Photovoltaic System Johannesburg

Domestic solar photovoltaic energy solution

Photovoltaic system Johannesburg


Modules:  IBC 260W polycrystalline
Inverter: SolarEdge
Total capacity: 4 kWp
Place: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Realised by:
GES Green Energy Solutions
Year of installation:

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This Grid-tied PV system or embedded generation system in Johannesburg, Gauteng was installed to cut down electricity costs. It enables the house owner to reduce electricity costs 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.

To cure load shedding an embedded generation system like this one can be extended. Depending on the household's consumption, a battery bank with back-up function is added. During power failure the battery work as a back-up just as a Diesel generator and electricity can be used even though the public grid fails.

Extension of the system:

All SolarEdge solar systems can be easily extended by increasing the number of modules and optimisers. As the Tesla Powerwall is a joint product by SolarEdge and Tesla, it can be easily added to the system.

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:

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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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01.10.2015 |

The Maxx Be More Independent - BMI - Solar energy system

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The BMI in 2015 has proved itself as an excellent PV system and as a great concept and tool for our alumni to generate sales and install high quality PV systems.

FREE: Download BMI brochure for end client.

BMI flyer - print copy for alumni

Remember, the key difference in the approach - with the BMI the sun becomes the main source of energy for the home, and the grid becomes the back- up.

Here is another tool to help generate sales - on top of the second page is a place for your company stamp.

Download brochure and include your contact details

Print 1000

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BMI flyer - print copy for alumni



18.09.2015 |

Clients now requesting German IBC Solar Panels

Unique value add of IBC Solar Panels

  • German warrantor
  • 35 years in the industry
  • 4200 Megawatt of installed projects
  • 160 000 projects globally
  • optional industry leading 15 year product warranty!!
  • 19.18 % Efficiency

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IBC Solar Panels are the benchmark for a reliable, secure investment in photovoltaic solar modules.

IBC SOLAR AG has had a successful presence in the photovoltaic market for  more than 35 years. They are one of the leading international energy companies providing high-performance system solutions in every size and for every application with intelligent phtovoltaic systems. The economic strength and financial independance is confirmed by globally recognised rating agencies.

Smart Systems for Solar Power, thanks to perfectly matched components. More than 1000 highly qualifed partners around the world. More than 4200 megawatts of installed power, which supply around 2 million people with solar power. All this underlines the high level of expertise of IBC SOLAR.

IBC SOLAR leading PV system integrator from Germany since 1982.

Download datasheet

02.09.2015 |

Maxx Networking Evening - CT - 24 Nov 2015




05.08.2015 |

Sma sunny boy inverter

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Does your client want to start small with a little PV system?

The new SMA sunny boy inverter 1.5 was designed with this in mind.

Introducing the: SMA Sunny Boy 1.5 

Using just 4 modules this is one of the most cost effective, highest quality inverters availible

Reliable, trusted, German, longest warranty - setting the standard for an investment in residential energy security.

The completely redesigned SMA sunny boy inverter 1.5/2.5 is the perfect inverter for a small domestic PV system. Among other features, it is great for self -consumption of generated solarpower. 

The innovative design of the Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 is easy to install, and allows for quick DC and AC connections. Because it weighs just 9 kg, it can be suspended from just two screws, with no additional wall mounting bracket. Commissioning is equally easy, because the integrated user interface (Web UI) makes it possible to choose the necessary settings in next to no time – without opening the cover.

With its focus on what really matters, the Sunny Boy 1.5/2.5 also offers impressive communication features. The intuitive user interface (Web UI) makes it possible to monitor system data on any smartphone, tablet, laptop or traditional PC. This enables the user to choose between local and online monitoring via Sunny Places and Sunny Portal.

Click here to download the datasheet


27.07.2015 |

New Products & Pricelist


Contact us for the 2015 Q2 pricelist

More products, more selection same market leading prices

Check out the new 280 watt mono module from IBC the benchmark in high performance, high quality modules backed by a 100% German warranty - only R3800 ex VAT before discount.

Find yout why you should use IBC here



27.07.2015 |

System of the week: BMI 5000 goes off grid in Zambia

Ralph Riley and Johann Fritz team up for a BMI 5000+ off grid install in Zambia.  System includes automatic generator start and control through the SMA sunny island.

We heard from the team during the installation

1 - the IBC aerofix mounting system for IBR is "awesome"

2 - Welding and grinding was no problem for the SI 8.0

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29.06.2015 |

Whats on at the Maxx - Academy

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CPD points for our courses !!

SuperSolarSchool is back!!

09-10 March - Sunrise intermediate - Upington

04 -08 April - SuperSolarchool - JHB

11 -13 April - PV Farm Designer Course

21 - 22 April - Sunrise Intermediate Course

Register here!







04.06.2015 |

Service Corner

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04.06.2015 |

Maxx Solar Academy Alumni – Invitation

IBC Solar a true industry leader and the exclusive partner of Maxx – Solar Energy invites Maxx – Solar Academy Alumni to a workshop and networking event, either in JHB (4th August 2014) or Cape Town (1 August 2014) – both events to be held after lunch.

Mr Dieter Meiner from IBC Germany will be presenting a cutting edge solar simulation tool “IBC's record breaking PV Manager”. Participants to the workshop and will receive a trial version to the software tool.

“We are not just a wholesaler or supplier of solar components – we bring real value to our clients and when you support our solar energy revolution we will give you this design software – for free” states Kinesh Chetty.

Have a look at the PV manager software here

and book now to reserve your seat


24.07.2014 |