|Installing solar on my roof
Thanks to the ongoing energy crisis, more and more South Africans are turning to rooftop solar as the solution. While solar power for your home is on the rise, many people are still unsure about what rooftop solar panel installation actually entails. As one of the leading solar energy equipment suppliers, Soventix’s solar experts are here to answer all your questions.
Soventix prides itself on turning your solar power dream into a reality, regardless of how big or small your desired project may be. We specialise in the building and operating of solar farms, dealing with the engineering stages, the procurement of components as well as the construction of the solar system.
Let’s explore the home rooftop solar panel installation process a little closer:
Is your home suitable for solar power?
In our quest to provide solar power for your home, the first step is assessing whether your residence is suitable for solar power. We’ll send one of our trusty engineers to your home, where he will evaluate the solar potential of your property or estate.
Soventix has played a key role in installing a number of large scale residential solar projects around South Africa, including the recently completed high output energy system at the Quiver Tree Apartments in Stellenbosch. This project supplies the residence with a 40.29 kilowatt peak (kWp).
When it comes to solar panel installation, planning truly is everything. Soventix will test sustainability, economic value as well as ecological value, making sure that you are 100% informed.
Installing the inverter
The inverter is an important component of the larger solar power project. The inverter, which is usually installed on your home or garage wall, converts the direct current (DC) generated by the solar panels into alternating current (AC), which is what the utility (and your home) uses.
A national legal framework for commercially viable net-metering schemes is in the process of being developed. While feeding generated power back into the utility is still rather limited within South Africa, solar power potential is quickly being recognised. This could hopefully lead to much higher energy savings in the near future.
The solar panels
Mounting of photovoltaic (PV) panels is a rather quick job, involving the fixing of multiple frames to your roof. The panels are then fixed onto the frames. If you have a flat roof, installation will take a little longer, as the panels will need to be mounted at an angle.
Depending on the scope of the solar power project, rooftop panel installation usually takes between one and three days to complete. Panels are typically insured to last a minimum of 25 years, with very little maintenance being required.
In order to maintain full efficiency, you will likely need to have the panels cleaned once a year. Soventix offers a complete maintenance package which includes cleaning and area maintenance.
Adding solar storage batteries
While you don’t necessarily need solar storage batteries to enjoy the many advantages of solar power, if you are seeking to beat load shedding, then batteries are a must!
The batteries store electricity generated by the solar panels for periods when there isn’t sufficient sun, or power coming from the utility.
Manifest your vision with Soventix
Where many simply see an empty rooftop or an open field, we see a solar power project waiting to happen. We strive to supply the world with efficient and effective renewable energy solutions, restoring our beautiful planet one solar power project at a time.
If you are ready to take your first step towards green living, please fill in our contact form.
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