Off Grid Systems

Off grid solar power systems seem like a popular and growing trend for those seeking to be self-sufficient and reduce their dependence on the energy grid.

Off Grid Systems

Living with an off grid system has never been as achievable as it is with today's technology.

Living with an off-grid solution has never been more achievable than it is with today’s technology. More and more people are embracing the self-reliant lifestyle that living outside the grid offers, and with our carefully curated selection of off-grid solutions, we’re ready to help you break free from traditional energy sources and embrace a simpler, more independent life.

No matter where you are in the Shepparton, Echuca, Surf Coast and Greater Geelong areas we will custom-build a system that suits both you and your environment. From modest domestic users to demanding 3-phase commercial users our custom-built systems are sized specifically for your demands.

If you’re looking to make the move there can be a lot to think about. Thankfully, the team at Future NRG are experts who can help you navigate the exciting journey to off-grid living. From solar panel systems to home battery storage we offer tailored guidance and technical support to help you build a resilient and self-sustaining energy network.

What to consider when moving Off Grid?

It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with all the appliances in your home and reflect on your typical use. There are a lot of things you can do to make your off-grid power system as efficient as possible.

  • Installing a hot water heat pump is a simple way to drastically reduce your power consumption.
  • Consider using hydronic or wood fire heating.
  • Choose appliances with a good energy star rating.
  • Install LED lighting.
  • Adjust your routine. Use bigger appliances when the sun is out, and doing tasks like washing and vacuuming through the day means you are using electricity directly from your panels rather than discharging your batteries.
Off Grid Solar power systems reduce dependence on the energy grid

Custom Off Grid

FutureNRG has a range of off grid systems that cater for modest domestic users up to and including demanding 3 phase commercial uses.

The off grid systems Future NRG design are unique and sized specifically for your demands, it is a balance of both AC and DC coupled solar to reflect the way that you use and capture energy and has enough storage to meet your needs. Our off grid systems come with fully integrated and automatic generators that support the system in poor conditions when solar is not enough.

Off Grid Systems. Custom Off Grid Solar Systems for Shepparton, Echuca and Geelong Victoria

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some Frequently Asked Questions we get as Off Grid solar power system installers in Shepparton, Echuca, Geelong and Torquay.

Living “off the grid” (OTG) simply means not being dependent on the everyday utilities (gas, electricity, sewerage & water), which most of us take for granted. When you live off the grid you’re essentially self-sufficient, and able to take care of your own utility needs and live in a more sustainable manner.

Yes, you can go off-grid with solar panels. An off-grid solar system is a stand-alone system that generates electricity using solar panels and stores any excess energy not consumed immediately onsite in batteries. This type of system is generally only advisable for people who live in remote areas where there is little to no access to the electrical grid. 

Whilst off-grid solar systems are self-sufficient, meaning they can provide electricity for your home or business without being connected to the electricity grid, there are some important things to consider.  

Off-grid solar refers to a system where the solar panels aren’t connected to the electricity grid, meaning it generates and stores electricity independently from utility companies. This type of system is typically used in remote areas where there’s no access to the electrical grid, or by individuals who no longer want to be reliant on the grid. 

Grid solar, on the other hand, refers to a system where the solar panels are connected to the electrical grid. This type of system generates electricity and feeds any excess back into the grid, allowing the homeowner to receive bill credits or payments for the excess power they produce. This type of system is typically used by households who have access to the electrical grid and want to use solar energy to lower their energy bills. 

The key difference between off-grid and grid solar is the level of dependence on the electrical grid. Off-grid systems operate independently, while grid-tied systems are connected to and interact with the grid. 

Off-grid systems also require a larger initial investment, which can be beyond the budget of most households. Cutting the cord to the energy grid also comes with its own challenges, the biggest being the possibility of going without power for periods of time – there’s no back-up when your solar system isn’t generating electricity and your stored battery energy is exhausted.  

The number of solar panels required to run a house off-grid depends on several factors, including:  

  • The average daily electricity consumption. 
  • The type and efficiency of the solar panels. 
  • The geographical location of the house, and the amount of available sunlight. 

The exact number of panels you’ll need will vary depending on the specific energy needs of your household. Out team of experts can conduct a detailed assessment of your energy needs and provide a customised solution for your needs. 

