The Universal Control Box 8.5 gives controls with their current 48V battery bank allows homeowners to work off-grid or grid-tied. This is a complete control system with intelligent energy software, fuses, breakers, and a built-in MPPT for DC charging. With AC couple to any grid-tied PV inverter.
The Universal Control Box 8.5 offers advanced software that helps you control the solar on your roof when the grid fails. It comes with generator auto-start, load shaving, and many other features. The AC coupled inverters can be used off the grid because the Universal does the AC and DC couple from PV solar simultaneously. It also offers advances software that keeps grid-tied solar panels on during a grid outage.
You can stack multiple units together for more output power. The 8.5k Control can handle continuous power loads of 6,800 Watts with surges of 8.500 Watts for 30 Minutes and surges of 12,000 watts for 1 minute.
The Universal 8.5 kVA offers our intelligent energy management software with a 60A DC charge controller and LCD screen for system monitoring. The Universal comes with a PV charger, can be charged from the grid, and has a built-in generator input. This inverter/control has enough output power to take a cabin completely off the grid or power critical loads in a home.
This system, due to its size, requires a minimum battery bank of 300AH at 48 Volts. The Universal 8.5 kVA Control can AC and DC couple from solar PV simultaneously. This allows it to AC couple any solar inverter between 4,000-8,500 Watts depending (on AC PV solar inverter type chosen). On the DC-coupled array, you can also add up to 3,500 watts of solar PV.
This Universal control comes complete with self protections, advanced control systems, a built-in generator 2-wire auto-start feature, and will pair with any 48V battery bank above 300A. This unit is fully stackable for larger output if needed.
A Brief Overview of the U.S. Home Energy Tax Credit
Discover the financial advantages of the U.S. federal solar tax credit for homeowners considering installing a solar system in their main residence. This incentive provides a 30% discount on the current cost of a solar system. If you've set up a system in 2022, it's advisable to speak with your tax consultant to see if you're eligible for a higher credit rate.
Understanding the U.S. Federal Solar Tax Credit:
This tax credit is tailored for homeowners and applies to solar systems installed in primary homes. The credit covers a percentage of qualifying expenses, and thanks to the recent Inflation Reduction Act, the scope of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has broadened. Solar systems installed from 2022 to 2032 are eligible for a 30% tax credit, which will drop to 26% in 2033 and 22% in 2034. There's no cap on the amount you can claim.
What Expenses Are Eligible:
Qualifying expenses include solar photovoltaic panels, attic fan power systems (except for the fan itself), labor costs for installation and setup, balance-of-system components, and applicable sales taxes.Standalone batteries with a capacity of 3 kWh or more may also be eligible! For instance, if the solar system you initially purchase includes a single battery with a capacity of less than 3 kWh, but you also buy extra batteries during the installation process that bring the total capacity to more than 3 kWh, then the entire setup may be eligible for the tax credit.
How to Determine Your Eligibility:
To confirm your eligibility for this federal solar credit, review the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy and consult your tax advisor.
Steps to Claim the U.S. Federal Solar Tax Credit:
Verify Eligibility: Speak with your tax advisor to confirm your eligibility and to understand how to make the most of the credit.
Fill Out IRS Form 5695: This form, available online, is specifically for claiming renewable energy credits. Guidelines for completing the form are provided.
Apply Credits on Your 1040: Use the total credit amount from Form 5695 to lessen your tax liability on your Form 1040.
Always consult your tax expert to fully understand your eligibility for tax credits based on your unique situation. Wild Oak Trail offers this guide for educational purposes and does not assure tax credits based on the information given. This resource should not replace professional tax or financial advice and should not be the only factor in your purchasing, investment, or tax choices. Consult a tax expert for a personalized evaluation.
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