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If you’re ready to go green and save money with off-grid solar systems, contact Gimpel Electrics today. We're Brisbane’s off-grid specialists!

At Gimpel Electrics, we understand the importance of providing not just a professional service, but a personal service too. With our extensive expertise that comes from over 9 years of experience in the solar industry, we are confident that you will receive only a positive and friendly service when engaging with us here at Gimpel Electrics.

If off-grid solar is what you’re searching for, you’ve come to the right place. Whatever your renewable energy needs are, or what you personally require, we are here for you. From residential to commercial solar, think Gimpel Electrics.

What is the Gimpel difference?

Gimpel Electrics has been servicing the Brisbane region with off-grid solar systems for over 9 years, operating as a family business that takes pride in providing a friendly, personal, yet professional experience to our customers. We understand that going green and being more independent is the way of the future, and with our knowledge and industry experience, we want to help YOU make the change.

Each client is just as important to us as the last. Whether you’re a large company, or a residential customer, we guarantee our team will respond to your off-grid solar systems queries in a timely manner and with as much information as possible.

Contact an off-grid solar system installer today

At Gimpel Electrics, we’re here to assist with all your Brisbane off-grid solar power needs.

Our team is just a phone call away; we’re ready to help get your standalone power systems or solar batteries installed onto your property in record time if you’re located within 1 hour travel time from our office.

Off-Grid solar systems

At Gimpel Electrics, there are many options for your off-grid solar system, batteries, power, and even storage. Looking for the right off-grid option really depends on your energy situation, where you are located (residential or commercially), what you want out of being independent of the grid, and how ‘green’ you’re looking to go.
By choosing us, you’re choosing to invest in a reliable, reputable, and trusted electrical company for your off-grid system needs.

What is an off-grid system?

As the name suggests, off-grid solar systems are not connected to the main electricity grid and instead store generated power in batteries for later use. These systems allow homeowners to collect solar energy during the day, store it in batteries, and then use it to power appliances as needed. This setup ensures a reliable and independent power supply, free from grid-related disruptions.

How does an off-grid solar system work?

There is no public electricity grid in an off-grid solar system. Power in excess will be sent to the battery bank once solar power is used by the appliances in your property. During cloudy days or at nighttime (when the solar system does not work), your system’s batteries will serve as the primary power source.

How many solar panels do you need to go off-grid?

The number of solar panels you need is connected to your energy consumption. For the average off-grid household, which needs 7kWh if you reside in a very sunny climate or if you do not desire to depend on a backup system, you’ll need 12 solar panels minimum.

What do I choose: thin films, monocrystalline, or polycrystalline solar panels?

There isn’t a lot of difference between monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels. The latter is slightly larger than the former, but a solar panel will produce its rating regardless of size. Having said that, usually we recommend using monocrystalline or polycrystalline instead of thin film solar panels, so you can enjoy remote power and off-grid applications.

Quality design

The design, sizing, and programming of our off-grid power systems are crafted with our client’s needs in mind, and are built for longevity and reliability.

We always favour sourcing our products from Australian manufacturers where possible. Our expert technicians inspect and ensure that your system’s new components are made to function at the highest standards possible before we install these parts into your system.

How much battery storage do I need to go off-grid?

This depends on your energy consumption. If you plan to run a few small appliances, LED lighting, and a notebook all day, a 10KWh battery is sufficient as long as it is paired with the proper solar panel. We always recommend having a backup generator as a failsafe, though.

What is a solar regulator?

A solar regulator (A.K.A. charge controller) controls your system’s battery bank and regulates its energy levels to provide maximum battery charging without damaging the battery bank itself by overcharging.

How many solar panels do I need to power a refrigerator?

It takes three to four average solar panels to run an average refrigerator. An average refrigerator uses 57kWh per month.


Our Gimpel Electrics team has been assisting residential and commercial customers across Brisbane with electrical installations for over 40 years, and solar installations for over 9 years.

