the battery systems supplied and to provide an integrated solar and wind platform.  Click for our downloadable PDF on Some Facts about the grid.

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Outback Power Systems inverter

Outback inverters are integrated into the system with all models having 2 inverters for 120/240vac output. Systems include connections to Mate-2 or Mate-3 communications. Outback inverters feature pure, clean Sinewave power output and when combined with our AGM battery systems are more efficient than anything else avalable. Planetary Systems is an approved OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for Outback Power Systems

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Outback systems FM-60 charge controller

Outback systems FM-60 charge controller features 60-amp capability and with MPPT technology which optimizes array capabilities. This one controller can utilize a nearly 2000 watt array on 24vdc battery systems and up to 3200 watts on 48vdc battery systems. Arrays can be wired up to 90vdc for efficient transmission voltages and used with a 24vdc or 48vdc battery bank.

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Outback Hub & Mate-2 communications

All systems feature complete Outback Hub communications and Mate-2 control which allows us to completely set up your system in the shop for precise use including power levels, load sharing inverter controls and metering of all systems and components.

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Outback Mate-2 is mounted on enclosure exterior

Mate-2 unit is the standard for system control and operation for renewable energy systems.

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All systems now can be upgraded to Mate-3

All our power systems can have the Mate-3 unit as an upgrade. This system control meter has so many features we can’t list them all, but the most important is the ability to monitor and record AC power purchased and AC power generated by the system along with all inputs recorded by graph and log for a year of time. It can be connected to your computer or thru the internet.

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Plug-n-Play design

All systems continue the original plug-n-play design of the Power Package, enabling end users to easily install and configure systems, or professionals to install systems more quickly.

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Inverters and controls are neatly integrated

Systems are compact and well integrated into the control module allowing for ease of use, and the compact system size allows for may configurations. Modules are easy to move and fit thru any doorway or entry.

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Battery Configuration-AGM

The new configuration allows for several mounting applications and the smaller battery cells can be stacked as required.

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Alternate larger battery systems-AGM

Large systems are supplied with stacking battery cells. Some battery systems over 1200 a/h are supplied as stacking kits-once installed, batteries require no maintenance or service. Some smaller 48vdc systems may be supplied with battery module

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Flex-net DC monitor card

All systems include the Outback Power Systems DC meter card which allows the Mate-2 monitor to be used for battery amp-hours and other functions for accuracy and ease of use with our AGM battery systems

 

Certification

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Planetary Systems, Inc. Power Package systems meet or exceed all state or federal code and safety requirements for Renewable Energy production and are code compliant with NEC-690 when installed and operated properly. This includes all PV modules, mounts, wind generators or other appurtenances which supply energy to the Power Package system.

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Why we use AGM or SILICON batteries…

RITAR AGM Battery Cells

SILICON battery cells

Our Power Package systems are all battery based systems, because storing energy on site is ALWAYS preferable to a grid-tied only connection. We have used AGM hybrid batteries for a number of reasons. While there are many new and highly publicized battery technologies, none of these compare to these lead-acid batteries in three important areas: Life cycle cost, Energy density and Performance. In a properly sized and executed power system, Hybrid AGM lead-acid batteries last nearly as long as Nickel-iron or Lithium-Ion cells, all use factors being the same. The energy density of lead-acid AGM batteries are similar to nearly all batteries including Nimh batteries and are only slightly less per kwh than Lithium-Ion, but the cost to operate and maintain is substantially below all newer battery technologies, with a predictable charge and discharge cycle and reliable voltage. Further, Lead-acid batteries can be easily recycled. Currently in the US, nearly 90% of all lead-acid batteries are recycled. We now offer SILICON Battery products including the new SILICON SALT battery technology and are the exclusive distributor for these power batteries in the USA. SILICON batteries have many advantages over lead-acid batteries. They are not subject to any temperature effects and can operate normally from minus 40F to 158 degrees F, can be completely recycled with NO acid or harmful materials. Further they offer 2.5 times as much instantaneous power without voltage drop and do not have to be charged daily, weekly or even monthly to a set point but have no memory effect. These SILICON batteries charge up to twice as fast as AGM batteries and have many more features which make them a good choice. We offer the SILICON battery at a slightly higher price than AGM battery system but they are very reasonable and extremely reliable.

