Master Power Technologies has launched a new range of photovoltaic solar solutions to compliment its current range of products for use in industrial applications in hot, arid regions, or wherever utility power is expensive or unreliable. The solar power systems are designed to supplement or replace utility power to save money and reduce the user’s carbon footprint, and some designs can feed excess power back into the power grid.
“The Master Power Technologies’ battery-free solar power solutions have been designed with characteristics such as low heat degradation and high durability, making the equipment ideal for power installations throughout Africa,” explains Andre Naude at Master Power Technologies. “Some of the benefits we have designed into the product include a constant power-output curve to maintain the electricity supply needed to meet peak demands, the ability to operate without active cooling mechanisms and almost no energy loss at high ambient temperatures.”
The company has a range of grid-connected, grid-tie (or on-grid), stand-alone and off-grid solutions to choose from.
Grid-connected photovoltaic power systems are energised by photovoltaic panels that are connected to the utility grid. These power systems consist of photovoltaic panels, MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking, a technique used to obtain the maximum possible power from photovoltaic devices), solar inverters, power conditioning units and grid connection equipment. Unlike stand-alone photovoltaic power systems, they seldom have batteries or diesel generators attached.
Grid-tie solar systems use inverters that meet stringent requirements, such as not emitting noise that can interfere with electrical devices, and must retain acceptable levels of harmonic distortion for quality of voltage and current output waveforms.
“Grid-tie systems are advantageous as the electricity generated is used by the owner during the day.” says Naude. “During the evenings, when solar electricity is not generated, electricity is drawn from the grid, avoiding the need for costly battery banks.”
Stand-alone photovoltaic power systems, on the other hand, are electrical power systems that are independent of the utility grid. These types of systems may use solar panels only or may be used in conjunction with a diesel generator. Master Power Technologies also supplies off-grid solar generators. These systems are not connected to a utility grid and are used to provide a smaller application with electricity.
Master Power Technologies will customise the systems to each clients’ requirements, ensuring every product is designed according to strict quality standards.
“Our integrated commercial-grade solar-powered and energy efficient grid-tie systems can meet clients’ needs today and in the future,” Schreiber adds. “Our platforms offer an efficient and reliable solution to those institutions looking to lower their energy costs while also reducing their carbon footprint.”
About Master Power Technologies:
Master Power Technologies is an independently owned total power solutions provider. The company specializes in the supply, installation and after sales servicing of a comprehensive range of engineered power solutions. This ranges, from modular data space solutions, UPS and generator systems, medium voltage, Cast Resin dry type transformers, industrial solar solutions to battery management, automated monitoring, and control and energy management systems. Master Power’s solutions are provided to industries such as manufacturing, mining, telecommunications, data centres and other operations where uptime is critical.
The company has its head office, as well as design, R&D and manufacturing facilities in Randburg with branches in Durban and Cape Town. The company also has satellite offices in Kitwe and Lusaka in Zambia.
Master Power Technologies is a Registered Level 3 BEE Company.
Master Power was recognised as being the best UPS service provider in South Africa in. The research was carried out by Frost & Sullivan.
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