Solar Options Off grid systems

Solar off-grid systems are a big part of our business. We design systems to meet customer needs, wants and budget with varying degrees of automation. A solar electricity system lifespan can be over 25 years, so imagine how much it could reduce your household running costs over this time.

An off-grid system provides an opportunity for independence from power companies, allowing you the freedom to create and store your own energy.

An off-grid solar Photovoltaic panel system uses batteries to store the electricity, which is generated from the sun.  During sunshine hours the photovoltaic panels harness the UV light rays from the sun to produce Direct Current (DC) electricity.

The DC electricity is routed through wiring to a solar controller, which controls the charging of deep cycle batteries. The DC power travels from the batteries to the inverter which changes the DC battery electricity to usable AC household electricity, to supply all your household energy needs.

Photovoltaic panels

Solar Options uses the best grade A, tier 1 mono crystalline Photovoltaic panels available.

Solar photovoltaic panels generate Direct Current (DC) electricity when exposed to light, but for most applications, the electricity needs to be converted to Alternating Current (AC). It can then be used to power AC appliances or interface with the electricity grid. This requires an inverter.

To operate at optimum efficiency, the panels have to be connected in certain configurations to match the input voltage requirements of the inverter. The panels need to be attached to the roof of the building or ground mounted with purpose built railing equipment.

Solar Options controller

Solar Options uses solar controllers to monitor the battery bank and regulate the energy charge to ensure maximum charging capacity without damaging the battery bank. The solar controller helps to prolong the life of the batteries.

Storage and batteries

The age of Solar Storage or Solar Battery Systems, is finally upon us.

While our off-grid rural customers have long been aware of the challenges and expense of storage batteries, there have now been developments that make batteries more viable for grid-connected consumers. The new generation of lead carbon and lithium batteries are changing the formulas dramatically. They provide more usable power, more recharges and last much longer than conventional lead-acid batteries. Like most new technology, batteries are steadily becoming less expensive.

Solar Options Inverters

The inverter charges the Direct Current power from the batteries to the Alternative Current power, which can then be used to run household appliances. The size of the inverter depends on the power usage of the customer. Inverters also protect the battery bank by shutting down if batteries do not have enough charge. If a back up generator is used the inverter can be set to automatically start the generator to boost the charge in the batteries.

Solar Options Solar off-grid solar components:
  • 250 – 310 watt solar panels.
  • A Grade modules – 25 year warranty.
  • Mounting rails, joiners, clamps, earth tabs, screws
  • Tin roof attachments, Tiled roof attachments, Tilt frames, adjustable
  • Triangle tilt adjustable frames.
  • AC and DC isolator switches.
  • AC and DC breakers
  • Solar cable 4mm and 6 mm
  • Inverters- SMA, Outback, Magnum Energy, Solax
    include warranties on components

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