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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:06

New residential energy solution for SA homes

A residential energy solution, which allows homeowners to generate and store their own electricity, has been officially launched in the Western Cape market by Energy Partners Home Solutions, a division of PSG.

Dubbed the Icon Home Energy Hub, the solution is designed primarily for medium-sized households with a monthly electricity bill of above R1 500. It comprises roof-mounted solar panels with a 3,1kWp capacity and an inverter, which converts direct-current electricity produced by the panels to alternating current. The inverter is integrated with a 3,6kWh lithium-iron phosphate battery, which is able to store energy for use during higher-tariff peak periods.

The full household solution includes a hot-water tank, a heat pump and a remote monitoring platform allowing the user to monitor the status of the system directly through a mobile app. However, the company has opted for a modular deployment approach and will install only certain aspects of the overall offering, depending on a homeowner’s requirements.

Source: Engineering News

Link: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-residential-energy-solution-launched-in-south-africa-2016-04-19