Off Grid Solar Systems 2019-02-13T03:26:30+00:00

WHICH OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM IS BEST FOR YOU?

CHOOSE FROM OUR RANGE OF OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEMS

Live independent of the power grid with a POWER STATION off-grid solar system from $9,995 (inc GST). Which system best fits your situation and lifestyle? Take a look below for as an indicative guideline. For expert and friendly help, get in touch.

TINY HOUSE OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM (PS1) $10,995 inc GST*

OVERVIEW:

1.06 kW 6 panel solar array with 2 x 12v 185 A/H – 4.4 kWh battery bank with single 24V DC inverter/charge controller providing up to 4 kW AC power

The PS1 POWER STATION is ideal for very small dwellings such as tiny houses, cottages, and baches. The PS1 off-grid system is designed for applications with a daily power usage of 2-4kWh. This system is designed to supply power with a maximum load of 4000W AC = 16 amps of total demand.

At the heart of each off grid system is the Integrated Power System (IPS). Combining the functionality of a solar charge controller, pure sine wave inverter, and multi-stage AC battery charger into one central unit, the IPS provides a central system for monitoring and controlling all aspects of the system. The IPS is prewired into a system board containing breakers, fusing, cabling, and everything else that is required – all meeting current NZ standards.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • Single Power Station 24V DC to 230V AC inverter/charger unit supplying a constant 4000W AC supply.
  • This system is a 24V DC to 230V AC system.
  • 6 solar panels, supplying on average 6 kWh a day of power, up to 8 a day in summer but on low sunshine winter days down to 3-4 kWh a day.

YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

  • LED lights x 5-10 3-5W bulbs
  • Very small fridge such as an underbench or chest model that has an energy rating of 3 stars or more
  • Small LED or LCD TV or similar up to 40” provided that rating is under 400W
  • Small appliances such as kettle, toaster, microwave provided that these are under 1000W maximum rating and they are used individually not all at the same time. For instance boil the kettle 1st then make your toast, then use microwave etc.
  • Small washing machine with 4 star or better rating and on cold wash
  • With care you will be able to power a load of up to 4000W AC.

PRICE:

$10,995 inc GST ex warehouse. *Please note, pricing is indicative only and may change subject to your specific requirements.

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HOLIDAY HOME OFF GRID SYSTEM (PS2) $18,495 inc GST*

OVERVIEW:

1.7 kW 6 Panel Solar Panel Array with a 9.6 kWh Battery Bank with single 48V DC inverter/charge controller providing 4kW AC power

The PS2 POWER STATION suits a small home or bach, which is a holiday home and generally used for weekend stays during good weather. It includes a Single Inverter Off-Grid System Small 4000W max output and 6 Panel Solar Array with a 9.6kWh battery bank. The PS2 is ideal for situations requiring 6-8 kWh of power a day.

It is not ideal for a full time residence. If you need more total kWh, consider adding more panels to your system (See our Medium Home Options (PS3) below.

This is a good system where the power requirement is for LED lights, small efficient fridge-freezer, charging for phones, laptop etc. There is enough power to use small appliances such as toaster, jug, microwave etc provided that the maximum draw does NOT exceed 4000W, 20 amps at any one time.

There is enough power to run a washing machine on a sunny day and to use a vacuum cleaner for instance during the day. Be aware of your total daily kWh requirements when considering system size as this is a great little system PROVIDED your requirements are between 3-6 kWh a day total.

At the heart of each off grid system is the Integrated Power System (IPS). Combining the functionality of a solar charge controller, pure sine wave inverter, and multi-stage AC battery charger into one central unit, the IPS provides a central system for monitoring and controlling all aspects of the system. The IPS is prewired into a system board containing breakers, fusing, cabling, and everything else that is required – all meeting current NZ standards.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • Fully integrated off-grid power system in a sturdy steel cabinet
  • Controller – 1 x IPS-4000W Dual MPPT all in one inverter/charger
  • Continuous Output 5KVA / 4KW
  • Surge Rating 10KVA / 8KW up to 5 seconds MAX
  • Pure Sine Wave inverter
  • Dual MPPT charge controller 60 amp x 2
  • Maximum PV input 2 x 3000W
  • Protection Grade (IP20) Enclosure – Slim Modular top – H830 W 810 D450MM
  • Base PS1 system comes with 6 x Tier 1 solar panels, panels are configured in parallel strings of 3 panels, therefore panels can be added in lots of 3 up to 24 panels total
  • Base PS1system comes with 9.6kWh battery bank consisting of 4 x 200 A/H 12V Lead carbon batteries. (Should there be a requirement to increase the battery storage a 2nd bank of batteries can be added and wired in parallel, providing 19.2kWh of storage, cost of this is $3,395 plus GST)

