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About ShopSolarKits

Through its e-commerce website, ShopSolarKits offers renewable energy solutions like solar panels, generators, and lithium batteries, which come in complete kits that include everything needed to either do it yourself or through a third-party installer. You can use the website to find the right kit for your specific situation or speak with a solar specialist to get a recommendation that meets your needs. In addition to solar kits, ShopSolarKits offers individual panels, solar generators and lithium batteries, as well as engineering permit and plan sets, individual cables and parts, and racking options. It provides financing and backs its products with warranties.

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  • Complete solar packages
  • DIY installations
  • Lifetime customer support
  • Comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty


  • Ships only to continental U.S.
  • Shipping can take up to 10 days

Bottom Line

ShopSolarKits offers a variety of solar solutions. Its kits are designed to lower your monthly electric bill. ShopSolarKits also offers permitting and plan sets as well as accessories and solar panels. The kits can be DIY-installed or installed by a professional. Financing is available, and all kits include a manufacturer's warranty.

What is ShopSolarKits?

ShopSolarKits provides complete solar power systems for off-grid, hybrid, portable and emergency power sources. Many ShopSolarKits customers are looking to live off-grid with a mobile lifestyle or to have emergency backup power. ShopSolarKits systems work for DIY installation, and the company offers multiple packages to accommodate different project sizes.

In addition to solar energy kits, ShopSolarKits offers individual equipment pieces. These include solar panels, generators, batteries, inverters, lighting, emergency power supplies and solar fridges and freezers. ShopSolarKits ships throughout the continental U.S., and most orders arrive within five to 10 business days. There is a 30-day return policy.

How does ShopSolarKits work?

ShopSolarKits offers a completely online experience. Answer questions about your project online to receive a free quote, then a solar power specialist will contact you and offer kit recommendations. Once you've chosen a kit, ShopSolarKits will ship your order, which should arrive within five to 10 business days along with your wiring diagram and setup instructions.

ShopSolarKits kits are designed for do-it-yourself installation. For $97, you’ll receive a 60-minute training course with step-by-step modules and a handbook. The video course will teach you how to size, install and maintain your solar energy system. If you prefer professional installation, ShopSolarKits will draw from its network of installers and connect you with one in your area. ShopSolarKits works with two financing organizations that offer financing terms of up to 144 months.

Once your solar kit is installed and operational, you’ll receive lifetime customer support. All kits also qualify for the 30% federal solar tax credit, according to the company. All kits also include an original manufacturer's warranty. There is a 30-day return policy; restocking and return shipping fees may apply.

ShopSolarKits products

ShopSolarKits offers kits designed for different project sizes. These include:

  • Complete solar kits: Complete solar kits are offered in off-grid, on-grid or hybrid-ready systems. There are over 30 complete kits available from ShopSolarKits. The kits vary in energy output and include wiring schematics for installation and setup.

  • Solar generator kits: Solar generator kits include all the parts and pieces for generators and solar panels to work together to directly power your devices.

  • DIY solar kits: ShopSolarKits offers over 95 ready-to-install DIY solar kits. DIY kits include solar panels, charge controllers, power storage and other accessories.

  • Lithium batteries: ShopSolarKits has more than 60 lithium battery package options. All ShopSolarKits batteries include a manufacturer's warranty.

In addition to the prepackaged kits, ShopSolarKits offers individual accessories. These include:

  • Solar panels
  • Cabling and wire
  • Battery chargers
  • Bus bars, fuses and connectors
  • Ground-mount solar racking
  • Lighting
  • Generator accessories
  • Off-grid appliances

ShopSolarKits pricing

For a ShopSolarKits complete solar kit, you can expect to pay between $1,789 and $45,998 at the time of publishing. Factors like kit size, brand and wiring needs affect the overall cost. You can find pricing for other products in the table below.

Kit typePrice range
Solar generator kits$969 to $24,589
DIY solar kits$889 to $45,998
Lithium batteries$329 to $37,989
DIY Solar Essentials course$97

ShopSolarKits partners with two financing organizations, Affirm and LightStream. Both offer $0-down options with terms from three to 144 months.

ShopSolarKits FAQ

Does ShopSolarKits have a warranty?

ShopSolarKits kits are covered by manufacturer's warranties. The company can help you get in touch with the manufacturer if you have a warranty issue.

Does ShopSolarKits offer financing?

Yes, the company has two financing partners that offer options for as little as $0 down.

What is ShopSolarKits’ cancellation policy?

You can cancel your order for a refund to the original payment method. However, you may be responsible for return shipping charges if your order has already shipped.

Where is ShopSolarKits located?

ShopSolarKits has offices in Houston, Las Vegas and Ogdensburg, New York. It ships products anywhere in the continental U.S.

Is ShopSolarKits legit?

