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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 21 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

$229,789
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
223
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 21 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Revolutionary New Solution

Legion Solar 3 is a simple do-it-yourself solar + battery storage + off grid power system. Installs in minutes, delivers instant results, pays for itself 3x faster than traditional systems. 

No Permission Required

We created SolarRegulator™, a technology to enable you to contain generated energy behind your meter where the utility company does not own allowing you to generate your own electricity unrestricted. Legion Solar works with your existing rate program to simply drive consumption down. Utility company only sees less consumption from you, not a grid tied solar system. As a result, it is not necessary to seek interconnection permission pertaining to utility company approved grid-tied solar systems.

Scale your System Anytime in Stages

With Legion Solar, you don't have to commit to large expensive systems up front. You can start as small as 200W and expand your system in stages depending on your budget and needs. 

  •  Stage 1 - Get familiar with Legion Solar and it's components with the Starter Set. Sets up in minutes and experience instant results. A 300W Starter Set is enough to make a noticeable impact to your electric bill.
  •  Stage 2 - Scale your solar output with expansion sets to offset your daytime usage. 
  •  Stage 3 - Once your system is large enough to have excess energy to store during daylight, add expansion sets with BatteryCommander™ for night time consumption.
  •  Stage 4 - Add OffGridController™ and an off grid inverter so that you have emergency power during grid power outages.

Results 

As you become familiar with Legion Solar, size up your system in stages. The larger the system, the more you'll offset and the more you'll save.

Avoid the higher tiered pricing and eliminate having to pay unfair prices per kW utility companies charge for exceeding consumption limits. With Legion Solar, you'll not only save by consuming less energy, you'll also pay less per kW.

Add Ons

To include Expansion Sets with your Starter/Deluxe Set base pledge, click the “Manage your pledge" button that appears next to your pledge amount and then select "Change your pledge" on the following page and add the above amount to your base pledge.  For example, to add 4 expansion sets, multiple the above amount by 4 and add that to your base pledge.
To include Expansion Sets with your Starter/Deluxe Set base pledge, click the “Manage your pledge" button that appears next to your pledge amount and then select "Change your pledge" on the following page and add the above amount to your base pledge. For example, to add 4 expansion sets, multiple the above amount by 4 and add that to your base pledge.

Free Inverter Upgrade for Legion Solar 1,2 Owners

If you have a Legion Solar 1 or 2 system we're offering an exclusive upgrade package during this Kickstarter campaign only. This is an ideal time for you to expand your system.

Legion Solar 1,2 inverters and SolarRegualtor must be replaced with new Gen3 Inverters and Gen3 SolarRegulator (included in Legion Solar 3 Starter Set) in order for you to expand your system and use BatteryCommander + OffGrid Controller. For every starter and expansion set that you pledge for, we will include a 2nd Gen3 Inverter free of charge (a $150 value). 

For example: If you already have own 1 starter set and 2 expansion sets. Make the base pledge for 1 Legion Solar 3 Starter/Deluxe Set. Then add 2 Legion Solar 3 expansion sets. We'll include 3 Gen3 Inverters when we fulfill your reward to ensure that your setup is 100% compatible. *Number of free inverters is limited to the number of Legion Solar 1/2 set you already own. 

Step by Step Tutorials

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Tap to watch videos, download data sheets and manuals

3x Faster ROI

Traditional solar system have built-in costs such as resellers markups, installation labor, permits, sales reps, and other fees. Legion Solar is energy delivered straight to your door without the unnecessary costs giving you up to 3x faster ROI.

Performance and Value

Legion Solar photovoltaic panels are designed specifically for the Legion Solar Micro-Inverter to achieve an ideal system match for high efficiency DC to AC conversion. Our new Gen 3 panels are CSA/UL certified and rated for hurricane force winds, hail, and snow. High efficiency A Grade polycrystalline cells delivers unsurpassed price/watt performance.

High Efficiency

Legion Solar micro-inverters are designed to achieve ideal system match for high efficiency DC to AC conversion. Up to 32 micro-inverters can be connected in a daisy-chain. Our micro-inverters employ maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technology to achieve maximum power output in full sun and partial shade conditions. LegionConnex™ wiring simplifies connectivity ideally suited for the do-it-yourself installer.

Micro-inverters outperform that of traditional central inverters due to no single point of failure. Each inverter cell works independently of each other to maximize energy production in partial cloud or shady conditions.

Safety features are also included called anti-islanding. A feature to immediately shut down solar power production from back feeding to the grid to protect line workers.

