Off Grid Solar Inverter in Greece (Xanthi) – feeds country house

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Off Grid Solar Inverter in Greece (Xanthi) – feeds country house

Off Grid Solar Inverter in Greece – 2.5kWh system electrifies country house in Xanthi

We helped another customer generate his own electricity – we installed an Off Grid Solar Inverter in Greece, Xanthi. The Greek branch of Voltacon installed a complete off grid solar solution for a country house in the municipality of Xanthi. The owner of the property used to spend a few hours  there every weekend to enjoying  the sun shine and fresh air. Unfortunately it was really inconvenient to stay any longer because there was no electricity. The application to the energy company for a new power line would have costed him over €5,000.

Having invested €3,900 , he produces enough power to use all his electrical appliances and lights. As a result he can spend a long weekend in his country home in a very comfortable and safe environment. The solar off grid kits includes:

  • 4x 6V 250Ah vented tubular lead acid batteries
  • 1x Conversol 2kVA 24V  with built in battery charger 60Amps
  • 6x 250Watt EGING polycrystallline solar panels
  • A consumers unit with fuses, circuit breaker and RCD
  • 80A dc fuses for protection between the inverter and battery bank.
Off Grid Solar Inverter in Greece

The control panel with consumers unit, DC fuses and Conversol off grid solar inverter and charger

 

The solar panels were arranged in small groups of 2 panels in series and 2 strings in parallel. The DC input voltage from the panels is 74Volts with a total current 3×8.24Amps = 24.7Amps

 

Happy customer in Greece goes off-grid

 Another happy customer that generates his own electricity

 

The lead acid batteries  can store up to 2.5kWh per day. The Amper hours Ah capacity at 20 hour rate is 250Ah. We used only 4 batteries in series to establish a DC bus of 24V.

The life span of the battery is approximately 15 years, with a depth of discharge (DOD) 40% that is approximately 1,600 charge/discharge cycle.

Deep Cycle Lead Acid batteries

                                  Deep cycle Lead Acid batteries with 6V cells.

 

Stefanos Kandilidis
Stefanos Kandilidis
Electrical & Electronic Engineer at Voltacon Power Conversion. He used to work at the renewables R&D department General Electric for 8 years.

1 Comment

  1. Etini Obot says:

    Nice installation.

    Please, what is the name and spec of the DC fuse/ breaker used

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