Secured electricity costs off the grid

Thursday, 23 July, 2015 | Supplied by: Yingli Green Energy Australia Pty Ltd

Secured electricity costs off the grid

In late 2014, Mike Bland decided to build his dream home in Foster, near Wilsons Promontory. But the property was located over 1 km from the grid, and his initial contact with the electricity distributor resulted in grid connection quotes over $50,000.

Bland contacted the local Yingli Solar partner, Gippsland Solar, whose off-grid team designed a tailored solution that is an equivalent of the cost of mains electricity. According to Bland, the decision to go with Gippsland Solar, Yingli Solar and an off-grid system was a “no-brainer”.

The system comprises 32 YGE high-efficiency panels (installed on a ground-mounted frame for flexible positioning of the array); a SMA Sunny Island system with automatic generator backup; and a bank of 48 V, 600 Ah gel deep cycle batteries. It was installed in a purpose-built shed with ventilation, and the electricity was then trenched 80 m up to the property.

Now completely off the grid, Bland has secured his ongoing electricity costs — even with constant electricity use and variable South Gippsland weather. Additionally, he is set to achieve annual CO2 savings of 13 tonnes.

“We are thrilled with our new off-grid solar system,” said Bland. “Clean energy and no ongoing costs for connection and supply from the grid. The off-grid system pricing was even cheaper than connecting the mains, and no aerial cables, poles and transformer to put up.”

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