Small Solar Power Systems

Our Small Off-Grid Solar Systems are compact, pre-wired power systems. These systems can energise a lot of small gear, including an efficient fridge.

Suitable for low-consumption or infrequent electricity users. Ideal for remote sheds, beach huts, motor homes or weekenders. If you need power for a dwelling you intend to live in 24/7, you may need a larger system with a more powerful inverter.

A Small Off-Grid System comes with up to 4 x 370 watt solar panels, a 12 or 24 volt solar battery bank, and the pictured wall-mountable distribution board with MPPT regulator, DC breakers, fuses and battery monitor. The board offers enough extra space to accommodate a battery charger and a DC/AC battery inverter (up to 1000W @ 24V).

Small Off-Grid solar systems are available as flat-pack supply kits (you need a licensed electrician to complete the install) or can be installed by RPC.
Watch these short videos about our small off grid kits and their contents.

Solar System Examples

2 Panel Kit - 12 Volts

house with some appliances

A 12V power system for DC appliances only. Designed for energy conscious individuals consuming about 0.9 kWh per day*.

This system configuration powers lights, a DC pump, small DC fridge, laptop and phone/tablet chargers. If you want to operate 230V AC equipment, just add a pluggable inverter (up to 300 watts).

View what appliances you can run on this configuration. Feel free to modify the appliance list to suit your needs - and request a written quote once you are done.

The 2 Panel System includes:

Trina 370W Solar Panel
Trina Solar

2 x 370W Solar Panels

Clenergy ezRack Solar Frame
Clenergy ezRack

Solar frames built to last

Victron MPPT 50A regulator
Victron Energy

50A regulator

Victron BMV 700
Victron BMV

Digital Battery Monitor

Pylontech 100Ah Battery
Pylontech Lithium Battery

12V 100Ah

  • 2 x 370W Trina Solar™ Honey Black Module® panels
  • Clenergy cyclone-proof solar frame
  • Pre-wired 12V distribution board with
    • 1 x 50A Victron MPPT regulator
    • 1 x Victron Battery Monitor
    • Breakers, labels, cabling ...
  • 12V 100Ah Pylontech Lithium Battery
  • Manuals for self installation & operation
  • Living With Solar workshop
Get A Quote
Alternatively, you can compile a 12V Small Solar System with Lithium Batteries or Lead Acid Batteries yourself - and get an instant quote.

4 Panel Kit - 24 Volts

house with a few appliances

A 24V stand alone system with a 650W battery inverter for small AC appliances. Designed for energy conscious individuals consuming about 1.6 kWh per day*.

This system configuration powers lights, a pump, a smallish, efficient fridge, laptop, modem, phone/tablet chargers and even a TV. If you have a big AC fridge, you will need a larger system.

View what appliances you can run for this price. Feel free to modify the appliance list to suit your needs - and request a written quote once you are done.

The 4 Panel System includes:

Trina 370W Solar Panel
Trina Solar

4 x 370W Solar Panels

Clenergy ezRack Solar Frame
Clenergy ezRack

Solar frames built to last

Victron MPPT 50A regulator
Victron Energy

50A regulator

Victron 650W Inverter
Victron Energy

650 Watt Inverter

Victron 16A Battery Charger
Victron Energy

24V 16A Charger

BMV digital Meter
Victron BMV

Digital Battery Monitor

PowerPlus 24V 3.3kWh Lithium Batteries
PowerPlus Lithium Battery

24V 3.3kWh battery bank

  • 4 x 370W Trina Solar™ Honey Black Module® panels
  • Clenergy cyclone-proof solar frame
  • Pre-wired 24V distribution board with
    • 1 x 50A Victron MPPT regulator
    • 650W Victron battery inverter
    • 16A Victron battery charger
    • 1 x BMV Battery Monitor
    • Breakers, labels, cabling ...
  • 24V 3.3kWh PowerPlus Lithium battery
  • Manuals for self installation & operation
  • Living With Solar workshop
Get A Quote
Alternatively, you can compile a 24V Small Solar System with Lithium Batteries or Lead Acid Batteries yourself - and get an instant quote.

Customisation

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

Battery State of charge on Victron BMV700 monitor

Battery Monitor

The tool lets you choose / add / remove:

  • a solar frame to suit roof type / pitch
  • a battery type
  • a battery inverter
  • a battery charger
  • a customised battery box

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

Installation

Many of our customers install Small Off-Grid Systems themselves - all required steps are straight forward, and elaborate instructions are provided. If your board includes a DC/AC inverter, a licensed electrician is needed to complete the installation.

The distribution board and batteries should be installed indoors (e.g. shed, garage, or dedicated room). Batteries must be close (~1m) to the board, but not directly underneath. We strongly recommend the addition of a battery box as exposed battery terminals deteriorate more quickly.


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

We also have sales agents in
Grafton:contact Andy Wilkinson directly on 0409 508 144, and
Tenterfield:contact Diamond J Legend directly on 0425 769 444.