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Solar Solutions - What can be powered by Solar Energy

Suppliers with solar packages, bundles, configurations and many different price points bombard consumers. A key question by prospective customers is. What appliances can be run on each configuration, and for how long? What savings will I get by reducing my current electricity bill? Will I get a return on my investment?


What can be powered by each of the residential package solutions we provide at Solar Complete www.solarcomplete.co.za?



Solar Complete provides solutions starting at 5 kW inverters up to 150 kW and more for industrial solutions, powering from basic households to large industrial applications.


As a rule of thumb, when a property converts to Solar with a solution of 60% plus of consumption, a return on investment is achieved over five years.


At Solar Complete, several standard packages cater to various applications. Each can be customised or increased over time as requirements change:


Customers do need to get to understand the typical consumption of appliances to be able to match their requirements to a solution. Solar Complete do supply a complete model for this purpose. Contact the company for assistance! Different customers use very other devices depending on their lifestyles.


As a starter kit, a load-shedding backup solution is available.

This solution comes without panels. (All connections are in place for adding pv-panels later) . The battery is charged fully between load-shedding periods. During load shedding, the battery provides power to an inverter. Practical Available is 90% of Lithium-ion battery. For a 4.8 kWh size battery, 4.32 kWh is available during load-shedding.


Packages with panels provide solar power to supply power directly to appliances during day time and charge the batteries. Some options are:

  • A 6-panel solution output of around 13 kWh per day.

  • A 12-panel solution output of approximately 26 kWh daily.

  • A 16-panel solution over 30 kWh daily.

kWh used by typical appliances every hour are as follows. A Standup Fridge will use 0.15, A computer 0.15, 10 LED lights 0.08, A microwave for (5 minutes within the hour) 0.15, a TV 0.2, 3 conventional lights 0.2, and an alarm system 0.02.


What does consume a lot of power are appliances with elements. A kettle at 0.08 kWh every time it is used for two minutes. A washing machine, 2.0 kWh for the duration of the washing cycle and an iron, 2.5 kWh, when used for an hour.


A geyser uses around 3.0 kWh per hour and should not run for more than an hour daily since it switches off whenever the set temperature is reached. Poorly functioning geysers can be a costly problem.


Heaters can be costly, even when powered by Eskom and should be avoided. An old-fashioned oil heater consumes 3 kWh every hour. Gas is much more cost-effective.


For pricing, look at www.solarcomplete.co.za/current-specials and contact the company for a detailed proposal.


Industrial Solar for business is lucrative and cost-effective. Companies using 50-500 kWh daily can dramatically save costs by converting to solar. Contact Solar Complete www.solarcomplete.co.za/contact and find out how?






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