Ecoman sells Solar Panels that generate sustainable electricity
Photovoltaic modules installed on a roof
panels or photovoltaic modules as they are correctly
should not be
confused with solar water heating, which heats water which is
then stored in an insulated storage tank.
Solar panels generate electricity by turning the energy of the sunlight
directly into electricity by a completely different sustainable energy
Photovoltaic photo = light and voltaic = electricity commonly
to PV is a method of generating electrical power by converting sunlight
directly into electricity by way of solar panels.
panels which use daylight to generate electricity -
are gaining popularity globally as a form of renewable energy that is
emission and noise-free, sustainable, safe and cost efficient.
Africa, with higher solar radiation levels than many
other parts of the world, a growing demand for power and increasing
costs, is set to significantly increase its use of
photovoltaic solar power in the immediate future.
Some of the many
advantages of solar panels
Panels produce no noise, there is no maintenance of
moving parts, no pollution , no production of green house gases, acid
exhaust gases or other emissions.
Panels are safe and reliable they have been
extensively proven for more than 30 years in Germany, Switzerland and
generated by Solar Panels is renewable and
sustainable – photovoltaic electricity generation is the art of making
abundant and free sunshine
Panels can operate independent of grid connected
Panels can be installed in rural areas where they
uplift the living standards of rural communities
Solar Panels your electricity bill is fixed for the
next 40 years because they are not linked to any global markets such as
Panels can be fitted onto various surfaces such as
roofs, facades, mobile units, etc
Panels are easy to install and require no maintenance,
apart from occasional cleaning.
Panel electricity generating systems are flexible as
additional panels can be added as and when required to meet demand
estimated life span of the solar modules is 40 years.
Solar energy is not available at night,
Our recommendation which is the most cost efficient option
an option that is widely used around the world is to opt for a grid tie
During the daylight hours the array of solar panels will generate and
electricity directly to your home electrical grid via a grid tie
so electricity storage is an important issue, in order to provide the
continuous availability of energy.
the daylight hours depending on the number of panels installed the time
of day and the amount of sunlight your solar panels will generate
of electricity which will be fed into your home power grid by the grid
on the amount of electricity being generated by
your solar panels and the amount of power being used by your
will either need additional electricity from the national grid to meet
demand, or your solar panels will be producing more power that your
consumption requires in which case it will feed the excess electricity
being generated back into the national grid which will turn the
meter backwards to be available when your solar panels are not
sufficient power to satisfy your power needs. This method effectively
national grid as a storage facility at no cost to you.
electricity stored in this manner can then be used
during the night time hours or when your home demand exceeds the amount
electricity that your solar panels are generating.
once the stored electricity has been used up and the
electricity meter has returned to it's original reading does one start
for electricity which is coming from the national grid. Therefore if
electricity usage for the month is 1000kwh and you are producing 800kwh
month of your own electricity your electricity bill will be for the
200kwh. Just plain simple arithmetic.
Tie Inverters are relatively inexpensive to purchase
and are easy to install.
one chooses to go completely off of the national grid
this is also possible but very much more expensive to install because
electricity used in excess of the electricity that is being produced by
solar panels at any one time during the daylight hours and all of the
that is to be used at night will need to be stored in very expensive
that have a relatively short lifespan
The quality of the
solar panels that we supply
The panels that we recommend and install are manufactured
locally in South African using the latest technology supplied by Swiss
German equipment manufacturers. The high quality of the solar panels is
by continuous training of the production staff as well as regular
performed by the German standards institute TüV Rheinland, http://www.tuv.com/en/southafrica/home.jsp
one of the leading global PV test institutes.
The Solar Panel modules are
manufactured with 3 bus bar
mono-crystalline silicon cells with a module output at an
impressive average of between 16.0% to 17.0%.
The modules (Mono Standard or
Mono Black) are stylishly
framed within a corrosion resistant aluminium frame (natural/silver or
or in the case of the ART Ilanga series, frameless (glass-on-glass)
protection from wind loads of up to 2400Pa and dynamic and static loads
of up to
5400Pa. It also offers stability and reliability of the module not to
in its durability (life expectancy).
Once manufactured at each module undergoes a sun simulation test which
its individual power outage class (230wp - 245Wp).
The Mono Standard and Mono Black ranges weigh 21kgs and measure 1633 x
41mm in size.
The Ilanga range weighs 30kgs
and measures 1633 x 997 x 7mm
All modules hold TÜV
Rheinland verified certification
including; IEC61215 and IEC61730.”
The manufacturer offers a 10
year warranty and the 25
year performance guarantee
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