Commercial 66kWp Grid-tie Solar PV Installation – Randburg

Scope: Commercial-scale grid-tie solar PV project for a national warehousing company’s premises in Randburg, Johannesburg. System was designed to ensure an optimal east-west solar panel configuration on the building’s 10m high roof. 160x 420Wp Tier 1 solar panels (25 year performance guarantee) 1x 60kW grid-tie inverter in 3 phase (5 year warranty) All DC, AC, […]

What you need to know about Solar Carports

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There’s more than one place to install solar PV and start producing clean energy from your residential or commercial property. The use of solar PV carports is one innovative and exciting area that is gaining traction because of the multiple benefits that are on offer. Read on to learn more about what exactly solar carports […]

10kW 3-Phase Solar PV + 17.5 kWhr Li-On Battery System – Westdene, JHB

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Scope: We recently concluded an awesome project that the ZPE team worked on for a client in Westdene, Gauteng, South Africa. The system was designed with some novel tech, and successfully commissioned in December 2020. Location: Westdene, Johannesburg Technology: Included 22x top of the range 460W monocrystalline solar panels to maximise 10kWp solar capacity within […]

Potential of Floating Solar PV Plants in Southern Africa

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Potential of Floating Solar PV Plants in South Africa Over the last several years, large-scale solar PV plants have been installed to take advantage of the significant opportunity that solar power generation presents. Installations at this scale are happening internationally, regionally, as well as here in South Africa. Floating solar PV plants are a fairly […]

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 […]

What You Should Know About the Tesla Powerwall 2 Energy Storage System

What You Should Know About the Tesla Powerwall 2 Energy Storage System   Source: Electrek Tesla’s Powerwall 2 Battery System is a residential energy storage solution. It utilizes the company’s advanced lithium-ion battery technology as well as internet connectivity to deliver customers with a robust energy solution with wide applications in the smart home. Most […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

ZPE Pan-African Solar PV & Battery Storage Engineering & Design Consulting Services

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Zero Point Energy has executed over 30x engineering & design packages for Africa-focused solar PV and micro-grid developers & IPPs over the past 6 years. We have helped our clients with concept designs, detail designs, successful utility & municipal approvals, as well as to win competitive private & public sector tenders. We achieve this by […]

Custom Containerised Solar PV + Battery Storage Solutions for Africa

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Custom Containerised Solar PV + Battery Storage Solutions for Africa Our custom-designed solar PV & battery storage containerised solutions are engineered for Africa, but designed & built locally in Johannesburg. This current pair of retro-fitted shipping container systems were designed for AC-coupled solar PV minigrid integration, taking our electricity-intensive client off-grid using advanced lithium-ion battery […]