A commercial solar hybrid system is a grid connected solar system with energy storage. A carefully designed commercial scale solar hybrid system can serve many useful purposes and save you money in many ways such as:

Peak lopping

Electricity charges come in many different forms. In commercial applications, it is common for the bulk of electricity charges to be based on the site’s peak demand (shown as kVA on your electricity bill). Utilising a battery bank with an intelligent inverter charger allows additional load capacity to come from battery storage rather than the electricity grid. When demand reduces, batteries will be recharged ready for the next peak demand event. Peak demand charges can be significantly reduced with this type of system setup.

Grid Support

The same system as used for Peak Lopping can be used to support a grid which has insufficient supply capacity. To add additional capacity to a grid, particularly a rural grid, can be very expensive. Additional capacity is easily supplied by incorporating battery storage and an intelligent inverter charger. Whenever the AC load demand is above the grid capacity, additional energy comes from the inverter charger and batteries. Solar can be added to these systems for additional support.

Battery backup

Reliability of grid electricity is affected by many factors including road accidents and natural disasters, which can have devastating effects. Not all solar hybrid systems can work during a grid outage. Ours can! Our Solar Hybrid solution solves this issue by autonomously powering on through grid outages, without delay; you might not even notice there has been a grid outage! Your solar power will continue to be used by your loads and any excess sent to the batteries for later use. If you experience an extended outage, an optional Generator controller can be installed to control an Auto Start generator that will only start when the batteries are depleted.

Saving the sun for a rainy day… (or night)

If your business uses a high amount of energy outside of peak daylight hours, relax; a solar hybrid system will enable you to still enjoy the benefits and free energy from the sun. The excess solar energy during the day is simply stored in your battery bank and used when the sun has gone!

If designed correctly by a trained and experienced engineer, a commercial solar hybrid system will last for many years and provide you with all of the above benefits and more; the possibilities are almost endless. Tell us what you want your system to be able to do, and we will design a fit-for-purpose system for you; we are the solar hybrid specialists. Contact us today.

Case Studies

Scenic Rim – off-grid system

Hillbrook Anglican School – 91kW

Excel Lockers – 91kW

Queensland University of Technology – 120kW Kelvin Grove Campus – C block

Australian Government – Outback Power Program

The University of Queensland – 226kW School of Pharmacy