Residential Off Grid Solar Systems

SMA Control Centre

Our Residential Off-Grid Solar Systems are SMArt solar power systems designed to supply a modern Australian residential home with renewable energy.

Suitable for small families using modern appliances. You would still need to do your cooking with gas, but you can run your fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and pump simultaneously. These systems are also expandable should your energy needs grow. If you have a pool pump or plan to run an air-conditioner you may still need a larger system.

A standard Residential Off-Grid System comes with up to 12 x 260 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

8 Panel Kit

house with some appliances

A 48V stand alone system with an intelligent 3000W battery inverter. Designed for people with moderate night-time usage and overall consumption of about 5 kWh per day*.

This system configuration powers lights, fridge, washing machine, pump, laptop, TV and other entertainment equipment. If you want to use many appliances simultaneously or need a lot of energy after dark, you may need a larger system.

View what appliances you can run with this configuration.

The 8 Panel System includes:

Trina 260W Solar Panel
Trina Solar

8 x 260W Solar Panels

Clenergy ezRack Solar Frame
Clenergy ezRack

Solar frames built to last

SMA Sunny Boy 3000TL Solar Inverter
SMA

3000 Watt Inverter

SMA Sunny Island 3.0M Inverter-Charger
SMA

3000 Watt Inverter-Charger

EnergyStore 765Ah Batteries
EnergyStore Gel Batteries

48V 765Ah Battery Bank

Battery Box with vents
Battery Box

Ready to assemble

  • 8 x 260 Watt Trina Solar™ HoneyModule® panels
  • Clenergy cyclone-proof solar frame
  • Pre-configured switch board with
    • 1 x SMA Sunny Island 3.0M battery inverter-charger
    • 1 x SMA Sunny Boy 3000TL solar inverter
    • Breakers, fuses, isolators, labels, cabling ...
  • 48V 830Ah EnergyStore gel battery bank
  • Custom made battery enclosure
  • Installation & operation manuals
  • Living With Solar workshop

Price: from $24,799 info iconas pre-wired system*
excluding installation

*System calculated for operation in northern NSW.

Finance available

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10 Panel Kit

house with a few appliances

A 48V stand alone system with a SMArt & powerful 6000W battery inverter. Designed for modern households or small businesses using about 6.4 kWh per day*.

This system configuration powers all the mod-cons of a typical family home, simultaneously if required. However, if you are night-owls and run most of your appliances after dark, you may still need a larger system.

View what appliances you can run with this configuration.

The 10 Panel Kit includes:

Trina 260W Solar Panel
Trina Solar

10 x 260W Solar Panels

Clenergy ezRack Solar Frame
Clenergy ezRack

Solar frames built to last

SMA Sunny Boy 3000TL Solar Inverter
SMA

3000 Watt Inverter

SMA Sunny Island 6.0H Inverter-Charger
SMA

6000 Watt Inverter-Charger

EnergyStore 1040Ah Batteries
EnergyStore Gel Batteries

48V 1040Ah Battery Bank

Battery Box with vents
Battery Box

Ready to assemble

  • 10 x 260 Watt Trina Solar™ HoneyModule® panels
  • Clenergy cyclone-proof solar frame
  • Pre-configured switch board with
    • 1 x SMA Sunny Island 6.0H battery inverter-charger
    • 1 x SMA Sunny Boy 3000TL solar inverter
    • Breakers, fuses, isolators, labels, cabling ...
  • 48V 1038Ah EnergyStore gel battery bank
  • Custom made battery enclosure
  • Installation & operation manuals
  • Living With Solar workshop

Price: from $31,249 info iconas pre-wired system*
excluding installation

*System calculated for operation in northern NSW.

Finance available

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Alternatively, you can compile a Residential Home Solar System yourself - and get an instant quote.

12 Panel Kit

house with a lots of appliances

A 48V stand alone system with a SMArt & powerful 6000W battery inverter. Designed for working families or small businesses using about 7.4 kWh per day*.

This system configuration powers all the mod-cons of a sizable family home, simultaneously if required. The large 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 12 Panel Kit includes:

Trina 260W Solar Panel
Trina Solar

12 x 260W Solar Panels

Clenergy ezRack Solar Frame
Clenergy ezRack

Solar frames built to last

SMA Sunny Boy 3000TL Solar Inverter
SMA

3000 Watt Inverter

SMA Sunny Island 6.0H Inverter-Charger
SMA

6000 Watt Inverter-Charger

EnergyStore 1150Ah Batteries
EnergyStore Gel Batteries

48V 1150Ah Battery Bank

Battery Box with vents
Battery Box

Ready to assemble

  • 12 x 260 Watt Trina Solar™ HoneyModule® panels
  • Clenergy cyclone-proof solar frame
  • Pre-configured switch board with
    • 1 x SMA Sunny Island 6.0H battery inverter-charger
    • 1 x SMA Sunny Boy 3000TL solar inverter
    • Breakers, fuses, isolators, labels, cabling ...
  • 48V 1240Ah EnergyStore gel battery bank
  • Custom made battery enclosure
  • Installation & operation manuals
  • Living With Solar workshop

Price: from $32,865 info iconas pre-wired system*
excluding installation

*System calculated for operation in northern NSW.

Finance available

Get A Quote
Alternatively, you can compile a Residential Home Solar System yourself - and get an instant quote.

Customisation

The above system configurations serve as example only. A Residential 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 choose / add / remove:

  • Choose a solar frame to suit roof type / pitch
  • Choose a different type of batteries
  • Choose an inverter/charger
  • 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 Residential Off-Grid Solar Systems can grow with your family or business. Up to 16 solar panels can be added to the included Sunny Boy solar inverter. But that's not all, 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 Residential 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 12 Panel Kit would currently create $2432 worth of STCs - reducing the overall outlay.

CEC accredited installer logo

If you reside within ~ 4 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 Residential Off-Grid Solar System also includes participation in our Living with Solar workshop valued at $195. Furthermore, attendees also received a copy of our famous book Energy From Nature.

Should you ever have any questions about your Residential 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).
Exide logo

Exide Technologies is one of the world's largest producers of lead-acid batteries. Exide holds the patent for dryfit batteries, originally developed by Sonnenschein.

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.