Home solar conversions
What is home solar conversion system?
A home solar conversion system is a few solar components which are installed in a home to generate energy from the sun and converts that energy into working electricity. Solar panels are installed on the roof of the home. Solar panels are the components which generates the energy directly from the sun. The energy generated are stored in a battery bank as DC energy. The DC energy is then sent to the solar inverter which ultimately converts it to AC electricity for your home’s appliances. To charge the batteries in the battery storage section in the home solar system, the solar inverter alongside the MPPT controller, uses the DC energy from the solar panels to sufficiently charge the battery bank. The inverter alongside the connected battery bank is connected to your home’s main power supply to provide AC electricity to your electrical appliances.
Can a home solar conversion system power stoves, kettles, and geysers?
The short answer is yes, a home solar conversion system can provide power for stoves, kettles, and geysers. However, this will increase the overall cost for solar components as you will need to buy a large quantity of solar panels, solar batteries, and a more expensive and powerful inverter to keep up with the electrical demand. A complete home solar conversion system which will be able to sufficiently power all elements and all electrical appliances without the grid, would cost hundreds of thousands of Rands. We would recommend using solar power for lights, gate motors, TV’s, computers, and all other essential electrical appliances. Also, we would recommend using a gas stove and to convert your electrical geyser to a solar thermal energy geyser which will be much more cost efficient compared to an electrical geyser to run directly from solar panels.