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A grid-tied connection can provide the additional energy that you need during times of little to no solar PV generation (e.g.rainy weather/night) while providing grid-independence.
The sweet spot is reducing your reliance on the grid as much as possible, while still having it as a backup.
The solution is to maximise your battery and roof-mounted solar PV based on budget, building and local municipal limits to create a battery-tied system with a hybrid inverter at its heart.
Loadshedding has been affecting South African households and businesses for nearly two decades, leaving countless people in the dark, and taking a massive toll on companies. With loadshedding on the rise and very little hope of it ending any time soon, going completely off-grid is becoming an increasingly attractive notion.
Loadshedding, however, isn’t the only reason to consider going off-grid though. In fact, these solutions are often best suited to those with little to no reliable grid connection, who are looking to provide their own, reliable source of permanent energy, rather than backup energy.
Whether your reason is loadshedding, high basic cost for being connected, or unreliable connection, with the right combination of solar PV and battery solutions, we offer those who want to take their property off-grid a range of options tailor-made to suit you.
A battery-tied system, offers the benefit of electricity savings from the solar PV panels, alongside energy security from the batteries, as well as flexibility and support from the grid when needed. A grid-connected solar PV system will also be significantly more affordable compared to going fully off-grid. For more information on battery-tied roof-mounted systems, visit our battery-tied solar PV page.
Loadshedding solutions don’t need to involve installing inverters, grid-tied or off-grid solar solutions, especially for those who just want a low-cost battery backup solution that powers Wifi, the TV, one or two laptops and a couple of LED lights for the few hours of loadshedding. Our Battery Backup solutions offer no-nonsense value for money, while our DB- connected loadshedding solutions cover customers who want more energy capabilities during loadshedding.
EVs charged with “dirty” electricity from the South African grid, which is mainly coal-powered, are not as sustainable as you may think. Charging your EV from a solar PV system not only makes the vehicle much more sustainable, it also reduces its running costs substantially.
The big question...
How much will a solar PV or battery backup system cost me?
Whilst prices may vary slightly for different scenarios, we have put together sets of standard pre-priced solution estimates that will give you an idea of what sort of investment you can expect. Simply click the relevant button below to find out more depending on whether you want a solar PV system (system charged by solar panels) or a battery backup system (system charged by the grid):
Solar PV solution for Huis Nuweland
The Management and Board of Huis Nuweland decided to evaluate renewable energy for their retirement village in Newlands, Cape Town and after considerable research they appointed AWPower to implement a grid-tied solar PV solution as a first phase in their holistic and ongoing renewable energy project. Read more
Kenridge Shopping Centre
Inframax Holdings (Pty) Ltd, a national property group with head office in Cape Town, contracted AWPower to design and install a solar PV system for their Kenridge Shopping Centre in Cape Town. Read more
Considering going off-grid
If you’re considering going off grid and not sure who to trust with your installation, why not listen to this past client of AWPower…
Now that spring has finally sprung with longer daylight hours and more sun, we’re happy to report that the system is running smoothly with no problems or adaptations in work style. As an IT company, we’re dependent on a stable electricity supply. No longer reliant on Eskom and the continuous price increases, at last we don’t have to live/work in fear of electricity outages.