Off Grid Systems

Energy Independence

Quality off grid systems

Stand-alone systems are not connected to the electricity grid and typically are installed in remote areas where there is limited connection to the grid, or areas of low electricity demand.

Unlike their grid-connected counterparts, these systems must have batteries or back- up generation to provide supply at night. In many cases they will also include a diesel or petrol generator to supplement energy supply.

The usual way that most property owners use their renewable energy systems in Sydney (solar power) is to convert the DC electricity from solar energy into 240V AC current (using an inverter) and then feed it back into the grid.

All of this works automatically and makes no difference to how you use your electricity in your home or commercial building. With this grid connected system, when you turn on a light in your property – you are actually using electricity drawn from the main power grid and supporting renewable energy in Australia.

The power you feed into the system is aggregated with everyone else’s solar power feeds and is used to reduce the amount of electricity we need to produce from coal powered stations.

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Designed for you

Why quality is important

It is so vital that your standalone system is designed right, and that incorporates the design and more importantly the products used.

What we design is your only power source, and the last thing you want is an unreliable power source. This is why we always recommend installing an auto start generator.

That way when it’s -3 degrees outside and your power goes out you don’t have to head outside to try and start the generator.

It all does it for you.

Benefits of a stand-alone solar system

With a stand-alone system you have all the benefits of FREE POWER as you do with the grid connected system, but you do not access power from the grid. You have heard of people living ‘off the grid’? This is one of the ways that this lifestyle can be achieved.

With a stand-alone solar power system in Sydney, you create your own energy and store it in batteries on your property. You then draw on this stored energy to power your property. Many people like the idea of being so independent, but it is only recently that technology has advanced far enough for these stand-alonesystems to become economically viable.


Difference between a grid connected system and a stand-alone power system

Some people chose not to feed their converted solar power back into the main electricity grid, but to do this – they need a standalone solar system in Sydney.

A stand-alone solar system in Sydney supplies electric power to your home or commercial property, but is not connected to the grid (Electric supply authority). Standalone power can be supplied by a number of different sources, such as a photovoltaic array (solar panels), a wind turbine generator, micro-hydro generator or an engine generator.


Is off grid battery storage safe?

Safety regarding home solar batteries is an important consideration just like with any electrical household device. Quality solar batteries nowadays are very safe. There are many types of solar storage batteries. Therefore, there are different safety standards.
Lead-acid batteries used in off-grid are generally safe and easy to recycle. It is important to note that lead-acid batteries can produce an explosive mixture of oxygen and hydrogen gas during charging. The danger level is similar to household gas and gasoline-powered cars being parked in your garage.

Proper ventilation is essential in these instances, to avoid the build-up of gases. It is not a problem as serious as it sounds, but it is important to avoid a potentially dangerous situation by taking proper care of lead-acid storage and making sure they are housed in an area with proper ventilation. Lead-acid batteries are mainly used in off-grid systems, and the modern lithium-ion home solar batteries do not have this issue.