Solar Collector Testing
Evergreen Solar are able to evaluate solar system’s thermal performance in accordance with SANS 6211. (Q Factor). We own advanced logging equipment used to evaluate solar collector performance, and using this data we can advise on how the product could be improved if needed.
We have many client for which we do testing prior to SABS testing at a fraction of the cost, and this enables us to determine q-factors beforehand, and also identify product improvement before it is tested at SABS. The equipment we use for this is similar to the equipment used by the SABS.
We consult right down to the manufacturing process for both quality and performance improvements in order to enable our clients to provide the best product possible.
The evaluation of solar components and sourcing of suppliers abroad are part of our advisory service.
Solar System Design & Installation
We have vast experience in design of solar systems and offer turnkey solutions.
Energy Audit Services
If people knew how much energy they are using, they may take action to conserve it and therefore, save money ,reduce input costs and increase profitability.
We want to make energy efficiency easy for homeowners and commercial users by offering a service of energy auditing and identify areas where energy can be saved.
With extensive experience in renewable energy products and systems we can offer advice and even manage implementation of energy management solutions.
What is a Energy Audit?
An energy audit will identify energy savings opportunities and consequent financial benefits. An energy audit is a relatively inexpensive exercise that will help us and our client to better understand their energy consumption pattern, it will show you where your energy is used, when it is used and highlight where one can save.
With an energy audit we will be able to identify which saving strategies and technologies will bring about the best return on investment.
Savings with a Energy Audit
For instance, in a normal household the water heating can account for up to 50% of consumption, and the lighting for 10%. By implementing an alternative water heating solution a huge saving can be achieved since it uses a big percentage of total consumption. However in an office environment lighting could account for up to 50% of consumption, whereas the water heating will only contribute for 10% of consumption. In this case implementing an energy efficient lighting solution will yield a better return.
Inexpensive electricity monitors will soon be available for homeowners to measure the electricity consumption of appliances. Informed decisions can be made from results eg replacing inefficient equipment with more efficient ones.
Advanced Logging Equipment
Evergreen Solar owns advanced energy logging equipment, imported from the USA. This enables us to measure with extreme accuracy the power consumption, power factor and many other variables of buildings in order to determine where the energy is used, and where it can be saved.
We also offer a design service for PV solar systems – where we do an energy audit, design a system and advise on installation and product procurement. We will do all the hard work, when we recommend a supplier or installer we have already done our research and can assure the quality and integrity of such an organization.