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Living Off-Grid

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Living Off-Grid means not having to rely on electricity from the grid. More people are opting to live off the grid for economical reasons or because they want to do better for the environment, for some living in a remote location it may not be an option to connect to an electricity grid.

 

What do you need?

Off-grid solar systems consist of roof- or ground-mounted solar panels, a battery bank to store energy, an integrated backup diesel generator and an Inverter and/or Charger to act as an interface between the different inputs.

Compared to older off-grid systems, modern off-grid technology is very easy to maintain, fully automated and can be monitored and controlled online. A further benefit of modern off-grid systems is the quality of the power they produce. This power quality is often better than the average grid electricity and will extend the lifespan of your appliances and machinery.

 

System Sizes

Small

Suitable for cabins, weekenders, stationary caravans, sheds, garages or beach huts. Small systems can supply lots of energy (3000+ Wh per day) at a budget price.

 

Medium

Suitable for small sized households of 1-2 people, Medium Off-Grid Solar Systems are entry-level residential power systems, large enough to supply an efficient household with renewable energy.

Large

Large solar power systems for typical Australian households (up to 14 kWh per day). A large solar power systems is an up-scaled version of our Medium systems with a much larger inverter/charger in order to run most of your appliances simultaneously. Likewise, these systems can also be supplied as pre-wired kits or fully installed by our accredited technicians.

 

Are solar panels effective in winter?

Solar panels generate electricity by sunlight and UV ray. A cool sunny days in fact provide a higher production, however the daytime hours are less in winter time. When designing a solar energy system, we included in the calculation the effect of change in seasons to the annual energy production.

 

Is my house suitable for a solar power system?

If your house is built to code, you will be able to install a solar power system on it. If the roof of your house is suitably flat and faces north, west or east, then it is suitable.

 

How to properly size an off-grid solar power system?

The most important steps in designing and sizing an off-grid solar power system is to determine the required electricity need. This will be done by a load analysis to calculating what the loads are, how many they are, how many watts each load is and how long each load is used every single day. Then we can determine the number of solar panels and solar batteries needed to run the house off-grid.

 

How long does an off-grid solar system installation take?

Installation will depend on the size of the solar power system and the roof condition, but typically takes 1 to 2 days.

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