Looking for a just enough solar power generation to run your off-grid cabin, boat or RV? Eco-Worthy is an up-and-coming company that offers affordable solar panels and renewable energy products to people around the world. Their off-grid hybrid solar/wind power generation kit is perfect for those who are looking for a complete kit for their off-grid needs. In this review, we’ll have a look at the Eco-Worthy 1400 watt wind solar kit and see if this off-grid hybrid system has what it takes to power up the essentials.
What Can a 1400W Solar/Wind System Operate?
While 1400 watts isn’t nearly enough to power a whole house, it does produce enough watts to power up many of the essential appliances in a small cabin, boat or an RV. You’d need approximately 5-10 Kilowatts to power up the average home, which would cover the furnace, fridge, central air, freezer, washer and dryer, etc. A 1400 watt system would be enough to power up the essential appliances you’d find in a smaller living space (TV, small fridge, LED lights, laptop, microwave, etc.)
The Eco-Worthy 1400w hybrid system does a great job when it comes to covering the bases when thinking and planning off-grid power needs. It takes advantage of the sun during the day to keep up with power demands, and relies on a 400 watt wind turbine generator to keep the batteries topped up at night (when the wind blows).
Is Eco-Worthy a Good Brand?
Eco-Worthy products are made in China, and you’ll be hard pressed to find any competitor products that aren’t. For the price, Eco-Worthy offers exceptional quality and customer service at a price point pretty much anyone can afford. Their solar kits and LiFePO4 batteries are of exceptional quality for the price and you’ll be hard pressed to find a similar product that isn’t manufactured in China at the same price point.
With all this in mind, to find out if Eco-Worthy is a good brand, we checked out the reviews on Amazon across all their product offerings. The result was that pretty much every item they sell on Amazon has at least a 4 star review, which is quite respectable. Do they have their issues? Yes, they do have some quality issues at times. However, they certainly make this up with their excellent customer service. If you have any issues, you can be sure that you’ll be taken care of and appreciated as a customer.
What makes a good brand? Not just a company who sells the perfect product that’s free from defects, but a company that takes care of their customers when issues arise. In my mind, this is what makes Eco-Worthy a good brand.
Eco-Worthy 1400 Watt Hybrid Kit – What’s Inside
It’s hard to beat the price that this 1400 Watt hybrid solar wind generator kit is offered at. It’s essentially everything you’d need to power up your small cabin or boat at an extremely affordable price. Let’s have a look at what’s in the kit and review each part individually.
What’s in the kit:
- 400W Wind Turbine Generator*1
- 20A Hybrid Controller*1
- 100W Mono Solar Panel*10
- 5M 12AWG Extension Cable with MC4*1
- 9M 13AWG Wind Turbine Extension Cable*1
- Z Mounting Bracket*10
- Y MC4 Connector*4
- 3000W 24V-110/220V Pure Sine Wave Inverter*1
- 100Ah 12V AGM Battery with Cable*4(Complete Kits)
100 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panels (Quantity of 10) – These are exceptional quality solar panels at a price point of less than $100. They also come with respectable features that can be easily compared to higher priced solar panels. The main feature of these solar panels is that they have built-in by-pass diodes that minimize power drop due to partial shading of the solar panels. This ensures optimal performance in low-sunlight or partial sunlight environments. Essentially, if part of the panel is covered in shade, it won’t bring down the voltage in the unshaded parts of the same panel – this feature is a very desirable one and cannot be found in all solar panels offered by their competitors.
- High Efficient Monocrystalline
- Rated Power: 100W
- Open Circuit Voltage (Voc): 21.6V
- Short Circuit Current (Isc): 6.13A
- Working Current (Iop): 5.78A
- Output Tolerance: ±3%
- Temperature Range: -40℃to +80℃
- Size: 1010*510*35mm(39.8*20.1*1.4inch)
- Weight: 8.6kg
400 Watt Wind Turbine Generator – This wind turbine generator does a great job at keeping the batteries topped up when the sun isn’t shining. Even better, it has a built-in braking system that prevents it from turning too fast, which could damaged the internals of the turbine. The Eco-Worthy wind turbine generator can be used in either a 12V or 24V system, which makes it very flexible when building your solar/wind hybrid array.
- Rated voltage: DC 27-54V
- Battery voltage: DC 12/24V
- Start-up wind speed: 2.5M/S
- Rated wind speed: 10.5M/S
- Rotor diameter: 3.93 feet(1.2M)
- Rated speed: 800/min RPM
- Number of blades: 3 pieces
- Material: carbon fiber composite
- Net weight: 17.6lbs(8kg)
- Size: 27.1*14.4*8.3inch(687*365*210mm)
- Suggested Tower Diameter: more than 3.15inch(8cm)
20A Hybrid Charge Controller – Eco-Worthy has a unique (smart) charge controller with this kit that allows you to connect to solar panels and a wind turbine to maximize efficiency within your off-grid hybrid system. It controls the charging state of the wind and solar generators in order to charge your batteries quickly and efficiently. It also comes with a suite of built-in protective measures, for a worry-free off-grid power installation.
- Name:12V/24V 400W/800W Waterproof Wind And Light Hybrid Controller
- Model: B26387
- Material: Aluminum Alloy
- Application: Wind Power Photovoltaic Controller
- Color: Black
- Product Model: ECO-400
- Battery Nominal Voltage: DC12/24V
- Rated Power of Wind Turbine: 400W/800W
- Lock Voltage of Wind Turbine: 14.5V/29V
- Recovery Voltage of Wind Turbine:13.2V/26.4V
- Rated Power of Solar Power: 500W/1000W
- Max Discharge Current: 20A
- Static Power: 15mA
- Working Temperature: -35~+75℃
- Size: Approx. 130mm×82mm×21mm
- Level of Protection: IP67
3000 Watt 24V Off-Grid Power Inverter – The Eco-Worthy 3000W pure sine wave inverter transfers the DC power coming from your solar panels and wind generator to AC power. This is a pure sine wave inverter, and it produces clean, smoother, quiet power to operate all of your household appliances safely and without interference.
- Continuous Power: 3000W
- Output Volt: 220V AC
- Waveform Pure Sine Wave
- Surge Power: 6000W
- Frequency: 220V-50Hz
- Input Range: 10-15V DC/21-30V DC
- Working Input: 12V/24V DC
- Non-load Consumption: <25W
- Efficiency: >90%
- Fuse: 20A/35A
- Over Heating Shut Down:>75℃
- Over Load Shut Down: 3600W Over 10 Second
- Over Thermal: Shuts Down The Output
- Working Temp.: -10℃~+50℃
- Dimension: 390*216*153mm
The Eco-Worthy 1400W hybrid solar wind kit also comes with the following:
16.4 Feet of 12AWG Cables – These connect your solar panels to your charge controller.
Z Mounting Brackets – Mounting brackets for solar panels.
Y Branch Cables w/MC4 Connectors – To install 2 solar panels in parallel.
Final Review – Is the 1400W Eco-Worthy Hybrid Solar Wind Generator Kit Worth It?
Absolutely yes. You’ll be hard pressed to find a complete solar/wind off-grid power generation kit at this price point. You get everything you’ll need (minus a few cables and a mounting pole) to install your hybrid off-grid power kit. All you need is a few LiFEPO4 batteries and you’re literally set to power up the cabin! Not only is this solar kit a great deal price-wise, you’re also going to get fantastic after sales service and support, which is a definite bonus.
The 1400 watt hybrid off-grid power system is a great deal for those who need a near complete solar kit if they just need to power up the essentials.