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Take advantage of 17 year free maintenance to give you peace of mind on your installation


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We will  always price match with any of the competition so you know you are getting the best deal


7 Year Finance

All our solar batteries come with a 17-year warranty guaranteeing performance for years to come


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All our solar installations come with our industry leading 17-year FREE maintenance plan worth £3600 giving you peace of mind


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We’ve got your covered – all our DMEGC solar panels come with a huge 26 year warranty


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Be Independent, Go Off Grid

A few years ago, powering an entire house with solar energy would have been unthinkable. The costs were too high, the technology was still immature, and the battery storage capacity was severely limited.

This has changed in recent years, and an off-grid solar system that powers up a whole property is readily available and an option for many properties.

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What Exactly Is An Off-Grid Solar System

An off-grid solar system is a newly introduced method of powering up buildings without relying on any supplemental sources of electricity.

Previously, a hybrid on-grid solar system was the only configuration used. That’s because the solar panels and batteries were capable of generating a limited amount of power. Additionally, overcast days affected the power generated significantly.

With more advanced PV solar panels, you would get sufficient power even in cloudy weather. You can also store much more of that generated electricity on affordable high-capacity batteries.

The added flexibility of off-grid solar systems is amazing. Residential and commercial prospects in remote areas, or in areas not covered by the governmental grid, can now get fully powered by clean renewable energy.

What Are the Benefits of an Off-Grid Solar System?

Off-grid solar systems pretty much revolutionised the business of powering up buildings. Residential, commercial, and industrial projects all have alternative options for getting dependable electricity. 

Here are some of the great benefits you would get from installing an off-grid solar system. 

  • Saving up on utility bills. 
  • Increasing the market value of your home or commercial activity. 
  • Generating and using a cleaner form of energy. 
  • Getting a dependable source of power in places where the grid shuts down too often. 
  • Powering up commercial/storage/farming/industrial areas in remote locations.
  • Providing uninterrupted power to surveillance/irrigation/lighting/landscaping systems.
  • Building a cabin in a remote location or beside the sea where there’s no electric grid. 
  • Starting up a project in a previously inaccessible location. 
  • A small solar kit can power up a mobile home or a medium-sized boat. 
  • Adding luxury items for a glamping trip.
  • Powering up RVs with additional climate control and automated options. 

There are many more benefits that you would get once you choose to go with an off-grid power system.      

What Are the Differences Between Off-Grid and On-Grid Solar Systems?

Off-grid solar systems are completely independent of the local electric grid. Any generated power is either used up or dumped as an excessive load.

The off-grid solar system had to supply all of the power needs for the property, since there are no auxiliary sources or support from an external network.

Contrary to that, an on-grid system is connected to the local network, and there’s a two-way consumption plan between both sources. Any extra power needs can be taken from the grid, and surplus generated solar power feeds back into the grid.

The utility bill in a hybrid on-grid solar system also reflects that duality, as you get billed what you consume, and refunded for what you contribute to the system.

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Who Needs An Off-Grid Solar System

Property Owners in Remote Locations 

If you have a cabin up in the mountains, or you’d like to live on a farm, you can still get all your electricity needs from an off-grid solar system. 

Business Owners Operating Far From the Grid 

Previously, the only option was installing a gas generator. These machines are noisy, cumbersome, and rarely supply the required power. 

Also, the need to refill the generator with gas isn’t always easy. Once the tank is empty, the power goes off. 

Installing an off-grid solar system removes all the hurdles associated with using a generator. It would also supply more power minus the noise and air pollution.    

To Power Up Projects in Undeveloped Areas

Undeveloped areas also typically depend on generators for power generation, which discourages many investors from choosing these locations. 

Having a reliable source of renewable energy changes the rules of the game entirely. Previously inaccessible areas are now viable options for various projects. 

Holiday Homeowners Saving On Running Costs 

As a holiday property owner, you’d like to have the home functional and fully powered at all times. Additionally, you’d want the sprinkler systems, surveillance cameras, and perimeter lighting to work even when you’re not there. 

The best solution is to install an off-grid solar system to keep the house in good order all year round. 

Commercial/Storage Areas Cutting Down Operating Costs  

Commercial, industrial, and storage facilities often need special lighting, surveillance, monitoring, and climate control systems. Powering up all that 24/7 from the local grid could be quite costly. 

Instead of cutting corners and reducing the functionality of these sites, installing an off-grid solar system should keep the costs down. 

Owners of Mobile Homes, Caravans, and RVs

Mobile homes. RVs, caravans, and even boats can benefit hugely from the clean energy of an off-grid solar system. Small kits or DIY solar systems are game changers for these vehicles.

How to Design an Off-Grid Solar System?

Designing an off-grid solar system is a technical matter that requires help from specialised professionals. However, it’s best to be aware of what goes into this process to choose a system that corresponds to your needs.

The Typical Configuration of an Off-Grid Solar System 

An off-grid solar system generally has the following components: 

  1. PV solar panels 
  2. Mounting chassis/fixtures for roof or ground installation
  3. Inverter to recondition the generated power from DC to AC
  4. Battery sets for energy storage
  5. Charge controller
  6. Monitoring and regulation unit
  7. Cables, fittings, and other accessories
  8. An emergency/standby power generator  

Assessing Your Energy Needs 

Electricity usage patterns differ among individuals. One might be using a number of small appliances that consume little power, but add up to a large amount at the end of the month. 

