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Wind Energy

Cape Town’s weather is ideal to cultivate Wind Energy in South Africa and to date there are wind farm projects set up around towns in the Western Cape to cultivate wind energy. A very sustainable source of energy, wind power is looked at by many as a viable, cleaner option.

Wind energy is a free renewable energy source that will never run out.
At Smart Energy SA we know that Cape Town’s weather is ideal to
cultivate energy. Get affordable wind energy your home or
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What is Wind Energy?

Wind energy, like solar energy, is a free renewable energy source that will never run out. Decades of research and modern engineering has seen vast growth in windmill development and today’s wind turbines are manufactured in a wide range of vertical and horizontal axis types. Wind Energy is generated via a wind turbine, a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into electrical power.

The smallest turbines are used for applications such as battery charging for auxiliary power for boats or caravans or to power traffic warning signs.Wind power is very consistent from year to year but has significant variation over shorter time scales. It is therefore used in conjunction with other sources to give a reliable supply.

As the proportion of wind energy in a region increases, a need to upgrade the grid and a lowered ability to supplant conventional production can occur.Need clean power for your home or business now? Get in touch now.

Advantages of PV Solar Energy Systems:

    • Free and infinite resource
    • Clean energy source
    • Brings electricity to rural communities
  • Reduce the dependency on fossil fuels

Wind Generator

Wind turbines are the wind generators and operate on a simple principle. The energy in the wind turns two or three propeller-like blades around a rotor. The rotor is connected to the main shaft, which spins a generator to create electricity. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity.

Frequently asked questions

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels contain a semiconductor material (typically silicon-based) which converts sunlight into direct-current (DC) electricity. An on-site inverter converts the DC power to AC power, which can then be connected to a building’s power supply or directly to the electricity grid.

This is determined by a number of factors, including geographic location, specific energy consumption tariff, slope and shading of roof structure or piece of ground where solar panels will be mounted.

The Operations and Maintenance service includes several activities to monitor solar system performance and detect errors early on, ensuring the overall efficiency of the system for its lifetime. These services generally include:

  • Monthly Reports showing PV performance, energy, demand and financial savings
  • On-site support and maintenance of solar systems, including fault fixing and routine cleaning
  • Comparison of PV performance with on-site irradiance
  • Access to an Online Portal to see live plant performance
  • Annual Report with financial and plant performance results
  • Continuous performance monitoring and alarm triggers indicating necessary remedial work
  • Access to highly experienced professionals for advice and queries on a range of topics related to Solar PV