MetSolar Latest Projects

Whether you are looking to install solar power on your house or business to reduce your monthly costs or want to get away from relying on Eskom with their ever increasing costs and lack of reliability, it starts with choosing the right contractor with the right solution.

The fact that thousands of people and businesses are moving to solar power every year is testament to its global success.  MetSolar offers professional full turn key systems all the way from assessment through to implementation and maintenance.

Take a look below for some of our latest examples of successful projects in residential, commercial and utility installations.  These projects range from 3kW residential and small business all the way up to 5MW utility scale installations.

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Cenfura has commissioned its first solar microgrid at Malachite Mews in Gauteng, South Africa. The microgrid…

Malachite Mews Residential Microgrid

Gauteng, South Africa

The largest battery system in South Africa’s residential sector.

System Size
490kWp
Number of Modules
1,533
Inverter
9x solar inverters and 27x Victron Quattro hybrid inverters
System
680kWh Lithium Battery Microgrid
Installation Type
Residential Rooftop
  • 12km of DC cabling to bring the power from the panels to the inverters has been installed, and 750m of below-ground trenching for the cabling has been dug.
  • 9.8 Km of data cabling for IOT such as cameras, load management devices and energy meters.
  • Created employment for 30 people for a period of 3 months.
  • Reduction of the properties carbon footprint by 70% from the current emissions of about 1.2mil tons a year down to 360 000 tons per year.

Model Melkwinkel 2

Brits, North West, South Africa
System Size
67kWp
Number of Modules
166
Solar Modules
JA Solar 405W Monos
Inverter
Huawei SUN2000 60KTL
System
Grid-Tied & Generator Integration
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop – Custom Mounting

Vodacom

Vereeniging, Gauteng, South Africa
System Size
25.9kWp
Number of Modules
64
Solar Modules
JA Solar 405W
Inverter
Huawei SUN2000 20KTL
System
Grid-Tied
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

Vodacom

Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa
System Size
81.18kWp
Number of Modules
198
Solar Modules
Canadian Solar
Inverter
Huawei SUN2000 60KTL
System
Grid-Tied
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

Simple Grow

Lanseria, Gauteng, South Africa
System Size
71.2kWp
Number of Modules
176
Solar Modules
JA Solar 405W
Inverter
Huawei SUN2000 60KW
System
Grid-Tied
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

Lufafa Hatchery

Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa
System Size
348.8kWp
Number of Modules
930
Solar Modules
JA SOLAR 375W
Inverter
Huawei 5 x SUN2000 50KTLs
System
Grid-Tied
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

Plaisir Estate

Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
System Size
40kWP with 84kWh of lithium battery storage
Number of Modules
122
Solar Modules
JA Solar 330W
Inverter Type
Victron Quattro 15000
Installation Type
Residential Complex

40kWp, 45kVA Battery inverters and 84kWh of lithium storage.

The system is built using Victron Quattro 15000 inverters, Victron 250/100 MPPT’s, Hoymiles 1200 micro inverters, Pylontech US3000 batteries and JA solar 330W panels.

Plaisir consist of 20 flats and is completely powered by the Victron ESS (energy storage system) and by using the batteries, MPPT’s and micro inverters we are able to lower the grid consumption up to 70%. The complex is protected against power outages and the storage alone can last up to 4 hours. The common areas and security is backed up by the system as well and this will ensure that security lighting, electric fencing, CCTV and the motorised gates will continue to work during a power outage.

Plaisir is on a time of use tariff structure and due to the high cycle life of the lithium technology we are able to mitigate using power during the peak periods making a significant impact on the overall bill.

The project was completed in partnership with RenCell.