Note: Lead Carbon batteries can be run at a depth of discharge of up to 60% providing up to 5.7 kWh usable from a single bank and 11.4 from a double bank

YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

  • LED lights x up to 20 3-5W bulbs
  • Small/Medium fridge/freezer that has an energy rating of 3 stars or more
  • LCD TV or similar up to 40” for 3-4 hours a day
  • Set top box or Sky decoder for 3-4 hours day
  • Internet, computers – ideally use laptops as they use much less power than desktops.
  • All small appliances such as kettle, toaster, microwave provided that these are under 1000- 1500W maximum rating and they are not all used at the same time (remember you have a total of 4000W available).
  • Standard 7kg washing machine with 4 star or better rating ideally used on cold wash
  • All other appliances and power tools etc provided that you do not attempt to power loads over 4000W at any one time.

With a base system having only 6 panels your average days power production will be between 3-4 kWh on a very average day to 6-9 kWh on a sunny summer day. You can estimate your own power use by referring to our Load Evaluation Examples

If you need more total power then you can easily increase production by adding more panels in sets of 3 panels for around $1500 plus gst for the panels and all the hardware etc required.

The standard battery bank of 9.6 kWh total storage can supply you with 5 kWh of power for use when the solar power is not enough or at night, this is because we set the batteries to run at 50% discharge to extend the life of the battery bank for as long as possible for you. When considering options REMEMBER that your solar array will need to power the loads you run during the day AS WELL as top up your battery bank to last you through the night.

PRICE:

$18,495 inc GST ex warehouse. *Please note, pricing is indicative only and may change subject to your specific requirements.

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MEDIUM HOUSE OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM (PS3) $24,950 inc GST*

OVERVIEW:

3.42 kW 12 Solar Panel Array with 14.4 kWh Battery Bank with single 48V inverter/charge controller providing 4kW AC power

The POWER STATION PS3 system will suit a medium sized house or bach. It is suit a two person dwelling with average power requirements, gas cooking, gas hot water and ideally wood fire or gas space heating in winter. It’s important that the maximum load does NOT exceed 4000W, 20 amps at any one time.

The Controller supplied has a 4000W max output. The system comes with a Single Inverter Off-Grid System Medium 12 panel Array and a 14.4 kWh Battery Bank. The PS3 is the ideal system for situations requiring up to 10 – 15 kWh of power a day.

This system suits a very similar load profile to the PS1 Holiday Home System, but with a requirement for more total power use a day and enough generation and storage to get through the odd week of bad weather without using our generator too much.

WHAT YOU GET:

The PS3 POWER STATION System Includes:

  • Fully integrated off-grid power system. Pre-wired
  • Controller – 1 x IPS-4000 W Dual MPPT all in one inverter/charger
  • Continuous Output 5KVA / 4KWSurge Rating 10KVA / 8KW up to 5 seconds MAX
  • Pure Sine Wave inverter
  • Dual MPPT charge controller 60 amp x 2
  • Maximum PV input 2 x 3000W
  • Protection Grade (IP20) Enclosure – Slim Modular top – H830 W 810 D450MM
  • Base system comes with 12 x270-285W Tier 1 solar panels, panels are configured in parallel strings of 3 panels, therefore panels can be added in lots of 3 up to 24 panels total.
  • Base system comes with 14.4kWh battery bank consisting of 8 x 300 A/H 6V Lead carbon Batteries

YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

The PS3 POWER STATION will provide all the power requirements of a normal small home with gas cooking and hot water and up to 4000W peak demand. This includes:

  • LED lights x up to 20 3-5W bulbs
  • Medium/ large fridge/freezer that has an energy rating of 3 stars or more
  • LCD TV or similar up to 40” plus a 2nd TV if required
  • Set top box or Sky decoder 24 hours day
  • Internet, computers – ideally use laptops as they use much less power than desktops
  • All small appliances such as kettle, toaster, microwave provided that these are ideally under 1000- 1500W maximum rating and they are not all used at the same time (remember you have a total of 4000W available)
  • Standard 7kg washing machine with 4 star or better rating ideally used on cold wash
  • All other appliances and power tools etc, provided that you do not attempt to power loads over 4000W at any one time.