ShopSolarKits has sold solar energy solutions to over 35,000 customers since beginning operations in 2018. It has several good options for solar energy, but its best solutions are for those looking for off-grid energy or hybrid energy and battery backup power. Those with off-grid properties, RVs, homes and outbuildings may benefit from ShopSolarKits’ products and services, and many of the kits work for DIY installation. If you’re interested, ShopSolarKits has a paid course that helps you through the installation process, which you can take in less than an hour.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: March 24, 2023

ShopSolarKits was the best deal, and they had lots of videos that were very informative. Once you're registered, you can see a huge assortment of videos. I don’t really know much about solar, so I was kind of starting fresh, and it was good because they kind of break it down into baby steps. Then once you know what's going on, then you can keep moving on to the more advanced stuff. I like that because I needed to learn the ABCs. Once I watched all the videos, it's easy. Before, they were like speaking another language. I didn't know how to hook them up. Now I understand what to do when it says what to do. You just gotta get up to speed on things before you start putting things together so you don't cause a problem.

Enrolling was easy. Their website was straightforward. I will use the solar kit for different applications. Initially, it was for emergency standby backup power, but I kinda have to buy the other components to be able to use off grid if needed for an RV. It's not that I do that yet, but I just wanna have that capability. I did call to ask their tech support some general questions about the products that I purchased and how best to set them up. It was good. They were better than the manufacturer. I spoke to a tech that’s an installer that deals with the situational day-to-day things and then the problems that come up. So, that was nice because they gave me a what-to-do and what-to-look-out-for and what-to-watch-out-for. They're able to troubleshoot better.

The cost is expensive, but the return on investment is good, so it's a good value. I look at things in terms of value, not just cost, because when you get something back over time, it ends up being better value. I try to get good products so they last a long time and I get a good return on investment. A lot of the products that they offer are like that. They're not the really cheap stuff you get on Amazon. There are other alternatives, but they don't have very good reviews and they don't offer as good of a warranty.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: March 16, 2023

    Things went smoothly with ShopSolar. I analyzed how much power all the pieces of electrical equipment in my house used, then found a kit that matched battery-wise. I ordered the kit and did a home install. If I needed help, it was always just a phone call away. I've used them a couple of times for troubleshooting and I've always gotten a quick response from the engineering team, whether by email or just call. That's been really easy. They sent me as many different diagrams as I needed to alter my system as well.

    I didn't realize how sensitive the LiPo batteries were to temperature. Initially, I had them in a shed that wasn't heated, but that doesn't work for LiPo batteries. They need to stay generally above 45 degrees. I found it's best for charge. That was a setup issue for me, but it's not necessarily something wrong with the product. Besides that, I've had the kit installed for about eight months, and I don't have a bill. It was cheaper for me by about $20,000 to go with ShopSolar and I can expand the system as I need to. That's been nice. I also got a couple of tax breaks from state and federal for putting in solar.

    ShopSolarKits response

    Hi Jordan,

    Thank you for your business and thank you for your informative and in depth reviews on our website as well. We are really happy to hear that everything is working out and that we've been able to help when needed.

    As always, if anything comes up, feel free to reach out. We will be happy to help however we can!

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: March 13, 2023

    The big solar kit I got has been doing good. I was trying to get my lines all the way from the solar panels to the inside of my control and charging my batteries instead of getting them in sections. But I had a problem with the MC4 connectors underground. They could have sweated but I went back and pulled it all out. I ended up having to sweat those connections together in order for it to hold up for a long time. I had to tighten up the fuse links several times. But besides all that, everything was great. I have a lot of shade around my house and the solar kit still works really well. I lose a bit of power but I don't lose that much. I'm pleased with it.

    I have a little woodwork shop that I took completely off my house with the small kit I got. It was 1,200 watts and they gave me a wiring diagram which is good. I have three panels in a series on one side and three on the other side and so, that reduces the power coming in. It's still running my shop where I want to. I would use ShopSolarKits again if I need something there.

    ShopSolarKits response

    Hi Charlie,

    Sounds like you've got a great set up! We are so glad your kits are working and thank you for your trust and business. As always, if you need anything, feel free to reach out. We're happy to help!

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Feb. 23, 2023

    I looked at several different websites and Shop Solar seemed to have a good selection and a fairly good price, so I called them. Every time I called, they were good. I called them a lot of times because I had problems with the product. When I first bought a product, it did not work as advertised. ShopSolar was very nice and took it back. Then I saw that they had a new item out there and it's called DELTA PRO EcoFlow. So I ordered that and I got a credit for the one that I sent back. It sounded like it would be much better. The first one that arrived looked like it worked really well. But then, the EcoFlow also had problems. I went through about four of those.

