Large/Commercial Off Grid Solar Systems

SMA Control Centre

Our Large/Commercial Off-Grid Solar Systems are SMArt solar power systems designed to supply a homes or businesses with renewable energy.

Suitable for big (or growing) family homes or offices buildings. Run all the mod-cons you can think of, including large fridges, freezers, computers, pool pump, microwaves or even air-conditioners. It is, however, much more cost effective to cook with gas.

A Large/Commercial Off-Grid System comes with up to 24 x 290 watt solar panels, a 48 volt gel-cell battery bank with custom-made enclosure and the pictured wall-mountable control centre featuring SMA Sunny Boy solar inverter and Sunny Island battery inverter/charger.

The below example solar systems are available as supply only kits, or can be fully installed by an off-grid accredited installer.

Solar System Examples

16 Panel Kit

house with some appliances

A 48V stand alone system with a mighty 6000W battery inverter. Designed for families with electronic-devices-filled household and overall consumption of about 9.8 kWh per day*.

This system configuration powers lights, fridge, washing machine, pump, air-con, laptop, TV and other entertainment equipment. If you want to run multiple air-cons, you may need a larger system.

View what appliances you can run with this configuration.

The 16 Panel System includes:

Trina 290W Solar Panel
Trina Solar

16 x 290W Solar Panels

Clenergy ezRack Solar Frame
Clenergy ezRack

Solar frames built to last

SMA Sunny Boy 4000TL Solar Inverter
SMA

4000 Watt Inverter

SMA Sunny Island 8.0H Inverter-Charger
SMA

6000 Watt Inverter-Charger

BAE 1280Ah Batteries
BAE Gel Batteries

48V 1280Ah Battery Bank

Battery Box with vents
Battery Box

Ready to assemble

  • 16 x 290 Watt Trina Solar™ HoneyModule® panels
  • Clenergy cyclone-proof solar frame
  • Pre-wired switch board with
    • 1 x SMA Sunny Island 8.0H battery inverter-charger
    • 1 x SMA Sunny Boy 4000TL solar inverter
    • Breakers, fuses, isolators, labels, cabling ...
  • 48V 1280Ah BAE gel battery bank
  • Custom made battery enclosure
  • Installation & operation manuals
  • Living With Solar workshop

Price: from $44,228 info iconas pre-wired system*
excluding installation

*System calculated for operation in northern NSW.

Finance available

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18 Panel Kit

house with a lots of appliances

A 48V stand alone system with a mighty 6000W battery inverter. Designed for big and busy families or businesses using about 12.3 kWh per day*.

This system configuration powers all devices and appliances found in a typical big family home, simultaneously if required, even after dark. If you intend to run a pool pump and an air-con you may need a larger system.

View what appliances you can run with this configuration.

The 18 Panel Kit includes:

Trina 290W Solar Panel
Trina Solar

18 x 290W Solar Panels

Clenergy Solar Frame
Clenergy ezRack

Solar frames built to last

SMA Sunny Boy 5000TL Solar Inverter
SMA

6000 Watt Inverter

SMA Sunny Island 8.0H Inverter-Charger
SMA

4600 Watt Inverter-Charger

BAE 1600Ah Batteries
BAE Gel Batteries

48V 1600Ah Battery Bank

Battery Box with vents
Battery Box

Ready to assemble

  • 18 x 290 Watt Trina Solar™ HoneyModule® panels
  • Clenergy cyclone-proof solar frame
  • Pre-wired switch board with
    • 1 x SMA Sunny Island 8.0H battery inverter-charger
    • 1 x SMA Sunny Boy 5000TL solar inverter
    • Breakers, fuses, isolators, labels, cabling ...
  • 48V 1600Ah BAE gel battery bank
  • Custom made battery enclosure
  • Installation & operation manuals
  • Living With Solar workshop

Price: from $50,217 info iconas pre-wired system*
excluding installation

*System calculated for operation in northern NSW.

Finance available

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22 Panel Kit

house with tons of appliances

A 48V stand alone system with a SMArt & powerful 6000W battery inverter. Designed for luxury households or businesses using about 15.5 kWh per day*.

This system configuration powers all devices and appliances found in a typical big family home, including a swimming pool pump. The massive battery allows for generous night-time consumption for working families who cannot utilise sun-shine hours.

View what appliances you can run with this configuration.

