Watch Tower Society through Green Planet Engineering Services approached us to assist them in finding and providing a solution to become energy efficient at their headquarters in Krugersdorp. The municipality has a ceiling of power supply to the client and the client was concerned about limited electricity supply limiting further expansion of their operations. Considering the information provided from Watch Tower Society and Green Planet ES-consulting engineers, we completed feasibility study for the cost of implementing a PV Solar solution. This process of understanding client needs and priorities led us to the point of selecting the best size and type of a PV Solar system.
During the site analysis process, close work with our client and understanding of their needs made it clear that the best place for installation of the PV Solar plant is is on the visitor/staff parking area.
Considering all aspects of the potential applications and site specifics and further analysis of the various approaches available, we concluded that the most valuable and effective solution for Watch Tower Society was to use their parking area. The fact that the parking space is an important part of daily operation of Watch Tower Society, as well as the additional advantages that Solar Carports provide made it clear that this is the ultimate solution for our client.
The client had already allocated budget for the procurement of shade solutions for their car park. This budget was allocated to the PV Solar Carport solution, making the overall project more cost effective.
After appointment by the client and the developer we started the execution of the project and actual implementation of PV Solar Carport solution, with a total of 405W/peak installed DC capacity.
The duration of the project was 9 weeks from start date to completion. The team that completed the installation consisted of 1 Project Manager, 1 Site Manager, 5 Skilled Solar Installers and 5 Semi-Skilled Installer/General Labourers. Valsa managed the entire project throughout all stages until final completion.
A Structural Engineer made all designs and necessary calculations on the structure of the PV Solar Carport application. On final completion a Structural Engineering Certificate was issued to our client as part of SANS regulation. All our designs and structural manufacturing were carefully managed to ensure a superior standard of engineering and quality control, as we continually strive to provide high quality standards on our systems to our clients and channel partners.
The finished PV Solar Carport project povides Watch Tower Society with green solar power, substituting the power supply from the power utility and making the client more energy independent. In addition to that the new build PV Solar Carport provides shelter and additional parking space on the premises for visitors and staff members. The overall cost for the carport structure has been optimised due to the combined benefits of a PV solar plant application and car park shade solution.
The outcome of the PV Solar system is a daily generation of power in the region of 200kW/h depending on the weather conditions. This provides Solar Energy for the operation of the Watch Tower Headquarters facility. Phase 2 of the project is provisioned for future expansion of the PV Solar Carport following the success of the first initial phase.
All the PV Solar applications required a variety of structural systems to be designed, manufactured, supplied and installed. As a specialist in this niche we understand the need for availability and quality of that component as part of the PV Solar systems. Our focus is to provide quality solutions and support for a variety of structural applications with the full spectrum of innovative and standard applications for our clients and channel partners. Our goal is to provide the best solution to the client based on his needs, site specifics and budget for the project. VALSA will continuously provide support and technical guidance to our clients in the field where our expertise lie.
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