Energy independence bolted onto your Solar solution

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Energy independence bolted onto your Solar solution

South Africans are in a dark place. Not just because of rising unemployment and prime interest rates, or escalating food and fuel prices, but because everything seems to be going up except Eskom’s power generating capacity.

As if planned maintenance and unplanned breakdowns were not enough, the embattled power utility is now reportedly also facing sabotage. The cold season has barely begun but for the past few weeks, the only thing we’ve been able to plan for dinner is load-shedding. The writing is on the wall, and if there was ever a time to gain energy independence it is now.

In the past, many people turned to generators to keep the lights on. However, with fuel prices going through the roof, keeping them running is likely to burn a hole in your pocket faster than you can say “stage 8?!”. And in any case, very few community schemes allow generators because of the noise they make.

Watts the solution?

Solar power offers a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to the grid-based power supply. Increasingly, more and more community schemes are taking charge by installing solar to save costs, go green and boost property value.

But what happens after sunset?

If only there was a way to bottle sunshine!

Well, thankfully there is.

Keep it shining!

For one to be grid-independent, a battery energy storage solution (BESS) needs to accompany the solar installation. Luckily, advanced battery-storage technology offers a viable and dependable solution for energy storage, even after the sun goes down.

Our Battery Backup solution is designed to store energy from your solar installation, so that your community scheme can use it anytime they want – mitigating the effects of load-shedding and rolling power cuts. The battery system can last for several hours – depending on individual usage.

A Battery Backup solution allows you to:

  • have a reliable electricity supply during load-shedding
  • enjoy solar energy even after the sun goes down
  • save costs through tariff arbitrage

In proud partnership with Bright Light Solar, STS offers a variety of battery options to choose from, depending on feasibility and your scheme’s storage requirements. The storage solution can be bolted onto your scheme’s Solar solution.

Get in touch with us to see how we can help your community scheme gain energy independence and regain quality of life.