Layout of switchboard with 2 x Outback VFX3048 inverter/chargers, Flexmax 60 Amp MPPT, battery isolation devices and fuses

Stand Alone Power System – Tara

Date: April 4, 2018

5 Kw Off Grid Solar Power System

Living off the grid for this household with a 5 kW Off Grid Solar Power System has revolutionised for these people’s lifestyle. The system was installed in late 2012, the owners are a testimony that living off the grid is truly possible. A system of this size means that they have ample power for all their appliances without the potential of a blackout.

They are able to monitor their electricity generation and know exactly how many days worth of power stored in the battery bank. They have over 50 kW/hrs of electrical energy stored in gel cell deep-cycle batteries, 2 x 3 kW Off Grid Solar inverters or a combined output of 6 kW.

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/chargers are ‘combined’ together meaning that 6000 Watts of continuous power are available. They also ‘detect’ how much power is required and switch on unit off, if required to save on electrical energy.

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.