MrSola strives to a value-driven, affordable solution for our Clients.
PV installations can be described in 3 categories, i.e. Grid-Tie, Grid-Interactive (Hybrid) and Grid-Independent systems.
WHAT DOES MrSola RECOMMEND FOR ME ?
A solar PV system converts sun energy into usable 220V AC (single phase) or 3-phase electricity as supplied by your existing electricity connection.
PV electricity is more economic than your ESKOM/City Council/Municipal rates.
Adding battery backup to your PV system is expensive and should only be considered in terms of security of electricity supply. However, given the state of our national electricity supplier, installing a PV system is a serious consideration to ensure security of electricity supply to your farm, business or household. True to our nature, MrSola strives to provide value-driven, affordable solutions for our Clients.
What do the different installation categories mean?
1. Grid – Tie
The PV system’s electricity will be utilised solar energy as a first choice whenever available. Any additional electricity required by your facility or appliances will be supplied by the electricity grid (ESKOM or Municipality).
2. Grid – Interactive (Hybrid)
The PV system will have battery back-up to provide essential household utensils with electricity in case of an electricity grid outage. A grid interactive system is essentially a Grid-Tie system with battery backup.
3. Grid – Independent
A Grid-Independent System will have the ability to operate completely off-grid if the electricity network fails. The addition of a diesel generator to the system will give you total independence from the electricity grid.
4. Feed back into the grid
All the 3 system categories have the ability to feed back (sell( electricity to the grid.
It is important to note that in order to feed back into the grid, there are contracts and installation of bi-directional meters that need to be done in compliance with the grid utility’s regulations..