# Photovoltaic Solar power solution for holiday home

Providing photovoltaic solar power energy for a holiday home must in some aspects involve a better understanding of solar energy solutions than that required to make a decision on a completely independent solar powered energy solutions required for every day use

Why?

Well, firstly, one must know how often the holiday home will be used and for what period of time

Many holiday homes are used only on weekends. If this is the case, you can design a solar system that takes into account that there are normally at least 4 days in which to charge the system, followed by 3 days if usage.

In this solar system design one can get away with fewer or smaller solar panels, and use a bigger solar battery bank for power storage.

Typically, weekend getaways you are only looking at basic lighting, perhaps music centre, TV and DSTV, camera and cellphone battery recharging (option 1 below)

The use of microwaves, fridges, and hairdryers facilitate the need for a larger power inverter in the solar energy solution component mix (option 2 below)

One can already distinctly categorise the above 2 scenarios for a solar power solution for a holiday home and we give suggested solar powered systems below. Please note that the pricing the is suggested is for budgetry guidelines only and should you require a comprehensive quote then please contact us.

## Option 1

- 1 x 120W PV solar panel
- 1 x 10A solar regulator
- 1 x 600W 12 V Mod sine inverter
- 2 x 130A:h batteries
- Cabling, connectors and mounting brackets

## Option 2

- 3 x 120W PV Solar Panels
- 1 x 20A Solar Regulator
- 1 x 1500W true sine inverter
- 6 x 130A:H batteries
- Cabling, connectors and mounting brackets

The options are widespread.To find the optimal design the following information is Important:

- Appliances used at premises
- List the “worst case” occupancy parameters – i.e. how often is the premises occupied?
- Is it a weekend venue?
- Is it only occupied once a month?
- What is worst case scenario, possible 2 weeks at a time occupancy?