It takes sunlight and converts it into reusable power by using various equipment.
It is limitless whilst the sun is available. All that is required is the size of your system.
It depends on the amount of sunshine available. As the seasons change, the amount of sun power available will fluctuate as will your power generation as well.
Due to weather changes the efficiency and output will vary slightly.
Yes. They are solar products that could take you completely off grid.
Solar energy is what is call 'green energy' and is one that has a very limited impact on the environment.
Yes, we do. We have financing options available with Stanbic Bank. For further information please contact us.
You do not require a permit to have a solar system installed in your home or business.
No, once the solar system has been installed it should run on the inverters, batteries and panels that have been set up as your power source. You are able to run your solar system alongside ZESCO.
Yes they can, however, if the temperature is too high then there will be a small loss of efficiency.
Solar power is a energy source that is still growing and changing every year with new technology and discoveries however, modern solar systems are very efficient but are still weather dependent. In short, if there is no sun then there is no power.
Observe proper maintenance by ensuring that the solar panels are kept clean of any debris or dust with running water or wiped down with a soft cloth to remove any dirt. Batteries should be kept in a well ventilated and in a cool and dry place.
Yes, however, it is recommended that an accredited installer is present due to reasons such as:
1) Safety 2) Equipment Parameters 3) Energy Regulations 4) Warranties 5) Backup
Solar panels tend to be damaged by natural elements such as hailstorms, tree branches falling on them, wind blowing them off or heavy water damage. Inverters can be damaged from the both input and output sides and so the correct type of protection must always be installed. For further information please contact us.
Solar geysers generally work well throughout the year, however, there are limiting factors such as weather changes (amount of sunshine, ambient temperature, lime or mineral build up) that can all affect the optimal performance of the system.
Normal rainfall will not damage a panel, however, hailstorm and debris might damage your panels.
The type of roof best recommended for solar installation is the steel IT roof with a 10-15 degree gradient and facing north. However, if that is not available then solar panels can be installed on customized stands.
Based on current technology available, solar systems last for about 10+ years. With ongoing technological improvements, there is a possibility that the systems in the near future will have a longer lifespan.
Without the inverter, solar panels will not work because the inverter is a necessary piece of equipment that converts energy (DC power) from solar panels and batteries turning it into usable energy ( AC power) for your appliances.
If you want to use power at night or when there is no sun, batteries are needed as they are able to store energy unlike solar panels which only convert power instantaneously when sunlight is available.
Yes, provided that the panels are producing enough power to run the pump.
Please refer to our calculator worksheet which will help determining what size is best suited for you.
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There are two primary types of systems:
1) Grid tie - this is reliant on ZESCO to charge your batteries hence, when ZESCO is not available you can utilize battery power to power your household.
2)Off Grid - the off grid system relies purely on solar panels to run and charge your batteries and household.