If you’re looking to install off-grid solar systems that Brisbane homeowners have trusted for years, now’s the time to work with Gimpel Electrics.

Should I opt for an off-grid or an on-grid solar power connection?

Choosing an off-grid solar system offers independence from utility providers and ensures control over your own energy supply. While on-grid systems are generally less expensive to install, off-grid systems protect against the variability of solar panel output by providing consistent, self-reliant power. Opting for off-grid solar means never having to worry about public utility failures or fluctuations again.

Can I install an off-grid system by myself?

Laws and regulation in Brisbane require that installation must be done by licensed solar panel installers.

What are the different uses of off-grid solar power?

Off-grid solar power works at all levels. Its scalability and modularity — or the capacity for its components to be separated and recombined for different purposes — are two of the benefits of using off-grid solar as a source of power.

Servicing and Repairs

When the power goes out, your day-to-day life comes to a halt! We want to keep it moving. That’s why we pride ourselves on providing same day servicing on a range of small job requests, such as (but not limited to) power outages and smaller off-grid system repairs.

We know it can be hard to find an electrician willing to come to your home or business the same day you call them, which is why at Gimpel Electrics, we strive to always be there to help you.

Here are some of the uses of off-grid solar power:

  • Makes off-grid living more comfortable
  • Generate electricity for energy-efficient homes
  • Powering electricity for small cabins
  • Providing electricity for appliances in an RV
  • Commercial farm applications
  • Telecommunication applications
  • Irrigation applications

What is the current solar rebate in Queensland?

Most Queensland residents can benefit from a discount on new solar installations. The amount varies depending on the amount of KW’s (Kilowatts) of PV (Photovoltaic) cells on the roof.

How many solar panels do I need to power a refrigerator?

This may depend on a number of factors, however a good baseline is that your solar regulator must have a higher amp rating than the rating of the amps you need to power the connected devices.

Where should the fuse go?

A fuse should be placed directly before the regulator between the battery bank and the charge controller. This will serve as protection for both the regulator and the battery bank.

Does the size of the wiring matter in solar panels?

Yes, it does. Wiring is similar to a water pipe. You need a higher pressure to force more water into a longer pipe. In an electrical system, this pressure gets transformed into heat, which is a sign of wasted energy. The wiring in your system may also overheat if the wires from the panel to the regulator lack the required diameter.

What makes Gimpel Electrics the go-to electricians in Brisbane?

Looking for a trustworthy electrician in Brisbane? Choose Gimpel Electrics for all your off-grid solar system installations, repairs, and maintenance needs.

Experience and expertise

With over nine years of experience under our belts, our team possesses deep knowledge and practical skills in setting up off-grid solar power systems. We understand the nuances of energy needs and tailor systems to match, to ensure you receive efficient and effective solutions.

Commitment to quality

At Gimpel Electrics, we don’t just install systems; we craft energy solutions with longevity and reliability in mind. Using only the highest quality components, our installations are designed to withstand the test of time, providing you with dependable and constant off-grid power.

Personalised service

Each client’s energy requirements are unique, and we treat them as such. Our approach is to provide a personal service, where we closely collaborate with you to understand your specific needs, regardless of whether it’s for a residential setup or a commercial project.

Sustainable energy independence

Our off-grid solar systems empower you to become independent of the conventional electricity grid. This autonomy not only reduces your environmental impact, but also ensures a continuous power supply to provide you with peace of mind and long-term savings.

Responsive customer support

Our team is committed to responsive and timely service. If you need urgent repairs or routine maintenance instead of a full installation, we’re just a phone call away. We pride ourselves on our ability to handle your queries and issues swiftly and effectively.

Trust and reliability

Choosing Gimpel Electrics means partnering with a company that values trust and reliability. Our long-standing presence in the Brisbane community and our focus on building lasting relationships reflect our commitment to providing service you can count on.

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