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Off-grid solar system: How it works

Off-grid solar systems, or stand-alone power systems, are not connected to the public electricity network. The right system for you depends on your energy consumption, location and purpose for going off-grid.

By Carly Nichols

23 November 2020

How does an off-grid solar system work?

In an off-grid solar system, your solar panels will generate electricity and any excess energy generated will be used to charge your solar batteries for use at night or times when your system is not generating enough power. It is considered to be a good option compared to an alternative backup power source, such as a generator.

What is the cost of an off-grid solar system? 

The cost of your system will depend on many factors, including your energy expectation, usage, location, and more. For a personalised, no obligation quote, head to the Brighte marketplace to find Brighte accredited vendors.  

What is the difference between a hybrid system and an off-grid system? 

A hybrid system remains connected to the main electricity grid, so is able to utilise energy from the grid once the power generated from the solar system has been depleted. 

An off-grid system, or a stand-alone system, has no connection to the main electricity grid - all of the home's power comes from its solar system and battery. Off-grid systems are typically larger than hybrid systems as the requirements are generally greater. 

As a backup, some off-grid systems have a generator that can be utilised if there is a greater demand for power.

Finance your off-grid solar power system 

Our 0% Interest Payment Plan and Brighte Green Loan are both available to cover your purchase and installation end-to-end. Offset your repayments with your potential energy bill savings - there's no catch or hidden fees.

The information provided in this article is general in nature and does not constitute advice. Please consider your own personal circumstances prior to making any decisions.