Solar Systems

We design and install solar projects of all types and sizes! Find out how to save money with DIY solar and solar infrastructure below. Start a consultation today!

How it Works

1. Education

Learn about DIY installs, mounting options, and financial information from our website. Also subscribe to our popular YouTube channelEngineer775 to follow Scott on installs, technology, sustainability, and more.

2. Consultation

Request a consultation for help planning and designing the system that meets your exact needs. Scott, solar expert and engineer, will guide you through your decision making and help you lower your overall costs.

3. Logistics

We gather a comprehensive list of materials according to the system we have designed for you. Our team will take care of purchases, shipping, and logistics from the moment you order, until the products reach your front door.

4. Installation

Whether you are looking for a DIY or hands-off install, we've got you covered. Our team travels all over the US for professional installs and we also walk customers through DIY installs.

Types of Solar

Grid Tie

Having a grid-tied solar power system means your home’s solar panel system is linked to your local power utility company’s electrical grid. This type of system does not require batteries.


Hybrid systems generate power in the same way as a common grid-tie solar system but use special hybrid inverters and batteries to store energy for later use.


Off-grid solar is a solar panel system not connected to the power grid at all. They completely rely on electricity powered by the sun and stored in batteries.


DIY solar is becoming a popular option for customers who want to save thousands of dollars on their system. You can DIY solar with grid-tie, hybrid, and off-grid systems. We help customers with both DIY and professional installations. read more here. 

PV Direct

PV Direct systems are simple, low-cost, solar energy solutions. PV Direct is a great option for those who are not yet ready to commit to an entire home system. read more here. 

DIY with Practical Preppers

We’ve got you covered

  • Professional System Design
  • Permit Package
  • 3D Modeling
  • Purchase and Shipping Logistics
  • Technical Support
Solar System Components


We can design systems with any selection of inverters, but we are big fans of the Sol-Ark 8k and 12k inverters. These are the most efficient inverters in every respect. They are easy to install, require little to no additional hardware, and are the most affordable option when compared to equivalent systems. Order now. 


We offer a variety of battery types and can help you set up the battery bank that’s right for you. If you are having trouble figuring out which option you should go with, give us a call or send us an email and we’d be happy to help you figure it out. Learn more about the advantages of Lithium Iron Phosphate here.

Complete Systems

We plan, design, and install complete solar systems that are tailored to our customers’ needs. We also offer complete DIY Solar kits that can be installed with the help of a local electrician. read more about DIY Solar.

Sample DIY Systems

Solar Calculators

How Much Will My System Cost?

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How Much Solar Do I Need?

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What No One Ever Talks About

There are many steps that you can take to lower the amount of solar you need. By planning your solar infrastructure, you can increase your efficiency and save thousands of dollars. Many solar companies will not consult customers on these methods before selling them a system. At Practical Preppers, we are passionate about helping clients plan and adjust their infrastructure to achieve a self-sustainable home at the lowest cost possible. You can learn more about solar infrastructure by downloading our FREE guide below.

Download our FREE guide to learn more about saving money with solar infrastructure

Solar Products

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