Off Grid System

Off Grid System

An off-grid system is a standalone system which provides electricity through its battery bank. To ensure access to electricity at all times, off-grid solar systems require battery storage and a backup generator (if you live off-the-grid). On top of this, a battery bank typically needs to be replaced after 5 years. Batteries are complicated, expensive and decrease overall system efficiency.

Advantages of Off Grid System

  • No access to the utility grid: This system is beneficial for remote places where the reach of electricity is not there
  • Become energy self-reliant: It gives you the feeling of being self sufficient in terms of energy requirements and you are not affected by the failures in the grid system.

Dis-advantages of Off Grid System

  • This system is complex and expensive as it requires huge amount of batteries.
  • Batteries are expensive and need maintenance and periodic replacement.
  • It needs more space to intall the system as the additional equipments (i.e charge controller and batteries) are need additional space for installation.
  • The electricity is stored in batteries which are not very environmentally friendly which defeats the purpose of going solar (save money and go green)