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Solar PV Middelburg

5 kW system for homes and businesses

solar PV Middelburg

Modules:  IBC 260W polycrystalline panels
Inverter: SMA
Total capacity: 5 kWp
Place: Middelburg, Mpumalanga
Realised by:
Green Beam Solar & Energy Services
Year of installation:
2015

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5 kWp residential project: The mounting system is the IBC aerofix 10 degree E/W system. the solar panels face East and West to get more sunlight in the morning and evening. When the energy demand is high in the mornings and evenings, an East-West-system is higher in efficiency.

This soalr PV solution is not only suitable for private homes but also offices and businesses. Computers and printers have a rather low energy consumption, so only a few solar panels and batteries are needed to provide energy also during load shedding. Lost data and closing the office because of power failure won't happen to you anymore.

This type of system is called back-up system because it works like a Diesel generator and provides electricity during power failure. Another name is hybrid system because it combines the power of the grid with solar energy stored in batteries.

The systems does not only avoid total power failure during load shedding, it also cuts down electricity costs. Electricity costs are reduced by production of electricity by sun energy. The photovoltaic plant produces the energy for a fixed price per kWh and makes the owner more independent from Eskom and energy price increase. This kind of solar system provides cheap electricity and the sun power creates independence.

This system is a BMI 3000+  , the next bigger system is the BMI 5000+.

If you want a solar system to reduce costs only, a pure grid-tied PV system is a good alternative. By only installing the PV panels and no batteries you can save costs. The cost price of the system is lower and you save money during operation by avoiding costs for Eskom electricity. Have a look at our BMI 3000 or BMI 5000 if you are interested.

Solar PV Middelburg - Find an installer:

If you are also interested in buying your own solar system, contact us to find an installer for solar PV Middelburg / Johannesburg / Pretoria/ Gauteng area.

maxx-solar energy has a wide network of installer, planner and designer of PV systems all over South Africa. We will get you the right contact no matter if you are in Western Cape, Northern Cape, KZN, Gauteng, Limpopo, Eastern Cape or anywhere else.

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About the SMA inverter:

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The Sunny Island 6.0H/8.0H supports a wide range of on-grid and off-grid applications in the 3 to 25 kW range - from operation in remote off-grid areas to home energy management.

Furthermore, being a core element in the SMA Flexible Storage System for new and existing PV systems, it stores generated solar power and works with the Sunny Home Manager to manage home and commercial energy consumption intelligently.

Its high protection class, wide temperature range and exceptional overload capacity provide the kind of reliability needed for off-grid use. Intelligent load and energy management keeps the system running even in critical situations.

Flexibility:

The Sunny Island offers flexibility in terms of combination with other equipment, which means that the system can be configured precisely to meet the applicable power requirements.

  • Choice of battery: The Sunny Island is compatible with many well-known brands of lithium-ion battery and all lead-acid batteries.
  • Can be retrofitted for single- and three-phase systems
  • Increase system size at any time with SMA multicluster technology
  • Increase system size at any time with SMA multicluster technology

Intelligence:

In the SMA Smart Home, the Sunny Home Manager, with the Sunny Island, takes control of intelligent management between the PV system, appliances and storage systems as well as regulates all energy flows.

  • Comprehensive visualization in the Sunny Portal
  • Forecast-based charging
  • Simple planning using planning guidelines and Sunny Design

Training:

If you are interested in solar PV or would like to run your own business, have a look at our training section.

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30.11.2015 /