Off-grid Solar Power Systems
How does an "Off-grid Solar Power System" work
Stand-alone solar power systems are a decentralized and ecological energy supply used when technical, economic or other reasons prevent supply from a grid. The power produced from sunshine is either used directly or stored in rechargeable batteries for later use.
An off-grid solar power system (Island System) is a form of electricity supply operating independently from public grid connections. There is a wide variety of possible applications, ranging from electricity supply for boats, caravans, vacation homes, remote facilities as well as telecommunication systems (like relay stations), surveillance and measuring systems all the way to the supply for remote farms, medical stations and even entire rural villages.
What are the Benefits of a "Off-Grid Solar Power System"
Living off the grid and being self-sufficient feels good. For some people, this feeling is worth more than saving money. Energy self-sufficiency is also a form of security. Power failures on the utility grid do not affect off-grid solar systems.
Most everyone is already connected to the grid and because of that they are completely dependent upon the utility system for power, so in case of an emergency or power outage, they are stuck without power and have to wait for the utility company to fix it before they will have power again.
Even if you have a grid-tied solar system, the use of your energy is still dependent on the utility company being active and running. That is unless you have a solar system with battery backup. You do not have to be stuck without power in such a case. You can have peace of mind and can have the security of being independent of the utility company if you have an off-grid solar system.