Generate your own electricity
Whether you want to install solar panels for your home or business, the KAST team can help. Our Solar PV systems are simple and easy to install on both residential and commercial properties. With energy prices rising by almost 35% over the last 12 months, capturing cheaper electricity from renewable sources like solar panels is becoming more important.
What is Solar PV?
To put it simply, solar panels convert sunlight into electricity to use in your home or building. By capturing and harnessing this abundant and free energy, you can save money on your energy bills. Our solar panels don’t need direct sunlight to work, even in snow and rain our panels are still able to retrieve electricity.
Panels can be purchased in Solar PV or Solar Arrays which come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Solar panels or modules are grouped together either on the roof or ground mounted, each panel is approximately 1 meter by 1.6 meters and systems can range from a few panels up to several thousands.
Benefits of Solar PV :
- Environmental benefits
- Demand charge reduction
- Participation in demand response programs
- Maximising time of use tariffs
- Emergency back up – critical circuits
Want to purchase Battery Storage too?
Battery storage is the capture of excess energy produced by your solar panels for use at a later time. Storing energy to use when needed is the main reason we suggest battery storage alongside Solar PV.
What is Battery Storage (Energy Storage)
Energy storage is the capture of excess energy produced by your solar panels for use at a later time. A device that stores energy is generally called a battery. Energy storage involves converting energy from forms that are difficult to store to more conveniently or economically storable forms.
What should I consider when buying Energy Storage
Battery discharge and charge rates are often referred by referencing a “C” rate of current. The C rate is that which would theoretically fully charge or discharge the battery in one hour. For example, slow charging might be performed at C20 (over 20 hours), while charging and discharging may occur at C2 (two hours for full charge). The available capacity varies depending on the discharge rates.
BESS – Battery Energy Storage System
Need more? The BESS system gives our Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural clients the opportunity to take control of electricity generated from their Solar Panel array and as an alternative to feeding in to the grid for small financial reimbursement simply store and release the energy for their own consumption in batteries from 30KW to 2MW.