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12.5kWp Grid-Tied Solar PV Project – Houghton Estate

The ZPE team recently concluded a 12.5kW grid-tie roof-top solar PV installation for a client in Houghton Estate, JHB. The system will generate up to 60 kWhrs/units of electricity per day using top tier solar panels that have 25 year performance warranties.

The system consists of a dual-phase inverter system with remote monitoring capability, and designed to maximise solar PV consumption during daytime when electricity consumption is high at this premises. Any excess solar is planned to feed back into the City Power utility grid.

 

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Three-phase 6.4kWp hybrid solar PV + 10.5kWhr Li-On Battery storage – Melrose Estate, JHB

Scope:

Design & execution of a hybrid three-phase solar PV system for a client in Melrose, JHB. System comprises a Victron-based energy storage system (ESS) with solar MPPT charge controllers and Li-On batteries with remote monitoring and grid-limiting functionality.

Location: Melrose, South Africa

Technology: 3x 5kVA Victron Quattro inverter/charger + 1x 250/100 solar MPPT charge controllers + 16x 405Wp Tier 1 poly solar panels

Completion: August 2020

 

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10kWp Solar PV + 20kWhr Li-On Battery Installation – Lanseria

Scope:

Design & execution of a hybrid solar PV system for a client in an eco-estate in Lanseria. System comprises of a customised roof-mounting solution using wind deflectors as well as a Victron-based energy storage system (ESS) with solar MPPT charge controllers and Li-On batteries with remote monitoring.

Location: Lanseria, South Africa

Technology: 1x 8kVA Victron Quattro inverter/charger + 2x 250/70 solar MPPT charge controllers + 24x 405Wp Tier 1 poly solar panels

Completion: September 2020

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Hybrid 21kWp Solar PV + 30kWhr Li-On battery + 50kVA Diesel Generator integrated project – Houghton, JHB

Hybrid Solar PV + Li-On battery + Diesel Generator integrated project – Houghton, JHB

Almost ready to kick off another  at a new large-scale residential development in Houghton, JHB.

This system consists of a custom-designed solar panel roof mounting structure, and a dual-redundant & co-ordinated back-up power supply via generator & lithium-ion battery system to ensure a seamless load-shedding free property!

In addition, a grid-tied solar PV system has been included to allow daily charging of batteries from renewable energy to significantly reduce long-term electricity costs in the order of R90 000 per annum, that would otherwise have been incurred by the owner.

The system is designed to be centrally and remotely monitored, allowing us to optimise settings in future if we detect changes in the client’s usage patterns. Built with industry-leading equipment with warranties to match.

 

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192kWp Ground-mount solar PV tracker Project

Scope:

Design & execution of a grid-tied solar PV system for a public-sector National Key Point in South Africa. System comprises of a single-axis ground-mount tracker system to maximise yield gain. System includes grid limiting and active control of a grid-tied inverter system including upstream electrical upgrades to integrate into the client’s 11kV ring main network.

Location: South Africa

Technology: 3x 60kW grid-tied solar PV inverters  + 480x 405Wp Tier 1 mono solar panels

Completion: May 2020 (expected)

 

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80kWp Rooftop Solar PV + 184kWhr Li-On Battery storage containers

Scope:

Phase 1: Design & executed a grid-tied solar PV system for a public-sector complex in Limpopo. System includes grid limiting and active control of a grid-tied inverter to allow off-grid functionality of solar PV.

Phase 2: Design and execution of a grid-interactive lithium-ion battery storage system to store excess solar PV in the day and utilise at night and during load shedding to allow the facility to become effectively off-grid.

System includes remote monitoring and control to allow active monitoring and tweaking of system for maximum customisation and optimisation.

Location: Limpopo, South Africa

Technology: 1x 60kW + 1x 20kW grid-tied solar PV inverters  + 240x 340Wp Tier 1 solar panels + 144kW battery inverter/chargers + 36x 5kWhr Li-On batteries

Completion: May 2020 (expected)

 

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120kWp Solar PV Project – Midrand

Scope:

Design & executed a grid-tied solar PV system for a commercial building owner in Midrand. System includes grid limiting and active control of a grid-tied inverter to allow off-grid functionality of solar PV.

System includes remote monitoring and control to allow active monitoring and tweaking of system for maximum customisation and optimisation.

Location: Midrand,  Gauteng

Technology: 2x 50kW grid-tied solar PV inverters  + 350x 340Wp Tier 1 solar panels

Completion: March 2020

 

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35kWp Grid-Tied Commercial Solar PV Project – Boksburg

Scope:

Design & executed a grid-tied solar PV system for a commercial building owner in Bokburg. System includes grid limiting and active control of a grid-tied inverter to allow off-grid functionality of solar PV.

System includes remote monitoring and control to allow active monitoring and tweaking of system for maximum customisation and optimisation.

Also executed main DB and sub-DB re-distribution of loads, some energy efficiency measures to ensure smooth and optimal performance of system.

Location: Boksburg,  Gauteng

Technology: 2x 15kW grid-tied solar PV inverters  + 110x 345Wp Tier 1 solar panels

Completion: December 2019

 

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75kW Commercial Grid-tied solar PV Project

Scope:

Executed a turn-key EPC project to assess, design,  engineer, procure, install and commission a 75kW solar PV grid-tied project for a busy commercial client in th efast moving commercial goods (FMCG) industry. The project included a flush-mount IBR roof mounting solution, installation of new roof access cat ladders and lifelines, as well as a complete solar PV solution that integrates into the client’s 400V electrical distribution system. System also integrated with diesel generator to ensure optimal performance during load shedding thereby further reducing fuel spend.

Location: Crown Mines, Gauteng

Technology: 75kW Tier 1 solar panels, 1x 60kW grid-tied 3-phase inverter, energy management & remote monitoring system

Completion: November 2019

 

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18kW Solar PV + 60kWhr Li-On battery + 12kW Battery System

Scope:

Design & executed a hybrid solar + storage system using Victron & Freedom Won to take a 6-bedroom house over 95% off the grid.  Maximised self-sufficiency by installing sufficient battery storage to absorb all excess solar PV during the day to discharge throughout the night. System includes grid limiting and active control of a grid-tied inverter to allow off-grid functionality of solar PV.

Battery system also serves as primary load shedding protection. Integrated client’s existing diesel generator such that it can serve as a secondary back-up should power outages be extended and reduction in diesel consumption if load shedding during sunlight hours. System includes remote monitoring and control to allow active monitoring and tweaking of system for maximum customisation and optimisation.

Also executed main DB and sub-DB re-distribution of loads, some energy efficiency measures to ensure smooth and optimal performance of system.

Location: Lenasia, Gauteng

Technology: 3x 5kVA battery charger/inverters + 18kW grid-tied solar PV + 2x 20kWhr Li-On batteries

Completion: November 2019