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Alternative energy makes the building of luxury accommodation off-the-beaten track a reality

Posted on: Oct. 20, 2015 | Posted in: Case Studies, In Your Community. Alternative energy system installers, AdSolar EPC chose photovoltaic (PV) innovation by Schneider Electric to power the creation of a new 22-room Rhino Ridge luxury game lodge bordering the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal. Photo credit: Isibindi Africa Sebastian Brogan, renewable energy consultant and project manager at AdSolar EPC, says that an alternative energy solution was a necessity as the national power grid supply to the building site was intermittent and capped at 20 amps. “This limited power supply was certainly not sufficient for the loads required by the new resort,” states Brogan. The project team thus worked on designing a system that would meet four prerequisites: to fall within budget, to integrate with a back-up generator, to utilise the available national grid supply, and to be deliverable within a very short period of time. “The budgetary constraints forced us to scale back our full-proposed delivery to some extent, resulting in the panel array and the battery bank to be a third of the ideal size initially, but we could not skimp on the inversion,” says Brogan. Consequently, six Schneider Electric Conext XW+ 8.5kVA hybrid inverters were selected to form the 51kVA three-phase hub that would deliver the required power. Leon Hailstones, transactional products channel manager for southern Africa’s Solar Business at Schneider Electric, explains that Conext XW+ is an adaptable single-phase and three-phase hybrid inverter with grid-tie functionality and dual AC power inputs. Available solar charge controllers, monitoring, and automated generator control modules enable further adaptability of the system. From a single Conext XW+ unit, to clusters up to 102 kW, the Conext XW+ is a scalable...

Alternative Energy is one of the Fastest Growing Sectors in The World Today

Alternative energy is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world today. It is also one of most fluid industries where in a single week the very fundamentals you may be working on may, and does change. In this light, we as a company have undergone many changes across all aspects; our identity, structure, technology base and product offering have all changed. The major fundamental change has been that we have moved from being a re-seller and installer of equipment to the direct importer and distributer of high-end commercial products, plus being a full systems integrator. In simple terms, we can now offer our customers unbeatable value for money in both the equipment used, and the expertise to back it up. In terms of the electrical side, we now are pleased to offer a product that is fully scalable from a simple 2-3 bedroom house, to a 100 story, full commercial building, totally off the grid. This first piece of equipment is a purchase of less than R 20 000.00, in the case of the 2-3-bedroom house. This is about a journey with us rather than a single purchase of equipment. It’s about what you are comfortable to do, and where does your initial budget place you on this road.  ...

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