OFF GRID system
With an off-grid system, you are completely reliant on solar energy produced by the sun, this energy is then stored in batteries which you can use to power every day items in your home. You are completely independent of the grid. Whether you live in a house, boat or converted vehicle anyone can live independently of the grid with an off grid setup. The sun has an ifinate supply of renewable green energy and the solar power that shines on the earths surface every day is more than enought to power the worlds energy requirments.
When designing your off grid system the first thing that you need to think about is what it is that you want to power on a daily basis and how long for. We have produced a calculator that calculates the amount of energy consumption and how much battery storage you will require to store that energy that you will need to be able to run your everyday appliances. Please contact us to go through this.
Now you know how much energy you need each day you can now look at how many solar panels you need to generate the required amount of energy. Solar panels can be connected in a few different ways which are ‘AC connected’ on a pv string inverter connected on the AC side or ‘DC connected’ on an MPPT (maximum power point tracking) connected on the DC side to the battery.