Off-Grid & Grid-Interactive

Off-Grid  &  Grid-Interactive  PV Solutions..

Exon Consulting are a specialist Solar PV Off and On Grid EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) company.

Solar PV system that supply electricity to residential properties, lodges or any turn-key project which are battery-based are at the core of Exon Consulting’s capability.   These systems can be fully or partially (Grid-Interactive) Off-Grid.

Off-Grid Systems

Off-grid (or “stand-alone”) PV systems are very different to batteryless grid-tied systems.

Without the grid as a supplemental electricity source, a PV system’s sizing is critical.

Off-grid systems require their owners’ participation—this means living within the original design’s energy budget, planning for future growth, and having a backup energy source for times of high energy usage or low solar production.

All maintenance and equipment servicing is critical to the effectiveness and durability of the system.

An Off-grid system must always have a backup energy source. This backup source would typically be used during bad weather when the irradiance level from the sun is not sufficient to supply the load or charge the batteries, or both.

Typical Off-grid applications include: schools, lodges, holiday homes, clinics, telecom stations, etc.

Exon Consulting will design and install a solar PV system that will operate in all weather and operational conditions and will auto-control itself, needing very little user input.

Grid-Interactive Systems

Grid-interactive PV systems give users more choices and greater flexibility, while increasing the level of reliability in deployments.

A Grid-interactive system can bee seen as a combination of an Off-Grid system (with a battery bank) and a grid-tied system (uses the grid as backup and/or sell excess energy into the grid i.e. Nett-Metering).

The battery bank can typically be smaller than what is required in an off-grid system; sized to drive just the essential load(s) during a power-outage, with the grid as a reliable backup energy source for bad weather days.

Grid-interactive systems are often more affordable than off-grid systems and these systems are scalable, meaning the pv system can be expanded over time (i.e. start smaller ~ than grow the system size later on).  These systems are usually very good medium to long term investments, shielding the system owner from the ever increasing electricity costs.

Exon Consulting are experienced grid-interactive pv system designers, suppliers and installers.

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