12th August 2015

Power Management Driven by Renewable Energy

Project Off Grid Bergey 6Essentially, you cannot create or destroy energy; but you can however move it around and this is exactly what we specialise in.

Prioritising the use of renewables where possible, delivering power to the smallest LED light, to industrial high voltage island power grids.

Our solutions can power emergency backup systems, off grid homes and businesses, utility vehicles, yachts, motor cruisers, scientific stations and many more.  

 

We provide a comprehensive range of power products. With an in house design service and a wide range of fully field tested renewable and traditional generators, we can offer a very real alternative to the national grid. 

Because we live and work off grid, and have done so for many years, we have the first hand experience needed to offer a detailed overview of your intended application. 

 

HOW DOES OFF GRID ENERGY WORK?

Project Off Grid Victron MicrogridElectricity is generated by solar panels, wind turbines, hydroelectric systems and traditional fuel engines. A system connected to the grid can provide self consumption from renewables as well as an emergency backup power circuit.

Energy generated is used directly. You can benefit from planning your energy tasks around the natural resources, excess energy where possible is stored for later or diverted for other uses.

Mini grids can give you mains power wherever you are. Simple 12/24v equipment can be used for many applications such as lighting and USB charging points.

Micro-grids can be designed to power your home up to an entire community.

 

AC OR DC OR BOTH?

Project Off Grid - off grid energy renewable solutions for marine applicationsYou can use electricity directly from the battery to run low-voltage lighting and perhaps other direct-current (DC) appliances, i.e. for a motor-home or yacht. 

On the other hand, you can add AC inverters to produce mains power
Power & charge with AC and/or DC Generators, Wind – Solar – Hydro – Diesel – LPG – Mains 

We aim to prioritise the use of renewables where possible.

Our renewable energy systems are optimised and MPPT tracked to improve energy yeilds of up to 30%. 

 

WHAT TYPE OF ENERGY STORAGE?

The heart of any island energy system is the battery. This will store electricity when it is generated to provide power for when it is needed.Project Off Grid supplies BYD lithium battery systems

With proper controls and system design, a battery may now last 15 years or more.

We offer project metrics to show what’ll cost to run your system over its lifespan.

From Flooded OPzS, to Lithium Phosphate, Flow Technology and even storing energy in pumped water.

We can provide energy storage by design from leading manufactures and are able to offer the right type and size for your specific application.

 

WHAT ABOUT MONITORING & CONTROL?

Project Off grid remote monitoring via VRM portalMonitoring and control is key to any installation. Knowledge is everything if you want to receive the best from any system. 

Using the onsite panel you’ll have clear insights into usage, generation and storage.

In a mobile application such as a camper or yacht you can view all system data, from state of charge to current from alternator, solar or wind, tank level indicators for fresh and grey water as well as track your movements using GPS. On board storage lets you buffer the data for up to 30 days and download to the platform when you next go online. 

With a live internet connection you can also access your system with remote monitoring and control anywhere, as long as you and the panel are online.

We can show you how to make best use of your power system whatever the application through knowledge and control.

You can experience a demo of the Victron Energy platform here! vrm.victronenergy.com

 

SO WHAT NEXT?…

Project Off Grid - off grid energy renewable solutions for the leisure marketFirst we need to work out much energy you need and how much can you generate.

Solar power is simple and reliable: we know that the sun comes up every day.

Do you have an exposed windy site? How about a fast flowing stream?

Can we recover energy at any time?

What’s the primary energy source and how can we store this energy?

How can we optimise all of this different energy?

Contact us for more information.
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