This guide will help you set up your Unifi Solarpoint system easily and conveniently. We’ll walk you through the process, from start to finish, giving you everything that we know about this product so that you can make an informed decision when it comes to purchasing one for yourself. If there’s something that doesn’t work or is missing from this guide, please feel free to contact our customer service team, and they’ll be happy to answer any questions!\n\n\nI decided on a solar setup for my shed because of a lack of available electricity or WiFi and added security to monitor the area.\n\n\nHow to set up an Unifi Solarpoint System\n\n\nThe Unifi SolarPoint is one of the newest products from Ubiquiti Networks. It’s a snap-together kit with an easy installation process that only takes about 20 minutes if you’re following this guide. Let’s get started!\n\n\nSolarpoint Dashboard Example\n\n\nWhat You’ll Need:\n\n\n\nUnifi Solarpoint\n100w Solar Panel\n24v battery (or two 12v batteries in series to create 24v)\n\n\n\nMy Setup:\n\n\nThe most challenging part for me was finding what was compatible with Unifi devices and calculating the acceptable wattage draw to last through winter months at my longitude and latitude.\n\n\nUnifi\n\n\n\nUnifi SunMAX SolarPoint (SM-SP-40)\nTwo Unifi G3 Flex Cameras (UVC-G3-FLEX)\nUnifi Access Point Mesh (UAP-AC-M)\nUbiquiti Nanostation (NS‑5AC)\nUnifi airMAX NanoStation 5AC Loco (Loco5AC)\nUnifi Ethernet Surge Protector (ETH-SP-G2)\nOptional: Unifi Switch Flex Mini (USW-Flex-Mini) This allowed me to run several devices outside my house using only one ethernet cord.\n\n\n\nSolar\n\n\n\nFour Renogy 100w Solar Panels\nTwo 12v 100ah AGM Batteries (UB12100)\nRenogy Extension Cable (if you select an open-ended cable, remember to purchase an MC4 Male\/Female Solar Panel Cable Connectors with assembly tool + Solar Crimper)\nRenogy Solar Panel Mounting Z Bracket\nRenogy Cable Entry Housing\nSolar Branch Connectors (4-to-1 cable) – In Parrarel (not in Series, In Series could overload the SolarPoint) \n\n\n\nOther\n\n\n\nFour Ethernet Cables\nTwo Pole Mount Bracket to Wall (to mount the Nano stations)\nWire + Terminal connectors\nSilicone (to seal the holes)\n\n\n\nInstallation\n\n\nInstallation is pretty simple and straightforward, it’s a plug-and-play system, but there are a few key considerations.\n\n\n\nYou need to install the thermostat wire to the negative connection, or the device will not work.\nDo NOT leave the Solar Panels connected without the batteries connected (I learned that the tough way)\nTo bridge the Nano Stations, connect them first inside your house on your home network. The Loco only runs on 24v, use the adapter it comes with to power it before using it on the SolarPoint.\n\n\n\nIf you prefer a video set-by-step guide, I highly recommend CrossTalkSolutions tutorial:\n\n\n\n\n\nConnecting the wires\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nRemove the four-pin connector from the battery terminal block.\nCrimp a ferrule on one end of the wire\nInsert the crimped wire into the appropriate slot on the four-pin connector\nRepeat these steps until the connector is fully occupied with all four wires\nConnect the NTC Thermistor to the battery\nConnect the four-pin connector to the SolarPoint\nAttach the Solar Panel (PV) cables\nConnect the Ethernet cables (these are disabled by default and can be turned on in the UI.)\n\n\n\n\n\n\nA step-by-step PDF installation guide can be found here: https:\/\/dl.ubnt.com\/qsg\/sm-sp-40\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHow to connect to a SolarPoint\n\n\nYou can use the Unifi Network App to find the SolarPoint IP address; this will be found under the Clients tab within the app.\n\n\nSolarpoint setup\n\n\nAlternatively, you can connect to the default fallback ports:\n\n\nEthernet: 192.168.1.20 (you will need to be connected to the LAN via Ethernet)\n\n\nWiFi: 192.168.153.1 (you will need to connect to the SolarPoint WiFi using the credentials within the box)\n\n\nHow to bridge NanoStations\n\n\n\nConnect the Nanostations to your network\nHave them in close proximity, pointed at each other\nDownload and install the UISP app\nIn the app, under Configuration, turn on PtP Mode on both devices.\nBy using a web browser on the same network, you can accomplish the same by entering 192.168.1.20 as the URL to gain access to the radio’s management console. You will have to accept and dismiss the SSL certificate warning.\nEnter ubnt as the administration account and ubnt as the password.\n\n\n\nHow to Make two 12-Volt Batteries into 24 Volts\n\n\nYou will need to connect the 12v batteries into a series to create 24v. You can see an example below. This is accomplished by added a connection between the positive and negative terminals.\n\n\n\nYou must use identical batteries.\n\n\n\nAfter everything has been assembled, you will want to do some cable management and check the NanoStation alignment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.