Vet Land

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
System Size
14.49kWp
Number of Modules
46
Solar Modules
JA Solar 315W Mono Percium
Inverter
Huawei SUN2000 12KTL 3-Phase
System
Grid-Tied
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

Model Citrus Plaas

Brits, North West Province, South Africa
System Size
237kWp
Number of Modules
579
Solar Modules
Canadian Solar 410W Super High Power Poly PERC
Inverter
Huawei 2 x SUN2000 50KTLs & 2 x SUN2000 60KTLs
Integration
Diesel Generator hybrid solution
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

Model Melkwinkel

Brits, North West Province, South Africa
System Size
14.6kWp
Number of Modules
36
Solar Modules
Canadian Solar HiKu 405W
Inverter
Huawei 12ktl Inverter
Integration
Diesel Generator hybrid solution
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

Huawei inverters supports generator integration where the solar inverter can safely operate with a generator. The system will save fuel and reduce the overall load on the generator, the inverter with the help of 3rd party external equipment will control the amount of power generated to ensure that the generator is running safely and efficiently.

Model Melkwinkel is the ideal location for solar power as their primary loads are refrigeration and the solar system is able to make a large impact on the total kWh consumption due to the usage curve of refrigeration being similar to the production curve of solar.

AIC

Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
System Size
57kWp
Number of Modules
174
Solar Modules
JA Solar 330WP
Inverter
Huawei Sun2000 50kW
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

ModelPak Farm

Brits, North West Province, South Africa
System Size
158.4kWp
Number of Modules
480
Solar Modules
JA Solar 330W
Inverter
Huawei Sun2000 50kW (3)
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

Modelpak was started 20 years ago with contracts in place with the biggest Retailers in South Africa namely Pick n Pay, The SPAR group and The Shoprite group of companies, Johannesburg and Pretoria Markets. Evergreens Golden harvest. Growth percentage for the past 10 years shows a healthy 325% and currently produces 20 different Fresh Produce lines.

Modelpak is the proud owners of 19 different farms with their own fleet and logistics in place. They are fortunate to be situated in a frost free climate in the winter months and our water rights exceeds the quota of any other farms in the area.

Modelpak prides itself to have all the expertise and knowledge in every area and aspect of the Farming business on board to continue for years to come and to set a high standard in the production of good quality Fresh produce at all times.

Supreme Laundry

Windhoek, Namibia
System Size
150kWp
Number of Modules
446
Solar Modules
Canadian Solar
Inverter
Huawei Sun2000 50KW
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

Vodacom

Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa
System Size
34kWp
Number of Modules
96
Solar Modules
Canadian 355WP
Inverter
Huawei Sun2000 36kW
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

Prosperita Cold Storage

Windhoek, Namibia
System Size
193kWp
Number of Modules
584
Solar Modules
Jinko 330W
Inverter
Huawei Sun2000 36kW
Installation Type
Commercial Rooftop

Founded in 2010, Prosperita Commercial Cold Store was started to provide frozen storage in an ever growing local market. With no other commercial cold store of this scale situated in the heart of Namibia, PCCS has continued its dedication to service local companies. Linked to all main arterial road networks such as the Trans Caprivi and Trans Kalahari, We are ideally situated to accommodate imports from South Africa, local distribution and exports into Africa.

PCCS utilises high density storage, to provide customers with 300 tonnes freezer capacity, a chilled store and blast freezing facilities. With proactive energy management and a solar grid system, PCCS strives to maintain a low carbon footprint.

Utility

Namibia, Karibib Solar Solution

5MW Solar Utility
System Size
5 285MWp
Number of Modules
19 200
Solar Modules
Phono Solar 260W
Inverter
90 x SMA STP60
Installation Type
Utility Scale Power Station

One of the largest photovoltaic power plants in Namibia. The complex has an installed nominal output of 5.280 MWp and at the time of its commissioning (September 2017) Karibib was 1 of the top 5 largest photovoltaic power plant in Namibia.  The construction of Karibib was preceded in 2016, after all formalities of the PPA with Nampower where finalised and signed. The power plant was constructed and commissioned with in its given time frames, and is successfully running and over producing.

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