 

Power-Cube Systems

Power Cube standard configuration

Power Cube system display

Planetary Systems offers our exclusive Power-Cube system for applications like tower lighting, cell phone stations and other system requiring safe and dependable power systems. There are several models so call for details. We can spec-build any system to any load requirement. Systems include special portable enclosure and complete PV rack system with provisions for wind generator input as well as PV. These complete, independent power systems can be used to power cell sites, greenhouses and can be scaled from small DC only packages to larger portable power systems with AC power.

Pricing: $ 2500 – $ 4500 depending on application-call for details

 

OFF-GRID Power Packages

 

 

 

 

 

Stacked system for stand-alone operation Typical 15-20 year AGM battery for off-grid

 

 

Off-grid flow chart

 

 

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Our off-grid Power Package systems are very similar to our Grid-tie systems except that these systems utilize Outback inverters which are not rated for sell-back operation, and feature larger battery banks of our AGM/VRLA batteries for stand-alone operation. These systems also feature a backup generator control system. In situations where sell-back is not possible but load management using RE sources is desired, Power Packages can be grid-connected without selling back power.

PP-2524T-5K/21AGM-1 2.2kw PV array-Pole mounted $23,468.00 Off-grid use only-120/240vac output 5000 watts 24″ x 32.8″ x 31.9″ -3 containers Control unit-315 lbs Battery units (2) 580 lbs each 120/240vac Details: Power Package includes: Outback FX-2524T inverter (2), FM-60 controller, Mate-2, Hub-4, AC/DC disconnects with SO cord connections, 1000 A/H 24VDC AGM battery, Pole mounted PV array-2.2kw with array combiner and wiring More Information: Add PSX-240 to increase power capability for $ 429.00 Comments: This system for off-grid use only-2-3 battery storage days. Any wind unit (up to 3) may be added to this system-additional arrays my be added in the future. Customer supplied 4″ sched-40 steel pole for each PV array.

PP-2524T-5K/21AGM-2 3.3kw PV array-pole mounted (3 poles) $26,568.00 Off-grid-120/240vac 5000 watts 24″ x 32.8″ x 31.9″ -3 containers Control unit-315 lbs Battery units 580 lbs ea. 120/240vac Details: Power Package system includes: Outback FX-2524T inverter (2), FM-60 charge controller (2), Mate-2, Hub-10, AC/DC disconnects with SO cord connectors, 1000 A/H AGM battery-24vdc, 3.3kw PV array-pole mounted with array combiner and wiring. More Information: Add PSX-240 transformer to increase power for $ 429.00 Comments: This unit for off-grid use only-3-4 battery storage days. Up to 3 wind generators may be added to this system.

3.3kw PV array-pole mounted (3 poles) $30,256.00

Off-grid 120/240vac 7000 watts 24″ x 32.8″ x 31.9″ -3 containers Control unit-345 lbs Battery units-880 lbs ea. 120/240vac Details: Power Package system includes: Outback VFX-3524 inveter (2), FM-60 charge controller (2), Mate-2, Hub-10, AC/DC disconnects with SO cord connectors, 1200 AH, 24vdc AGM battery, 3.3kw PV array -Pole mounted (3 poles) with array combiner and wiring More Information: Add PSX-240 transformer for added power $ 429.00 Comments: This unit for off-grid use only, 3-4 battery storage days. Up to 3 wind generators may be added to this system

PP-3648T-14K/25AGM PV -up to 6000 watts $34,566.00 NO PV or wind components-call for details 14,400 watts 24″ x 32″ x 31.9″ -2 containers Control units-332 lbs each 120/240vac Details: Power Package system for large service requirements: Outback VFX-3648 inverters (4), FM-60 controllers (2), Mate-2, Hub-10, 1200 A/H Battery bank-48vdc, AC/DC disconnects, meters, SO cord connectors in stacking system configuration. More Information: NO PV included-add solar or wind generation as required Comments: This unit may be used for large home or business systems, backup power for Cell or IT use. Batteries are stackable or rack mounted.

