Off-grid solar power systems provide electrical power to any location where grid-connected electricity supply is not available, or is not reliable and stable. Off-grid solar systems are ideally suited for campers and caravans, boats and yachts, rural retreat rooms, farms, stables, hawker vans, street food vans and kiosks, as such systems can supplement and even completely replace conventional combustion engine generators as primary source of electrical power. Moreover, off grid or hybrid solar powered systems are also ideal as a backup source of energy for any home, office, clinic or shop in case of grid power failure and power cuts.
One can distinguish two main types of off-grid power systems depending on their use: fixed and portable. Fixed systems are ideally suited for permanent fixing onto a vehicle, boat or within a building. Portable systems can be moved and transported around, and deployed in any location as the need arises. Typically, traditional off-grid solar powered systems consisted of various elements, including:
(1) Solar panels that generate direct current when exposed to sunlight;
(2) Charge controllers that manage the current coming from solar panels to ensure it is within the parameters required for feeding the inverter or charging storage batteries;
(3) Batteries that store direct current through electro-chemical reactions and release this current on demand whenever an electrical load needs to be powered on;
(4) Inverters that transform direct current from solar panels and batteries into alternating current that can be used to power conventional appliances;
(5) Cables and switchgear that connect and control the various components of the system.
Latest technology has made it possible to combine some of the above elements into compact, safe, durable and extremely powerful devices that comprise lithium iron polymer phosphate (LFP) battery elements, MPPT charge controllers, pure sine wave inverters and intelligent management system within a single unit.
Virtue Solaris offers a wide range of off-grid solar power systems; from small portable kits ideal for leisure activities such as camping, to larger domestic and commercial systems. Our off-grid solar powered systems power boats and yachts on their sailing adventures, provide power backup for homes, shops, clinics and businesses, ensure reliable power supply for remote farms and rural locations, ensure power supply for emergency services, medical devices and many other different types of uses.
Each off-grid system is designed around the needs and requirements of our clients. The most important parameters to consider in the design of such systems include types of appliances that need to be powered on, instant power consumption requirements and duration of use. On the basis of these parameters, we can assess the ideal type and power rating of the inverter, required capacity of battery storage, speed and method for recharging battery storage. In some cases, depending on customer requirements, we can integrate an off-grid solar system with other applications such as uninterrupted power supply (UPS), electric vehicle (EV) charging and solar carports, or with a grid-connected solar PV system to provide off-grid backup power backup in case of grid power failure.
If you require professional technical advice on the design of an ideal off-grid system for your specific requirements, please contact us for a free assessment and consultation.
Besides custom-designed off-grid systems, we offer a variety of off-grid solar powered kits which combine all necessary components that make up a complete, easy to use plug & play off grid power system. You can view latest offers for off grid kits by clicking on the button below: