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DSTV in an Informal Home

DSTV in an Informal Home

Sophia is a grandmother who has been living in an informal dwelling in the Gaaitjie settlement in Smutsville in Sedgefield, for almost 20 years.  Gaaitjie is located on an old dump-site and the Department of Water Affairs won't approve formalisation of the area because of concerns regarding sinkholes and potential methane gas release.  In the meantime, over 120 households in the settlement share 5 communal toilets and 2 taps.  Sophia used to run a generator for lighting and TV, but that became too expensive with the increases in the petrol price, and she had reverted to using candles and paraffin lamps for lighting, and doing without TV.

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Still Bay Koch Off-grid Installation

Another Specialzed Solar Systems (SSS) off-grid solar powered system installation: 5kw/6kw system with 8x180w panels, 12x 600 A\H batteries, 60 amp MPPT.

Western Cape, Still Bay, South Africa

This installation was done just outside Still Bay in the Western Cape.

The installation is an off-grid 6kW system using a 5kW Victron inverter and 8 x 180Wp solar PV panels. The system also incorporated an old 3kVA Lister generator as back-up.

It took just 5 hours to install the system from start to finish using a 3-man team. The total cost was just over R80 000.

The house is a large 3-bedroom house with a variety of  pressure pumps. The client has no Eskom power on the farm.

For more info on how alternative energy can help you by saving money and the planet, or to build a system like this, please contact Anton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Port Elizabeth DC Micro grid Off-Grid Installation

Port Elizabeth DC Micro grid Off-Grid Installation

Specialized Solar Systems (SSS), Port Elizabeth branch did an installation of a DC microgrid in one of the local townships in the Port Elizabeth area.

Leoni Erasmus- Specialized Solar Systems, Port Elizabeth - was called by the customer with no grid electrification. They required an off-grid system that would supply enough lighting for her children to study effectively when it was dark as she wanted them to get better marks at school. Leoni promptly consulted with the client to ascertain their immediate requirements working within a reasonable budget with options to upgrade the system in the near future.

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Nakalakgama Field Day - Botswana

Nakalakgama Field Day - Botswana


Specialized Solar Systems(SSS) attended the Nakalakgama Field Day in Botswana and gave the local Sandveltd farmers complete assurance that there is solar powered DC powered systems that can perform the same and in most cases outperform traditional electrification grid powered AC equipment.

SSS demonstrated the efficiency and practical uses of a wide variety of fresh solar technology products that SSS has researched and developed. The focal feature was the use of DC microgrids to power a whole range of products that can be utilised for complete energisation systems in remote areas that don’t have grid support and are primarily off grid. The DC microgrid also has capacity to plug into grid support if needed. These products can generate complete energy for a households - cost effectively.