The Long-Weekender

2kW Off-Grid Cabin Power Package


Your Recreational Cabin Power Solution

“The Long-Weekender” is the perfect power solution for the part-time country dweller who spends most weekends during the season “up at the cabin” enjoying the summer, outdoors and time with family.

In power terms, “The Long Weekender” package is capable of powering efficient lighting (LED or CFL) and your radio, as well as a super insulated cold-plate fridge and the blender for those afternoon blended ice cocktails.

All components are sized for seasonal usage, and will require regular charges from a sounddampened generator.

System equipment from $6,700 (excluding taxes, permits, installation and generator)

System Description

The Long-Weekender Includes

  • Pure Sine Wave Inverter/Charger, wired on a distribution panel (E-Panel).
  • 1kW PV Array, anodized aluminum ground-mount rack with stainless hardware. Wiring from PV array to controller and roof-top mounting of array is customized to your location on a time & materials basis.
  • Generator charging (power) cable wired to E-Panel. Generator Charging plug and AGS wiring (if applicable) to generator is customized to your equipment on a time & materials basis.
  • Appropriately sized bank of AGM batteries, with battery monitoring shunt. Connector cables wired to E-Panel. Other battery options are available, but CES strongly recommends

    AGM batteries as a better long-term investment over flooded batteries. Particularly for systems that experience longer unsupervised periods, the safety and durability of the sealed, zero-maintenance battery is a major benefit.


Suggested Generators

Honda EU3000is

Yamaha EF3000is