This System is designed to use approximately 3 kWhs a day of energy. You will get more performance out of this system if you use a 12/24v Fridge. A small 240v energy efficient fridge is possible. Check with us if you are unsure if your fridge will work on this system.
On this System you could use:
- A 1100 watt toaster, 800 watt juicer/blender in the morning
- You could use it to run a Slow Cooker
- LED lights
- Up to a 32 inch LED / LCD TV
- Charge laptops and phones
With this system you are best designing your off-grid home using gas to cook and boost your hot water. You could run an energy efficient washing machine during the day once the sun was on your panels. You would not be able to use the toaster and the washing machine at the same time for example. You would have no problem running 5-8 Led Lights for 3-5 hours a night with this system. And enough to watch some TV and a DVD over night.
You will receive 4 x 295 watt REC Twin Peak Panels.
Features of the REC TP2 Panels - an innovative design with high panel efficiency and power output, enabling you to get the most out of the space on your roof - helping to lower your energy bills and shorten the payback time through increased yield and lower costs.
More Power Output Per M2
The advanced technologies packed into the REC Twin Peak Panels provide you with more power output for every square meter of panels installed, compared to standard 60-cell panels on a multicrystalline (poly) platform.
More PerformanceÂ in Shaded Conditions
Panels with REC Twin Peak technologies have a unique "Twin" design which enables them to generate electricity even when they are partially shaded. Over time, you get a higher yield from your installation.
The Victron Energy EasySolar is an all in one Inverter / Charger, an AC and DC all in one unit, including a sub-board. A great bonus if you are starting from scratch, as you do not require to buy all the extra circuit protection for your home.
As for batteries; you have 2 choices for the same price.
You can get this system as a 12-volt System with 200 amp hour (ah) batteries or a 24-volt system with 100ah batteries. We use the Nickel Iron cells which are perfect for off grid; these cells are very forgiving, you can't harm these cells by running them flat, the more you completely cycle them the better. They require to be topped up with distilled water every few months, you will use 20-40 litres a year of distilled water. Using the cells, whilst empty of distilled water, will harm them.
Choosing which voltage is right for you will depend on your appliances; for example if you have 12 volt items already a 12v set up is the way to go. If not we suggest you use 24 volt as there are less energy losses and if you want to expand the system in the future it is cheaper to do that with a 24v system rather than a 12v system. Alternatively, if you do not plan to grow the system you may still choose a 12v system as 12v appliances are easier to come by. Caravan and motorhome suppliers stock 12v appliances whilst the trucking and boating suppliers use 24v appliances.
We also supply a range of other systems and products including Selectronics, SP Pro, SunPower, Ritar, BYD Batteries, Lead Crystal, Flex Energy, Solar Analytics, Ego Power, Lucisco Solar Lights, Fronius and SMA. Contact us for a custom design.