Intelligent Control and Monitoring

Solar Regulator enables you to contain the solar energy that you produce behind your utility meter by regulating energy production of each Micro-Inverter so that energy production is less than or equal to energy consumption. If you turn on an appliance such as a dryer, Solar Regulator detects your increased consumption and automatically signals the Micro-Inverters to produce more energy. When excess production is available Solar Regulator signals to BatteryCommander to charge the batteries. This active learning computer works 24/7 to monitor and regulate your energy production. Since you are containing the energy behind your utility meter where the utility company does not own and you are not selling excess energy back, interconnection permission is not necessary.

SolarRegulator’s bluetooth interface allows you to monitor your energy production and consumption, check system health, and more via the LegionSolar App for Apple/Android.

BatteryCommander™ (New)

BatteryCommander connects in between the micro inverter and the solar panel. During daylight solar energy is used to supplement usage from your utility company and charge the batteries. At night, batteries supplement your usage enabling Legion Solar to completely offset all of your daytime and nighttime consumption.

Compatible with standard Sealed Lead Acid Batteries (widely available and safer than Lithium), two deep cycle 12V batteries connected in series with capacity range 40-60Ah is recommended for each BatteryCommander branch.

OffGridController™ (New)

OffGrid Controller is a combiner hub for your batteries to multiply usable capacity. It detects when grid power goes down and automatically turns on power to the backup inverter to supply power to an off grid branch circuit where you can power all of your basic necessities in any emergency. When power goes out, lights and appliances connected to this branch automatically turn on. When power comes back, the emergency branch circuit automatically turns off.

Legion Solar 3 Improvements

  • Micro-Inverter optimal output power increased from 200W (Gen2) to 250W (Gen3)
  • Micro-Inverter efficiency improved by up to 1.7%
  • Micro-Inverter communication changed from PLC to Wireless 2.4GHz
  • Solar Regulator communication changed from PLC (Gen2) to Wireless 2.4GHz (Gen3)
  • Solar Regulator firmware improvements with compatibility with BatteryCommander Units 
  • Starter Set Solar Panel wattage increased from 200W (Gen2) to 300W (Gen3)
  • Maximum Legion Solar total System size increased from 6.4kW to 9.6kW
  • Legion Solar app to add support for BatteryCommander

Tax Incentives

IRS Form 3468
IRS Form 3468

2018-2019 tax credit is 30%, 2020 tax credit is 26%, 2021 tax credit is 22%, 2022 and onward tax credit is 10% for commercial installations only. For details see IRS Form 3468.

Licensed Electricians and Contractors Welcome

Legion Solar is gaining popularity worldwide and many home owners are asking how they can add more branch circuit breakers. This is an opportunity for you to educate home owners about the importance of clean energy and provide your local installation knowledge to residence. For more information about becoming a dealer for Legion Solar, please visit our contact us page, tell us a little bit about the area that you serve and we'll be happy to send you more information about our program.

What Big Oil Doesn't Want you to Know

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Our Kickstarter History

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We have raised over $2.3 Million on Kickstarter and fulfilled rewards to 25,800+ backers since 2013. Innovation is our passion and we hope that you enjoyed our projects as much as we enjoyed creating them. 

Our Mission 

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The prolific use of fossil fuels has resulted in the rise of our planet’s carbon dioxide levels not seen in over 5 millions years (before the time of humans). This greenhouse gas is the greatest threat to humankind with record high temperatures year after year and sea level rise reeking havoc on our costal cities.

The technology for complete transition to clean energy is possible now. With your support we can take control and choose to offset our dependence from our fossil fuel backed energy provider. It's our responsibility to leave our planet in better condition for our future generations than we found it. Join the fight for clean energy and become a Legion Today!

Misc.

*Due to continuous product improvements, the images on the website may differ slightly from the actual product that you receive.

**LegionSolar™, SolarHub™, SolarRegulator™, SolarBuilder™, BatteryCommander™, OffGridController™ are trademarks of PLX Devices Inc.

***USA shipping rates only applies to USA mainland backers only. Hawaii and Puerto Rico backers will be contacted at the time of fulfillment to cover the additional shipping charges.

****Legion Solar is Patent Pending. 

Questions? Send us a message or give us a Call. 

Parent company. Silicon Valley, CA
Parent company. Silicon Valley, CA

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Risks and challenges

PLX Devices has been designing and successfully bringing products to market for 14 years with a focus in automotive and consumer electronics. Legion Solar 3 is our 12th Kickstarter project. We're absolutely confident we can fulfill this project.

BatteryCommander and OffGridController - Designing and manufacturing electronics is our core competency. We will need to manufacture the PCBs, assemble the components and encase them into an industrial design. Our biggest challenge is to refine the algorithms to communicate with the SolarRegulator to regulate energy production so that energy production is as efficient as possible. We have tremendous experience in computer algorithms where we can draw from our automotive background to complete this task.

The prototypes are finished and we're ready to go into production. We need your help and we hope you'll join us "Bring the Future."

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