Stand Alone Solar Systems
Rising Energy Bills? Live Remotely? Concerned about your Carbon footprint?
Stand alone solar systems are the smart choice for those that are genuinely concerned with the costs associated with the connection of electricity to the utility or main grid. We have developed a range of customised solutions that are cheaper and provide a more reliable source of electricity with no black outs and no spikes in electricity.
Installing a complete stand alone system can be a huge benefit especially to those that live remotely. But, there’s no denying that saving money on power bills is something everyone is interested in doing no matter what the number at the bottom of the bill actually is. There are however numerous ways to save money but few can beat a fully customised stand alone system. There are unique benefits to living off the grid that only installing a stand alone system can provide;
- Environmentally friendly
- Trackable & silent power production
- Effective all year round
- No blackouts
- No power surges
- Can be combined with a wind turbine
- Reversible – It can be connected to the grid again at any time.
Why Choose Us?
We specialise in the design and installation of any sized stand alone solar system. Our design team has some of the highest qualified renewable energy engineers in Australia, while our install team maintains the same integrity by quality installations.
- Experience – our specialized design team has been drawing up the best custom stand alone systems for over 10 years.
- Efficiency – Friendly and efficient install team will have you off the grid in no time.
- Sincerity – We never take on a job we can’t do
- Fairness – Some companies can charge excessively for design and installation services. We don’t.
How Can We Help You?
We realise that for many people installing a stand alone system to your home isn’t just a matter of preference. It’s a necessity.
Stand alone solar systems have been working to provide remote areas and properties with the means to power their homes, workshops and sheds without having to pay the electricity companies for costly power line installations or constantly rising diesel prices for generators.
We are able to supply stand alone solar to;
- Remote properties
And anything in-between.
No matter the challenge the team at Stand Alone Power Systems are able to offer you a customised stand alone solar system that will power your home completely from the sun, has deep cycle battery cell technology for rainy days and emergencies and, is reconnect-able to the grid in the future.
To complete the installation of stand alone solar systems we stock a range of products that are professionally constructed and tested in the harsh elements of the Australian outback so we know they match up with Australian standards.
We provide all of the essential items for setting up and installing your Stand Alone System. From the panels on your rooftop to the invertors and batteries needed to convert and store your energy our technicians arrive with all the materials needed to get the job done in one fast and simple process.
Some of the brands that Stand Alone Solar Systems are proud to work with include;
- Outback Power Systems
Stand Alone Power Systems only delivers solar panels that can withstand the intensity of the Australian sun.
We only stay with what we know, we don’t want to reinvent the wheel. Our attitude is simple, ‘if it’s not broken, why fix it’.
Many manufacturers make claims regarding their product performances – in the lab at Stand Alone Power Systems we aren’t interested in what a bloke in a white lab coat has to say. We focus all of our products on results from real experiences.
Our tried and tested brands include;
- Suntech Solar
- Kyocera &
- Rec Solar Panels
For more information on our solar panel suppliers and models including downloadable pdfs see our Solar Panels page.
Mono or Poly crystalline?
Not sure what type of solar panel you need? Mono or Poly crystalline? Generally speaking if you’re looking for the most efficient panel is usually a Monocrystalline. However, there are many other factors which can contribute to the overall efficiency of your stand alone solar system. Such as distance of the battery bank to the solar array, angle of the solar panels and more. Read our full post on monocrystalline vs polycrystalline panels here.
When we sourced inverters for our off-the-grid systems we knew that we would need to find companies that were trustworthy and experienced that’s why we picked only Australian made and designed inverters in the Stand Alone (Off-grid) market.
These companies sharing over 60 years of experience in the development of power conversion equipment have products that have been tested in some of the harshest environments in our Outback.
By choosing Stand Alone Power Systems you are supporting locally made products and industries. All products are backed by excellent warranties and support.
Solar regulators are designed to manage the charge coming in from the solar panels into the deep cycle batteries. Effectively stopping them from being overcharged and causing damage. Selecting a regulator can be tough. Considering multiple factors such as possible future upgrades and solar panel amp ratings. To save you from what can be a frustrating process our technicians and design team include all of this in your original design quote.
One of the best brands to work with for solar power regulators is Plasmatronics.
The Plasmatronics PL series of charge controllers are an Australian industry standard, and one of our personal favourite’s products to use. Field proven and an easy way to take control of your battery based renewable energy system Plasmatronics have tens of thousands of units in service, in a huge variety of stand alone power systems.
The Plasmatronics PL series has a well-earned reputation for versatility and reliability we have developed a product which will suit many different markets including; Off grid solar, On the grid with back up, marine, mobile and Industrial.
Max Power Point Regulation (MPPT) vs Switched Regulation (PWM)
If you know a little bit about off grid solar arrays and electronics or have just done your homework you will know that this can be a hotly debated topic. After all deciding which is right for you and your home is important. Stand alone solar systems cost a chunk of money so getting it right at installation can be crucial to the bottom line. For an open discussion of which is best our FAQ topic covers this in-depth.
If you would like more information on any of the above topics, a quote or a design don’t hesitate to contact us from our contacts page or from 0428 678 513