Importantly, the number of panels required is only one consideration. You’ll also need to ensure you have ample battery storage, as not only will you need to generate enough solar energy to meet your daytime energy needs, but you’ll also need to have plenty stored away to meet your needs when the sun isn’t shining. Allowing for back-up energy to be stored in order to get through extended periods with reduced solar, such as winter which can be a dark/wet period, or even during cyclone season if you live in the tropics.

Undertaking regular maintenance of your batteries and panels is also essential. You’ll need to ensure your setup is functioning properly, and optimally, to ensure you’re storing enough energy to meet your needs.

It’s not all or nothing when it comes to solar – you don’t need to go off-grid to reduce your reliance on it. Installing a solar battery without cutting your connection to the grid strikes a great happy medium, allowing you to store excess energy generated by your solar panels for use when the sun isn’t shining. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing you’ve got a reliable source of energy, even during power outages or when the grid is down. 

And if you have a battery, connecting it to a Virtual Power Plant gives you the opportunity to increase your energy independence and earn rewards at the same time.Invest in a quality solar battery can help you take control of your energy future.

Future NRG is here to provide all the information and support you need for a holistic approach to energy independence. Call us today and talk to an off grid specialist!

Tesla Powerwall

Future NRG is the exclusively certified Tesla Powerwall installer in the Shepparton Echuca area. Consult with us to create a Tesla Powerwall System giving you independent and seamless energy production.

Tesla Powerwall means unparalleled quality, and can outperform and outlast many traditional Off Grid energy storage systems. With a sleek and compact design, the smart software offers clean energy solutions that get better over time. 

Tesla Powerwall has an active internet connection that provides free over- the- air updates to ensure customers have immediate access to new features and improved functionality. 

The mobile app provides comprehensive monitoring to show your energy usage in real time. For Tesla Powerwall customers this allows a unique insight into your homes energy usage and enables you to manage your energy consumption.

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How does the Tesla Powerwall work?

Tesla Powerwall will charge from excess solar your panels produce, and will discharge when needed. If you ever run low on energy, Powerwall can automatically turn on the secondary energy source to power the home and charge the Powerwall. The back up gateway provides energy management, metering, and remote monitoring. The gateway also integrates with the alternative power source to automate the start and stop of additional generation.

Tesla Energy Plan

Join Australia's Largest Virtual Power Plant Purpose-Built for Powerwall.
What is a Virtual Power Plant?

The Tesla Virtual Power Plant is made up of a network of homes like yours that contribute clean solar energy to the grid to provide support, prevent outages and lower energy costs for you and your community.

Our world-leading technology optimises your Powerwall to meet your home’s energy needs while also supporting the grid by reacting to market conditions and preparing for anticipated grid events. In return, you receive competitively low energy rates and monthly Grid Support Credits.

Tesla Energy Plan Specs
Why join the Tesla Virtual Power Plant?

The Tesla Virtual Power Plant allows you to maximise your energy savings through flexible Time of Use rates.

Tesla’s world-leading technology monitors and manages your Powerwall for you, assessing usage patterns to help ensure your home is always powered by the most efficient source, reducing your energy bill and benefiting your community at the same time.

Program Benefits Include:
  • A Virtual Power Plant that’s purpose-built for Powerwall
  • An extended warranty giving you coverage for up to 15 years on your Powerwall2
  • Monthly Grid Support Credits1
  • A no lock-in contract energy plan
  • Minimum 20% Backup reserver during an outage
  • An Australia-based customer service team

Custom Off Grid

FutureNRG has a range of off grid systems that cater for modest domestic users up to and including demanding 3 phase commercial uses.

Each off grid system Future NRG designs is unique and sized specifically for your demands, it is a balance of both AC and DC coupled solar to reflect the way that you use and capture energy and has enough storage to meet your needs. Our systems come with fully integrated and automatic generators that support the system in poor conditions when solar is not enough.

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Custom Off Grid Solar Systems
What to consider when moving Off Grid?

It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with all the appliances in your home and reflect on your typical use. There are a lot of things you can do to make your off grid power system as efficient as possible.

  • Installing one of Future NRGs Hot water systems is a simple way to drastically reduce your power consumption.
  • Consider using hydronic or wood fire heating
  • Choose appliances with a good energy star rating
  • Install LED lighting
  • Adjust your routine. Use bigger appliances when the sun is out, and doing tasks like washing and vacuuming through the day means you are using electricity directly from your panels rather than discharging your batteries.