BrightHouse Energy is a trusted South African industry leader in the supply of photovoltaic systems for homes and businesses. We specialise in the design and installation of high quality bespoke and bankable solar energy generation, battery storage and hybrid solutions, both at utility and small scale.
Our Integrated Systems
BrightHouse offers a range of our proven battery storage solutions that are durable and compact, easy to install and easy to use. Our products can be expanded with solar panels or additional storage if required. You can monitor our systems via an app and enjoy our 24/7 monitoring and support services to ensure you always have power when it is needed most.
Our Vision & Mission
We care about the planet and how we live on it We want to inspire and help home and business owners to embrace clean, cost-effective and planet- saving self-generated renewable energy We want to empower South Africans to be energy independent during this time of energy insecurity We pursue the highest ethical product and service quality standards in the field of photovoltaics, at the most cost-efficient pricing.
A Solar System
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are not mysterious but very simple: 1. First there are panels, which collect the sunlight and turn it into electricity. 2. The collected electricity is called Direct Current (DC) 3. The DC electricity is fed into an inverter, which converts the DC into a form your home uses called Alternating Current (AC). 4. Various switches called circuit breakers are included for safety reasons, and the whole system is connected with wires, neatly and safely put in conduits.
It’s a unit that consists out of one or more cells, where chemical energy is converted into electricity and used as a source of power. These electrochemical cells store electric charges and generate direct current (DC) through the conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy.
Quality in the renewable industry is of the utmost importance. Buying an inferior product will be more costly in the long run. As the consumer you need to ensure that you have a system that is durable and that will give you return on your investment over a lifespan of the product. Ensure that you always purchase and install top quality components. Quality components should always be followed up with quality service so please ensure that you have a reputable and registered service provider.
A solar panel that is designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a source of energy to convert to electricity. Solar panels allow particles of light, to knock electrons free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity. Solar panels are also called a PV Module.
Purchasing and installing a solar system is an investment. It has the ability to save you costs and give you energy security. Your ROI spans over a period of 5 to 8 years. Feeding your excess energy back into the grid also has the further ability to give you return on your investment.
This is also referred to as a rooftop photovoltaic power station or rooftop PV system. This photovoltaic system generated electricity via solar panels mounted on the rooftop of a residential or commercial building or structure. It is a system that has the easiest access to rays of sunlight.
This is a home energy storage unit designed and manufactured by Tesla. It consists of a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and stores electricity for solar self-consumption, time of use load shifting, backup power, and off-the-grid use. This systems is aesthetically pleasing and will look good anywhere you decide to mount it. The system is fully integrable with a PV solar system.
Use a reputable company that has relevant experience and that consists out of a team of experts that range from senior electrical engineers to client service experts. Find a service provider that only uses tier 1 bankable components that adheres to international standards. The chosen service provider will have to have a good infrastructure and support services. Reach out to us and we will recommend various service providers for your specific needs.
Wind energy describes the process by which wind is used to generate electricity. This source of power uses the wind to provide the mechanical power through wind turbines. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power.
A Solar and battery design is the process of designing a solution that is tailored to the individual consumer’s needs. The system is designed by a electrical engineer that will recommend the system that will give you the most efficient and effective way of generating and storing energy for your home and business.
The BrightHouse BHS battery unit’s priority is to maintain the stores security systems active during load shedding or other power interruptions. Reference being made specifically to alarm systems, cameras and smoke devices.
The chosen service provider needs to understand your needs and how to provide solutions effectively and efficiently. Solar and battery back-up systems are designed with the individual in mind and these systems are rarely the same. The design process starts with data collection and is carried out by a qualified electrical engineer.
Remember that working with electricity is dangerous. Ensure that your installations are done by a qualified team of experts. `Ensure that the necessary health and safety measures have been taken before, during and after the installation. If you use a reputable and registered service provide then that will give you peace of mind.
AC Alternating Current - an electric current that reverses its direction many times a second at regular intervals, typically used in power supplies DC Direct Current - an electric current flowing in one direction only. kWh Kilowatt Hour - a measure of electrical energy. W Watt - is a unit of power.
Solar systems need to be registered with the municipality and be issued a certificate of compliance.
A lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery. The three primary functional components of a lithium-ion battery are the positive and negative electrodes and electrolyte. Generally, the negative electrode of a conventional lithium-ion cell is made from carbon. The positive electrode is a metal oxide, and the electrolyte is a lithium salt in an organic solvent.
Colour Control Unit
The Color Control GX (CCGX) sits at the heart of your energy installation. All the other system-components - such as inverter/chargers, solar chargers, and batteries - are connected to it. The CCGX ensures that they all work in harmony.
PV Green Card
The PV GreenCard has been developed to promote safe and high-quality Solar PV installations. The PV GreenCard is an as built report for the Solar PV system owner and a checklist for the installer which qualified installers provide to their clients on the completion of a project. The installer is able to use the PV GreenCard to declare compliance with relevant standards as well as safety guidelines for PV installation.
A solar inverter or PV inverter, is a type of electrical converter which converts the variable direct current (DC) output of a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) that can be fed into a commercial electrical grid or used by a local, off-grid electrical network. It is a critical balance of system (BOS)–component in a photovoltaic system, allowing the use of ordinary AC-powered equipment. Solar power inverters have special functions adapted for use with
Warning!! Be wary of suppliers that have no experience and use inferior components. Ensure that all components are bankable and come with the relevant warranties. Also ensure that you are getting the best quality products supported by the relevant professional services and installations.
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Eskom is the power utility company of South-Africa. Eskom controls the grid that every household and business receives its energy from. Currently, Eskom has a monopoly in the energy generating landscape in South-Africa.
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) is a not-for-profit body which consists of active players in South Africa’s photovoltaic market who have a genuine, invested presence in the country. The association is devoted to promoting the growth of the country’s solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity market, and aims to contribute to the country’s renewable energy roll-out.
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