NOTES:

With a base system having 12 panels your average days power production will be between 8-9 kWh on a very average winters day up to 12-16 kWh on a nice sunny summer day. You can estimate your own power use by referring to our Load Evaluation Examples

If you need more total power then you can easily increase production by adding more panels in sets of 3 panels for around $1500 plus gst for the panels and all the hardware etc required.

The standard battery bank of 14.4 kWh total storage can supply you with 7 kWh of power for use when the solar power is not enough or at night, this is because we set the batteries to run at 50% discharge to extend the life of the battery bank for as long as possible for you. When considering options, remember that your solar array will need to power the loads you run during the day AS WELL as top up your battery bank to last you through the night.

Our full-time residential systems are designed to include an auto-start generator to provide you with back-up power during the periods when the weather is bad and your total solar generation is not enough to cover your loads as well as keep your battery bank full. This is VERY important as having the generator greatly reduces the size of solar array and battery bank required for comfortable living 365 days a year.

When you consider the option of including a $5-6,000 generator with your system as opposed to having to potentially double your battery bank and solar array JUST to cover you for 2 winter months a year investing in a good generator is the sensible option. FAILURE to have an auto-start generator installed on our systems may result in repeated flattening of your battery bank to it’s lowest healthy level and this WILL reduce the life of the bank and may affect your battery warranty.

PRICE:

$24,950 inc GST ex warehouse. *Please note, pricing is indicative only and may change subject to your specific requirements.

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MEDIUM/LARGE HOUSE OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM (PS4) $28,950*

OVERVIEW:

3.42 kW 12 Solar Panel Array with 14.4 kWh Battery Bank with dual 48V inverter/charge controller providing 8kW AC power

The POWER STATION PS4 Med/Large House System suits a very similar load profile to our medium home package but with a requirement from time to time for loads of up to 8000W. This would allow you, for instance, to use several kitchen appliances at once whilst also doing vacuuming and a load of washing.

Off-grid system 3.42kW / Double Controller 10kVa / 8000W Max Draw / 3.42 kW Solar Array with 14.4 kWh Battery bank.

The ideal system for situations requiring up to 10 – 15 kWh of power a day but where the amount of peak load required, on occasion is more than 4000W.

At the heart of each off grid system is the Integrated Power System (IPS). Combining the functionality of a solar charge controller, pure sine wave inverter, and multi-stage AC battery charger into one central unit, the IPS provides a central system for monitoring and controlling all aspects of the system. The IPS is prewired into a system board containing breakers, fusing, cabling, and everything else that is required – all meeting current NZ standards.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • Fully integrated off-grid power system. Pre-wired
  • Controller – 2 x IPS-4000 WMD Dual MPPT all in one inverter/charger
  • Continuous Output 5KVA / 4KW x 2 = 10KVA / 8 kW constant draw
  • Surge Rating 10KVA / 8KW x 2, up to 5 seconds MAX
  • Pure Sine Wave inverter
  • Dual MPPT charge controller 60 amp x 4
  • Maximum PV input 4 x 3000W
  • Protection Grade (IP20) Enclosure – Full size enclosure H2090MM , W1560MM, D450MM
  • Base system comes with 12 x 285W Tier 1 solar panels, panels are configured in parallel strings of 3 panels, therefore panels can be added in lots of 3 up to 24 panels total.
  • Base system comes with 14.4 kWh battery bank consisting of 8 x 300A/H 6V Lead carbon batteries.

YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

All the power requirements of a normal small home with gas cooking and hot water and up to 4000W peak demand.

  • Typical load profile
  • LED lights x up to 20 3-5W bulbs
  • Medium/ large fridge/freezer that has an energy rating of 3 stars or more
  • LCD TV or similar up to 40” plus a 2nd TV if required
  • Set top box or Sky decoder 24 hours day
  • Internet, computers – ideally use laptops as they use much less power than desktops
  • All small appliances such as kettle, toaster, microwave provided that these are ideally under 1000- 1500W maximum rating and they are not all used at the same time (remember you have a total of 4000W available)
  • Standard 7kg washing machine with 4 star or better rating ideally used on cold wash
  • All other appliances and power tools etc provided that you do not attempt to power loads over 8000W at any one time

With a base system having 12 panels your average days power production will be between 8-9 kWh on a very average winters day up to 12-16 kWh on a nice sunny summer day. You can estimate your own power use by referring to our Load Evaluation Examples.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our full-time residential systems are designed to include an auto-start generator to provide you with back-up power during the periods when the weather is bad and your total solar generation is not enough to cover your loads as well as keep your battery bank full. This is VERY important as having the generator greatly reduces the size of solar array and battery bank required for comfortable living 365 days a year.

