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Off Grid Solar Systems

    The conversation about going off-grid with an off-grid solar system has never been hotter than right now.

    Given the surge in energy prices, the rising discourse on energy autonomy, concerns about fossil fuel dependency, and the looming threats of national power outages, it’s evident why – and it makes sense to invest in an off-grid solution.

    Here at Fit Solar, we offer comprehensive off-grid packages to cater to any needs. From energy consumption analyses and specialised installations to product delivery, we aim to ensure your transition to off-grid solar electricity is seamless.

    What Is an Off-Grid Solar System?

    An off-grid solar system is a standalone system offering a comprehensive solution for those aiming to produce their own electricity.

    Ideal for your home residence, holiday home,  and commercial premises, these systems promote energy autonomy and eco-friendly power generation.

    We provide bespoke packages depending on your exact requirements, but a typical Off-Grid Solar System comprises of:

    Solar Panels capture sunlight and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity.

    Battery Bank: This is essential for an off-grid system. The batteries store the electricity generated by the solar panels.

    When the sun isn’t shining, the system draws power from these batteries to supply electricity to the connected appliances or devices.

    Charge Controller: This device regulates the voltage and current going from the solar panels to the batteries.

    It ensures that batteries don’t get overcharged during the day and prevents them from discharging back through the panels at night.

    Backup Generator: Some off-grid systems include a backup generator as an additional power source for times when the solar panels aren’t generating enough electricity and the battery storage is depleted.

    Off-Grid Solar System Costs

    Our Off-Grid Solar Systems start at £3,000. Please contact us for a bespoke quote.

    Benefits of an Off-Grid Solar System:

    Some of the benefits of switching to – or installing – an off-grid solar system include:

    Reduce Your Electricity Bill

    One of the most tangible benefits of an off-grid solar system is the significant reduction in electricity bills.

    By generating your own power through solar panels, you can drastically reduce or even eliminate your reliance on grid electricity.

    This means that over time, the initial investment in the solar system pays for itself as you save monthly on your electricity costs.

    No More Power Outages

    Relying on the national grid means you are vulnerable to power outages, which can be caused by anything from maintenance work to natural disasters.

    With an off-grid system, you generate and store your own energy, ensuring a consistent power supply regardless of external factors.

    Knowing that your home or business will always have power when needed provides peace of mind.

    Gain Energy Autonomy

    Having an off-grid solar system allows you to achieve energy independence.

    You’re no longer subject to the fluctuations in energy prices, potential price hikes, or the policies of utility companies.

    This autonomy not only means stable electricity but also the freedom from any unforeseen electricity rate increases.

    Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    Transitioning to an off-grid solar system is not just good for your wallet but also for the planet.

    Solar energy is clean, green, and renewable. Using the sun to generate power reduces the demand for fossil fuels, which are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

    In essence, an off-grid solar system allows you to reduce your carbon footprint, positively impacting the environment and helping in the fight against climate change.

    Disadvantages of an Off-Grid Solar System:

    For full transparency, there are some disadvantages of an off-grid solar system to consider:

    High Upfront Cost

    While an off-grid solar system’s long-term savings and benefits are undeniable, the initial investment can be substantial.

    For a bespoke quote, please call us or contact us via our contact form here, and we’ll be happy to provide a detailed quote.

    Ongoing Maintenance

    Though solar panels are designed to be durable and long-lasting, an off-grid system as a whole does require some maintenance.

    Batteries have a finite lifespan and must be replaced between 5 to 25 years on average.

    Potential Energy Limitations

    While solar panels can generate a significant amount of energy, the amount is still dependent on sunlight, which can be inconsistent due to weather conditions or seasonal changes.

    Energy production can be reduced on cloudy days or during winter months when daylight is limited.

    Although batteries can store excess energy for later use, there’s always the risk of depleting stored power during prolonged periods without adequate sunlight.

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