The first phase Solar Photovoltaic installation of Solar Panels on the roof of Magnetic Storm in Port Elizabeth.
The Solar System installed by Straton Solar at Magnetic Storm is a 7 Kw, 8.5kW peak Hybrid system which offers Grid Tie and Battery Backup for essential circuits such as Servers, Desktop computers and lights.
Technical details are that the system is a Conext XW+ Grid interactive inverter from Schneider Electric which Straton Solar are the Eastern Cape Distributors for, along with 20 x 250 W Yingli Solar Panels, mounted at 30 degrees, with 495 Amp Hours of 48 Volt battery backup. The system will supply Magnetic Storm with power from the grid, from the solar panels, from the batteries and from an optional generator.
On present load the installed battery backup will give Magnetic Storm 5 hours of backup – more than the worst case load shedding projections. This backup projection is based on draining the battery bank to 50%.
The installation is projected to generate 6 876 KW Hours per annum.
This hybrid system is Phase 1 of Magnetic Storm’s green drive.
Phase 2 will see the installation of a 25 KW pure grid tie system with 27 KW’s of solar panels with a projected yield of 41 518 units per annum.
Magnetic Storm are making the right decision based on hard cold numbers and being Environmental Champions.
Installation by Straton Solar – http://straton.co.za/solar
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