Niel chose solar installer Stefan Steffens from Rensol Africa to set up the solar plant. Stefan recalls: “As the roof of Niel’s wine farm was not big enough, we decided to install a ground-mounted PV system. With a combination of grid-tied inverter that powers loads directly and battery inverter that is charging the battery, the vineyard is now backed up for blackout situations”, he explains.
Choosing the right components for his plant was fast and easy for Neil: “We have opted for an SMA SUNNY TRIPOWER inverter in combination with a SUNNY ISLAND battery inverter, as they were offering the best cost-performance ratio. The battery inverter balances our load and demand peaks and ensures consistent electricity supply during load shedding.”