This project was designed and installed by AM Solar. The system is now fully commissioned and functioning.
The school is Woodlands International School in Impala Park, Benoni.
System configuration is Grid-Tied between PV Panels and School load but is completely Off-Grid, thus there is no Eskom Connection. The school is completely independent of the National Grid and 100% self-dependent for all their own power.
Coupled with intelligent Building Design (using passive principles), Low-Energy Lighting and a Building Automation System (managing priority loads and occupation based load requirements).
The school is very sustainable in it;s overall energy demands and is NET-ZERO Energy!!
|PV Array - 46 x 240W Trinasolar Photovoltaic Panels|
|3 x 8kva Victron Quattro Inverters (3-Phase) with 3 x Sunnyboy PV Grid Inverters.|
|Happy Client with his new batteries (above) with Alastair (from AM Solar) programming the system. Happy kids at the school that is 100% Solar Powered.|
PAYBACK PERIOD: 2.6 Years
OPERATIONAL SAVINGS: R1.6 Million (after payback over 5 years)
PROJECT CAPITAL: R728 000 (incl VAT)
RENTAL PAYMENT: R18 340 per Month (for 5 years)
EXPECTED ESKOM BILL: R30 000 - R40 000 per Month.
IMMEDIATE SAVINGS: R11 660 - R21 660 (per Month)
Contact AM Solar - Professional Energy Solutions, for more information.