When you consider the option of including a $5-6,000 generator with your system as opposed to having to potentially double your battery bank and solar array JUST to cover you for 2 winter months a year investing in a good generator is the sensible option. FAILURE to have an auto-start generator installed on our systems may result in repeated flattening of your battery bank to it’s lowest healthy level and this WILL reduce the life of the bank and may affect your battery warranty.

PRICE:

$28,950 inc GST ex warehouse. *Please note, pricing is indicative only and may change subject to your specific requirements.

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LARGE HOUSE OFF GRID SOLAR SYSTEM (PS5) $38,450 (inc GST)*

OVERVIEW:

4.275 kW 15 Solar Panel Array with 19 kWh Battery Bank with dual inverter/charge controller providing 8kW AC power

The POWER STATION PS5 is the ideal system for situations requiring up to 12 – 20 kWh of power a day and where the amount of peak load required, on occasion is more than 4000W and up to 8000W. It comes with a 4.275 kW Solar Array with 19 kWh Battery bank.

This system has a very similar load profile to our Medium/Large home (PS4) package but with a requirement from time to time for loads of up to 8000W. This would allow you, for instance, to use several kitchen appliances at once whilst also doing vacuuming and a load of washing.

This system will provide enough power for all of the usual appliances etc that a normal home would run, as with all our load evaluations this is based on the hot water and cooking to be on gas.

As this package has more solar panels and a larger battery bank it allows for more total daily power use. The 4.275kW solar array will produce between 6-10 kWh a day in winter on poor days and up to 17 kWh on fine winter days. In summer between 18 and up to 22 kWh a day.

The battery bank will provide 10 kWh of power for overnight use or to cover periods of poor weather, however there will be requirement for generator back-up just to cover any period of 2 or more days of very bad weather and very low production.

If you need more total power then you can easily increase production by adding more panels in sets of 3 panels for around $1500 plus gst for the panels and all the hardware etc required.

At the heart of each off grid system is the Integrated Power System (IPS). Combining the functionality of a solar charge controller, pure sine wave inverter, and multi-stage AC battery charger into one central unit, the IPS provides a central system for monitoring and controlling all aspects of the system. The IPS is prewired into a system board containing breakers, fusing, cabling, and everything else that is required – all meeting current NZ standards.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • Fully integrated off-grid power system. Pre-wired
  • Controller – 2 x IPS-4000 WMD Dual MPPT all in one inverter/charger
  • Continuous Output 5KVA / 4KW x 2 = 10KVA / 8 kW constant draw
  • Surge Rating 10KVA / 8KW x 2, up to 5 seconds MAX
  • Pure Sine Wave inverter
  • Dual MPPT charge controller 60 amp x 4
  • Maximum PV input 4 x 3000W
  • Protection Grade (IP20) Enclosure – Full size enclosure H2090MM , W1560MM, D450MM
  • Base system comes with 15 x 285W Tier 1 solar panels, panels are configured in parallel strings of 3 panels, therefore panels can be added in lots of 3 up to 24 panels total
  • Base system comes with 19kWh battery bank consisting of 8 x 4200 A/H 12V AGM batteries.

YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

With either the Large (PS5) or Larger PS6) system you can power pretty much everything that a normal home requires, again provided that the total power draw at any one time does not exceed 8000W. This does preclude high wattage equipment such as electric induction cooking and ovens and we HIGHLY recommend gas cooking, hot water and space heating.

The Large (PS5) and Larger (PS6) systems have significantly larger solar arrays and battery banks than our Medium home so the total amount of kWh a day supplied is higher. AS noted the total loads that can be supplied are still 8000W so if your loads exceed this then you will need to talk to our off-grid consultants about potentially upgrading to our 12000W model.

NOTES:

Our full-time residential systems are designed to include an auto-start generator to provide you with back-up power during the periods when the weather is bad and your total solar generation is not enough to cover your loads as well as keep your battery bank full. This is VERY important as having the generator greatly reduces the size of solar array and battery bank required for comfortable living 365 days a year.

