Q. What is a Solar Stik?
Q. Can Solar Stik products be used to power a house?
Q. Does Solar Stik offer any training programs or educational materials?
Q. Can Solar Stik ship products worldwide, and is an export license required to ship?
Q. What is Stikopedia?
Q. Can Solar Stik design a system to meet specific needs?
Q. Does Solar Stik sell commercial, off-the-shelf systems?
Q. What is a hybrid power system?
Q. What power generation options can be used with a Solar Stik System?
Q. Does Solar Stik sell solar panels separately?
Q. Why does Solar Stik offer only two wind turbines?
Q. Will a damaged solar panel generate power?
Q. Are there specific storage and maintenance procedures for batteries not in use?
Q. What’s the difference between lead-acid and lithium-ion battery chemistries?
Q. What is a PRO-Verter?
Q. Can solar panels be connected directly to batteries?
Q. Can a Solar Stik System be monitored remotely?
Energy Storage with Power Management
Q. Does Solar Stik have a “one-case” portable power solution?
Q. Can additional energy storage be added to a Solar Stik Energy Storage with Power Management product?
Q. Are there any tax rebates or government incentives to purchase a Solar Stik?
Q. Who can install a Marine 100 System on a sailboat?
A. Solar Stik recommends installation be performed by a licensed marina or boatyard. However, it is within the realm of ability of many sailors to install this unit correctly. A careful and detailed installation of this unit is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. Marine 100 Installation and Instruction Manuals are available upon request. Review of the manual will provide an understanding of what steps are necessary for installation and may help in finding a qualified installer to review the installation process with directly from the manual before any work is performed.
Q. What is included with a Marine 100 System?
Q. Can the Marine 100 System be painted?
Q. What battery chemistries and service voltages can the Marine 100 System support?
Q. Is a separate wind turbine charge controller required for the Air Breeze or Air Silent X wind turbines?
Q. Can larger solar panels be used on the Marine 100 System?
Q. What is the required maintenance for the Marine 100 System?
Q. Why were two types of aluminum used for the Marine 100 mount and mast?
Q. What grade of stainless steel is used in the Marine 100 System?
Q. Will the Marine 100 System rust or corrode?
Q. Can a scratch on the brushed aluminum surface of the Marine 100 System be repaired?
Q. Can the Marine 100 System’s height be modified?
A Mast Height Adapter Kit can be purchased and welded to the base of the Marine 100 Mast if more than six inches of additional height is required. If less than six inches is required, PVC pipe or fittings that fit inside the mast socket can be purchased from any plumbing supply store. Remove the mast from the socket, slide in the PVC pipe or fittings, and reinstall the mast.
The Marine 100 mast-top mount was designed to hold an accessory item, but if it isn’t needed, it may be cut off and this will shorten the mast by five inches. The Marine 100 Mast may also be shortened from the bottom, but it is recommended that the removal of the mast base NOT exceed three inches. This modification should only be done by a qualified metalworker.
Visit the Marine Gallery to see examples of height modification.