Off-grid Solar panels
Off-grid solar panels: Completely independent
If you want to produce your own electricity and to be completely independent of energy suppliers, this is possible with an off-grid system. Often you have no other choice with a house where no electricity connection is possible or when realising a connection is too expensive.
During the day, the panels charge the batteries (direct current) and the inverter turns this into 230V (alternating current). The system can supply electricity day and night and the capacity depends on the energy requirement.
What does an off-grid system consist of?
A standard off-grid solar panel system contains the following (main) components:
- Solar panels
- Charge controller
- Battery bank
The charge controllers and inverters we use are generally from the Dutch brand Victron Energy and our most used (lead-acid) batteries are mainly from the German brand Hoppecke. When using generators, we work with the Spanish Technics Carpi.