OFF-GRID SOLAR PV SYSTEMS IN HAWAII
Off-grid Solar PV systems can be expensive and are not for everyone. Generally, off grid solar PV users are a different breed of energy consumers, utilizing a wide variety of energy saving methods to meet their overall energy needs--as opposed to your standard, suburban home energy user. Choosing an off-grid solar system requires a radically different approach to energy consumption, and may not be right for every home owner.
Many off-grid solar users have solar water heaters installed as they are cheaper per kilowatt-hour than an off-grid photovoltaic system. Using a variety of energy sources can be a distinct advantage should a power blackout occur, as it ensures you are protected from power outages and Hawaii power blackouts.
It is also important to note a battery PV systems requires fairly consistent attention and maintenance. The battery pack is the core of any off-grid solar PV system and will drive the overall cost for the system. A general understanding of how battery systems work is essential to extending the life of your battery pack system.
Kama'aina Solar Solutions installs OutBack Power Systems. OutBack Power Technologies are the leaders in back up system technologies or 'remote microgrid market. Learn more about OutBack Powers technologies:
- Radian AC-Coupled System
- GS-7048E Radian Inverter / Charger for Grid / Hybrid Systems
- IBR-2 Integrated Battery Rack (IBR) & New Energy Cell Batteries with EON Technology
- Off Grid Terminology: Here are a few of the most commonly used off-grid solar electrical system terms:
Choosing whether or not you want to run a AC or DC current largely depends on what you need to run in your home or business. Smaller load requirements can run on DC alone, however, most home appliances will require an AC current.