    At this point, I was talking directly to DELTA PRO, the company that manufactures it. I could have talked to ShopSolar, but that introduced an extra company in the middle. So it'd be more effective just to go to the direct manufacturer and they were good. They sent me four of these suckers. I'm not really able to use it the way it's advertised, but I can work around it. It's been a while and I haven't had a problem with this one failing on me. It doesn't run everything in my RV, but it seems to pretty much work. But I cannot plug from Shore Power into the EcoFlow and just pass it through. So, after a little while, it gives up and rolls over and puts its feet in the air and croaks. The person that I was talking to at Delta Pro said that. So when I'm at Shore Power, I just bypass the EcoFlow completely and take it out of the loop. Then when I asked to travel, I just go right off the EcoFlow, but the Shore Power is not going through it.

    I'd like to be able to ship the product back someday and get the newer model, but it's so hard to do that. The sucker weighs around 100 pounds and I have to lift that out of my RV and put it on the ground, and then the new one comes and I've got to lift that off the ground and put it up into my RV. I'm 70 years old. So for me to pick up 100 pounds is really risky.

    ShopSolarKits response

    Hi Sandra,

    Thanks for the review. Glad we were able to help you out.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Feb. 19, 2023

    I'm building an off-grid RV out of an old bus and solar is the only way to go for that. I've been researching this for a while and ended up with ShopSolarKits. What I liked about them was they were the only place I found that was all-inclusive. They provided the whole system with construction and support. Everybody else I talked to were all piecemealing. You had to piece together the parts and I got nervous about that being a first-time solar person.

    ShopSolarKits was very knowledgeable and very educational for me. I had a lot of questions once the stuff came and I reviewed what I had to do. I wanted to make sure I did everything right and the technical support was really helpful and very responsive. Right now, I'm in the prep page. I got everything laid out but I haven't installed it yet. We still have a few things to do to the bus. On the whole, things went went about as smooth as they could go. ShopSolarKits made me confident in my purchase and the pricing was good. They turned me into a confident solar installer and I didn't know anything about it. If a friend of mine heard me say that, they would trust what I said.

    ShopSolarKits response

    Hi Carmen,

    What an exciting project. We are so glad to have been a part of this journey! You can always reach out with any questions that might come up.

    Thank you for your review!

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    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: March 23, 2023

    ShopSolarKits is a good company to deal with. The products work well. I was a little frustrated with not being able to call them on the phone, but they were fairly responsive on emails. The reps seemed knowledgeable on what they were talking about. However, I'm a little disappointed that I can't do what I thought I could do as far as providing enough power. It seems I can generate about 10,800 per unit and I have two units. But I wanted to generate 25,000 watts out of one setup.

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    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: March 10, 2023

    We had a few solar panels, a 12-volt system. With ShopSolarKits, I upgraded to 48-volt system with lithium batteries. The installation was easy. They were upfront from the sales team, matching us with our energy needs. But with the follow-up advice, they were hard to get ahold of. So if you need help understanding something on the inverter, they wouldn't get back to you.

    ShopSolarKits response

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks so much for your business and trust. I am sorry to hear you've had a hard time getting back in touch with us. That is important feedback that I will pass on to the team so that the next time you need assistance, we'll be available!

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: March 3, 2023

    ShopSolarKits is a good company. I like their price and service. I had a combination kit thing, and I was inexperienced in buying solo and they had a whole kit. I just had to buy the kit, and I had everything, so that was good. I've had a few issues, and they handled them right away. It's a do-it-yourself, so it went really well. It's a little spendy, but I'm buying it for backup rather than generating money. Some people do it to lower the bill, but I'm just doing it for backup. It was excellent. Go have them.

    ShopSolarKits response

    Hi Rick,

    Thanks for the review, glad you were able to get everything you needed!

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Feb. 25, 2023

    We bought a property out in the middle of nowhere and can't get power. I was trying to find a place where I could buy all my solar equipment. I knew what I needed and what I was looking for. I just needed to find a place that I could order it from that was reliable. My father uses solar and he recommended ShopSolarKits to me so that's where I went. It's very easy to navigate. I've bought from ShopSolarKits three times and if I need anything else solar-wise, it will be through them. My last order a few days ago should be everything I need. If someone came to me asking where they could get solar equipment, I would send them to ShopSolarKits. It is great. I can track all my packages and it's up-to-date. A package got misplaced so I contacted ShopSolarKits and they found it for me.

    ShopSolarKits response

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for the kind review, and we are thrilled to hear you and your father both use SSK.

    Let us know if we can help with anything in the future.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Feb. 24, 2023

    They had really good prices and it looked like they had good service on the first order. I also liked that there was no tax and no shipping at that time. Everything is working properly now. The manufacturer had an issue with one of their units, but they got me straightened out on that. They had a open box sale and I ordered a unit and then they said they had sold out of it. I was disappointed about that, but they did give me a good price on a new unit.

    ShopSolarKits response

    Hi David,

    Thanks for the review. Glad we were able to help you out.

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