Our 280 kWp solar project went live in Wellington minutes ago, with the results from our online meter already shown on our website. The system went live at 13h56 and quickly ramped up production even though it is an overcast day. The graph below (from our website) shows that not only are NAPK (Noord Agter Paarl Koelkamers) producing all their own electricity, they are also feeding a significant amount back into the grid!
How it all began
Power-Star first installed an online meter at NAPK in 2013. The information was used to measure energy consumption in order to lower costs. Shortly after a Power Factor opportunity was noticed and corrected.
The idea to install solar panels was realised after several months of data collection by the online meter. The cost of the project was weighed against potential savings and was implemented. The installation of over 900 solar PV (PhotoVoltaic) panels was installed in just 5 weeks.
Contact Us for further information regarding the project and how we can assist your business.