Backed by many years of residential and commercial solar system design and installations throughout Africa and a huge range of innovative and well-tested products, Specialized Solar Systems is a leader in the solar energy solutions industry and can confidently offer residential homeowners the added security and peace of mind that we will design and install a solar system to fulfil almost any energy requirement.
At Specialized Solar Systems our in-house experts will advise you about all the available solar solution options to cater for your immediate energy needs and future requirements and will take all the factors unique to your home and to your energy requirements into consideration.
Installing a solar system in your home will not only save on your monthly electricity usage bill, but will also give you energy security for years to come.
To help you decide what type of solar energy system to install in your home, here are a few important and useful facts to consider…
There are many benefits to ‘going green’, but here are just a few:
With a solar system installed in your home, you will also have energy security for years to come.
A solar system that connects the solar panel installation with the main electricity grid is known as a grid-tie solar system and, if legislation allows, you will be able to feed excess energy back into the grid through a special meter, and when legislation allows you will be financially rewarded.
An off-grid solar system is generally installed for remote properties where the cost of connecting to the main grid is prohibitive or not financially viable. The solar system charges a battery bank which in turn is used to power all your appliances and lights etc. A generator may be used as a backup to the battery system for added security, if so required.
A hybrid solar system combines the best of both worlds: the convenience of a grid connected system — including the ability to earn Feed-In tariff credits (legislation applicable) — with the extra peace of mind of a battery backup. This means that even during a power blackout, you still have electricity.
A backup system allows you to enjoy a continuous power supply when the grid fails. When the grid power is off, energy is supplied to your home from a battery and inverter system, enabling you to continue with your daily routine.
The cost of your solar system depends on several factors, including your current energy usage, your available unshaded roof space, your utility’s (Eskom’s) metering policy and other factors.
Normally solar panels will be installed as discreetly as possible on your roof, but if you prefer, they can also be erected free-standing elsewhere on your property.
Solar panel orientation is dependent on the installations latitude. As a rule of thumb, maximum solar energy in South Africa is obtained by having the solar panels face north and tilted upwards at an angle of 30 to 35 degrees.
You will also need to consider your energy requirements – how much electricity do you use, when do you consume the most electricity and what appliances do you use regularly? These factors will help determine the type and size of the system you need.
Look for professionals who can offer you strong warranties, good after sales support and that have a proven track record. Specialized Solar Systems – an established and reliable brand that you can trust.
Now that you know a bit more about what’s what, let’s look at the various residential solar solutions that Specialized Solar Systems can offer you…
To view a more detailed overview, please visit our off-grid solar systems catalogue available by clicking on the button below…
You should also have a look at our Energydock Range – these units are already configured for optimal performance and all the components are already installed in a single enclosure – just add the solar panels and you are ready to generate your own solar energy.
Customers should please contact us for a quote following your off-grid solar system selection or if you require expert help with choosing the correct off-grid solar system to satisfy your immediate and future home or business solar energy requirements. When making an inquiry, please include the location where you plan to install your off-grid solar energy system.
A Grid-interactive Hybrid Solar System intelligently gives you the best of both worlds, with the added convenience of a grid connected system including the ability to earn Feed-In-Tariff credits (if your municipality allows) and the added security of a battery backup. This means that you should always have electricity, even during a power outage and bad patches of weather.
Hybrid solar systems are very sophisticated and they are also fully programmable. At Specialized Solar Systems, our team of well experienced in-house electrical engineers can custom design a hybrid solar system that will provide our customers with a very smart combination of all the energy sources available at your home, giving you a calculated advantage in reliability, cost and environmental impact for your electricity energy usage.
Below are hand-picked selections of our most popular, complete and proven residential grid-interactive Hybrid Solar Systems with different sizing options. This selection of grid-interactive hybrid solar systems will give our customers an overview of all the equipment used with explanations to help assist you with your off-grid solar energy generation planning.
To view a more detailed overview, please visit our grid-interactive Hybrid solar systems catalogue by clicking the button below…
Customers should please contact Specialized Solar Systems for a quote following your Hybrid Solar System selection or if you require expert help with choosing the correct Hybrid Solar System to satisfy your immediate and future home or business solar energy requirements. When making an inquiry, please include the location where you plan to install your Hybrid Solar Energy System.
Not only is it frustrating when the grid fails, but it can also cause damage to your electronic equipment and appliances. A backup system for your home could be the answer. Specialized Solar Systems has several backup options that are ideal for residential application. These systems have a lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO₄) battery and an inverter. While the grid is connected, the battery is charged and stores energy for when the grid fails. At this time, the battery seamlessly takes over the energy supply to your essential loads, protecting them from damage and allowing you to continue with your routine.
The Energydock Range is ideal as a residential backup system, and all its components are already pre-programmed for optimal performance. Thee units can also be remotely managed using your cell phone or smart device and you can monitor the battery’s capacity and the system’s performance at anytime. There is also no unsightly clutter when installing one of these units in your home – all the components and internal wiring are neatly housed in a sleek enclosure.
Please click the button below to find out more about the Energydock range as well as some of the storage options that we offer.