DIY - Off Grid Solar Systems

  • Embrace Off-Grid Living: With many people choosing to get away from it all and live off the grid, installing a solar system to power their property is becoming increasingly popular.
  • Flexible Options for Your Needs: Whether you are just popping up to the cabin for a long weekend or planning longer stays, we offer various solar system options to suit your needs.
  • Compliance and Quality: All our products meet Canadian electricity and building codes, ensuring safety and reliability for your off-grid solar system.
  • Electricity Usage Calculator: Accurately calculate your electricity needs with our Electricity Usage Calculator, helping you determine the right solar system for your property.

Harnessing Solar Power for Off-Grid Living and Travel

Embracing off-grid living offers a sustainable solution for homes, cabins, and mobile dwellings like off grid trailers and off grid cabins. Here’s how off grid solar systems work to provide reliable electricity:

  • Photovoltaic Effect: Off grid solar panels consist of photovoltaic (PV) cells made from semiconductor materials like silicon. When sunlight hits these PV cells, it dislodges electrons, creating an electric current through the photovoltaic effect.
  • Direct Current Generation: The movement of electrons generates direct current (DC) electricity within the solar cells. Since most appliances require alternating current (AC) to operate, an additional conversion step is necessary.
  • Inverter Conversion: Solar inverters convert the DC electricity from the panels into AC electricity. For stationary homes and off grid cabins, a central inverter performs this conversion, while off grid trailers use smaller inverters for their electrical systems.
  • Energy Storage and Distribution: Converted AC electricity powers lights, appliances, and other devices. Excess energy is stored in batteries for later use, ensuring a steady power supply even when sunlight is unavailable, such as at night or on cloudy days.
  • Off-Grid Systems: Off grid solar systems operate independently from the utility grid. In homes and off grid cabins, this setup uses batteries to store energy, while off grid trailers rely on battery storage to ensure electricity availability during travel or stationary periods.

Off grid solar systems harness the sun's renewable energy, providing a clean, reliable power source. This approach reduces dependence on traditional energy sources, promoting energy independence for homes, cabins, and off grid trailers.


Power your remote getaway with clean energy. Our Solar Cabin Kits provide everything you need to harness the sun's energy and enjoy a self-sufficient and eco-friendly cabin experience in the great outdoors.
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Off Grid Solar Cabin Kits


Harness clean, renewable energy and power your home independently, free from the grid's constraints. Our Solar Home Kits provide all the components and guidance needed to create a sustainable and self-sufficient energy solution for your household.
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Off Grid Solar Home Kits

How a standard off grid solar systems work

A Simple Off Grid Solar System Install

Martin Johnstone is living the dream and has been building his Off Grid homestead for the past year. Here he explains a stem he has built. The secret is using quality components. This is why CDN Solar recommends Victron Energy and Battle Born, budget permitting.

Peace of Mind


CDN Solar offers Kohler generators, a top reliable brand, Kohler generators ensure year-round peace of mind with top-quality power solutions for your off-grid and backup power needs.

Why Choose Kohler Generators:

  • Versatile Fuel Options: Propane and natural gas options available.
  • Trusted Reliability: Known for durability and performance.
  • Nationwide Support: Coverage across Canada.
  • Year-Round Peace of Mind: Reliable power source.

Additional Benefits:

  • Grid Tie Solar Integration: Combine with solar systems for hybrid or backup power.
  • Generator and Solar Power Combination: Enhances off-grid reliability and sustainability.
  • Solar-Powered Generator Options: Ensure power supply in remote locations regardless of weather conditions.

Choose Kohler for dependable, top-quality generators that meet all your off-grid and backup power needs.

Featured Solution

Victron MultiPlus Off Grid Solar System

We have designed this unique configuration (Exclusive to CDN Solar) for those looking for a complete Off Grid system. Many of the components can be upgraded to make the solar system customizable for your unique requirements.

The standard configuration comes with the following:

  • Victron MultiPlus Inverter 24/3000 UL
  • Victron Panel - Primary 3kVA
  • Victron SmartShunt 500A/50mV
  • 2/0 Inverter Cable Kit
  • Victron 150/100 MPPT SmartSolar Controller
  • Victron Temperature Sensor
  • Victron GX Touch 50 - display screen
  • Victron Cerbo GX - Built in Wifi & Bluetooth
  • Assembly, wiring, and testing
  • 5 year warranty

How to Calculate your Electricity Usage?

If you're building a new off-grid property, use this electric power usage calculator to determine the property's electricity usage. This electricity usage calculator helps you accurately size the appropriate equipment to meet your energy consumption needs. Knowing how to calculate electricity usage ensures you select the right system for your off-grid build.

Need assistance with your off-grid system?

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