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Part ways with mains. At ZEN Energy, our off-grid solar power systems provide total independence from the power grid. The sky is the limit!

An off-grid solar power system provides what you need to completely say goodbye to the power grid. These systems feature large numbers of highly efficient photovoltaic solar power panels that generate electricity during the day, powering both your real-time needs and charging batteries.

During periods of high demand or low power production (such as at night), appliances can draw on the batteries, providing clean, green, free power, without any need for a connection to the power grid.

ZEN Energy’s off-grid systems include LONGi mono-crystalline solar panels and a high-performance Fronius Primo inverter. These are paired up with PylonTech solar batteries, Selectronic SP Pro battery inverter, and a selection of generators.

This combination provides you with the highest efficiency off-grid system available, powering your home all year round, day and night.

Once an off-grid solar power system is installed, it instantly starts generating electricity from the photovoltaic panels on the roof, storing it in solar batteries. This power is used to provide energy to all appliances that may need it. From lighting to fridges to your TV; anything that could be powered by grid energy can be powered by solar energy.

We design our Off-Grid Solar systems to provide all the energy needs of a typical household without ever relying on the power grid. They offer total independence, allowing for life without the hard-to-predict power bill.

Off-grid solar power systems offer users the ultimate in solar power. 

If you live rurally, our Off-Grid Solar can be game-changing. You mightn’t have a reliable power connection, or perhaps you’ve just bought your dream property, but it’s not connected to the power grid. Solar power means you can live wherever you want, and still enjoy the luxuries of a cutting-edge electricity system.

Even if you do live in an area with a stable power line, investing in off-grid solar means you can have total control over your electricity use.

If you’re wanting to be more environmentally conscious, an off-grid solar power system is your green solution.

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Off-Grid Solar Systems

Solar Power Without an Electricity Connection

Perfect for total self-sufficiency, our Off-Grid solar power systems come with everything you need to cut ties with the main power grid. You’ll live solely on power generated by your solar power system.

Off-Grid solar systems use highly efficient inverters and smart batteries to keep the power flowing without the need for a mains connection.

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Hybrid Solar Systems

Solar Power 24/7 With a Battery

Want to be as close to off-grid as possible, but with a reliable backup to power you through grid outages? Our Hybrid solar systems give you the best of both worlds, with solar, batteries and backup power for blackouts.

Excess power that’s generated is stored in the battery, perfect for night time, when you’re using more power than usual or those niggly grid outages.

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Grid Tied Solar Systems

Solar Power to Your Home During the Day

Not quite ready to let go of the grid? We get it. Our Grid-Tied solar power systems power your home or business while staying connected to the main power grid. If your solar generation isn’t enough, the grid kicks in seamlessly – meaning you’ll never be without power (unless there is a power cut!). Vice versa, if your solar power system generates more electricity than you need, the excess goes back to the grid and you’ll receive a credit on your next power bill.

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An off-grid solar energy system is composed of several key components, including solar panels, a charge controller, batteries, an inverter, and a backup generator. Solar panels are responsible for converting sunlight into usable electricity, which is then sent to the charge controller to regulate the flow of energy to the batteries. The batteries store the energy and make it available for use at a later time. The inverter converts the stored DC (direct current) energy into AC (alternating current) energy that can be used to power your home's appliances and electronics. Finally, a backup generator is typically included to ensure you have a reliable source of power in case of extended periods of inclement weather.

The amount of energy an off-grid solar energy system can produce depends on a number of factors, including the size and orientation of your solar panels, the amount of sunlight your location receives, and the capacity of your batteries and inverter. Generally, the larger your solar panel array, the more energy you can produce. However, it's important to keep in mind that solar panels only produce electricity when they are exposed to sunlight, so if you live in an area with limited sunlight, your off-grid solar energy system may not be able to produce as much energy as you need.

Additionally, the amount of energy your system can store will depend on the capacity of your batteries and inverter. A larger battery bank and inverter can store and distribute more energy to your home's appliances and electronics. It's important to work with a qualified solar energy installation company like ZEN Energy to design an off-grid solar energy system that meets your specific energy needs and goals.

Whether or not an off-grid solar energy system can power your entire home will depend on a variety of factors, including the size of your home, the amount of energy you use, and the capacity of your solar panels and batteries.

In general, it is possible to design an off-grid solar energy system that can power all of the electrical loads in a typical home, including appliances, lighting, and electronics. However, it may not be practical or cost-effective to do so in all cases and you may need to make some adjustments to your lifestyle or energy usage habits in order to stay within the limits of your system.

To determine whether an off-grid solar energy system can power your entire home, it's important to work with a a qualified solar energy installation company like ZEN Energy to conduct a detailed energy audit and design a system that meets your specific needs and budget. This will help ensure that your system is properly sized and configured to provide reliable and efficient power for your home.

