Please Note: We mainly supply Dual Axis-solar Tracking units (DAT's) to Rural customers!
We attempt to educate one person at a time that;
- Installing a DAT matched to your Energy Consumption, takes just 2~4 years to get a Return-On-Investment (ROI).
- To become instantly Energy Independent, simply add the kWh of Energy Storage equal to the Energy you Consume from Solar Sunset to Sunrise!
- Purchasing just the kWh Energy Storage, commonly takes an additional 12 months to ROI cost, as you will be saving paying 25~45 cents per kWh importing from the State Grid, the more Energy Stored you invest in the Better, as it will get you through extended periods of Bad weather, before needing a start a Generator or Import power!
- In Australia there is No need to purchase a Generator larger than 6kW, inverter Generators are very Fuel efficient & ideal for Blackout proofing any premises. Using a larger generator is simply Wasting Fuel & Energy, as a large Generator won't charge your Batteries any Quicker, as that is Controlled by the Inverter/Batteries Charge circuit.
- That's the short of it, with the Above items you will have FREE Energy for the next 30+ years !
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FYI: The most common system Failure other than Hail damage, is Inverters Failure for one reason or another, as inverters do all the Hard work of transforming DC Power to AC Power & managing the System operation.
All Solar Panels & Batteries are pretty well Dumb servants to an Inverter, newer battery systems have there own Battery/Cell Management System (BMS/CMS) designed to safely control the Charge/Discharge Rate & some monitor the battery Temperature, Solar panels should be fitted with protective one directional Diodes, to stop the system sending power back to the panels after Sunset!
There are several Pros & Cons to consider for any Micro Power Grid, besides the system cost, it mainly comes down to Two Daily events, the Total Daily kWh of Energy Generated, and the Daily kWh Energy Consumed.
As an example: A premises Consumes 5kWh energy between Sunset to Sunrise, a minimum 5kWh Energy Storage should be the smallest Capacity we would recommend, because the more kWh of energy storage you invest in, the more secure your Power Supply will be!
The PRO’s of Energy Storage: For True Energy independence, people need to start looking at Energy Storage like a Tank of Petrol, the more kWh of Energy Stored, the longer it will last during extended Bad weather & Cloudy days. Off-grid people know this as they rarely use a fuel Generator for back-up-power with the correct kWh Energy Storage, then even On-Grid people would rarely need to Import energy!
In March 2021 with Exchange Rate of $0.77, our Price for 20.48kWh (2x 10.24kWh) Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo4) Battery cost is $8'000 (=$390kWh), +Delivery or FREE Collection.
The Big Energy Retailer CON's: People Exporting there Solar Energy into the State Grid at 10c kWh, have to Gift the first 300kWh of energy just to cover the $30 month "Service Charge", just to be connected to the State-Grid.
Many people are Not aware that there Solar is going to there Neighbours down the line, where the "Rip-off Retailers" Charge 30c kWh for your energy, thus Profiting $270 from you First 900kWh energy, and any remaining energy you export is making Retailers even more profit, all for just handing you a power bill !
What does a modern Micro Grid looks Like ?
This is an 4 Panel Solar DAT-4 unit, and this is a 8 Panel Solar (DAT-8) unit, a DAT-8 fitted with 500W panels Generates 40kWh/p Energy per Day, a DAT-8 unit replaces 22 Fixed roof-top solar panels of equal Watts.
With Solar & Energy Storage at it's lowest ever, Energy independence starts from as little as $10'000 for 19kwh Consumer, and Remember 48V DC 10kWh Energy storage Modules weigh 95kg and are easy & Safe to Transport to another location, like from one abode to the next & even into a Motor-home for going on Holiday.
Our Vision: To see every Australian yard with a Dual Axis-solar Tracker (DAT) in there yard, a DAT-4 fitted with 4x 500W Solar Panels will Generate 20kWh energy per Day!
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average Australian household Spends $40 week on Energy, so if you are paying $0.30kWh that equates to 22kWh energy per Day.
Some Electric vehicle store up to 100kWh Energy, that's 10 times more energy stored than the average Household. So, why can't that energy be used to power the home when plunged in, then the Vehicle battery can assist if called upon, and be later Charged at Off-peak Rates Overnight, or at Sunrise when a Solar Array starts Generating Energy at approx. 6am.
NB: 6am Peak Energy can ONLY be Generated if you install a DAT module!
We hope the deceptively named "Energy Retailers" (Who Don't actually Pay for the energy you consume) will become obsolete in the very near future, as Micro Power Grid owners have started selling there Energy Directly to Consumers via P2P Energy Trading, this technology is currently been rolled out in Australia & World wide by the Australian company "Power Ledger", the Energy is being Paid for via Crypto currencies, we believe P2P trading is the Future of the Energy sector in Australia!
Total Energy Independent requires just 3 items;
1) Solar Energy 2) Energy Storage 3) The Sun.
If you already have Solar installed you are well on your way, However unless you invest in Energy Storage you will remain ENSLAVED to accepting what the deceptively named energy retailers charge for energy from Solar Sunset to Sunrise, the Retailer Energy Rate is commonly 300% more than any Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Offered by Retailers, remember Retailers do NOT actually pay for the energy you consume, they make approx. 45% profit on your consumption & only supply you with a bill.
1) Solar Panels we Supply;
- 435W, 144cell, Half cut Monocrystalline panels with PERC technology.
- 500W, Shingled Monocrystalline solar panels with Perk technology.
- 550W, Monocrystalline solar panels with Perk technology.
2) Battery storage & Why are they becoming so popular ?
- Because REAL energy independence only starts when you Store more kWh energy than consumption between Sunset to Sunrise! That allows you to consume your own energy after sunset, instead of exporting your unused daytime energy into the state grid for measly Rebate, and then paying 300% more when importing Power back from the State Grid!
- It's smarter to Save *30cents kWh by consuming your stored energy, than importing energy back from the state grid.
3) An Inverter Controls your Micro Power Grid.
Once a Micro Grid is installed, it instantly start generating savings, by not needing to import any energy via an Electricity Retailer, that DON'T actually supply or pay for the electricity you consume, many people are unaware that Retailers can make over 45% profit for simply supplying you with an energy bill.
Micro Power Grids can be a Self-funded investment that pays for itself in 3~6years with energy savings, leaving you with NO ongoing Power costs for decades to come, only if your system is correctly matched to your daily energy consumption!
Totally Off-Grid systems don't really have a break even time frame, they only have a "Cost to purchase, install & maintain", Click Here & select an Investment Calculator closest to your "Electricity Consumption", the various calculators will give you a benchmark break-even time frame, based on power Savings and ongoing financial savings based on the equipment you choose.
If you plan Nothing, you will succeed at Nothing !