For those in remote areas it can be difficult and very costly to connect to the main power grid. An Off grid solar system is the perfect solution for you. More sophisticated than Grid Connected Solar Power, Off Grid is your only source of power and needs to be designed installed correctly. As your local solar specialists, we look at your property and design a customised system specific to your location, size and needs.
To ensure maximum usage potential, Off grid solar systems require storage capabilities via batteries and ongoing maintenance; however they are the best option for those in tricky rural areas who want power without spending a fortune on grid connection.
Free green energy is a great benefit too!
Solar PV panels on roofs of homes and businesses generate clean electricity by converting sunlight into usable electricity. This conversion takes place within the solar cells and is a process that requires no moving parts.
A solar inverter is one of the most important elements of a stand-alone solar system. It converts the variable direct current (DC) output of a solar panel into a 240V alternating current (AC). This AC electricity can be fed into your home to operate your household appliances.
With an off-grid solar system, the electricity is stored in batteries for later use. New hybrid inverters now include an integrated battery management system.
Long lasting solar systems for the Australian climate require high-quality inverters.
Unfortunately, lower quality inverters and panels have failed to perform under Australian conditions in large numbers and failed in as little as 2 years. Be wary of cheap products and systems as the total cost of ownership is usually much greater than investing in good quality panels and inverters from the start.
Since 2015 solar storage batteries have reduced steadily in cost to the point that payback for many households is coming down from more than 10 years towards 7 years and less.
Solar systems are mounted to roofs with a mounting system using various railings, frames and tiles or tin feet. Most mounting systems are made of aluminium with stainless steel hardware and are designed to accept a variety of solar modules on a variety of roof types. Aluminium rails with clamps attach the solar panels to the rail and connection brackets fix the rail to the roof.
Superior mounting systems are manufactured with higher grades of aluminium and stainless steel, often resulting in less weight on the roof and lower levels of corrosion over longer periods of time. Quality mounting rails also feature robust anchoring points and design solutions that speed-up the installation time of your solar system.
Purchasing a strong and well-engineered mounting system is a sensible way to protect the investment you have made in your solar system as they will be more rigid.
We recommend you only use quality panels/inverter solutions to reduce the maintenance costs in the long term.
Your solar system is rated according to the number of Watts it can produce per hour.
This rating is rarely achieved in full during real-life conditions as dust particles, clouds and other natural issues will affect the quality of light that your PV panels receive.
For example, 16 x 330W solar panels will create a 5,280 kW solar system. The overall system output on an average day with intermittent clouds, this system will produce approximately 3-4 kW per hour in the best sun irradiation hours of the day. The system will only achieve 5kW per hour on a very sunny day, in the middle of the day and a clear sky.
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