Date: September 1, 2013
This Off Grid Solar system comprises of 12 x 195 Watt Suntech solar panels, Outback Flexmax 60 Amp MPPT solar charger, Outback VFX 3048E 3000Watt/ 42 Amp inverter/charger and 24 x 830 Amp-hour Exide Energystore deep-cycle batteries.
The Outback inverter/charger automatically detects when the generator is present and switches the load from the inverters to generator, whilst recharging the batteries. The Outback inverter/charger can deliver a massive 5750 Watts of surge power to start up water pumps, fridges, freezers and power tools.
The Exide Energystore deep-cycle batteries supply 5 days of electrical energy, meaning that if the advent of overcast weather the owners still have continuous and reliable power. Once the sun shines again, the 2.34 kW array recharges the battery bank in less than 2 days.
This Off Grid Solar system supplies all essential power to a household including 1 fridge/freezer, lighting, kitchen appliances, washing machine, computers, entertainment, power tools, water pump etc. It was a solution of getting reliable electricity to a site where the main electricity was more than 1 kilometre.
View photos of this Off Grid Solar system below.