New Southern Energy designed and installed a premium grid-tied solar system for Bushwakka. Grid tied systems are connected to the electrical power grid, providing a win-win solution whereby the facility can generate solar power to supplement its energy needs, and still draw from the national grid.
The 70 kWp PV system consists of 360 Wp Canadian Solar panels which convert sun radiation into electrical energy. Solar Edge inverters are included in the system, with an optimizer for every two modules reducing shading losses. The panels were placed flush with the site’s roof, facing 74 degrees East of North using mounting frames.
The system’s performance is monitored and controlled through a master controller, which can also communicate with the inverters. Additionally, the monitoring and control system includes a weather station to measure solar radiation and module temperature. All of the data is logged and saved in cloud-based storage. Furthermore, the performance can be monitored in real time via a smart phone app.