Today’s modern off grid solar system technology has made it cheaper and more efficient than ever for Australians to create sustainable independent power systems for their homes, sheds, workshops and other projects.
Off Grid Solar Systems are not a one size fits all. Knowing this, BSEWA offers a design and installation service to provide the best options for our Off Grid Clients.
Solar panels are devices that convert light into electricity. They are called “solar” panels because most of the time, the most powerful source of light available is the Sun, called Sol by astronomers. Some scientists call them photovoltaics which means, basically, “light-electricity.”
A solar panel is a collection of solar cells. The more light that hits a cell, the more electricity it produces.
A solar inverter, or converter or PV inverter, converts the variable direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) that can be fed into a commercial electrical grid or used by a local, off-grid electrical network.
Solar inverters may be classified into three broad types
Grid-tie inverters – which match phase with a utility-supplied sine wave. Grid-tie inverters are designed to shut down automatically upon loss of utility supply, for safety reasons. They do not provide backup power during utility outages.
Solar batteries work by converting the AC energy being produced by your solar panels and storing it as DC power for later use.
The higher your battery’s capacity, the larger the solar system it can charge.