Off-grid systems run without a grid, however, batteries are capable of storing the system’s solar power. Usually, the system consists of solar panels, battery, load controller, grid box, inverter, mounting structure, and system balance. During the day, the panels store enough sunlight and utilize excess power throughout the night.

These devices support themselves and can power critical loads in regions where a power grid is not available. However, special equipment is needed and might be expensive to install for these systems. These are perfect for companies that can stand with no electricity for a short time.

Due to the remote accessibility of off-grid solar plants, it can be used to supply the electricity in rural and remote areas. Off-grid solar plants can facilitate independent long-term and sustainable generation of power in rural and distant places. Several regions in India are frequently affected by power cuts due to problems in power transmission that can hinder business and government operations. Off-grid solar systems are a cost-effective and viable long-term option to solve these challenges.

These self-sustainable systems can function independently and don’t rely on the grid. Rather, only battery or diesel generators are integrated into this solar rooftop system. It produces sufficient energy to be saved and utilized at night or when the grid is down.

Electricity supply in rural and remote areas
Off-grid solar systems can facilitate independent, long-term and sustainable electricity generation in rural and remote areas.
These self-sustainable systems can work independently and do not rely on the grid.
Power available all time
They generate enough power that can be stored and used at night or when the power grid is down.
Independent of grid failure
Grid failures and shutdowns will not affect your power supply.
Easy installation
Even a homeowner with a set of tools can install an off-grid solar powered system.
Clean and green environment
Off-grid solar powered systems reduces carbon footprint and keeps the air and environment clean.


Still not sure? Here are some answers to the frequently asked questions.
How does an off-grid system work?
An off-grid solar system works with a battery bank to store all the electricity that has been generated and supplies electricity when needed. Batteries get charged continuously irrespective of the consumption of the solar energy that is being produced.
What is required for an off-grid solar power plant?
For most DC-coupled off-grid systems it comes down to four main components – solar panels, charger controller, inverter, and the battery bank. Other than that there are the Mounting and racking system, Wiring, and Junction boxes.
How to size an off-grid solar system?
Deciding on the size of the system you need is an early and crucial step when it comes to installing an off-grid solar system. It will affect the kind of equipment you need, how much work the installation will involve, and, of course, the total cost of the project. Solar setup sizes are based on the amount of power the system needs to provide. There are two different ways to figure out the number you need, and they are based on:
  • Your current usage
  • Load evaluation
Do I still have to pay an electric bill?
If your PV system is not tied to a grid, you won’t receive an electric bill at all. However, even with no electric bill, off-grid systems are often more expensive because of the additional equipment like batteries that are needed to make them viable.