Fully specified solar PV 48v off-grid system with:
Ideal for locations where grid connection is unfeasible due to expense, location or logistical reasons. Capable of delivering a continuous output of 3kW (or a peak output of 5.7kW); this system is well suited to powering a house or business with modest power requirements. No generator is included in this pricing.
The difficulty with off-grid systems is that they can be complicated to design. In order to alleviate this challenge we've done all of the work for you. Not only have all the major components been specifically chosen for the compatibility with one another, but all of the more minor elements have been carefully selected according to their specifications.
This means that the panels are of the highest quality, and configured to utilise the charge controller as fully as possible. The charge controller itself is chosen to draw every last ounce of power from the panels, and also dovetails perfectly with the inverter/charger in order to give the best treatment to the all important battery bank. All of the cables have been selected so that they can safely handle the maximum current running through them with minimal losses, whilst remaining as cost effective and flexible as possible.
Before going any further, we urge you to read this section on planning your system and our full tutorial section in the top left.
Predicting solar array output depends on a few variables, please contact us with your location so that we can provide you with estimates. For this system, this medium-sized array is suited to places with an average amount of sunlight: Central & Southern Europe. Low winter sunlight limits the system. If it is unable to recharge the battery bank sufficiently, then reliance on the generator will increase and repeated diesel refueling will be required. If the system is to be used mainly during the summer then it is suitable for places with worse sunlight such as the UK.
Battery bank capacity depends on the amount of current you draw. The faster you discharge a battery bank, the lower the overall capacity for that cycle. If you use the Outback VFX3048E inverter at its maximum continuous output (3000w), you will discharge the battery bank to 50% (not recommended to go lower) in 4.5 hours and receive 13.5kWh. Usage in this way would make sense in places with much sunlight, or as an emergency power source. Otherwise you could go easier on the bank. The total amount of power in this case would depend on your consumption profile. Below are some examples based on C (discharge) rates.
If you draw 555 watts per hour, you will have 50 hours of power at this rate (C100) and your total power will be 27.7kWh.
If you draw 969 watts per hour, you will have 25 hours of power at this rate (C50) and your total power will be 24.2kWh.
If you draw 1968 watts per hour, you will have 10 hours of power at this rate (C20) and your total power will be 19.7kWh.
Knowing how you will consume energy is an important calculation in sizing the system to your needs. It is unlikely that your consumption will be as straightforward as above. You will have surges and lows so it is never an exact science. Having an inverter with a 3000w continuous rating will allow you to run heavy appliances if necessary.
|Delivery Time Europe (Est)||4 weeks|
|System DC Voltage||48|
|Solar Array Wattage||3750|
|Backup||Autostart Generator, Manual Generator, Grid, None|
|Battery Capacity Wh C20||39360|
|Control Gear Brand||Outback Power|
|Inverter Continuous Wattage||3000|
|Battery Type||Flooded Lead-Acid|