The Difference between a Solar Kit and a Solar System

Solar power’s popularity has recently been on the rise for being a welcome alternative to conventional energy. It’s a clean source of electricity and is environmentally friendly, not to mention its ability to relieve consumers of the burden of rising utility costs.


Avalon RV, operated by Adam Blair, specializes in customized installations, restorations, and solar system repair on all types of recreational vehicles (RVs) and trailers. There’s a need, however, to understand the difference between a solar kit and a solar system to understand what comprises the entire ensemble, how it’s installed, and how the entire process works.


A solar system is an independent photovoltaic system that offers an economical mode of supplying amenity power for various commercial and residential uses. The solar system doesn’t produce energy but instead gets natural energy from the sun. The collected solar energy is then converted into electricity used in various applications. Solar panels can generate energy whenever the sun is out, even on cloudy days, since the sun’s rays penetrate the clouds.


On the other hand, a solar kit is generally a set of all the necessary components to install and run the solar system. The kit is sold in a package that makes it easy to assemble, which removes all the guesswork during the solar installation process. Solar systems vary in use and size, but solar kits are also sold in different packages, taking into account several factors. Some basic components included in a solar kit are solar panels, battery bank, power inverter/charge controller, cables, and mounting/installing hardware.

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