When you consider the option of including a $5-6,000 generator with your system as opposed to having to potentially double your battery bank and solar array JUST to cover you for 2 winter months a year investing in a good generator is the sensible option. FAILURE to have an auto-start generator installed on our systems may result in repeated flattening of your battery bank to its lowest healthy level and this WILL reduce the life of the bank and may affect your battery warranty.

PRICE:

$38,450 incl GST ex warehouse. *Please note, pricing is indicative only and may change subject to your specific requirements.

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LARGER HOUSE OFF GRID SOLAR (PS6) $46,900* (inc GST)

OVERVIEW:

7.0 kW 27 Solar Panel Array with 28.8 kWh Battery Bank with dual inverter/charge controller providing 8kW AC power

The PS6 POWER STATION for larger homes. This is the “big daddy” of our residential systems The ideal system for situations requiring 20-kWh day in winter and up to 40kWh a day in summer.

This system suits a very similar load profile to our Medium/Large home package with a requirement for loads of up to 8000W. This system will provide enough power for all of the usual appliances etc that a normal home would run, as with all our load evaluations this is based on the hot water and cooking to be on gas.

As this package has more solar panels and a larger battery bank it allows for more total daily power use. The 7 kW solar array will produce an average of 25 kWh a day with between 14 and 20 kWh a day in winter and up to 30-38 kWh on fine summer days.

The battery bank will provide 15 kWh of power for overnight use or to cover periods of poor weather, however there will be requirement for generator back-up just to cover any period of 2 or more days of very bad weather and very low production.

When considering a system of this size we suggest you estimate your average total daily kWh requirement and if this is higher than 30 kWh a day it would be a very good idea to increase the size of the battery bank. One of our consultants can advise on options and costs

If you expect to have loads over 8000W peak then talk to one of our consultants about upgrading to our triple unit 12000W Ac supply system and go large!

At the heart of each off grid system is the Integrated Power System (IPS). Combining the functionality of a solar charge controller, pure sine wave inverter, and multi-stage AC battery charger into one central unit, the IPS provides a central system for monitoring and controlling all aspects of the system. The IPS is prewired into a system board containing breakers, fusing, cabling, and everything else that is required – all meeting current NZ standards.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • Fully integrated off-grid power system. Pre-wired
  • Controller – 2 x IPS-4000 WMD Dual MPPT all in one inverter/charger
  • Continuous Output 5KVA / 4KW x 2 = 10KVA / 8 kW constant draw
  • Surge Rating 10KVA / 8KW x 2, up to 5 seconds MAX
  • Pure Sine Wave inverter
  • Dual MPPT charge controller 60 amp x 4
  • Maximum PV input 4 x 3000W
  • Protection Grade (IP20) Enclosure – Full size enclosure H2090MM , W1560MM, D450MM
  • System comes with 27 x 285W Tier 1 solar panels, panels are configured in parallel strings of 3 panels, therefore panels can be added in lots of 3 up to 30 panels total
  • Base system comes with 28.8 kWh battery bank consisting of 16 x 300 A/H 6V Lead Carbon batteries

YOU CAN POWER THE FOLLOWING:

With either the Large (PS5) or Larger PS6) system you can power pretty much everything that a normal home requires, again provided that the total power draw at any one time does not exceed 8000W. This does preclude high wattage equipment such as electric induction cooking and ovens and we HIGHLY recommend gas cooking, hot water and space heating.

The Large (PS5) and Larger (PS6) systems have significantly larger solar arrays and battery banks than our Medium home so the total amount of kWh a day supplied is higher. AS noted the total loads that can be supplied are still 8000W so if your loads exceed this then you will need to talk to our off-grid consultants about potentially upgrading to our 12000W model.

NOTES:

Our full-time residential systems are designed to include an auto-start generator to provide you with back-up power during the periods when the weather is bad and your total solar generation is not enough to cover your loads as well as keep your battery bank full. This is VERY important as having the generator greatly reduces the size of solar array and battery bank required for comfortable living 365 days a year.

When you consider the option of including a $5-6,000 generator with your system as opposed to having to potentially double your battery bank and solar array JUST to cover you for 2 winter months a year investing in a good generator is the sensible option. FAILURE to have an auto-start generator installed on our systems may result in repeated flattening of your battery bank to it’s lowest healthy level and this WILL reduce the life of the bank and may affect your battery warranty.

PRICE:

$46,900 inc GST ex warehouse. *Please note, pricing is indicative only and may change subject to your specific requirements.

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