FAQ: Legion Solar 3 - Permission Free Energy and Storage Solution
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What makes Legion Solar different from other Solar Systems?

Legion Solar employs our game changing concept called Solar Regulator™, a technology that contains generated energy behind your meter where the utility company does not own enabling you to generate your own electricity without restriction. As a result, you avoid having to pay for costs normally built into traditional solar systems such as resellers markups, professional installation, sales rep overhead, workers comp insurance, permits, regulatory other fees.We've designed Legion Solar to be lean and mean, where you're paying only for the necessary items to get the job done making Legion Solar 300% more affordable than tradition solar systems.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 09:34

Do I need permission from my utility company to install Legion Solar?

No, you do not.

For traditional grid tied contractor installed solar, interconnection permission with the utility company is required for them to grant you status to back feed (generate power) to the grid.

Traditional contractor installed solar hinges on utility company permission because you are back feeding (generating power) to their grid. As a result, the utility company requires a rigorous application process with city permits, plans, fees, etc. The city requires fees, site plans to be submitted and evaluated to be granted a permit. The solar contractor can not legally perform the installation without the city permit. The home owner can not turn on their solar system without final inspection from the city and utility company's detailed review of all of the above before they grant you permission to turn on your solar system.

Legion Solar™ is not a traditional contractor installed solar system. Legion Solar with SolarRegulator™ allows you to contain the energy that you produce on your side of the meter where the utility company does not own. As a result, it is not necessary to seek interconnection approval and/or permits pertaining to grid tied solar interconnection. Legion Solar works with your existing rate program to simply drive your consumption down. In other words, the utility company only sees less consumption from you, not a grid tied solar system.

Legion Solar™ is unique because it has the qualities of an off grid system with on grid benefits and installs like any home appliance. Home owners have the right to install/connect any appliance behind their own meter inside their own home unrestricted.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 09:37

Do I need city permission to install Legion Solar?

Traditional grid tied contractor installed solar systems require a city permit because the utility company will not approve your solar system to back feed (generate power) without your city’s approval to install grid tied solar. Also, without a city permit, the contractor can not legally perform the solar system installation. Permission to turn on your grid tied solar system from your utility company and city hinges on whether or not your solar system is back feeding to the utility company’s grid.

Legion Solar™ is a do-it-yourself solar system that does not require a contractor to perform the installation. Legion Solar with Solar Regulator™ allows you to contain the solar energy produced behind your utility meter where the utility company does not own. As a result, interconnection permission with the utility company is not necessary and any supporting regulatory steps required by the utility company (like city permission) is also not necessary.

Legion Solar is unique because it has the qualities of an off grid system with on grid benefits. Legion Solar installs like any home appliance and not like a traditional contractor installed solar system. Home owners have the right to install/connect any appliance behind their own meter inside their own home unrestricted.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 09:37

If I pledge for Legion Solar, do I qualify for Tax Credit?

If you live in the United States, you qualify for a 30% Federal credit. Please check with your country, state and local municipality for a solar credit program specific to your region. For details see IRS Form 3468. A link is provided in the body of this campaign.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 09:40

What utility meters are compatible with Legion Solar with Solar Regulator?

Legion Solar with Solar Regulator works with Net Meters, Bi-Directional Meters, Single Direction meters. Compatible with 1 and 2 phase systems on both 110VAC and 230VAC and is compatible with overhead and underground utility lines.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 09:46

What exactly comes with my Starter Set and Expansion Set?

Legion Solar Starter Set: 1QTY Legion Solar Installation and Operations Manual 1QTY Legion Solar Gen 3 Regulator with Bluetooth 2QTY Split Core Transformers 1QTY 300Watt PhotoVoltaic Panels 4QTY Aluminum ‘Z’ Brackets for DIY Mounting Solution 4QTY Hex Screw Fine Thread 28 A2-70 0.25" x 5/8” 4QTY Nut Fine Thread 28 A2-70 0.25” 4QTY Washer A2-70 0.25” 4QTY Lock Washer A2-70 0.25” 4QTY Self Drill Screw with Plastic Spacer 32mm long 5.0 x 32mm M8 1QTY Gen3 MicroInverter 2QTY LS-THarness-Vx AC 4ft T-Harness 1QTY LS-SHarness-Vx AC 4ft Straight-Harness 1QTY LS-PlugNPlay-TypeX AC 1ft Plug and Play Adapter 6QTY Washer ID 10.6mm OD 19.75mm Thickness 2mm 4QTY Hex Screw Thread 1.25mm M8 x 20mm long 4QTY Hex Nut Thread 1.25mm M8 4QTY Lock Washer M8 4QTY Washer M8

Legion Solar Expansion Set: 1QTY Legion Solar Installation and Operations Manual 1QTY 300Watt PhotoVoltaic Panels 4QTY Aluminum ‘Z’ Brackets for DIY Mounting Solution 4QTY Hex Screw Fine Thread 28 A2-70 0.25" x 5/8” 4QTY Nut Fine Thread 28 A2-70 0.25” 4QTY Washer A2-70 0.25” 4QTY Lock Washer A2-70 0.25” 4QTY Self Drill Screw with Plastic Spacer 32mm long 5.0 x 32mm Hex is M8 1QTY Gen3 MicroInverter 1QTY LS-THarness-Vx AC T-Harness 6QTY Washer ID 10.6mm OD 19.75mm Thickness 2mm 2QTY Hex Screw 2QTY Hex Nut 2QTY Lock Washer 2QTY Washer M8

Last updated: November 26, 2018 09:46

How large can I expand my system?