Maintaining an off-grid solar energy system is relatively simple and requires only basic upkeep. Here are a few key maintenance tasks to keep in mind:

  1. Clean your solar panels regularly to ensure maximum efficiency. This can be done with a soft-bristle brush and water.
  2. Inspect your batteries at regular intevals to make sure they continue to function properly and are not damaged.
  3. Check your charge controller and inverter for signs of wear and tear, and replace any faulty components as needed.
  4. Monitor your energy usage and adjust your system as needed to ensure you are not overloading your batteries or using more energy than you can produce.

It's also a good idea to work with a qualified solar energy installation company like ZEN Energy to perform regular maintenance and inspections on your off-grid solar energy system to ensure it is functioning at peak efficiency.

Yes, it is recommended to use an off-grid solar system in combination with a generator. In fact, many off-grid solar installations include a backup generator as a way to ensure consistent power supply during periods of low sunlight or high energy usage. A backup generator can be used to charge the batteries or power the home directly, depending on the system setup.

However, it is important to note that using a generator with an off-grid solar system may impact its overall sustainability and efficiency. Generators typically rely on fossil fuels and can produce emissions, which can contribute to climate change and air pollution. If you are concerned about the environmental impact of your energy usage, it may be worth exploring further backup power options, such as additional battery storage, to minimise generator run time.

Additionally, it is important to ensure that any generator you use with your off-grid solar system is compatible with the system's voltage and frequency. It is important to work with a qualified solar energy installation company like ZEN Energy who provide guidance on selecting the right generator for your specific setup.

While a backup generator isn't strictly necessary for an off-grid solar energy system, it is highly recommended to ensure you have a reliable source of power in case of extended periods of inclement weather or other power interruptions. Backup generators can be powered by a variety of fuels, including gasoline, propane, or diesel, and can provide backup power for your home during periods of low sunlight or high energy demand. They can also help extend the life of your batteries by providing an alternative source of power when your solar panels are unable to recharge them. Ultimately, whether or not you need a backup generator will depend on your specific energy needs and the climate in your area, but it's generally a good idea to include one in your off-grid solar energy system.

The main difference between an off-grid solar energy system and a grid-tied solar energy system is that an off-grid system operates independently of the electrical grid, while a grid-tied system is connected to the grid and can use the grid as a backup power source.

Off-grid solar energy systems are typically used in remote locations where it is not cost-effective or feasible to connect to the grid. They rely on batteries to store the energy produced by the solar panels and can be supplemented by a backup generator if needed.

Grid-tied solar energy systems, on the other hand, are connected to the electrical grid and can use the grid as a backup power source if your solar panels aren't producing enough energy to meet your needs. Any excess energy produced by the solar panels can be sent back to the grid for a credit on your utility bill.

The choice between an off-grid and grid-tied solar energy system will depend on your specific energy needs and goals, as well as the cost of connecting to the electrical grid in your area. It's important to work with a qualified solar energy installation company like ZEN Energy to design a solar energy system that meets your specific needs and budget.

Off-grid solar energy systems offer several benefits, including:

  1. Energy independence: With an off-grid solar energy system, you are not dependent on the electrical grid for power. This means that you can produce your own clean energy and be less vulnerable to power outages, energy price fluctuations, and other issues that can arise with the grid.
  2. Environmental sustainability: Off-grid solar energy systems are powered by clean, renewable energy from the sun. By using an off-grid solar energy system, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the environment.
  3. Cost savings: Depending on your specific energy needs and the cost of connecting to the electrical grid in your area, an off-grid solar energy system can provide significant cost savings over time. Once the system is installed, the cost of producing energy from the sun is essentially free, and you can avoid paying monthly utility bills.
  4. Flexibility and portability: Off-grid solar energy systems can be designed to meet a variety of energy needs and can be configured to be portable, which is ideal for outdoor activities, camping, or emergency backup power.
  5. Increased property value: Installing an off-grid solar energy system can increase the value of your property and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Overall, an off-grid solar energy system can provide a reliable, sustainable, and cost-effective source of energy for your home or business.

If your off-grid solar system stops working, there are several things you can do to troubleshoot and fix the issue. Here are a few steps you can take:

  1. Check the solar panels: The first thing to check is the solar panels. Make sure they are clean, free of debris, and properly aligned to capture the maximum amount of sunlight. If the panels are dirty or damaged, this can reduce the amount of energy your system produces.
  2. Check the batteries: If your system uses batteries to store energy, make sure they are fully charged and functioning properly. If the batteries are not holding a charge, they may need to be replaced.
  3. Check the inverter: The inverter converts the DC power produced by the solar panels into AC power that can be used to power your home. If the inverter is not functioning properly, your system may not be producing any usable energy. Check the inverter for any error messages or issues and troubleshoot accordingly.
  4. Contact a professional: If you are unable to troubleshoot and fix the issue on your own, contact a professional solar energy system installer or technician to help diagnose and repair the problem.

Overall, it is important to perform regular maintenance on your off-grid solar system to prevent issues from occurring in the first place. By keeping your system in good working order, you can ensure that it will continue to provide you with reliable, sustainable energy for years to come.