Hybrid power for off grid homes
Living off grid is a lifestyle choice for some, but an economical necessity for many. Even in the UK the grid does not reach everywhere – and getting it extended to reach your dream property can be a surprisingly expensive proposition. There are even more homes internationally that struggle to get a constant power source.
So how can you live a grid connected lifestyle without the grid? With our Hybrid power units home owners can utilise generator and renewable energy to power batteries that will deliver 24/7 cost effective power. The units are preconfigured and ready to install by a local electrician and will work with existing solar arrays and in most cases any auto-start generator.
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“The EasyGrid system itself was a joy to install... the actual installation was easily completed in a day. In my opinion the EasyGrid systems are fantastic. Anything that reduces installation time and makes the system more insulated from the elements has got to be a good thing.”
Jamie Robinson, Alternative Engineering
EasyGrid – hybrid off grid power unit
Our EasyGrid range brings off grid power solutions to homes and businesses without a mains grid connection at a reasonable cost. Rather than having to source separate components and have a bespoke system designed, our EasyGrid series offers a pre-configured, self-contained unit built from durable, high quality components; fully tested and ready to install. The EasyGrid enclosures are made from powder coated steel; allowing them to be installed either inside or outside depending on requirements. Suitable for installation worldwide the EasyGrid range addresses off grid power needs and can be installed by a competent local electrician.
How does it work?
Our EasyGrid units connect to your solar array, they also have a connection for a generator. The EasyGrid supply utilises energy from the solar array to charge the batteries, where energy will be stored until needed. The array then tops up the batteries as the power is used. The system can also support additional loads to those listed when connected to a generator. In addition, if a generator is connected and the batteries are depleted and no solar power is available, the system will send a start signal to the generator to provide power and charge the batteries.
Available in three sizes, EasyGrid 3000, EasyGrid 5000 and EasyGrid 10000.
Why choose an EasyGrid System over individual components?
We have many enquiries about the benefits of EasyGrid over individual component installations. We firmly believe that our all in one solution is the most robust, reliable solution you will find for off grid power, below are just some of the benefits an EasyGrid system can deliver to your project.
The EasyGrid system comes fully wired and configured.
Allows for easy installation of an off grid system saving you time and money; as well as confidence that all elements arrived fully tested and ready for immediate use.
Easy integration of renewable energy, wind and solar.
By integrating solar or wind power generation into the system you can cut down on your generator run time further, increasing your fuel saving even more.
Generator auto start connection.
A connected generator will turn on and off by itself. No manual intervention is required. This allows the system to run autonomously and seamlessly, giving you the closest equalivant to a grid connection.
IP55 powder coated steel enclosure with fork lift pockets.
It is completely weatherproof so can be kept outside and won’t take up valuable space, unit can be moved and transported easily.
Remote monitoring via built in Color Control panel
Allows you or our engineers to remotely monitor the system so we can check everything is working correctly or access the system should you ever experience a problem.
Quiet periods can be set via the Color Control panel.
You can enjoy silent power – particularly useful at night.
Not sure how much power you will be using on your off grid site?
If you are planning a residential or business off grid project a good place to start in terms of calculating your off grid power demands is with our Off Grid Definitive Guide which has a great guide to standard appliances and their power demands. Sign up for the Guide using link at top of page and go to page 6 to get started.
Connecting to an Unreliable Grid
For our international customers we are able to add an additional connection point for connecting the EasyGrid 5000 and 10,000 units to an unreliable local grid connection. This allows users to make use of grid power when it is available and then to automatically switch to the EasyGrid supply during power cuts. This additional option is viable if you are installing the unit in an area with frequent daily power outages and you require continuous power. Please ask us and we can include this option with your quotation.
VariPower - Variable Speed Hybrid Generator
VariPower is a variable speed generator combined with a highly efficient lithium battery bank. Developed, designed and manufactured in the UK. The unit provides transportable, instant power for temporary, back-up and off grid situations in any environment.
Unlike traditional generators which only run at one speed whatever the load demands, the variable speed generator combines the latest control technology and PMG alternator and will run at the most efficient RPM (between 900 – 2000) dependent on the energy requirement; providing just enough power for the load and to charge/top up the batteries without any waste.