Legion Solar 3 can support a system size as small as 200W all the way up to 9.6kW. You can scale your system anytime by simply daisy-chaining additional Expansion Sets.

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Can Legion Solar work in my country?

Yes, Legion Solar Inverters come in 2 versions. 110VAC and 230VAC. Simply indicate your voltage preference in the survey at the end of the campaign.

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How will my system ship?

Within the mainland USA and Canada, Legion Solar will ship UPS Ground. For international customers, UPS Expedited or USPS International Priority options are available.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 09:52

What is your warranty coverage?

The Solar Panels come with a 10 year warranty, 10 year 90% performance guarantee, 25 year 80% performance guarantee. Inverters come with a 10 year warranty and other electronics such as monitoring hardware 5 year warranty.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 09:52

How much experience or knowledge of electricity do I need to install Legion Solar?

Our system is designed to be plug and play and optimized for the do-it-yourselfer where virtually anybody of any skill level can easily perform the installation. Please see our how to videos for step by step walk through for installing your system.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 09:53

I do not own my home, are there other options for me to still be able to use Legion Solar?

Absolutely, Legion Solar is a do-it-yourself system that can be easily installed and uninstalled virtually anywhere, not just only on rooftops. Other great locations include patios, awnings, fields, and etc. You can easily change the location of your panels by using Z brackets that are included in your package.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 09:58

How do I connect it to my electrical system?

Legion Solar can be plugged into to any electrical outlet or connected to a Junction Box. Anybody of any skill level can easily perform the installation. Please see our how to videos for step by step walk through for installing your system.

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How many sets will I need to fully offset my electric bill?

A simple calculation can be done to calculate your energy value. Daily Energy Value = System Size (kW) * Hours of Sun * Cost of energy (per kW)

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Do I need any special electrical plugs, before using the system?

The Legion Solar Starter set comes with a ‘Type B’’ adapter rated at 15A. This plug can be plugged into any North/Central America 3 pronged receptacle. International customers can convert the Type B plug to any receptacle style for plug and play installation or install a junction box for hard wire.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 09:58

Where can I physically install the system?

Legion Solar can be installed virtually anywhere. Simply expose the solar panels to sunlight connect and install your system. The Starter and Expansion Sets come with Z brackets for DIY installation to any mounting solution you prefer. Racking solutions for tile, composite shingle and metal roofs are also available.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 10:01

My electrician told me that I have to upgrade my electrical panel for solar. Is this true?

If you install a traditional solar system, you may have to upgrade your panel due to regulatory reasons. This is costly and time consuming. With Legion Solar, you do NOT have to upgrade your electrical panel. Legion Solar takes advantage of the existing wiring that you already have in your home. For details please see our user guide and electrical connection notes.

https://www.plxdevices.com/legionsolarmanual https://www.plxdevices.com/legionsolarelectricalconnections

Last updated: November 26, 2018 10:01

I already have a grid tied traditional solar system. Can I use Legion Solar to expand my setup?

Yes. Many customers enjoy using Legion Solar in conjunction with their existing system due to the lower cost and the DIY design of Legion Solar. Your existing system and Legion Solar can run simultaneously without interference. Both system will simply produce their own energy to be combined at your electric panel. Since you already have permission from your utility company to back feed, simply turn off solar regulation feature from the app.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 10:05

What happens when the power goes out? Does solar power back feed to the grid?

No. Our micro-inverters employ a standard feature called anti-islanding. As soon as the power goes out, the micro-inverters stops producing power.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 10:05

What if I unplug the B-Style (3 pronged plug) and touch the ends, will I be electrocuted?

No. When you unplug Legion Solar from any receptacle (or any other type of connection), grid voltage is no longer present and solar power generation immediately stops. If you accidentally touch the exposed prong ends you will not be electrocuted.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 10:05

How does Solar Regulator™ work?

Solar Regulator™ is a learning computer. It receives input from the 2 split core transformers to sense current flow and actively communicates in real-time with all the micro-inverters to turn on or off solar power production so that total power production does not exceed current consumption.

Using this method allows you to legally bypass utility company interconnection permission (and all the red tape associated with it) because you are generating your own energy behind your own meter and consuming it at the same time.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 10:05

Will my home insurance cover Legion Solar?

Most insurance companies cover the entire home (inside and on rooftops). Please check with your insurance provider for specific details pertaining to your actual coverage.

Last updated: November 26, 2018 10:05

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