Aptech recently supplied, installed and commissioned a residential solar hybrid PV system in Kisozi-Buddo in Kampala.
This system has a roof-mounted 5.44kWp of solar PV with 28.8kWh of 200Ah Soleil Power lead acid battery storage. The system is integrated with the main grid/UMEME/hydro-power.
The system has a 5kW Growatt inverter that has a remote monitoring system and collects information that includes total energy being generated, battery voltage, load power, grid power in case it is connected as well as fault detection and alarm incase anything abnormal happens.
Our client wanted a solution to reduce high electricity bills. The solar system will ensure a reliable supply of power and benefit over 7 people within the residence.
Positive social-economic and environmental benefits of residential systems
- Reduced monthly bills
- Uninterrupted power supply to the home
- The system has security lights as well which will benefit the neighborhood in terms of movement during power blackouts since the solar system will be powering the outside lights.
- Contribution to climate change mitigation through reduced green house gases that would otherwise come from using diesel generator back up