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Sunlight and performance of a photovoltaic system under different weather conditions.
up to 30%
up to 70%
Even with diffused solar radiation (cloudy) a photovoltaic plant generates electrical energy.
Maximum yield achieved at 30 ° slope, north exposure and without shading
What kind of energy produces a photovoltaic plant ?
A photovoltaic system converts the energy of sunlight into electricity.
How big should my photovoltaic plant be, to get the maximum economic benefit ?
Basically it is necessary to dimension an own photovoltaic plant for each plant site. Therefore we ask you to contact us so that we can determine the optimal size of your photovoltaic plant.
What sizes do I get a photovoltaic plant ?
Conversio Africa offers photovoltaic plants from the smallest systems, for your home, large installations, for the supply of your company or an entire town. The great advantage of photovoltaic systems is that every size is possible and can be determined individually.
How long is a battery storage device lifetime nowadays ?
There are already a wide range of battery storage devices for photovoltaic systems. Depending on how much you want to invest or how the desired battery storage device should be, a photovoltaic battery storage device has a lifetime 12-20 years.
Is there a difference between the current from the public grid and the current from the photovoltaic plant ?
No absolutely not. With electricity from a photovoltaic plant all devices, such as your fridge, lights, equipment, phone charger etc. can be operated the same way as with the electricity from the public grid.
Is it possible to operate machine with a photovoltaic system a that requires 3-phase power ?
Yes, without any problem.
How much space is required for a photovoltaic plant with 10 kWp ?
With today's photovoltaic modules a module surface area of about 6.7 m² per kWp is required. For 10 kWp therefore about 67 m² are required.
Does a photovoltaic plant create power even when the sun is not shining on the modules directly ?
Yes, please look at the graph at photovoltaic / technology on our website.
How much current does a 10 kWp photovoltaic plant generates annually ?
The African continent generally has a very high solar radiation.
Assuming that at the plant site there is a solar radiation of 2,000 kWh / kWp,a, a 10 kWp photovoltaic plant produces 20,000 kWh of electrical energy per year
How do you determine how much electricity a photovoltaic plant produces per year ?
Conversio Africa uses the latest and best software to evaluate how much electricity you can produce with your photovoltaic plant, based on climate data of your location. In addition to climate data even local conditions are included in our calculations.
Does a photovoltaic plant also work during load-shedding ?
If you decide on an off-grid photovoltaic plant, you won't even realize that the public electricity network has a power outage.
Without a connection to the public grid, you can save not only running electricity costs but also stop worrying about increased power shortages. Also the connective electricity fees and subscription charges of taxes are falling away with this.
If you prefer a grid connected photovoltaic plant with excess electricity supply, your power supply is restricted in case of load shedding. However, another possibility is to also integrate a backup function in the system, so for example you will be able to bridge two hours of load shedding without any problems.
What role does the orientation of the modules of a photovoltaic system have ?
Basically, a photovoltaic system on the southern hemisphere should be oriented to the north. On the northern hemisphere to the south, in order to achieve maximum returns. If that should not be possible due to local conditions, then also an orientation to the east and west makes sense. The plant produces less power by only a small percentage as if it had been directed towards the south or the north. The elevation angles of the photovoltaic modules should be between 15° and 35° depending on the orientation and location.
When will a photovoltaic plant become profitable ?
In Africa there is a very high solar radiation. Here a photovoltaic plant can pay off after a few years depending on the design. However, one must always remember that a photovoltaic plant is not a short term investment, but a good investment into the future. Fact is that a photovoltaic plant works without problems for at least 30 years. Therefore it may not be possible to be profitable within 3 years.
How much does a kWh of electricity from a photovoltaic plant cost ?
Prices for the components depend on the system design, system size and local condition s and electricity costs of the photovoltaic plant, which starts from 0.05 € / kWh (levelized costs of energy).
Is it possible to cover 100 % of my electricity needs with a photovoltaic plant ?
Yes, thats absolutely possible, if you sufficiently dimension the battery storage device; no matter what electrical power is needed.
How long does the installation of a 10 kWp photovoltaic plant take ?
Conversio Africa aims to plan and build the plant as soon as possible. The establishment of a 10 kWp system takes about 3 days, depending on the local conditions.
Which photovoltaic plant options are available ?
For more information, please visit the page Specialization of our website.
Which of these options are the most economical ones ?
The most economical option is a photovoltaic plant where the electricity produced is consumed immediately and that directly in the building. If the photovoltaic plant produces too little electricity the rest power will be fed in from the public power grid. This plant option is the most economical one, because here the investment costs are the lowest. In this investment no protection against load shedding is included.
Do you get a guarantee for your own photovoltaic plant ?
Yes, our modules have a warranty of up to 25 years.
Inverters have a warranty period of up to 15 years.
How much maintenance is necessary for a photovoltaic plant ?
In a photovoltaic plant no moving parts are installed. The wear of a photovoltaic plant equals zero. Depending on local conditions the maintenance of a photovoltaic plant is minimal.
How reasonable is the photovoltaic tracking system ?
Basically, a tracking photovoltaic system (either re-adjusted by 1- or 2-axis) is always more expensive to purchase. However, it is possible to produce up to 42% more electrical energy with a tracking photovoltaic system. If you are interested in such a type of plant, we can advise you and determine whether this option is useful for you or not and that directly at the plant site.
I am very interested in a photovoltaic plant, what is the next step ?
Please get in contact with us as soon as possible, so we can start planning your own photovoltaic plant together.
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