What is Load Shedding ?
Load shedding happens when there is not enough electricity/ energy being generated to meet the demand of all appliances and gadgets currently running on the solar PV system installed.
The solar PV system will interrupt the energy supply to the house or building due to under sizing of the solar system installed.
With load shedding, loads are prioritized, and if the total load starts getting high, a lower priority load, such as an air conditioner or a freezer can be temporarily shut down for 10 minutes to reduce the total load, or the electric water heater could be turned off for an hour.
Most homes use very little power during the day when your solar system is making the most power, since the family is at work or school, and use most of their power in the early morning and evening.
What are the benefits of Load shedding?
Load shedding is a last resort to balance electricity supply and demand if you don’t intend to increase the capacity of your solar PV system.
Load Shedding is a power management strategy that can help optimize your off grid or grid tied solar system. Hence Maximizing Solar Output Power!
At PV Tech: PowerAfricaSolar prospective solar clients are required to fill out the load profile form available on our website.
A fully completed load profile form helps guide our engineers in sizing your solar system tailored to your load capacity, budget and packages we offer.
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