With the many benefits of solar power, millions of home and business owners throughout Australia have made the switch to solar. Along with the benefits of traditional solar setups, off-grid solar systems offer additional advantages.
In this article, we’ll cover what an off-grid solar system is and the numerous benefits of an off-grid solar system.
What Is An Off-Grid Solar System?
Off-grid solar power systems function independently of the electrical grid. The solar panels in an off-grid solar system generate electricity that charges a solar battery.
These stand-alone power systems then convert the electricity using an inverter. This stored electricity can then be used to power a home or business, even during times of limited sun exposure. Off-grid solar battery storage also allows homeowners to use stored energy as a backup power source during electrical outages.
Stand-alone solar systems are ideal for people interested in living in remote areas or individuals who want complete freedom from the electrical grid.
Along with solar panels, off-grid solar power systems consist of several components, including:
- A battery bank
- A backup generator
- A solar charge controller
- An off-grid solar inverter
- A DC disconnect switch
10 Benefits of Off Grid Solar Systems
1. Avoid Power Outages
Storms. High winds. Cold snaps.
Power outages can cut electricity at any time, causing significant inconvenience to home or business owners. Many times, homeowners are left wondering if the power will come back on in a matter of minutes or if it will take a day or more to get power back.
With an off-grid solar system, homeowners can enjoy complete independence from the electrical grid — including reliable power even during electrical outages.
2. Easier Installation
Are you worried an off-grid solar system requires a complicated setup? Not at all! Our experts can get your off-grid system up and running in just three easy steps.
Setting up off-grid solar systems for homes or businesses does not require connecting lines to existing poles or expensive trenching. This makes the entire installation process for off-grid solar straightforward and efficient.
3. Reduced Electricity Costs
As with any solar system setup, the reduced electricity cost is a huge incentive. With an off-grid solar system, you’ll enjoy producing your own free, reliable energy every month.
4. Environmentally Friendly Energy
Burning fossil fuels release large amounts of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. With an off-grid solar system, you can reduce your carbon footprint by minimising the amount of carbon dioxide you release into the atmosphere and reducing your reliance on fossil fuels.
5. Easy Alternative for Rural Areas
With fewer infrastructures, property owners in remote or rural areas can experience issues trying to power their homes or businesses. Attempting to connect to the main electrical grid from a rural area can lead to costly expenses and significant challenges.
Off-grid solar systems allow homeowners in rural areas to power their homes with clean, reliable energy while being free of the electrical grid. This gives homeowners the power to live where they want and generate their energy with an efficient stand-alone system.
6. Rebate and Tax Credits
Since 2010, the cost of solar has been cut by more than half. With solar energy more affordable than ever, home and business owners in Australia can also take advantage of various tax credits and rebates. If you have questions on solar rebates and tax credits, please feel free to reach out to us for resources.
7. Protection From Rising Electricity Costs
Fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas, petroleum, and coal are the primary source of energy for our planet. Since these fuels are finite, they become more expensive to produce as they are depleted, leading to an increase in prices.
An off-grid solar system offers protection against these rising energy costs.
8. Fast Return on Investment
Although there is an initial investment involved, the cost-savings of an off-grid solar system quickly add up. Most homeowners see a fast return on their investment, often within a few years of installation.
For homeowners or business owners who want to be completely self-reliant and free of public utilities, an off-grid solar system is an ideal option. Off-grid solar systems allow homeowners to be completely independent of the electrical grid while still living comfortably.
10. Support for a Sustainable Lifestyle
If you prioritise a sustainable lifestyle that uses less of Mother Nature’s resources, an off-grid solar system can be the perfect option. Living off the grid in Australia offers the chance to live sustainably and responsibly while protecting the beauty of Australia and our natural resources.
3 Easy Steps to an Off-Grid Solar System
Our team of expert solar technicians can have you enjoying the benefits of solar in just three easy steps.
1. Accurate Power Assessment
Using cutting-edge technology, our expert solar technicians evaluate your energy needs to pinpoint the ideal off-grid solar setup for your budget and needs.
2. Location Analysis
We also analyse your property’s location to determine the most efficient setup. We’ll assess your location to determine the amount of energy available during certain days and times of the year. This allows us to design the most efficient off-grid setup for your specific location.
3. Design and Build An Ideal Off-the-Grid Solar System
Once we have evaluated your energy needs and location, we’ll design and install an off-the-grid system featuring solar panels, a backup generator, and a solar battery storage system that perfectly matches your lifestyle, location, and energy needs.
With over 10 years of experience planning, designing, and installing residential and commercial off-the-grid solar systems throughout Western Australia, our team of solar experts is ready to help you make the switch to off-grid solar.
Want to Learn More About Off-Grid Solar Solutions?
Off-grid solar systems put owners in total control of the energy needs for their homes or businesses.
From the environmental advantage to the savings on electrical bills, off-grid solar offers many immediate and long-term benefits.
These stand-alone solar systems are an effective way to generate free, reliable, renewable energy for years to come. If you are interested in learning more about off-grid solar systems or would like to set up a consultation, please reach out to us.