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Rules for embedded generation to be included in DoE license regulations - NERSA

The rules for embedded generation expected to be out this year has been delayed, NERSA's  Moefi Moroeng         .

Rules will now only be finalised after Department of Energy  (DoE) completes the new guidelines for all generation projects.

This inspite to many grid tied PV systems being realized in 2015.

Read the full article here:

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nersa-says-rules-for-embedded-generators-to-be-included-in-doe-licensing-regulations-2015-12-07/rep_id:3182

 

 

 

 

 

08.12.2015 |

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:

(source SMA)

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 |

Solar system Johannesburg

Free electricity from your roof

solar system Johannesburg

Modules:  IBC 260W polycrystalline panels
Inverter: SMA
Total capacity: 3 kWp
Place: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Realised by:
Sedet Power Pty Ltd
Year of installation:
2015

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Electricity for free? A few solar panels on the roof turn sun light into electricity. You don't have to pay more to Eskom than necessary.

A solar system can be either connected to the grid or off-grid. For load shedding cure you need also a pack of batteries. During load shedding you take energy from the PV panels and the batteries. All kinds of devices can be connected.

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 System Johannesburg - Find an installer:

If you are also interested in buying your own solar system, contact us to find an installer for solar system 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:

(source SMA)

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 |

Solar System Somerset West, Western Cape

Domestic solar energy system for back-up during loadshedding

Modules:  IBC 260W polycrystalline panels
Inverter: SMA, SI 8.0H and SB 3600TL
Total capacity: 5 kWp, 48V400Ah battery pack
Place: Somerset West, Western Cape
Realised by:
Go solar, Werner Pagels
Year of installation:
2015

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This embedded generation system in Somerset West, Western Cape is the perfect example how solar PV works and how it can avoid power failure during load shedding.

Depending on local legislation, the system is connected to the Eskom grid. When the Eskom grid works, the solar electricity charges the batteries and reduces the electricity bill of the house. When there is a black out the system is able to provide the whole house with elctricity from the un and the batteries.

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 5000+ , the next smaller system is the BMI 3000+.

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.

Find an installer:

If you are also interested in buying your own solar system, contact us to find an installer for solar system Somerset West.

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:

(source SMA)

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 |

SolarEdge Technology Introduction

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SolarEdge will be hosting several half day training seminars across the country. Learn more about the modular MPPT ability of this system and about the launch of the back-up ready inverter and Tesla Powerwall for 2016.

Download event details here

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09.11.2015 |

SMA launches Sunny Design 3.4 - Free off grid and back-up calculator

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New free version with Off Grid is online and ready to use for both desk top and web version.

Self consumption, off grid, Diesel Hybrid calculator.

 

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09.11.2015 |

Commercial PV system

Large Photovoltaic system for industrial applications

commercial PV system

Modules:  IBC 250W polycrystalline panels
Inverter: SMA string inverters
Total capacity: 250 kWp
Place: Vyeboom, Cape Town, Western Cape
Realised by:
RED Engineering Pty
Year of installation:
2015

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Grid-tied commercial PV system to power Villiersdorp local cold storage facility at Arbeidsvreugd Fruit Packers. The system generates electricity during the day. The energy is directly used by the company so there is no energy fed back to the grid.

Depending on the consumption industrial companies can save a huge share of their electricity costs. Even if companies have Eskom Megaflex tariff there is much to save by producing their own energy for free with the power of the sun.

The advantage of a commercial PV system is that the investment costs can be depreciated easily. A utility-size commercial PV system optimizes financial efficiency. The combination with batteries can even guarantee security of supply during power failure. Also hybrid solutions with Diesel generators or wind generators are possible.

Promotion video: Case study for an industrial PV system with SolarEdge components, realised by RED Engineering.

 

Find an installer for a commercial PV system:

If you are interested in a commercial PV system resp. a utility-size solar system, contact us. Our maxx-team will size and design a system for your company's needs. Everything from energy bill reduction over efficiency increase to load shedding cure or back-up solutions also incl. hybrid systems with diesel generators is possible.

maxx-solar energy has a wide network of installers, planners and designers of PV systems all over South Africa and Southern 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:

(source SMA)

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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31.10.2015 |

Solar PV system Zambia 5kWp

Domestic solar energy system for back-up during power failure in Lusaka

solar PV system Zambia

Modules:  IBC 260W polycrystalline panels
Inverter: SMA
Total capacity: 5 kWp
Place: Lusaka, Zambia
Realised by:
GES Green Energy Solutions
Year of installation:
2015

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Domestic photovoltaic solar PV system Zambia (Lusaka). 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+. The components are all engineered in Germany, SMA and IBC are both German companies which produce and maintain excellent quality according to German quality standards.

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.

Installation:

Installation in off-grid and remote areas are no problem. The system can be installed either as embedded generation system resp. back-up system or without grid connection.

Find an installer:

If you are interested in buying your own solar system, contact us to find an installer for a Photovoltaic solar PV system Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria, Botwana, Zimbabwe or any other Southern African country.

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About the SMA inverter:

(source SMA)

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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29.10.2015 |

Hybrid Solar System

Domestic solar energy system for back-up during loadshedding

Modules:  IBC 260W polycrystalline panels
Inverter: SMA
Total capacity: 3 kWp
Place: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Realised by:
GES Green Energy Solutions
Year of installation:
2015

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This embedded generation system in Johannesburg, Gauteng is connected to the Eskom grid. 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.

 

Find an installer:

If you are also interested in buying your own solar system, contact us to find an installer for Photovoltaic system Johannesburg.

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 SolarEdge inverter:

(source SolarEdge)

The SolarEdge PV inverter combines sophisticated digital control technology with efficient power conversion architecture to achieve superior solar power harvesting and best-in-class reliability.

The fixed-voltage technology ensures the solar inverter is always working at its optimal input voltage, regardless of the number of modules in a string or environmental conditions.

A proprietary data monitoring receiver has been integrated into the single phase solar inverter and aggregates the power optimizer performance data from each PV module. This data can be transmitted to the web and accessed via the SolarEdge monitoring portal for performance analysis, fault detection and troubleshooting of PV systems.

The single phase inverter can be fitted with a seamlessly attachable cabling duct for managing the installation wiring. The inverters are lightweight and can be installed by a single person on a supplied bracket.

 Single Phase Inverter Feature highlights:

  • Solar inverters specifically designed to work with power optimizers
  • Superior efficiency (>97%)
  • Excellent reliability with standard 12 year warranty (extendable to 20 or 25 years)
  • Small, lightweight and easy to install
  • Built-in module-level monitoring receiver
  • Communication to internet via broadband or wireless ZigBee
  • IP65 / NEMA 3R – Outdoor and indoor installation

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29.10.2015 |

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07.10.2015 |