Count on Pylontech for a constant energy supply
The South African energy landscape has seen a lot in recent years.
From the increase in international investment in renewable energy initiatives to the onset of global supply chain issues that have interfered with the progress of plant restoration projects, it has been difficult to keep track as of late.
One thing, however, has remained constant.
Solar presents an ideal solution to the country’s energy problems, and high-quality, dependable PV products can help home and business owners alleviate the strain of grid instability whilst we wait for national improvement.
Cracks in the current energy landscape
The anxiously anticipated cold winter has arrived, and concerns over the impact this will have on energy supplies have come to fruition.
Eskom announced that Stage 2 load shedding would be implemented between 16h00 and 00h00 on 16 August, disruption that has been repeated on both 17 and 18 August due to power station breakdowns and delays. This echoes the disruption felt by many South Africans throughout winter thus far, raising further concerns over if and when a solution is coming.
Analysts are now unconvinced that Eskom’s plans can counter load shedding, as the company’s plan to add 2,000 MW to the grid over the next three months will not correct the current electricity shortfall of 6,000 MW. This is unsurprising considering the amount of power that has been cut, with the worst in two decades commencing at the end of June when 10 generation units went offline — marking a monumental Stage 6 outage.
However, positive progress has still been made this year for solar power.
As a sustainable, reliable and increasingly affordable solution to the problems caused by load shedding, solar continues to take the lead for the future of South Africa’s energy supply.
Hope for a brighter future remains
The problems caused by load shedding this winter have illustrated just how severe the problem is, and plenty of organisations have stepped up to support a transition away from coal power.
The number of investors bidding in Bid Window Six of the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) is set to increase following the extension of the bid submission deadline from 11 August 2022 to 22 September 2022, paving the way for a greener future. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has also recently approved more than 15 projects for IPPs — supporting the numerous other solar projects in construction.
For example, Magnora — the Swedish renewable energy company — will soon develop a 260 MW solar project in South Africa. Because of its ideal location in an area with excellent solar radiation, this project is a promising example of how new solar projects could really improve the country’s solar capabilities.
As for homeowners, the increase in demand for PV systems has led to the cost of solar to fall by 85% in the last decade — making it a great time to consider investing in your own solar products…
Choosing to transition to solar is a big decision, and, with the right components, your PV system will be with you for a long time, so you want to ensure you are selecting the right products for your energy needs.
Solar batteries allow homeowners to store excess energy generated by the sun for use at night, on cloudy days and, most importantly, when the grid fails. With such an array of products and over 10 years of experience in the solar industry, Pylontech’s batteries are a trusted choice for any residential or commercial PV system.
The Pylontech UP5000 is a much-loved 48 V solar battery with all the features you need for a comprehensive residential PV system. Designed to easily facilitate system expansion, you can adapt the UP5000 to suit your energy needs — a great feature for those who might want more solar capability in the future.
For smaller-scaler systems, Pylontech offers the equally impressive 2.4 kWh US2000C and 3.5 kWh US3000C batteries. Both products are equipped with enhanced safety features, like an intelligent BMS to protect the battery against system damage caused by abnormal temperatures, currents and voltage, so you can have total faith in the durability of your system.
Pylontech products are perfect for homeowners looking for a sustainable, long-term solution to the energy crisis. If you are ready to get a PV array for your home, find a local installer today. Reliable, renewable energy awaits…