Due to growing demand BobolinkSolar is announcing 3 new ways to install solar
September 24, 2023 — Good news folks. Solar is getting easier to install. And BobolinkSolar now has two ways to build solar and one in development.
Off Grid: New easier to install DIY systems with the latest longevity, clean power and ease of use. Booking 2024 orders now. Pre-pay options for even bigger savings. See the new systems here (coming in October).
Behind the Grid: DIY or electrican installed the new model of behind the grid solar and battery is ideal for rural and cottage owners who want the benefits of solar: to wit, lower electrical cost, security of uninterruptable power, and increased power available. Hot tub/arc welder, no problem; plus lowest running cost.
Note: we are in the process of building a code approved system with drawings and specifications for all to benefit from. Since 2016 we have helped build better systems through equipment “deals” as well as education and information sharing. Please stay tuned as there are some significant updates coming this fall.
See the BtG system here (coming October).
Grid tied: This service is in development. Please come back for more news (New and improved code coming spring 2024).
Hi Folks, here’s the first of three test batteries BobolinkSolar is installing in 2023. Why do we test? Because that’s how we offer real value. Yup, lower purchase costs; But not on “hope for the best”; instead “tested to conform”. Our systems are tested, proven and true before they are shipped to you.
July 12, 2023 — New electrician installer available
Our new relationship with local electricians means better service and installation from BobolinkSolar. Ask us for references.
Jinko 460w bifacial arriving October 16: $340 /ea. bulk order discounts
Contact Kelvin here to order.
Thank you for helping us help you build.
Book Now for 2024 — up to a 100kwh of storage easily
The new BobolinkSolar battery is a 14.3 kwh beast with brains
- link up to 8 for large homes and industrial workshops
- astonishing 8,500 cycles service life
- cUL 1973 and 9450 approval
- lowest cost ever; both buying and installing
New premium product: the “Lumera” bifacial 410w
The Lumera solar panel from Canda is a hit. Benefits include the latest solar cell tech, a lighter 21kg weight, attractive all black look. Good size at aprox. 41″ (1042mm) by 76″ (1928mm) for DIY installation. Ideal for boat/cottage/rv due to the light weight and smaller size.
Fall SALE: SOLD OUT
$1,250 shipped FREE to your home
June 23, 2023 — This is the latest: 5kw, 48v, high voltage MPPT, direct connect Grid / Generator, 120v pure sine model. cETL. Astounding price for astounding technology. Nothing else comes close right now. Just restocked (Sept 21). Full system recommendation, add: 1840w of solar (Jinko 460), 10kwh battery, Plug and play. NOTE: our systems are a bit more expensive because they are pre-tested: firmware is updated, etc. and you receive support to minimize problems and install time.
Here’s a DIY off grid system that was just updated
The old inverter is 2kw modified sine wave (eats motors and the washing machine wouldn’t start). The solar capacity was basically 1kwh. Switches are all manual. High quality, well installed system for its day.
- 1.2 kw of solar panel
- 900 lbs of lead for 5kwh storage, 1500 cycle lifespan, off gassing and watering maintenance required.
- System is 65% round trip efficient
Which looks easier to install?
Upgrade improvements include:
- safer and easier to use
- 2.5 times more powerful,
- pure sine inverter for longer motor/equipment life,
- autotransfer of generator charging avoids manual switching,
- solar panel doubles to 1840w plus bifacial for winter,
- new battery has 300 pounds of lithium with 10kw usable storage and no dangerous gasses or maintenance.
- installs much faster and easier
- system efficiency leaps to 95%. An extra 30% for free.
Join the club
New for BobolinkSolar is our Club Membership. This is for new solar system builders and those who need advice about older system updates. The membership covers Kelvin’s research costs, gives access to “bulk buy” pricing, reduces shipping costs and much more.
The membership fee is $450. In our experience members save thousands and get better systems. Remember. Today’s solar has been a BobolinkSolar promise, delivered, since 2017.
Two new tech improvements now available at BobolinkSolar
1 – Inverters that can sense current and respond accordingly
Grid Tie: New current sensors make your inverter safer; For you and for grid linesmen. Automatic detection whether grid power is flowing in or your solar power is flowing to the grid makes life easier. Automatic grid disconnect still allows solar and batteries to provide power to your home in the event of an outage.
Why choose an inverter that can’t run your home if the grid goes down?
The new inverters fix that problem. This hybrid model is so flexible. Use just solar (if the sun is out) or a grid/battery power combo for more power. Multiple paths pay you by reducing energy cost.
Other new features include:
- Built in high voltage MPPT solar tracking. This innovation improves efficiency and lets you move your solar panels up to 1,000 ft/300m from your home, easily (stock 10g RPVU solar cable!) by lowering the amperage your cables need to carry.
- All-in-one solar/charger/inverters also greatly, hugely, enormously reduce install time and difficulty.
- High tech AiO makes more features available at an amazing price.
- cETL stamps make electricians happy.
This is all just better folks.
New ONTARIO 2.4 cent overnight electrical rate!
April 2023 — The new rate rolling out across Ontrio makes Hybrid grid connect systems with battery very appealing. Charge your battery with the grid at night. Use battery power during the peak rate time. And save, save, save. Plus, power outage … not for you!
2 – New batteries that talk to the inverter
For off grid folk letting the battery program the inverter and allowing, via CAN or R485, the inverter and battery to talk to each other. Another win for safety. And improved solar power use efficiency. Plus watch your solar power from your phone!
The batteries have built in BMS and disconnect switch. Easier, more reliable, safer to use. This is what Kelvin has been waiting for. And our spring price. This is the best value we’ve ever seen in off grid / grid connect with battery ever.
All in all it’s a new ballgame folks. As a result BobolinkSolar will be specifying brand new technology and methods for 2023. BobolinkSolar continues to push the quality of off grid solar systems.
3 Bifacial solar panels change winter
Bifacial solar panels basically have a solar panel in the front and a solar panel in the back. For cold Ontario winters with snow and high albedo (light that reflects off of snow), this new technology improves winter production dramatically. Combined with improved inverter/charging efficiency, higher voltage MPPT, the new LiFePO4 batteries. Well 2023 sees the dawn of a series of improvements.
Remember: We are DIY and lithium battery only since 2017
We have offered the best products for Off Grid since 2017. Our systems have consistently improved safety and reduced cost; we help design and support DIY installs; However! we are not system installers. Nor are we available 24/7 for support. This is important to realize. If you are mostly DIY handy but just need a bit of help; we’re your guy. If you need better pricing and are happy to do it all yourself but want to ensure you are building the best value for 2023; we are your guy. If you need an electrician and labour; we’re your electrician/install crew’s guy on a consult contract, or, in Eastern Ontario, we now offer electrician install.
NEW — for Perth/Westport area: Master Electrician installs now available
BobolinkSolar is for those who wish to save money by building and managing a better solar system more easily
Kelvin consults on
- Off Grid homes
- Off Grid camps
- and hybrid behind the grid models
- special use (boats, RVs, etc)
Fees start at $450. You get the latest solar models for the most reliable long term value, and, in our experience, much lower upfront and ongoing costs.
We’ve help folks build
- multi unit camp systems
- electric boats
- cottage systems
- upgrade older systems
- hybrid grid/off grid
- grid tie
- RV systems
- and much more
These processes take time and research. Cut your costs by letting Kelvin do the hard stuff. Remember: Kelvin has been building off grid systems since 2011; he’s built dozens of systems; helped hundreds of families; consistently improved off grid system design. Your support of Kelvin makes your life easier and helps many others.
Thank you for your support!
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Nothing else right now.