Off-Grid Living

Rotten Point House, Great Ocean Road, VIC

Australian Wind and Solar are licensed in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania to carry out electrical work on an Off-Grid power system. Australian Wind and Solar installers are Off-Grid Endorsed with the Clean Energy Council.

 

Providing mains power to your property can be very costly, it may be impossible in some cases. Costs involved depend on distance between your house and the grid, underground cabling or over-head cabling, easements, transformer issues, and other issues. Electricity distributors can quote up to hundreds of thousands of dollars to connect to the grid.

Being Off-Grid eliminates ongoing power utility bills, adds value to your property and helps to reduce carbon emissions. Australian Wind and Solar can design an Off-Grid system to suit your unique situation and location. We offer Solar Power, Wind Turbines, Battery Banks and Back-up Generators as part of an overall Off-Grid solution.
An Off-Grid power system MUST comply with the Australian Electrical standards, and ALL work must carried out by a licensed Electrical Contractor, just as with any other electrical work completed on your property. A relevant Certificate of Electrical Safety MUST also be issued.

Living "Off the Grid"

Off-Grid living is more than just Renewable Energy, it creates Self-Sufficiency.

 

An Off-Grid system is not just friendly to the Environment, it also helps you save money!

  • No on-going power bills

  • No connection fees

  • Protected from rising power prices

  • Independent, Renewable and sustainable electricity

  • You own your Electricity equipment

  • Minimal ongoing maintenance

 

Australian Wind and Solar designers can provide a system that is sized correctly to supply electricity for your individual needs. With our industry leading products, high quality technology and innovations such as our AWS SunMate range our consultants can ensure that you can achieve a comfortable lifestyle on a remote property. Our Off-Grid systems ensure you have quality and reliable electricity supply as if you were connected to the national grid. 

Deciding on a System?

Australian Wind and Solar offer a precisely designed system. We use real-time resource data (wind and/or solar) and calculated monthly load estimates rather than relying on guess-work. Our systems use the latest available technology: premium German Control and Battery Systems. Our systems are AC-tied rather than out-dated DC-tied technology. Our systems are easily expandable: additional Wind Turbines or Solar Panels can added to any part of the installation. Using our systems, your expected battery life could be more than double that of other systems.

 

Our systems offers exceptionally high short-term load rating, which allows for machines, pumps or welding equipment without compromising your system. Our systems are safe to use on sensitive equipment such as computers. 

 

Our systems are fully programmable with endless possibilities: 

  • Complete automatic stop/start generator control

  • Synchronous change-over (switch between generator and batteries with no loss of power)

  • Timed control

  • State of charge control

  • Emergency mode (Protect your property under threat of Fire)

  • Available in 1-phase, 2-phase and 3 phase

Off-Grid Control System

More robust than its predecessors: The new Sunny Island impresses with its high protection class and wide temperature range. Moisture, dust and temperature fluctuations won’t impair its operation, even after 20 years. Thanks to OptiCool, there’s no need to compromise when it comes to overload capacity and profitability. And there’s more: OptiPower, the intelligent load and energy management system, ensures operation even in critical situations. OptiUse makes installation, commissioning and daily use easier than ever with automatic rotary field detection, an optimized quick configuration guide and intuitive operation. And the OptiBat battery management system automatically controls the most important charging and discharging procedures, which extends the service life of sensitive energy storage. Sunny Island is a truly comprehensive package for a worry-free, reliable and self-sufficient electricity supply.

Off-Grid Battery System

Australian Wind and Solar offer a range of Battery options, depending on your own needs.