Stand Alone Solar system is an off-the-grid source of electricity that supplies power to locations not connected to the main grid.
They generate their own power from solar panels that are strategically positioned on the roof or a pole framework purpose built for their support. These off grid systems have the capacity to generate power from 100W to 5 kW.
However, due to varying climatic and weather conditions, the number of hours during daylight is unpredictable thus including other sources of power to back up the solar system. The most common sources are wind turbines and diesel generators.
Power from the system is used and any surplus is stored in batteries which in reverse are used at night.
Requirements For A Stand Alone Solar System Installation:
There is need to outsource services from a company that deals with solar systems only. A highly experienced team of solar installers is needed. This is considered wise since the installers are fully insured and licensed to practice their job.
Quality equipments and materials need to be purchased. This include looking for products from known suppliers and manufactures since they often place a longer warranty duration for their goods.
Some provide free installation and repair services for a system composed of their products.
An Exposed Location
Solar panels are commonly placed on rooftops. However, due to need of more power, there is need for a wider open space that will hold more panels.
An instance is where many panels are required to provide for a community of a mining company far from the grid power connection.
Benefits of a Stand Alone Solar System
It exempts you from the annual power prices fluctuations thus no more payments for electricity bills.
When valuation for your home is done,the system will add value to your premise. This will attract more potential buyers and property companies when time to sell your home comes.
It is eco-friendly since it has no emissions or toxic materials that might pollute the environment during their use. Unlike bio fuel generators which emit carbon and sulfur to the atmosphere, they are relatively safe.
They have a longer shell life and can last for more than 25 years. Moreover, it’s components are mainly warranted for a maximum of 25 years, thus long lasting system life.
Mainly suitable for the following:
1. Medical units and facilities located in rural areas.
2. Railways signs and signals.
3. Street and security lighting.
In conclusion, with the available sunlight and advanced technology, it’s time the world goes solar.