The 22 Panel Kit includes:

Trina 290W Solar Panel
Trina Solar

22 x 290W Solar Panels

Clenergy ezRack Framing
Clenergy ezRack

Solar frames built to last

SMA Sunny Boy 3000TL Solar Inverter
SMA

2 x 3000 Watt Inverter

SMA Sunny Island 8.0H Inverter-Charger
SMA

6000 Watt Inverter-Charger

BAE 2230Ah Batteries
BAE Gel Batteries

48V 2230Ah Battery Bank

Battery Box with vents
Battery Box

Ready to assemble

  • 22 x 290 Watt Trina Solar™ HoneyModule® panels
  • Clenergy cyclone-proof solar frame
  • Pre-wired switch board with
    • 1 x SMA Sunny Island 8.0H battery inverter-charger
    • 2 x SMA Sunny Boy 3000TL solar inverters
    • Breakers, fuses, isolators, labels, cabling ...
  • 48V 2230Ah BAE gel battery bank
  • Custom made battery enclosure
  • Installation & operation manuals
  • Living With Solar workshop

Price: from $63,959 info iconas pre-wired system*
excluding installation

*System calculated for operation in northern NSW.

Finance available

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Customisation

The above system configurations serve as example only. A Large/Commercial Off-Grid Solar System can be customised to suit your needs; you can even do it yourself using our online design tools (see above).

SMA off-grid solar system with batteries

The tool lets you adjust:

  • Solar frame to suit roof type / pitch
  • Type of batteries
  • Add 230V outlets to board

If in doubt just provide as much detail as possible and we shall get back to you to discuss your options.

Features

Our SMArt Large/Commercial Off-Grid Solar Systems can grow with your family or business. You can add a few panels to the quoted solar inverters, but more inverters can be coupled; multiple Sunny Island battery inverters can be paralleled with one another to increase the system's capacity. In fact, SMA based solar systems have been up-scaled to power the entire nation of Tokelau.

Operation of these stand alone solar power systems is easy. BAE batteries are maintenance free, the control centre's menu & display are intuitive and the charger can be programmed to automatically start a generator when battery levels are low or the consumption is high.

Installation

A Large/Commercial Off-Grid Solar Systems must be installed by a licensed electrician, better even by a Clean Energy Council (CEC) accredited Off-Grid installer. If done by the latter, the solar installation will create STCs - e.g. the 22 Panel Kit would currently create $4674 worth of STCs - reducing the overall outlay.

CEC accredited installer logo

If you reside within ~ 5 hours of Nimbin, Rainbow Power Company can install the solar power system for you. The STCs usually cover most, if not all, of the installation cost.

Should you live outside our installation area, we also provide these solar systems as supply only kits with detailed instructions for the electrician of your choice. The distribution board is pre-wired, the SMA inverters are pre-programmed and tested for a speedy, trouble-free installation. The control centre and batteries should be placed indoors (e.g. shed, garage, or dedicated room). Batteries must be close (~1m) to the board, but not directly underneath.

Training & Support

In addition to the detailed instruction manuals, a Large/Commercial Off-Grid Solar System also includes participation in our Living with Solar workshop valued at $295. Furthermore, attendees also received a copy of our famous book Energy From Nature.

Should you ever have any questions about your Large/Commercial Solar System, phone and/or email support is available at no extra cost.

Components

We only use components from reputable manufacturers with a proven track record and offices in Australia.

Trina Solar logo

Independently tested in the Australian desert (and rated Best Value for Money), Trina Solar panels are backed by a 25 year performance warranty.

Clenergy logo

High quality, versatile solar framing kits with a 10 year manufacturer's warranty. Fully compliant with the AU/NZ standards and suitable for a wide variety of building types and climatic zones.
SMA logo

The worldwide market leader for solar and battery inverters has a long standing reputation for reliability, quality and innovation. The German-made inverters are supplied with a 5 year warranty (extendable) and free phone support (1800 SMA AUS).
BAE logo

BAE batteries are top quality valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries - made in Germany. The gel cell batteries are well known for their high cycle-life (~8000 @20% Depth of Discharge) and low maintenance operation.

We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.


QLD:
Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Southport), Nerang and Hinterland (Beaudesert) and out West (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Killarney)


NSW:
Northern NSW (Tweed Heads to Yamba, including Evans Head, Byron Bay and Ballina); the Far North Coast Hinterland (Grafton via Lismore to Murwillumbah) and out West (Casino to Tenterfield, including Drake and Tabulam, as well as Woodenbong and Bonalbo)

For larger system we also go up to Brisbane or down to Coffs Harbour and even Glen Innes. Other places by arrangement.