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Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS inverter system)
A UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) system is an affordable & silent means of storing energy which can be used when there is no power.
It consists of 3 main parts; an INVERTER, BATTERY, BATTERY BOX.
The inverter will charge the battery using your existing electricity supply, giving you stored energy within the battery when the power then goes off, this is done automatically
The only downfall of such a system, is that the system will require an active existing electricity network to charge the battery, and to do so will cost in electricity. Depending on the type of battery installed to harness the energy, the battery may last between 4 to 15 years, before eventually requiring a replacement or maintenance.
Solar or Renewable Energy Options
As we are getting ever more frustrated with the lack of power that we duly pay for, the ever-growing question is, how can one be less reliant or completely free from the burden of intermittent power availability?
The most popular option would be SOLAR ENERGY and consists out of the following combination of products:
- SOLAR PANELS
- COMBINER BOX
- CHARGE CONTROLLER
- BATTERY DISCONNECT
The sun’s energy is harnessed through the solar system and stored in batteries during the day. The stored energy is then used at night when there is no more solar energy available.
This type of system has many advantages. – depending on the size of your solar/renewable energy system. This enables homeowners and business owners to generate their own power without requiring a municipal network at all. Depending on the type of battery installed to harness the energy, the battery may last between 4 to 15 years, before eventually requiring a replacement or maintenance.
We are all familiar with the noisy buzzing of our neighbour’s generator during load shedding. Although a generator is noisy, this is a cheaper option of avoiding the effects of loadshedding.
This has been probably the most common “go to” method for load shedding in the past. The fact that the system is a portable means of power has also boosted its popularity.
The downfalls to such a system however, is costly fact of running a generator due to the constant fluctuation of fuel prices, the noise, the fumes produced and the fact that most units must be manually started.
Thinking of loadshed – proofing your home or business? Call Out the Green Box today, for a comprehensive quote that will help you save in the years to come.
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