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Off Grid Solar Systems

It’s our dream to help every Australian get ‘off the grid’ one day. This dream keeps us on the leading edge of off-grid solar, solar batteries and stand alone solar systems.

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Off-grid energy – what does it mean?

Off-grid solar systems or stand-alone solar systems are designed to provide electrical energy where grid power is unavailable. An off-grid system consists of solar panels a solar battery to store and supply power, and an inverter to control input and output of generated power and optionally a backup generator.

Modern off-grid systems offer online automation and monitoring, providing you complete control over the energy produced and also excess energy stored in solar batteries. The technology for off-grid solar and solar battery systems is constantly improving.

We build off-grid power systems for everything from tiny homes to factories and dairy farms. Our SkyBox is one of the most reliable and powerful off-grid systems in the world, and comes in a range of sizes. Get in touch with our expert team to learn more today.

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Off grid living

Having no powerlines to the property is considered to be ‘off the grid’. Homes like this are fully self-sufficient with no connection to the mains power supply. To achieve this requires solar components such as PV panels, an inverter and lithium-ion battery systems.

Stand alone power systems

Taking into account rising electricity prices, the decreasing prices of solar and lithium batteries and the desire for more sustainable energy production, many people are now switching to off grid solar systems. PV panels combined with an inverter and a solar battery make independence from the grid a reality.

For those living or planning to live in the country, an off grid solution can not only be more cost effective but actually offer better protection against blackouts and other disturbances.

Due to the advancements in lithium-ion technology, off-grid systems are expandable meaning an Australian choosing to live off-grid are not restricted by battery storage.

We can help you with the various components and considerations when it comes to power consumption and work with you to build a cost effective and robust system.

Off grid energy explained

A stand alone, or ‘off grid’ system generates energy from your solar panels and charges a solar battery, then uses an inverter to provide this power to your home or even back to the grid. Using a solar battery means you can store excess power and draw from this energy reserve whenever required. 

Important – not all battery systems come with blackout protection so keep it in mind when you’re planning a system or upgrade.

SkyBox – our fully self contained off-grid power supply

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SkyBox

Sky Energy have developed the SkyBox; an easy install off-grid solar and battery inverter, designed for both indoor and outdoor use and providing huge battery capacity in one cabinet. The SkyBox can simply be installed by a registered electrician.

This means you can enjoy all the luxury of being on the grid while being off the grid! When you are ready to expand, simply add more batteries to suit your storage requirements. Being fully off-grid certified, SkyBox gives your home easy use, powerful and low maintenance off-grid energy. Read more about SkyBox here.

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Power your home with SkyBox

Monitoring your system remotely

Take advantage of our panel monitoring service and sit back, knowing your panels are making use of the sun’s energy to their full potential. We are your eyes and ears. If any problems arise, we are alerted and take steps to sort them out for you quickly.

The advantages of remote monitoring mean you can have complete visibility of the performance of your off-grid system, technically and financially as well as alerts for any issues with your system.

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Monitor your solar system remotely

Analyse your power consumption, battery levels, and usage patterns plus live power, voltage, and frequency data can help diagnose site issues and monitor energy usage.

The advantage of live monitoring means you can identify why your solar system may not be performing at its peak. High-resolution data, including aggregated data, can easily be accessed from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. This also allows remote troubleshooting by our installer, maintenance, and SkyCare team to resolve any issues quickly.

How an off-grid energy system works

Blackout Protection

Blackout protection is the ability for your inverter and battery system to supply energy to your home if the grid power cuts out. If your house experiences a power loss, you will be able to maintain power to your home using the solar and battery system.

Blackout protection is a complex topic and an important consideration when designing your PV solar system. Our experts here at Sky Energy have published a comprehensive blog explaining all the hows and whys of blackout protection and how it relates to an off-grid energy system. Read more here.

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an off grid solar and battery installation on a shed wall
an off grid solar and battery installation

Aftercare service with SkyCare™

We pride ourselves on our comprehensive aftercare service. If questions pop up regarding your system you can call and speak to one of our SkyCare™ team that same day or we’ll schedule a call back within 36 hours.

All of our team is located here in Australia so you won’t be dealing with an overseas call centre or automated help desk. Sky Energy prides itself on being an innovative and transparent company with all team members working together to provide support to each valued customer.

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You’re in good hands

What can you expect from a solar company started and run by electricians and engineers? The right advice when it comes to anything to do with solar.

From our extensive hands on experience, we only recommend products of the highest quality that have been tested in the harsh Australian climate and proven to last the journey. This knowledge we pass on to you.

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Hard work pays off

After consistently providing our customers with high quality installations and after care, our suppliers have noticed and partnered up with us. You get to reap the rewards. Take a look.

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What is it and how do you benefit?

We are proud to be a SMA PowerUP Partner—a select few companies who are fully qualified and trained to install and service SMA inverters without voiding warranty or damaging your solar system.

Through our previous high quality installations, we were acknowledged by SMA and invited to join the PowerUP Partner program.

Our technicians have undergone, and continue to receive ongoing training from SMA experts in advancements to products and technology.

Through this partnership we have gained the mastery when it comes to SMA products and why we promise quality advice, installation and setup.

Simply put, you receive the highest quality of installations for your home, the confidence knowing it will be set up correctly and an additional 5 years to the warranty making it a whopping, 10 year warranty. You’re in good hands.

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What is it and how do you benefit?

You don’t install the most LG Chem batteries in South East Asia without getting to know the products first. LG Chem has awarded us a Diamond Partner for years of first class installations, minimising any product efficiencies to make sure you get the absolute best of the product. This partnership allows us to pass on excellent product warranties to you, which are unavailable through other companies.

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What is it and how do you benefit?

SkyEnergy is a Clean Energy Council Accredited Installer and solar retailer. Most companies don’t have both. The Clean Energy Council or CEC is the governing body that monitors the standards of solar installations in Australia and only accredit those who meet the qualifications and do a good job.

Being an accredited installer means that we can apply for government rebates and incentives such as Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) and feed-in tariffs on your behalf. To be eligible for STC’s, which reduce the upfront cost of installing solar, the system must be designed and installed by a CEC Accredited Installer—that’s us!

Being an accredited solar retailer means that we follow strict guidelines from the Clean Energy Council Solar Retailer Code of Conduct. What that means for you is that:

  • We as a company have gone through a rigorous process to become an Approved Solar Retailer
  • a standard minimum warranty period of five years on your whole system
  • detailed information on the process between system installation and network connection
  • peace of mind that we adhere to all existing legislation and regulations, and that our sales representatives act ethically and not engage in any dishonest or misleading tactics
  • As well as many other quality and performance guarantees

For more information about the Clean Energy Council and accredited installers and retailers you can visit www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au

Learn more about off-grid solar

Sky Energy founders Sam and Ross have curated a library of information covering all aspects of panels, inverters, and solar batteries. Their PV-TV channel not only answers the most common questions but also explains various components and topics.

For reviews of solar batteries, inverters, and panels, check out the learning hub to ultimately help you make a more informed decision.

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