FULL & PARTIAL OFF-GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS
A Full Off-Grid Solar System is designed to be completely independent of the grid.
Whereas a Partial Off-Grid Solar System is designed to provide backup power for specific areas or appliances in the home, such as a refrigerator or lights.
Benefits of Full Off-Grid Solar
✅ No Electricity Bill
Going completely off the grid is the only true way to eliminate 100% of your dependence on the electric utility grid.
✅ Can Be Used Anywhere
Obviously, off-grid implies solar that can be used anywhere the sun shines. Off-grid solar makes it possible to provide electricity in remote locations.
✅ Many Applications
Off-grid solar powers everything from calculators to mining operations. With an endless amount of panels and battery banks, off-grid solar is truly one of the most versatile ways to generate electricity.
Downsides to Full Off-Grid Solar
❌ High Price Tag
Although the price of solar panels have gone down drastically in the last ten years, the price of batteries has yet to catch up.
❌ Limited Storage
An off-grid solar system is limited simply by the amount of storage available. If you are in an area with a lot of cloudy days or plan to use a lot of electricity at night, a very large battery will be required to maintain uninterrupted power.
Benefits of Partial Off-Grid Solar
✅ Lower Cost Option for Backup Power
This is often the most affordable option for homeowners who want to have some level of backup power.
✅ Keeps Essentials Running
In the event that there is a power outage, you can maintain power to essential appliances and parts of your home.
Downsides to Partial Off-Grid Solar
❌ Cannot Sell Excess Energy
A downside to a partial backup off grid system is that you do not have the ability to sell excess power to the grid.
❌ Only Offers a Partial Backup
A partial backup off grid system only supplies power to specific parts of your home or specific appliances. It is not a full off-grid system, so this is it’s limitation and an important point of consideration when deciding what will meet your needs.
Off-Grid Solar System Applications
The beauty of off-grid solar power is that it can be utilized anywhere the sun shines.
We can provide stand alone off-grid solar power systems for:
✅ Remote Homes and Cabins
✅ And Much More
How to Find the Right Off-Grid Solar System
Off-grid solar systems are made up of four main components: the solar panels, the inverter, the charge controller, and the battery bank. The size and model of each of these parts varies greatly depending on what the solar energy is being generated to power. Whether you are looking to simply power a well pump or provide electricity for an entire cabin, it is best to speak with a solar expert to identify and install the best possible system.