After finding us on Google, this lead reached out to our sales team through our site's live chat. Typically, before designing any power system, we first conduct a power audit to determine the peculiar energy needs of the client. In most cases, this is done either by asking the client to supply information on the nature of his appliances or by paying a visit. Recommendations are then made based on the findings of the audit. An audit as such is undertaken chiefly to determine the load requirements of the client. The amount of grid power available to the client is also taken into consideration, if the system would be tied to the grid which is often the case. Installation space and the client's budget are also considered during this stage.
The final call for this project was a medium system that would offset grid power deficits and provide uninterrupted power supply for a medium range of home appliances. This warranted designing a hybrid solar-prioritizing system tied to the grid and supported by a battery bank to provide storage for use in the absence of grid power and to maximize self-consumption.
It featured the following:
1 Nine (9) roof-mounted 300W traditional monocrystalline Era solar panels connected in 3 strings of 3 panels each;
2. A 5kVA Cobalt inverter with hybrid capabilities able to manage inputs from solar and batteries;
3. Four (4) rack-mounted 200Ah AGM Amaron Quanta AGM batteries for storage functions;
4. A 60A SNRE MPPT charge controller to optimize the charging of the batteries from the panels;
5. Extra protection features including AC and DC circuit breakers and surge adapters. In addition to the protection features provided by the inverter against reverse current, overload and overcharge, these features offer another layer of protection to the client's investment. They also make for easy and safe disconnection of the system from the panels in the case of emergencies like lightning that could damage the inverter or solar panel fires.
SolarKobo helps homeowners and businesses in Lagos and elsewhere in Nigeria figure out their power needs and make the best possible choice of all solar products including batteries, solar panels and charge controllers that meet their peculiar power needs and fit their budgets. We also have university-trained engineers who provide the best possible installation services on order.