If you own a remote cottage, then you’re probably familiar with one of its biggest downsides: the cost of diesel fuel. Not only is it expensive, but diesel fuel releases harmful emissions that damage the environment. Have you considered switching to solar power?
With an off-grid solar system package in Canada, you’ll enjoy a new sense of freedom, both for your lifestyle and your wallet. Use off-grid solar panel systems to generate electricity for your cabin, tiny home, or RV. At SRB Energy, we offer a range of complete kits that make it easy to get started with solar in Canada.
Why Choose Off-Grid Solar?
An off-grid solar system has a few distinct advantages over diesel fuel. When you’re completely independent from the grid, you can appreciate several benefits, which include:
No more monthly utility bills!
Tired of paying exorbitant costs for fuel? Switch to solar and start saving money each month. Once you purchase the required equipment and pay for installation, the solar energy you generate from the sun will be free. With all the money you’ll save, a solar kit becomes a lot more affordable.
Less reliance on diesel fuel
Using diesel fuel is expensive. If you spend a lot of time at your cottage, relying on diesel fuel 24/7 is no small cost. With solar panels, you can generate electricity from a natural and abundant resource in Canada: sunlight!
The installation costs for a solar system may be higher upfront, but you’ll enjoy a return on your investment as the years go by.
Increase property value
If you decide to eventually sell your cottage, an off-grid solar system will factor into the value of it. Potential buyers will surely be enticed by the idea of free solar power.
What You Need
Ready to set up an off-grid solar system at your cottage? Here’s an overview of all the parts you’ll need to generate solar power off the grid:
Obviously, one of the main components will be the PV (or photovoltaic) panels. Our off-grid solar kits come with monocrystalline panels, which are more efficient than polycrystalline.
Inverters are an essential part of any off grid system. An inverter takes the DC (direct current) that’s generated from your solar panels, and converts it into AC (alternating current) that’s used by home appliances.
Whether you want to place your PV panels on your roof, the ground, or on top of a pole, you need mounts and racking systems. These devices secure your panels to the location of your choosing. They ensure that strong wind gusts won’t dislodge your solar modules from their optimal position.
Every off-grid system needs a battery bank. This is the power source you draw from when the sun isn’t shining. Any excess energy that your solar panels produce is stored in the batteries for later use, like at nighttime or on cloudy days.
To maximize the lifespan and efficiency of your battery, store it in conditions between -10°C to 20°C. During the winter, we suggest storing your battery bank in an insulated or heated shelter.
Once you’ve set up a battery system, the next step is modulating it with a charge controller. This device regulates how much energy flows into the battery from your solar panels. It prevents the batteries from overcharging.
It may give you some peace of mind to have a backup power source. These are great on days when weather conditions aren’t optimal for solar energy generation. If your solar array doesn’t produce enough power for your home or cottage, you can hook up a backup generator to supplement your electrical needs.
Our Off-Grid Packages
At SRB Energy, we offer a variety of complete off-grid p.ackages; these kits have everything you need to get started with off-grid solar. Each kit has a battery bank with the capacity to run for 2 days without sunlight. They include:
This kit has all the equipment required for an off-grid solar setup, including a monocrystalline solar panel, cables, materials, DC disconnect, and more. It runs loads with up to 250 Wh per day. You can use this system to power a load with 3 LED lights and 2 phone chargers.
Off-Grid Basic +
For a little more power, consider our Basic + package; it generates up to 600 Wh a day to power loads with 3 LED lights, 1 ceiling fan, 1 laptop charger, 1 internet modem, and 2 phone chargers.
If you’re seeking an off-grid system for your RV, this kit has everything you need. With up to 1200 Wh a day, you can run a small 12V DC fridge, stereo system, 40” TV, laptop charger, ceiling fan, 2 phone chargers, and 3 LED lights.
Generate up to 1700 Wh of solar power for your tiny home, treehouse, or trailer using the 3.0 kit. With its battery capacity, you can power demanding appliances, including a coffee machine/kettle and submersible pump.
With this kit, you can produce up to 3600 Wh. It’s similar to the 3.0, but with its additional capacity, you can also power a jet pump and internet modem.
Enjoy 4550 Wh of solar energy with the 4.0 kit. You can run demanding loads with up to 14 LED lights, making this kit perfect for larger cottages and tiny homes.
Power appliances like a toaster, hair dryer, and 2 submersible pumps with the 4.5 off-grid kit, which can generate up to 7500 Wh.
As one of our larger packages, the 6.0 can power up to 40 LED lights, along with a washing machine, 2 fridges, 2 coffee machines, a furnace blower, and a cell signal booster for remote areas. It generates as much as 15,000 Wh of solar energy a day.
This comprehensive system can produce up to 30,000 Wh per day. It can handle high-demand loads that include appliances like an air conditioner, dryer, and furnace blower.
At SRB Energy, we provide off-grid solar kits in Canada. We’ll help you find the right package for your property, whether it’s a cottage, tiny home, or RV. If you have any questions about our Canadian solar products, contact us today!