If you want to learn more about us
or want to know why you should convert to solar energy, you are at the right place.
Solaire Sa is a Gauteng based manufacturer of plug and play solar and battery backup systems, we source equipment that meets the demands in the South African environment. South Africa has challenges in power security.
We provide a quick and expandable solution to keep you out of the dark when power outages hit your neighbourhood or if you just want to save on your monthly electrical bill.
It is really hard to sift through the info out there when trying to get your home or office on to solar power, with load shedding and other power problems, it is becoming very important to secure your power needs now.
With this in mind we have created a simple and affordable system to get you into the world of producing your own power quickly and effectively.
We introduce the Solaire Solar backup System. The product comprises of a custom designed cabinet that houses an inverter, and all the switching and fuses required to connect to a battery backup and solar panels of various sizes. The cabinet is simply mounted in your home, Utility power connected and then your load is connected.
We have different sizes and specification to meet your budget and power demands,
Backup only: These units are essentially a battery charging system that will supply your essential appliances during power interruptions
Solar Ready: A Solar charger with all needed fuses and connections to add a solar array to supply your home with free solar energy. It also is a backup for power interruptions
Hybrid Solar: Solar charging, battery backup and added to this the ability to feed back excess solar energy into the grid (Energy supplier dependent). This is a great way to reduce your power utility bill.
Why an Inverter?
When talking about mobile power solutions, someone always tries to make the correlation between an inverter and a generator. An inverter can be explained as “a generator that uses the battery as its fuel tank”.
But which is better?
Generator – Generators are AC power supplies that use fossil fuels as their main source of energy. In other words, they use fuel (diesel or petrol) to run an engine. One of the major drawbacks of a generator is they can be inefficient and waste a lot of fuel if they’re not run at the appropriate load. Generators also unnecessarily pollute the environment. If your generator is run below seventy five percent of its rated capacity, this can cause carbon buildup on the critical engine components, shortening the life of your generator’s engine. In addition, generators are noisy & expensive to run and maintain. The running and service costs per Kwh can exceed R15.00/Kwh. For more information on generators, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel_generator.
Inverter – Inverters are also AC power supplies but they use stored DC electrical energy in a battery or battery bank. They use electronics and transformers to modify the DC to AC and then boost the voltage to create 220V. Inverters are extremely efficient, even when compared to generators, and only consume DC power in direct relation to the amount of AC power they put out.
Other major benefits of inverters are:
An inverter system is easily able to replace any power supplier, with the use of sufficient solar panels. The long-term benefits of such an investment require no justification. With our FCS K5 range, which is a modular system, you can add additional units as your demand increases (to a maximum of six units) providing for up to a total of 24000 W. Our products enable you to commence on a smaller more inexpensive scale and to increase the size and efficiency of your system should your needs require. This ensures you will never have to sell your inverter to buy a bigger one.
Our units are configurable to run as three phase inverters as well allowing 10000w three phase.