“Bang for Your Buck” Off Grid Solar System – Commodore Carbon Battery Bank

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This system is a ripper offering you the reliability of Victron gear but it also gives you maximum value for money with the incredibly cost effective Commodore Carbon batteries. This gives you a load of useable battery storage and they are an excellent “bang for your buck” battery bank option.

Here at Commodore we specialize in off grid what that means is that when you purchase a system from us you can have confidence that it will do exactly what you want it to do, that it is going to be supremely reliable as we would only sell what we would install in our own house and best of all we are here to help you every step of the way after you’ve purchased your system. You will not get a better price on an off grid system full stop. We are one of the biggest off grid distributors in Australia we offer you the best price the first time.

There are two main reasons why you would go for this type of battery bank compared to a lithium bank. The first reason is the usable energy of the batteries, at a lower cost than lithium you are able to purchase a battery bank that will give you a lot greater back up power to cater for those cloudy days or heavy power usage days. On the flip side they are rated at less discharge cycles compared to lithium at lower depths of discharge, however as you have such a large reserve it will be less often that the batteries are drained, helping to prolong their lifespan.  Alternatively if you have a large weekender or property which uses a lot of power but only every few weeks or days these type of batteries will also give you exceptional value for money, with a design life of over 20 years, and 2000 cycles down to 80%.

These stand alone / off grid renewable energy packages use the tried & proven Victron Inverter Chargers & SmartSolar MPPT Solar charge controllers, with A Grade CEC approved bush fire rated solar panels & Commodore Carbon lead-carbon batteries.

The Commodore DC-C series lead-carbon batteries use functional activated carbon and graphene as carbon materials added to the negative plate of the battery to provide the advantages of both lead-acid batteries and super capacitors. This not only improves rapid charge and discharge performance, but also greatly prolongs the battery life to more than 2000 cycles at 80% Depth Of Discharge. These features make Commodore Carbon an ideal choice for off grid where the batteries spend most of their life between 50% and 90% state of charge.

This is also a fantastic option for weekenders where the batteries are only being discharged around 150 days a year – equating to around 13 years of battery life when charged & discharged correctly (not draining more than 80% of the battery).

Main Benefits of Commodore Carbon lead-carbon batteries:

  • More usable energy – 80% can be used without adversely compromising the battery life
  • More Charge / Recharge cycles – up to 2000 cycles to 80% depth of discharge
  • Better rapid Charge / Discharge performance
  • Greater charge efficiency – less energy wasted during charging means more power available to you in less time
  • Far better life expectancy in partial state of charge (otherwise known as PSOC) which is the typical case for off grid systems

Package Includes:

  • 18 x 275w A grade CEC approved Poly-crystalline Solar Panels
  • Victron MultiPlus Inverter Charger 5kVA 48V
  • Victron SmartSolar 100A MPPT Solar Charge controller
  • Victron Colour Control GX system monitor
  • Commodore Carbon (Lead-Carbon) Sealed Deep Cycle Battery Bank 48v 600Ah (27.46kWh total / 22.9kWh usable)
  • Solar cable, Isolators, Fuses, Battery Cable etc to suit the system
  • Solar Panel racking to suit a pitched Tin roof (Tile roof & Tilt frame options are available)
  • Solar Safety Label Sticker Kit
  • Connection guide
  • Finance from $321 per month over 7 years, conditions apply.

Optional extra

  • Pre-wired and configured system board – this makes a faster and simpler install onsite – $980

The system can be expanded at any time in the following ways:

  • Up to 6x Inverter Chargers for up to 30kVA rated output power – set in single phase or three phase
  • Within sensibility, basically an unlimited amount of solar power can be installed, adding more MPPT controllers as required & setting charge limits appropriate for the battery bank
  • Generator backup – recommended in general for Off-Grid living. The inverter can both charge the batteries and power the house loads using generator power.

System Performance

Solar array – depending on location, the annual daily average in Australia is 4 to 5 hours equivalent of full power from the array per day (where a 1kW array would give between 4 – 5kWh per day if demanded) with more in summer and less in winter. A large solar PV array design principle reduces the amount of time the batteries will be low on charge, which maximises their life expectancy & provides you with far more reliable power. Average daily potential solar yield:

18x 270w panels = approx 21.8kWh per day (around 14kWh per day in winter | around 29kWh per day in summer)

Detailed system information such as solar power, usage history & battery status is displayed on the intuitive Colour Control GX panel. When connected to your home network all this live information can be viewed on your smart phone or a PC, and if you have the internet – you can view your system from anywhere in the world using Victron’s free Remote Management portal (called the VRM portal). See the Colour Control GX brochure on the downloads tab for more information.

Create an Off Grid power system. Power will be supplied primarily from the solar panels & battery bank. If there is insufficient power, the inverter can make use of a petrol or diesel powered electric generator to recharge the batteries & run the household loads intuitively. The system can also start & stop the generator automatically providing the generator is compatible with two wire start – some ATS systems are also compatible with two wire start.

Create a Grid-Hybrid system, where your Solar energy is used & stored as first priority

Power will be supplied primarily from the solar panels & battery bank. If there is insufficient power, the inverter supplements power using the Grid AC power supply automatically. This design principle uses your solar & stored energy first before using the mains grid power. This can be more feasible than the low solar grid feed-in tariff typically on offer.

We can offer Subsidized freight with insurance to have the kits delivered on site or to a nearby freight depot. Installation solutions available in most areas.  PRE wired board options also available- contact us for more info.

Off Grid Solar Systems Shipping Australia Wide

Please note this listing does not include installation. Installations exceeding 500VA should be done by a qualified electrician, in accordance with electrical safety requirements of your state or territory.

Warranty Information

  • Solar panels feature a 10 year product warranty & 25 year linear power output warranty
  • All Victron components have a 5 year full warranty
  • Commodore Carbon batteries feature a 3 year replacement warranty, backed by a leading Australian battery importer 25+ years strong
  • All other items come with a minimum 12 month warranty

For details on our battery warranties please click here.

For more information see manufactures warranty statements, found on each brands website.

You are welcome to send any faulty goods back and our factory trained staff will either carry out or arrange the repair for you free of charge within the warranty period. Shipping is cost of buyer. Consumables, cables, leads, etc.. are not covered by warranty, negligence or misuse is a warranty exclusion. Commodore is not responsible for any direct or indirect expenses or losses related to warranty or non warranty.

Please note this listing does not include installation. Installations exceeding 500VA should be done by a qualified electrician, in accordance to electrical safety requirements of your state or territory.

Registered Responsible supplier with ERAC & Alternative Technology Association of Australia.

Additional information

Weight1000 kg
Dimensions165 × 113 × 100 cm

Victron Colour Control GX panel brochure

Victron 5kVA MultiPlus Inverter Charger brochure

Victron SmartSolar MPPT Solar controller brochure

Victron BlueSolar MPPT Solar charge controller (without internal Bluetooth)

Click here to download the Victron BMV-702 brochure.

Click here to download the Trina Honey Solar Panel brochure

Battery Warranty

Commodore Lead Carbon batteries come with a 3  year full replacement warranty.

For battery warranties click here

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