Investment in solar energy and renewables

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Bring down your energy costs by replacing grid electricity with solar power during the day.

A solar inverter, or PV inverter, converts the variable direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) that can be fed into a commercial electrical grid network. It is a critical component in a photovoltaic system, allowing the use of ordinary commercial appliances. Solar inverters have special functions adapted for use with photovoltaic arrays, including maximum power point tracking and anti-islanding protection. Typically, grid connected PV systems are utilized purely for energy cost reduction and self-consumption of green power. Unutilised power generated by the (PV) grid-tie system may be fed back into the utility network if permission is obtained from the council utility network. This avoids your green power being lost as may be the case with an island system, once batteries have been fully charged. This ensures that your (PV) grid-tied system always operates at maximum capacity, yielding the lowest possible cost of generating green power per KW/h. Also, as result of this and the lack of battery storage, (PV) grid-tied systems have the shortest payback periods. As these systems do not require any batteries, the required maintenance efforts are virtually negligible and a grid systems can be expanded to multi-hybrid systems at any given stage.

A Grid Tie system may be practical for you if:

* You have Eskom Electricity available / using Eskom as a back-up
* You would like to reduce Electricity  consumption
* You want to use renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind or PV
* You would like to gain energy independence
* You would like to save on your monthly electricity bill   

Advantages

• Cost effective (Return of investment is below 6 years)
• Integrates easy with your distribution board.
• Modular building blocks, easily expandable.
• Quick setup and installed over a short period of time.
• Single phase or three phase systems is a breeze.
• Choose either a small kW system or upgrade to Megawatts of power. (Installation space is usually the limitation).
• No batteries required.