The Power of Solar Power Packages: How They Help Off-Grid Applicationsgalagassi@gmail.com
Solar power is a valuable resource of renewable energy that harnesses our sun to power the things that we use. It is a much more sustainable source of energy than conventional fossil fuels, and it has many applications that people can take advantage of. At Hub Power, we offer the best, highest quality solar power packages available on the market.
Years ago, solar batteries were mostly used in remote campsites and mountaintop cabins. Today, they’re still essential for boondocking and dry camping, but with ‘grid defection’ becoming a popular rising trend, solar setups are making their way toward many towns and cities.
People are going off grid in places where grid power is available. They’re building eco-friendly miniature houses that rely wholly on solar power. Others are installing solar panels on rooftops for backup power in places where a proper connection to the power grid is frequently unreliable. Some people save significant amounts of money by using only solar power and relying on the grid as a backup.
Now more than ever, off-grid solar batteries need to be reliable, long-lasting, and efficient. However, not all batteries are created equal. Below, we’ll discuss more about solar setups and different types of off-grid solar batteries so that you can decide which might best suit your needs.
Overview Of A Solar Cabin Setup
As you may already know, solar packages are a great option for those looking to power appliances in a remote area where conventional access to electricity is not an option.
You can use a generator in conjunction with solar power in such cases that call for heavier usage, such as a full-sized residential oven or an electrical heating system. In following this, you will effectively be reducing system on your generator and the appliances it is hooked up to.
Hub Power cabin kits are designed to fit your specific energy requirements. You can get our standard 6- or 12-panel package or opt for a custom package to suit your precise situation.
To completely cover your main electrical requirements for a 1,500 square foot home with monthly electrical costs running up to $100, you will need about 16 dedicated panels. For water heating in a four-person household, 2 solar thermal panels may suffice.
Battery banks are then used to store the power generated by the solar panels. These solar cabin systems are designed to monitor the battery bank and make adjustments as required to optimize the production of energy. In order to provide the energy you need, these battery banks work in tandem with a generator to consume and produce energy.
Crucial Elements Of An Off-Grid Solar Power System
For use in cabins, the types of solar kits offered are usually comprised of the items mentioned below:
Solar Panels: These panels are specifically engineered to harness the potential energy of photons in order to produce energy. PV panels are made of several solar cells made up of silicon glass.
Solar panels are engineered to produce DC electricity, as this can then be used directly to power your appliances or be stored in a battery bank.
Battery Bank: Either made up of a single battery or several interconnected units that are assembled to operate as one unit, these batteries output at a specific voltage and amp capacity. The best varieties of battery for off-grid use are ‘deep cycle’ units.
Deep cycle batteries are engineered to deliver small amounts of pure power over an extended frameframe, unlike a ‘starting’ battery which delivers a burst of power over shorter periods.
DC to AC Inverter: How is electricity converted from DC to AC? With an inverter! A solar inverter (or ‘PV inverter’) converts the direct current output of a solar panel into AC, which can then be used by your off-grid network to power the appliances and electronics in your camp or home.
An inverter is used to increase DC voltage and convert it into AC to power different appliances. You can’t use direct current without an inverter as appliances use AC power to correctly regulate voltage.
Charge Controllers: This type of controller is a voltage and current regulator which prevents your batteries from overcharging, and subsequently losing years of their lifecycle. It helps monitor and control the voltage flowing from your installed panels to the battery source.
Turn to a Trusted Power Products Distributor in BC
We are a power products distributor based out of Burnaby, BC and are a top distributor of renewable energy brands. We have a diverse list of energy power products in our catalogue for your perusal and our knowledgeable staff will help you in any way they can.
If you want to learn more about Hub Power, feel free to call us at (604)-420-7737. We’ll go over the details of RV and off-grid solar packages and how they can help you enjoy a wonderful camping experience this summer.