PP-2524T-5K/17AGM 1.1kw PV array-Pole mounted $17,778.00 Off-grid use only-120/240vac output 5000 watts 24″ x 32.8″ x 31.9″ -single container Control unit-315 lbs -Batteries 850lb 120/240vac Details: Starter system-expandable includes: Outback FX-2524T inverters (2), FM-60 controllers (2), Mate-2, Hub-10, AC-DC disconnects with SO cord connectors, 600A/H AGM battery-24vdc with 1.1kw PV array-pole mounted with array combiner and mount. More Information: Add PSX-240 to increase power capability for $ 429 Comments: This system for off-grid use with limited battery capability for part time cabins, etc. Add 2nd battery system to expand to 1200A/H for $ 3200.00. Add extra PV array for $ 4200.00

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GRID TIE Power Package MICRO-GRID

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Our grid tied Power Package systems feature Outback GT/GV inverters with complete metering and controls in an all Outback system including FM-60 charge controller, Hub and Mate-2 communications with the Power Package standard plug-n-play design. These systems are completely programmed and ready to start up when installed. Installation has been simplified and all systems are supplied with either AGM batteries as standard or SILICON batteries at slightly higher cost-both maintenance free. Systems include PV array and roof mount for all applications sized for the system as indicated by our extensive field experience in Power Package applications. Why would you purchase half a solar power system? Not having batteries is like having a car with three wheels. High quality energy storage is and should be an integral part of any residential solar power system. As a MICRO-GRID system, you can choose when to purchase utility power and how you are billed, regardless of the grid-tie benefits.

PP-2524GT-5K/17VRLA 2.1kw PV array-roof mounted $19,650.00 Grid-tie 120/240vac 24″ x 32.8″ x 31.9″ -2 containers stacking Control unit-315 lbs Battery unit-880 lbs 120/240vac Details: Power Package system includes: Outback GTFX-2524 inverter (2), MX-60 controller, Hub-4, Mate-2, AC/DC disconnects with SO cord connections, 600A/H Battery-24vdc AGM, 2.1kw PV array with roof mount, array combiner and wiringComments: This unit designed for minimum load, minimum backup capability and maximum sell-back potential in Grid-tie system

PP-2524GT-5K/25AGM-1 2.1kw PV array-Roof mounted $22,691.00 Utility sell-back only-120/240vac output 5000 watts 24″ x 32.8″ x 31.9″ -three containers Control unit-215 lbs Battery unit-580 lbs. (ea.) 120/240vacDetails: Power Package system includes: Outback GTFX-2524 inverters (2), Outback FM-60 controller, Mate-3, Hub-4, AC/DC disconnects with SO cord connectors, 1200+ A/H 24vdc AGM battery Bank. System includes 2.1kw PV array with roof mount rack, array combiner and wiring for PV system. Comments: This system is for grid tied use only 3-5 day carry-over during outages.

PP-2524GT-5K/25AGM-2 3.1kw PV array-roof mounted $26,868.00Utility Sell back only -120/240vac 5000 watts 24″ x 32.8″ x 31.9″ -3 containers Control unit-315 lbs Battery unit-580 Lbs ea. 120/240vac Details: Power Package system includes: Outback GTFX-2524 inverter(2), FM-60 controller, Mate-3, Hub-10, AC/DC disconnects with SO cord connectors, 1200 A/H 24vdc AGM battery bank, 120/240vac output. 3.3kw PV array system with modules, roof mount and array combiner with wiring. Comments: This unit for grid-tie sell-back use only. 3-5 day carry-over capacity.

PP-3648GT-7K/17AGM 3.1kw PV array-roof mounted $27,525.00 Utility Sell-back only-120/240vac 7000 watts 24″ x32.8″ x 31.-” -3 containers (battery may rack mount Control unit-315 lbs Battery unit-580 lbs ea. 120/240vac Details: Power Package system includes: Outback GVFX-3648 inverter (2), FM-60 controller, Mate-3, Hub-4, AC/DC disconnects with SO cord connectors, 600 A/H AGM battery-48vdc, PV power system-3.3kw with roof mount, array combiner and wiring Comments: This unit for grid-tie sell-back use only-5-7 days carry-over capacity

