See Also: Flex-Port
Plug-Port Complete, stand-alone system for piers, sheds, or cabins. For lighting, lifts, power tools, weed trimmers, chargers, and more. Includes dock bracket, 100 watt rigid solar panel on rotating mount, telescoping (10’) support, vented all-weather deck box, solar controller, 1500 watt inverter, and wiring. Features 2 electrical outlets and 4 USB ports. Just insert and connect your Deep-Cycle battery and you’re ready to go!
For heavier power needs; upgrade to a 200 watt solar panel, 2000 watt inverter, and 150ah total battery power.
Optional Storage Basket (4” x 4” x 14” hanging wire basket for cell phones, tools, etc.)
Optional Dusk to Dawn Dock Lights (Low voltage dock lighting package including 2 exterior dock lights (see images). Can be programmed for “Dusk to Dawn” or “On/Off Manual” switching)
Batteries cannot be shipped. System uses standard Deep-Cycle batteries, available locally at Walmart, Home Depot, Farm-Fleet, and other retailers. For the standard Plug-Port, all 24, 27, 30, or 31 group Deep-Cycle batteries will provide 75 to 105 amp-hours. Plug-Port system will hold two 24 or 27 batteries, or a single 30 or 31 battery. Battery prices begin around $80.
This system qualifies for the Energy Tax Credit provided by the IRS. For the year 2023, the IRS grants a 30% tax credit (not deduction, but actual credit) for the purchase of a qualified residential solar energy system.
For example, if your total purchase cost for a system (including batteries) is $2,000, the IRS will grant a (30%) $600 tax credit, effectively lowering your system cost to $1,400. See IRS Form 5695 for specifics.