South Africans are increasingly turning to photovoltaic (PV) solar to mitigate the effects of loadshedding. How do buyers ensure that they are getting a high-quality installation, especially with so many new players entering the market?
“It is all about experience,” says Svilen Voychev, chief executive officer of Val-sa Trading, a specialist PV solar turnkey supplier since 2009. Valsa Trading is a proudly South African company and turnkey supplier of PV solar products as well as the largest local manufacturer of mounting solutions in the country.
3 types of mounting solutions
Mounting solutions fall into three gen-eral categories, ground-, roof- and carport-mounted solutions, with each engineered to ensure optimum perfor-mance, durability and flexibility.
- Ground-mount solutions: Ideal for clients with large open spaces. Can be installed quickly and easily on flat or sloping ground.
- Roof-mounted solutions: Designed to be installed on commercial and residential roofs in a range of con-figurations, including ballasted, at-tached, flat and elevated.
- Carport-mounted solutions: For clients who want to generate renew-able energy from their carports or canopies.
Components are corrosion-resistant and robustly constructed to withstand the harshest weather conditions – miti-gating damage to panels during storms, high winds or heavy snowfall. Solutions are available in a range of configura-tions that can be customised. “We are proud to be able to offer our clients the best possible locally manu-factured solutions that can help them overcome loadshedding, reducing their energy costs while doing their bit for the environment by lowering their carbon footprint,” Voychev concludes.