PP-3648GT-7K/21AGM 3.1kw PV array-roof mounted $29,868.00 Utility Sell-back only-120/240vac 7000 watts 24″ x 32.8″ x 31.9″ -4 containers (battery may be rack mounted) Control unit-410 lbs -Battery unit-450 lbs ea. 120/240vac Details: Power Package system includes: Outback GVFX-3648 inverter (2), FM-60 controller, Mate-3, Hub-10, AC/DC disconnects with SO cord connectors, 1000 A/H AGM battery-48vdc, PV array-3.3kw roof mounted with array combiner and wiring Comments: This unit for grid-tie sell-back only. 5-7 days carry-over capacity

PP-3524GT-7K/25AGM 3.25kw PV array-roof mounted $29,933.00 Utility Sell-back only-120/240vac 24″ x 32.8″ x 31.9″ modules (3) units Control unit-315lbs Battery units 580lb ea. 120/240vac Details: Power Package system includes: Outback GVFX-3524 inverter (2), FM-60 controller, Mate-3, Hub-10, AC/DC disconnects with SO cord connectors, 1200 A/H-24vdc AGM battery bank. 3.3kw PV module array with roof mounts, array combiner and wiring.Comments: This unit has the capability to carry a home thru 5-7 days (or more) of outage at slightly reduced capacity.

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Integrated Package Systems-PV modules

Typical 185 watt modules for systems Typical poletop mount systems

All Power Package systems include PV modules and mounts in the pricing including array combiners and wiring connectors. Beacuse our systems have been optimized for our specific power production, all systems utilize 185watt monocrystaline modules rated at 14.5% power rating as this produces the most energy with the Outback MPPT style controller, thus all PV array sizes are built around this system design. Outback FM-60 controllers can handle up to 1800 watts per contoller at 24vdc and approximately 2800 watts per controller at 48vdc system voltage. Our array sizes are matched in voltage and output to maximize these and other settings in the charge controller.

 

 

 

Backup Power and UPS systems

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Any of our Power Package systems can be used in conjunction with any solar array or wind generator, or without to supply backup power for cell-phone capacity, IT systems or any use. They will out-perform any existing UPS system and qualitfy for tax credits when used in conjunction with any amount of solar panels. For instance, a 14kw UPS system will typically cost at least twice a much as any comparable Power Package system, will require more space and is typically not able to supply loads for more than a few minutes. Our Power Package system can integrate and utilize grid power, solar power and wind power, thus qualifying for tax credits. It can also be programmed to utilize time-of-day utility billing, can switch between grid and renewable sources when they are available and is mcuh more efficient with longer life-cycle batteries thus cutting operating costs. Call for details.

 

MICRO-GRID -Intelligent Energy Management

Projected energy use for the USA

The current electric power grid structure

While it may seem like a good idea to sell back PV power during the day, this is not the most efficient use of residential PV power. It is a complete misconception that you can “store” power on the grid. You can only create paper credits. Our systems store all power generated from any PV or wind source and when used in grid-tied situations, create “MICRO-GRIDS” which are independent from the main utility structure. Power that would have been required from the utility grid but is no longer required as it supplied permanently from the onsite power system. This reduces your billing and utility load in a way which will not be affected by policies, rate changes or other factors. NEGA-WATTS (power NOT purchased from the utility) is a term which represents this unused utility power. We can give you the same effect as Net-metering WITHOUT the sell-back connection or the red tape involved. As utilities deal with increasing severe weather and other climatic issues related to Climate Change, power conditions will deteriorate. Any sell-back power system, however large but without energy storage will leave you in the dark when the utility is down. Further, any system with very small battery capacity will reduce your off-grid backup power considerably so always use a properly sized battery system. Currently, most of Europe and the UK have now come to the inescapable conclusion that large scale wind and PV utility scale systems will not be able to either reverse greenhouse gas emissions nor provide a reliable power supply. In the UK, they now pay folks an incentive to be Off-The-Grid, partly because the grid can no longer serve them reliably and because experience has shown that these people have a greater sense of responsibility regarding energy use. REMEMBER-you can get up to 30% of your system cost back on your federal taxes, and possibly more through state incentives. See www.dsireusa.org

 

Important

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Planetary Systems, Inc. reserves the right to improve, upgrade or make changes to any product we offer prior to sale or in the field, at our option and expense, without prior notice to improve product performance or reliability.