Off grid solar standalone solar system

Off Grid Solar Power can be as reliable and affordable as being connected to the grid. With today’s solar battery technology combined with the new generation of solar battery system inverters, generators and chargers, anyone can and do produce their own electricity, in any remote Australian location. Hybrid solar power systems, which incorporate solar batteries into grid connected solar systems, are becoming popular in residential areas. Whether it is a solar battery backup system for blackout protection or a true hybrid solar battery system that uses the electricity grid and a generator as a backup and powers the house 24 hours a day from the sun, more and more people are choosing to own their own power station.

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Off grid battery systems

Deep cycle solar batteries are the heart of any solar battery system, and they come in many types. Lithium solar batteries, AGM deep cycle solar batteries and tubular gel batteries are the most common for this purpose. No matter which type of solar battery bank you install ( 12v – 24v – 48v) , it is essential that the battery bank is designed and chosen specifically for its intended use.

How many batteries are needed to live off the grid?

If you want to keep the power on when the grid is down, you’ll usually just need one solar battery. If you want to go off-grid completely, you’ll need far more storage capacity, more along the lines of 8-12 batteries. If the sun doesn’t shine your batteries will deplete that is where the back up generator comes in but the generator will have two functions 1: power the house 2: charge the battery bank so make sure its big enough dont get caught out.

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Most homeowners, however, will use a generator somewhere between 3,000 and 6,500 watts. You might also consider how prone your home is to power outages. If you live in an area extra susceptible to power loss, you should be more conservative with your estimate,

Playing games in the dark might be fun, but it becomes a real hassle when the power outage lasts for hours or even days. That’s how  generators come in handy during this unwanted situation.

Generators are temporary power supplies that can light your house and turn on your appliances during power outages. There are three types of generators — portable, inverter, and standby.

Portable generators run on fuel, which can transmit limited electricity for essential home devices. Meanwhile, the inverter generator supplies voltage more efficiently because it adjusts its engine according to the required voltage needs. However, it can only power up limited appliances. Lastly, standby generators connect to home directly to detect a power outage and automatically turn on seconds after the interruption occur.

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2 wire auto start generator

The two wire auto start controller is connected from a portable or standby generator to the inverter charger. This detects when the deep-cycle battery charge is low and hey presto – it automatically starts up the generator to charge up the battery pack. Make sure it is a true 2 wire remote start as remote start can mean via a key fob and that won’t work here.

Learn more about choosing the right generator size.

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