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What solar PV system is right for me?

At a glance:

Purely grid
tied

Savings on Electricity.

No grid independence - when the grid is off, you are off.

Battery tied with hybrid inverter

Savings on Electricity.

Grid independence - when the grid is off, you stay on.

Uninterrupted power supply (UPS)

Not a solar PV system - no savings on electricity.

Grid independence.

Purely Grid Tied

When the grid is off - you are off

Grid-tied inverters will turn off and stop power flowing from your solar panels to the grid when the grid has no power. This is for safety reasons to protect electricians while doing line maintenance and is called “anti-islanding”. Unfortunately, this also means that the electrical loads in your building will be off too.

This system primarily saves on electricity.

Optionally, a bi-directional power meter can be installed so that excess power from your solar panels can be sold back to the grid.

Want power during load-shedding? You will need to add either batteries or a generator. We do not sell generators, although combining a solar PV system with your generator can provide significant savings on generator fuel as well as your monthly electricity bill.
AWPower offers modular approaches to designing solar systems. This means that if the right type of inverter is chosen for your grid-tied system, it will be easy to expand your system to include batteries in the future.

Battery tied with hybrid inverter

When the grid is off - you stay on.

Including batteries and using a special hybrid inverter in your solar system means that during times when the grid is down, some essential loads in your building will stay on, while non-essential loads will turn off.

This system also provides savings on electricity.

The only drawback of this system is the additional cost.

This is why AWPower offers modular approaches to installing your dream solar system, letting you phase your project in ways that are more affordable.

Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)
Battery Backup

This system does not provide savings on electricity.

This system is not a solar PV system because it does not include any PV panels.

WHEN THE GRID IS OFF, YOU STAY ON.

Only the electrical loads that are essential will be powered by the battery when the grid is off, while non-essential loads will be powerless.

This system is useful if your main priority is energy security during load-shedding but you need a more cost effective solution.

If the right inverter is used, then this system can be expanded to include solar PV panels in the future, providing you with energy savings and energy security.

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