Category Archives: Off The Grid

5kW PV – Standby Power & Energy Harvesting System – Parkmore, Jhb

 

 

This system consists of 4kW of Yingli PV Panels, a 5kW Victron Quatro Inverter, Victron MPPT  Solar Charger, Victron Venus Controller, 12kWh of Pylontech Lithuim Ion batteries, split main distribution board, all wiring. Internet linked monitoring and management.

The PV Panels were mounted on a double garage structure that needed major support structural work, and the roof itself was reconditioned before the structure was applied.

 

 

2x 200mm I Beams were specified by a structural engineer to span the roof for support.

 

 

 

 

Square tube beams then supported the PV Panel brackets.
All beams were coated with a rust preventative and final coat.

 

 

 

Aluminum brackets were fabricated, using only stainless steel fasteners and fittings.

 

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The panels are here!

 

 

It all came together nicely.

 

 

 

March – July 2019

All mechanical, electrical  and electronic engineering performed by ourselves.