This is the simplest form of solar power and consists of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and a smart PV inverter. Excess energy is either exported to the grid or is lost due to grid export limitation.
In the case of a power failure the system will automatically be switched off.
With this system excess energy generated during the day time is stored in a battery pack for use at a later stage. This option provides the best of both worlds by combining the efficiency of a grid-tied pv system with the convenience of battery back-up. This system will provide back-up power to critical loads in the event of a power failure.
The most complex to design is the off-grid system. This type of system will consist of grid-tied pv system or charge controller with back-up coupled to a generator set to take you through the days with low solar radiation. We offer very efficient systems with minimal losses and batteries with up to 15+ year life expectancy.
Why Solar Electricity?
Many homeowners are installing solar power systems to reduce their reliance on Eskom, lower their electricity bills, and make their homes more environmentally friendly. Most electricity in a home is used in the early mornings and evenings and not during the day when solar power production is at it’s maximum. For this reason we recommend using an off grid or hybrid system with lithium battery storage to store solar power generated during the day and make use of all this stored energy to power your household lighting and appliances at night.
Reduce Grid Dependency
Avoid Load Shedding
Reduce Electricity Bill
How It Works
Solar panels collect energy from the sun and convert it into electricity which is sent to the inverter. The inverter is one of the most important components of a solar power system and has two very important functions. It takes the electricity from the solar panels and charges the batteries as well as convert the DC from the batteries and solar panels into 230V AC. The AC electricity is then fed into your home to power your lighting and household appliances. There is no need to change any of your lighting or appliances.
Any excess solar power that is not used during the day is used to charge your battery storage system. The battery storage system supplies power to your inverter at night or when there is insufficient solar power available to satisfy your power needs. The system uses an automatic change over switch to ensure you still have power from Eskom on occasion when there is not enough solar and battery power available. This way you are almost certain to have power available at all times, day and night.