Off Grid FAQs

Thinking about going off grid? You are going to have many questions. Here are some of those most commonly asked.

The Federal Government is offering many incentives for the uptake of off grid solar power, for example, Solar Credits and RECs. Learn more about off-grid solar power rebates.

Your remote power system should be grounded via the battery bank.

The solar regulator’s measured amp rating should slightly exceed the total amp rating of the solar panels.

A solar regulator is also known as a charge controller. It’s a small box that monitors the battery bank and regulates the charge to ensure maximum charging without damaging the battery bank through overcharging.

Again, it depends greatly on your energy requirements. For example, if you just wish to run a notebook all day, LED lighting and a few small appliances intermittently, a 100 AH battery may suffice, assuming you have the correct sized solar panel to charge it. To run a household will require far more battery storage. For more accurate info, please give Mountain Power Solutions a call for more details.

This will vary greatly, but as a very general guide, 75 to 120 watts of solar panels are required for every 200 Ah of batteries. For a more accurate estimation, please give Mountain Power Solutions a call for more details.

The DC electricity from the wind turbine or solar panel array routes through wiring to a solar regulator or charge controller, which regulates the charging of the deep cycle battery bank. DC appliances can then run off the battery or via a power inverter to supply standard household appliances with 240 volt electricity.

A RAPS (Remote Access Power System) allows for off-grid operation using batteries for energy storage. It best suits situations where power is needed during blackouts or premises not connected to the mains electricity grid. They may run on solar power or wind energy.


  • Tax Credit
  • Self-Sufficient Lifestyle
  • Zero Dependence
  • Zero Electricity Bill
  • Store Your Own Power
  • Receive Renewable Energy Credits (REC).


  • Charge Batteries
  • High Tech Off-Grid Inverters
  • Utilize Batteries and Generator
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking
  • Generator Backup


  • Own Your Power!
  • Store Excess Power

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