Once you know how much electricity you will need, it’s time to begin the design of your solar energy system. Off Grid Design is a balancing act that determines the size of each component to achieve your solar energy needs.
The 4 off grid components (solar system, batteries, inverters and back-up power) can be sized in many different ways. You can choose a bare minimum system, or you might decide its worth investing a bit more on a more abundant setup.
Here at Going Off Grid, we have simplified your options into 3 categories:
A solar power design that works for one household may not work for another. This is why every off grid design we do is tailored to your specific needs. The Going Off Grid Team are CEC Accredited Designers who have more than 10 years experience in the renewable energy industry… but we can’t and won’t do the design without your input. Going Off Grid appreciates your choice to move to renewable energy is a life-time investment, and as such, we view your design as a collaboration.
With your dedicated Going Off Grid Designer’s direction, you can choose the:
- amount of solar panels you want
- size of the batteries you would need
- size of the battery inverter to make the system run smoothly, and
- size of the generator that will bring you peace of mind
In the design stage you’ll discover where the value of each component and the process lies so that you can decide on the best way to invest your money.
The final part of the Design step is a formal quotation.
What happens if you don’t get a say in the off grid system design? This can create some major headaches in the future – and is something you want to avoid. Please feel free to download our complimentary report: