Master Power solar solutions

September 2014 Industrial (Industry), IT infrastructure

Master Power Technologies has launched a new range of photovoltaic solar solutions to complement its current range of products for use in industrial applications in hot, arid regions, or wherever utility power is expensive or unreliable. The solar power systems are designed to supplement or replace utility power to save money and reduce the user’s carbon footprint, and some designs can feed excess power back into the power grid.

“The Master Power Technologies’ battery-free solar power solutions have been designed with characteristics such as low heat degradation and high durability, making the equipment ideal for power installations throughout Africa,” explains Andre Naude, strategist for business development at Master Power Technologies. “Some of the benefits we have designed into the product include a constant power-output curve to maintain the elec­tricity supply needed to meet peak demands, the ability to operate without active cooling mechanisms and almost no energy loss at high ambient temperatures.”

The company has a range of grid-connected, grid-tie (or on-grid), stand-alone and off-grid solutions to choose from.

Grid-connected photovoltaic power systems are energised by photovoltaic panels that are connected to the utility grid. Unlike stand-alone photovoltaic power systems, they seldom have batteries or diesel generators attached.

“Grid-tie systems are advantageous as the electricity generated is used by the owner during the day,” says Naude. “During the evenings, when solar electricity is not generated, electricity is drawn from the grid, avoiding the need for costly battery banks.”

Stand-alone photovoltaic power systems, on the other hand, are electrical power systems that are independent of the utility grid. These types of systems may use solar panels only or may be used in conjunction with a diesel generator. Master Power Technologies also supplies off-grid solar generators.

“Our integrated commercial-grade solar-powered and energy efficient grid-tie systems can meet clients’ needs today and in the future,” Naude adds. “Our platforms offer an efficient and reliable solution to those institutions looking to lower their energy costs while also reducing their carbon footprint.”

For more information contact Master Power Technologies, +27 (0)11 792 7230, [email protected],

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