Plug-and-play solar for the masses
Seattle, WA based Clarian Technologies is looking to make solar power affordable for the common homeowner. With its Sunfish product, homeowners will be able to start generating solar power without requiring installation from a licensed electrician. Sunfish will be available in a 200W unit (MSRP $599-$799) and a 1kW system (MSRP $2995-$3995). A Sunfish kit will include:
- Photovoltaic (PV) panels
- Mounting kit
- Power module which plugs into a wall outlet to convert the DC power from the panels into AC power that the house can use.
- Circuit monitor to regulate the incoming electricity to prevent overloading circuits. It includes Wi-Fi for sending data to applications such as the Google PowerMeter.
Production starts in the fall of 2010 with a goal of spring of 2011 for retail sale.