Solar Equipment

Solar Equipment

There are so many types, sizes and brands of solar panels, solar inverters and solar racking systems, how do you know which is right for you? Our design and product experts draw on our more than two decades of personal and professional experience to help you select, understand and maintain the best solar system for your application.

In this section, learn about:

– Outback Power Technical Support
– Solar Batteries
– Solar Equipment for Different Uses
– Solar Equipment Maintenance
– Solar Panel Racking
– Solar Panels, Inverters, and More

Want to reach FMS? Send us a message or give us a call directly at (360) 422-5610 and speak to someone who can help!

The Ultimate DIY Solar Kit Guide

Learn what it takes to install a solar system yourself. Get expert tips on solar design, production selection and system maintenance.

Updating the Firmware for OutBack FM100 Charge Controllers

Keeping the firmware for your OutBack FM100 charge controller up-to-date helps ensure your grid hybrid or off grid solar system is functioning properly.

Updating Firmware for OutBack Radian Inverter

Keeping the firmware for your OutBack Radian inverter up-to-date helps ensure your grid hybrid or off grid solar system is functioning properly.

Updating OutBack Mate3S Firmware

Keeping the firmware for your OutBack Mate3S up-to-date helps ensure sure your grid hybrid or off grid solar system works at its peak.

Changing Which OutBack Radian Inverter is Designated as Master

If you have multiple OutBack inverters stacked and the primary (master) inverter fails, these instructions will help you get back up and running quickly.

How to Reboot an OutBack Mate3S

If your OutBack Mate3S system controller freezes up, or if it randomly loses connection to OpticRE, follow these simple steps.

How to Clean Moss Off Your Roof and Solar Panels

Beneath solar panels is a perfect spot for moss and other plants to grow because it can be warm and moist. Learn tips how to keep your roof and panels clean.

Why You Should Upgrade Your Existing Solar Batteries to Lithium

When it comes time to replace your lead acid or AGM solar batteries, there are many good reasons to consider upgrading to lithium solar batteries.

Making The Grade With Lithium Solar Batteries

Considering lithium batteries for a grid hybrid or off grid solar system? Find out why some cheap lithium solar batteries may not be a great deal after all.

Why Product Reliability is Critical When You Live Off the Grid

When you live off the grid you need a power system you can depend on. Choosing reliable equipment is key so you have power when you need it.

Off Grid Solar System Maintenance

Without proper maintenance your off grid solar system could let you down. Not sure what you need to do? We have some tips.

How to Clean Your Solar Panels

Dirt and grime can reduce the power you get from your solar panels. But it’s important to use the right tools and cleaning products to reduce the risk of damage.

Best Batteries for Emergency Backup Power

Lithium battery fires in cell phones and planes have been in the news in recent years. Can lithium batteries be used safely for off grid or backup power?

Solar for Tiny Homes

Solar power works similarly for tiny homes as it does for the average home, however some flexibility is necessary. Though space for equipment is a constraint, there are options available to you.

Solar Battery Don’ts – FLA & AGM Batteries

Batteries are an investment, so be sure to avoid these no nos with your Flooded Lead Acid and Absorbed Glass Mat solar batteries.

5 Considerations for Mobile Power Systems

If you are interested in a reliable mobile power system that includes solar, there are a few key things to keep in mind during the design process.

Solar Panel FAQ

Have questions regarding solar panels? Learn more with our answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding solar panels.

Major Off Grid Solar System Components

Becoming familiar with the basic off grid solar system components can help you feel more confident when speaking with an installer or product seller.

Home Backup Battery FAQ

Want to learn more about home battery backup? Read FMS’s home backup battery FAQ that includes the most commonly asked questions regarding batteries.

Types of Ground Mount Solar

FMS has ground mount solar options for mounting your solar system on your property so you can get all the benefits of going solar without using your roof.

Off-Grid Vacation Cabin Maintenance Tips

Many off grid cabins get unused at certain times of the year. Read our tips on how to make returning to your vacation spot go smoothly.

Deep Cycle Batteries for Off Grid

Want to know how to find the best deep cycle batteries for off grid power? Knowing the different types of off grid batteries can help, and so can we!

Choosing the Right Maintenance Free Solar Battery

Know how to choose the right maintenance free solar battery for your grid hybrid or off grid solar power system.

Connecting RELiON Batteries in Series and Parallel

Get the most out of your RELiON lithium iron phosphate batteries. Learn about doing series and parallel connections with RELiON Batteries for Solar.

Solar Battery FAQs – LiFePO4/LFP

Do you have lithium solar battery questions? Get answers to our most frequently asked questions about lithium solar battery applications.

Lithium Batteries for Solar

Lithium batteries are a real game changer for grid hybrid and off grid solar systems. But not all lithium chemistries are created equal.

Solar Off the Roof – Ground and Pole Mounted Solar

Roof mounted solar panels are the most common type of solar installation, but what if you can’t or don’t want to use your roof? You have options!

Emergency Backup Power Systems for Homes and Business

An emergency backup power system can keep electricity flowing in your home or business when utility power fails. But which option is best for you?

Solar System Sizing, Solar Components

What size solar system do I need? Learn the basics about solar system sizing and about major solar system components from FMS.

Basic Battery Charging – Whole House Battery Backup

Interested in batteries for solar? Learn what you need to know about battery charging so that you can keep your solar battery bank healthy.

Solar Battery Safety

It is important to know how know battery safety basics for your battery-based system. Read our suggestions on how to safely perform battery maintenance.

Solar Panel Mounts & Trackers

Which solar panel mounts or racking is best will mostly depend on where you are installing your solar array; on your roof, the ground, or on a pole.

Basic Battery Terminology for Solar Power Systems

Battery jargon can make researching batteries confusing. Here we have defined basic battery terminology that is commonly used to aid you in your research.

Solar Charge Controllers

Solar charge controllers are needed in virtually all renewable power systems that utilize batteries. Find the best solar charge controller for your project.