Grid-tie Solar Systems in Kenya - PowerPoint Systems

Grid-tie Solar Systems in Kenya

learn about the 

essentials :

  • What is a solar grid-tie system?
  • Who are grid-tie systems most suitable for?
  • Benefits of a grid-tie system
  • Going Solar: The process 
  • Calculating Solar Savings
  • Case Studies
  • Why choose PowerPoint Systems?

Beat Kenya's 

soaring energy costs

Free yourself from the nation’s soaring energy costs with a PowerPoint solar solution built around your specific needs. With over 10,000 high quality solar installations in Kenya, you can trust us to make solar work for you. 

What is a Grid-tie Solar System?

In Solar Grid-tie Systems, the energy produced by solar panels is directly connected to the Electrical Power Grid by the inverter. The main advantage of this system is that there is no need for storage batteries.


Grid-tie solar is the most efficient use of solar panels. Systems that store energy in batteries lose a lot of energy through chemical reactions thus bringing down the efficiency of the system. 


Instead of storing the power in batteries (which also degrade over time), you’re helping power your institution in real time.

Who is a Grid-tie system most suitable for?

A solar grid-tie system is ideal for institutions that have a high daytime load (use most of their power during the day). By installing a grid-tie system, you are able to make use of the 

sun's free energy as it is being generated.


For this system to make financial sense, you need to have an electricity bill of Ksh. 50,000/month and up. By adopting to a solar grid-tie system, you can regain your investment back in an average 2 years after which you can start saving money you would be otherwise paying to the electrical power grid.


This system is ideal for institutions such as Factories, Schools, Farms, Hospitals, Hotels & Lodges, Serviced Apartments, Malls, Offices & Rental developments.

Advantages & disadvantages of Solar Grid-tie Systems

Advantages

-Cheapest type of solar panel system:

Does not require solar batteries which are relatively expensive. And since they use less equipment, there’s less work for installers to perform, meaning lower labor costs. There is also minimal maintenance cost due to lack of batteries which need replacement every few years.


-Quickest payback

Has the shortest return on investment period of 2 years.


-High savings

Provided the system sizing was done well, the real time system balancing PV and KPLC power ensures maximum savings. PowerPoint offers free online monitoring installed at the premises before recommending a system for usage.


-Clean, environmentally friendly energy

Disadvantages

-Does not work at night.


-Works with grid power. Cannot work in areas where grid power is not connected or available.


-Since there are no storage batteries, excess energy generated that is not used immediately is wasted. However proper sizing can ensure minimal or zero wastage

Helping you Adopt to Solar 

in 3 Easy Steps

STEP 1: Consultation


We conduct a site visit in any location in Kenya and suggest the optimum solution, taking into account the direction of the roof, the exposure to the sun and other factors. Online monitoring is installed at the premises to monitor power usage before we recommend a system. This is to ensure maximum savings.

Helping you Adopt to Solar 

in 3 Easy Steps

STEP 1: Consultation


We conduct a site visit in any location in Kenya and suggest the optimum solution, taking into account the direction of the roof, the exposure to the sun and other factors. Online monitoring is installed at the premises to monitor power usage before we recommend a system. This is to ensure maximum savings.

STEP 2: Installation


We take care of the complete installation process, using best-in-class methods and well trained professionals.


STEP 3: Maintenance and 

Online Monitoring


We take care of the complete installation process, using best-in-class methods and well trained professionals.

SAVING MONEY


A solar grid-tie system will offer significantly reduced power bills for a lifetime, and you can start saving as soon as you install the system. Take a look at the table below to see how much money you can save.

Capital and Savings for Grid-tie Systems

PowerPoint Solar Grid Tie systems have a warranty of 20 years and a lifespan of over 40 years.


This system is ideal for institutions with a high daytime load such as Factories, Schools, Farms, Hospitals, 

Hotels & Lodges, Serviced Apartments, Malls, Offices & Rental developments.

Request a Site Survey.

PowerPoint Systems designs and installs solar grid-tie systems for institutions all over East Africa. Please fill out the form below to request a site survey or to request for more information.

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Mini Solar Grid-tie Case Studies

60kW Grid Tie Installation at Capital M Serviced Apartments

Consisted of 165 Solar Panels each of 330 watts and 

3 Schneider Grid Tie Inverters each of 20kW.


This system has enabled the apartment building owner to cut down on his electricity bills by up to 70%. He got his investment back after 2 and a half years. Now, the system generates him Ksh. 6,300 per day enabling him to save Ksh. 2,299,500 per year. 


Installed and commissioned by PowerPoint Systems.

2 Megawatt Grid-tie Installation at Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi.

It currently stands as the biggest Grid Tie System in East and Central Africa. Over 4500 Solar Panels each of 240 watts installed and over 40 Grid Tie Inverters Installed


This not only allows the mall to cut down on energy costs and save money, but it is also extremely environmentally friendly.


Installed and commissioned by PowerPoint Systems.

2 Megawatt Grid-tie Installation at Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi.

It currently stands as the biggest Grid Tie System in East and Central Africa. Over 4500 Solar Panels each of 240 watts installed and over 40 Grid Tie Inverters Installed


This not only allows the mall to cut down on energy costs and save money, but it is also extremely environmentally friendly.


Installed and commissioned by PowerPoint Systems.

Why Choose PowerPoint Systems?

At PowerPoint, we guide you through the entire process, providing transparent and honest advice about what you need and how to go about it. We will design a high quality solution that is built around your specific energy needs and our own highly qualified technicians will install it, protecting your home/business at every stage.


We strive to have a long-term relationship with our clients by offering the bestafter-sales services. We offer you a complete Annual Maintenance contract to look after your solar system (this is free of charge for one year after installation) and includes a 24 hour centralized online monitoring system and 24/7 customer care. We offer guaranteed warranties of up to 25 years!


We pride ourselves in having over 20 years of experience in the industry, over10,000 systems installed and a team of highly qualified and dedicated engineers, technicians and electricians. You can trust that you are in good hands.


Above all, we know that good customer service builds a loyal customer. This is why we always prioritize our customer experience. We always strive to exceed your expectations with our products and services

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Our friendly, knowledgeable team are here to answer all your Solar questions.

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