Another person might be using a single appliance, like an air conditioner, that uses up a lot of power as soon as it’s turned on. 

The sum total consumption at the end of the month might be the same, but the required capacity of the batteries and inverter are completely different. Solar systems generate power on an hourly/daily basis. 

So if your consumption per day is small, then you need to install a system that corresponds to that pattern. The opposite is also true; as you would need a bigger battery and inverter to cater to higher loads. 

These are the points that you should consider while assessing your power requirements. 

  • Daily consumption 
  • Average consumption 
  • Maximum consumption 
  • Emergency level  

Allocating a Suitable Budget 

Once you’ve assessed your detailed power requirements, then planning and designing an optimal solar power system should be a breeze.  

What remains are two more things. The first is deciding on your personal preferences regarding the monitoring and control of the system. The second is figuring out the cost of preinstallation and the necessary cables, connectors, and other supplies. 

Thus, you need to specify the following. 

  • Optimal system components
  • Remote/Onsite power monitoring
  • Area Covered 
  • The current state of roofs and cables
  • Labour and contractual fees

This should give you a clear estimate of the needed budget. 

Selecting the Right Equipment

The quality of the equipment you choose is of paramount importance. An initial investment in high-quality equipment might translate to a higher upfront cost, but it would decrease your running costs for replacement, maintenance and repairs

Working With a Reliable Contractor

A reliable partner would guide you towards the best configuration that corresponds to your power requirements. They would also be available whenever you need assistance, support, or consultation. 

You would need someone who can assess your current and future power requirements without overestimation or cutting corners. This takes a lot of experience, and it’s the best way to design a reliable and highly functional solar system.

What Is the Cost of Installing an Off-Grid Solar System?

Solar systems had a previous reputation for costing an arm and a leg! This has changed with new technologies which reduce these costs by more than 82%. This means more power for less initial or running costs.

It’s essential here to plan your budget carefully. Overspending on unnecessary components wouldn’t add any value. Similarly, cutting down on the quality or capacity required would certainly yield unsatisfactory outcomes.

A proper assessment of your average, daily, and maximum power usage is key to designing an optimal off-grid system.

Next, go for prime-quality equipment and a trustworthy contractor with a reliable track record. This would minimise your installation, maintenance, and replacement costs.

On average:
Powering up a medium-sized property, like a 3-bedroom family home, generally requires 5 KW of power. This would cost around £15,000.

A smaller holiday cabin can be powered up by a smaller generator that provides around 2 KW. This would cost approximately £5,500.

How Much Do You Save By Installing an Off-Grid Solar System?

In some situations, powering up a house, shop, farm, boat, or motor home with regular electric grid power. Here, there’s no comparison of savings. You just get the full benefit of powering up a previously inaccessible place.

You can make some comparisons if your house or commercial facility lies within easy reach of an electric grid. In that case, you can also compare the costs of using a hybrid or on-grid solar system.

Ultimately, the result would depend on how much power you use, whether or not you use the building regularly, and the expected electric loads. Plus, the area of the building you want to power up.

Quite often, an off-grid system is worth the investment in remote or inaccessible locations. A hybrid is more cost-effective in areas covered by a local electric grid. Small homes or shops in crowded areas might be better off using the regular network, unless they prefer going green with a renewable energy kit.

Depending on the size of your property and average power usage, you can save up to 60% of your utility costs over the lifetime of your solar power system. Additionally, a solar system generally adds 4.1% to your home value.

Economically, speaking, solar systems are often worth the investment.

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Some of the most common questions about off-grid solar systems are answered for you here…

Most batteries, large and small, degrade after some time. The best that technology could come up with is extending the longevity of solar batteries to a practical duration.

Top-quality batteries can operate efficiently for up to 20 years, but that comes at a high cost. Commercial batteries last for around 5-10 years.

Batteries’ life expectancy is significantly less than that of a solar system, which is 20-30 years. Most users need to change their batteries, at least once.

Batteries would accumulate charges from the PV solar panels until they’re fully charged. Excessive charging beyond this point can damage the batteries.

Thus, every solar system should have battery monitors and charge controllers. These measures halt additional charging and may also generate a dump load.

On-grid solar systems also have inverters that redirect extra charges to the grid, which also gains the house owners extra credit.

Solar systems work best in powering up small to medium-sized properties.  The number of PV solar panels, battery capacities, and inverter sizes are often manageable for this range.

You can still power up a big house with solar energy if the weather is mostly sunny, and you invest in a sufficiently high-capacity solar system.

The cost of solar systems is down and utility bills are up. Additionally, property values increase when there’s a solar system installed instead of full dependence on the local grid.

The initial cost of setting up an off-grid solar system is relatively high compared to providing the connections to a local electricity network. 

Contrary to that, running costs change drastically since utility bills are becoming increasingly high while the maintenance fees of solar systems are almost negligible. In most cases, this spells out real cost-effectiveness.

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