INNOVATIVE |  INTELLIGENT  |  INSPIRING 
 

CONSULTING THROUGH INNOVATION

RESIDENTIAL & OFFICE

ALPHA-ESS SOLAR SYSTEM

AlphaESS SMILE inverters offers homeowners and small businesses complete energy storage systems that meet the needs of a wide range of building types and demand profiles.

STEP 1:

CHOOSE THE CORRECT SYSTEM FOR YOUR NEEDS

Solar Power can benefit you, but only if it is used in the correct application. We've divided our solar systems into 3 main categories below to make it easy for you to choose the correct system for your needs.  Expand later as your savings grow by adding batteries or solar panels as you require. 

OPTION 1

OPTION 2

OPTION 3

Power your business during the day and save money on your electricity bill.  This system is designed to provide very high return on investment and is cash flow positive from year one, but provides no backup during power failures

 Best fit customer: 

Daytime electricity users can generate their own electricity for less than buying it from the grid.

Upgrade option:

Use your savings and tax benefits and upgrade later to SOLAR ASSURE.  By adding a battery to your system you can now power your house during load shedding.

Productivity can never be compromised even if an unreliable grid is experienced. This design allows your lifestyle to continue even during load shedding.

 

Best fit customer:

Residential and Offices who wish to continue operation or lifestyle during load shedding.

Upgrade option:

Add a second lithium battery to your system to upgrade to SOLAR INDEPENDENT.  If you use less than 20 units a day now enjoy being off grid.

Enjoy the comfort of living off the grid. It is often cheaper to install an independent solar power system than to build all of the infrastructure needed to connect to the grid.

Best fit customer:

 

Energise your home, business or farm where grid power is not available or high connection fees apply.

Upgrade option:

Add further batteries if required later.

UPGRADE

UPGRADE

STEP 2

FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT COMPARISON

  • Increasing the battery size of your solar system increases the total backup power, but the downfall is that the return of the investment is reduced.  Choose the system now that suits your cashflow and expand later when it suits you.

  • We can assist you with a loan to allow you to rather pay off your solar system than paying an electrical account each month.

  • Below we compare the investment potential of the three systems with each other. In this example we assume that the solar system is bought with a 10% loan over 10 years. We then compare paying back the solar loan to that of normal municipality tariff at R2/unit.  Calculations were based on tariff inflation of 10% per year.  Businesses tax payers can deduct 100% from tax in year 1, we included this into our payback model.  *Based on current stock and availability.

Paying back a loan rather than purchasing electricity from municipality can be cash positive in year one R2,357.

Business tax payers can deduct this system in year 1 (section 12b) providing a further saving!

By adding a battery providing backup during load shedding and increasing productivity,  

this bring the return on investment down, but taking into account the tax credit still makes this system cash positive in year one.

Normal homes and small businesses that use about 20 units of electricity per day can now even get off the grid with this system.  

Business tax payers can add a further R27,440 to their first year's saving (based on 28%).

SYSTEM COST INSTALLED:
R 98,000 ex VAT*

 

10 yr RETURN ON INVESTMENT
142%

YEAR 1 SOLAR PROFIT
R3,290

YEAR 1 TAX CREDIT 12B (@ 28%)
R27,440

SYSTEM COST INSTALLED:
R 131,000 ex VAT*

 

10 yr RETURN ON INVESTMENT
65,8%

YEAR 3 SOLAR PROFIT
R1,537

YEAR 1 TAX CREDIT 12B (@ 28%)
R27,440

SYSTEM COST INSTALLED:
R 159,000  ex VAT*

 

10 yr RETURN ON INVESTMENT
25,5%

YEAR 5 SOLAR PROFIT
R520

YEAR 1 TAX CREDIT 12B (@ 28%)
R27,440

STEP 3 

TECHNICAL COMPARISON

SOLAR PANELS (GERMAN)
20 x 275Wp

 

ALPHA-ESS INVERTER SIZE:
5 KVA

BATTERY BACKUP SIZE:
No batteries

Other:

  • Aluminium mounting system

  • Internet monitoring portal (client to provide internet access)

  • Single phase grid meter

  • Wiring between inverter and municipal board up to 5 meters.

  • Installation in Bloemfontein & Kimberley. R5,50 per km return journey additional.

Conditional Manufacturer's Warrantees:

  • Batteries - 10years (if internet available)

  • Inverter - 5 years

  • Solar Modules - 10 years

SOLAR PANELS (GERMAN):
20 X 275Wp

 

ALPHA-ESS INVERTER SIZE:
5 KVA

BATTERY BACKUP SIZE:
1 x 5,7 KWh

Other:

  • Aluminium mounting system

  • Internet monitoring portal (client to provide internet access)

  • Single phase grid meter

  • Wiring between inverter and municipal board up to 5 meters.

  • Installation in Bloemfontein & Kimberley. R5,50 per km return journey additional.

Conditional Manufacturer's Warrantees:

  • Batteries - 10years (if internet available)

  • Inverter - 5 years

  • Solar Modules - 10 years

SOLAR PANELS (GERMAN):
20 X 275 Wp

 

ALPHA-ESS INVERTER SIZE:
5 KVA

BATTERY BACKUP SIZE:
2 x 5,7 kWh

Other:

  • Aluminium mounting system

  • Internet monitoring portal (client to provide internet access)

  • Single phase grid meter

  • Wiring between inverter and municipal board up to 5 meters.

  • Installation in Bloemfontein & Kimberley. R5,50 per km return journey additional.

Conditional Manufacturer Warrantees:

  • Batteries - 10years

  • Inverter - 5 years

  • Solar Modules - 10 years

UPGRADE

UPGRADE

Our selection of high quality products and extensive manufacturer warrantee will allow you to enjoy your solar investment for many years.  Below we compare the major equipment for each of the three systems.

EXPANDABLE

SOLAR MODULES

EXPANDABLE BATTERY

Alpha ESS Smile Inverter 5kVA

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STEP 4

CONTACT SOLAR ENGINEERING 

  • You are welcome to contact Solar Engineering for a feasibility study to determine how a solar system can benefit you.

  • We are also credited with major banking institutions to assist you with a loan application.

  • Call now 081 590 6913

 

PRO​FCON BUILDING 

PROJECT PORTFOLIO:

R 89,500* 

* Excluding  VAT, T&C's

INVESTMENT IF UPRONT PURCHASE:

  • Return on investment 10yr = 103

  • Payback 6,5years

  • Year 1 Electrical Saving of

  • 10 Year Saving of 

  • Tax section 12B saving in year 1 of R28,000

INVEST

Bloemfontein:    081 590 6913

Kimberley:        053 833 1154