SOLAR AND RENEWABLE POWER FOR YOUR HOME
The Sun’s energy is everlasting, renewable and freely available to everyone.
Eskom’s electricity prices are escalating and set to double within a few years. South Africa has one of the highest Solar irradiation levels (Sun’s Energy) in the world producing high yields for a Solar system. A residential Solar system is capable in providing all the electricity your home needs (Solar PV Systems) and heating your geyser water (Solar Hot Water Systems) using the energy from the Sun. Solar not only saves you money now, but also protects you against any unpredictable and increasing electricity expenses in the future.
Solar puts you in charge of your electricity costs.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
SOLAR PV POWER (Photovoltaic Electricity)
Take control of your electricity supply and costs. Ample Power will design a Solar system according to your requirements. Solar Power can provide you with cost effective electricity, giving you peace of mind, independence and reliability when you need it most.
Ample Power specialises in all types of residential Solar PV Power systems.. Whether you want to be totally independent (Off Grid), reduce your electricity costs but stay connected (Grid-Tie), or want to add some backup batteries to your Solar system (Hybrid) for those frustrating grid power failures, we can design the system around your needs and to suit your home.
Solar Power PV Options: Click to view each option
Ample Power’s Solar PV grid-tie system works by tying the power that is produced by the Solar system, to your normal electricity supply / utility grid. This is an efficient choice for a Solar system as any additional energy created from the Solar panels, not consumed by your business during the day, is stored in the utility grid and not wasted. This reduces the capital, installation and maintenance costs of a Solar system as you don’t require a large battery bank to run at night. To use this Solar system effectively you can produce more power than you are using (during an average day), so your electricity meter turns backwards (reverse feed) legally. In effect you build up energy credits (not Rand credits), which you then use up at night when there is no sun power.
A grid-tie Solar system works in harmony with the utility grid, so should your household electricity demand be greater than the supply from your Solar system, the grid-tie system will automatically and seamlessly draw the additional power required from your utility grid as a top up. When your Solar system is grid-tied, you can save up to 100% of your electricity consumption without changing your lifestyle. Our systems are designed to accommodate future growth, so you can start small (according to your budget) and add to your Solar system as required. Grid-tie systems are commonly used all over the world, although still a relatively new concept in Southern Africa.
THE BENEFITS OF INSTALLING A SOLAR GRID-TIE SYSTEM:
- Lowest capital start-up costs
- Shortest payback period
- Any size fits all (start small & expand later)
- Low maintenance (no batteries)
- Simple installation.
Should the grid fail, the system would operate in off-grid mode. The Solar panels would supply power directly to the appliances during the day. Surplus power generated by Solar panels or wind would be charged to the batteries. During the night your Hybrid system batteries, would supply power to all or only essential appliances as you prefer.
THE BENEFITS OF INSTALLING A SOLAR HYBRID SYSTEM:
- Grid-tie solar saves electricity costs
- Expandable system with multiple inputs (wing, hydro, biomass)
- Integration with batteries, generators, UPS or a wind turbine keeps you connected.
THE BENEFITS OF INSTALLING AN OFF-GRID SYSTEM
- Independent, self sustaining power generation
- Ultimate control over your electricity expenses
- Not subject to grid power outage
- Configurable to DC, AC, single or three phase
- True green, low carbon footprint lifestyle
- Optional inputs for external power sources (wind, hydro, biomass, generator)
- Low maintenance, long lasting peace of mind.
SOLAR HOT WATER (Geysers)
This is one of the first steps to reducing your electricity demand in the home. Your electric geyser consumes approximately 50% of your electricity demand. A Solar hot water system will produce enormous savings and last for more than 20 years. Save 50% of your water heating bill.Solar water heating systems are inexpensive and are a must have for anyone looking to reduce their monthly electricity consumption. The systems are available as either direct or indirect systems, in sizes ranging from 100l, 150l or 200l as well as any combinations thereof. We can also convert existing geysers into a solar water heating system. We offer quality SABS approved products with extended warranties for your peace of mind. Converting your geysers to Solar can save you up to 70% on your hot water heating bills, making financial sense with an average of 18 months payback.