How Does The Grid Tied Solar Lights Work?

grid tiedThe grid tied solar system consists of four basic components:

Luminaire:
Pecan Lighting systems use the most advanced energy efficient lighting technologies including the brilliant LRL Satellite LED and NXT LED Luminaires. PECAN luminaire and lamp combinations have all been tested and certified for light output and compliance with all relevant current Australian public lighting standards. Full testing documentation is available including Iso Lux diagrams and pole spacing tables. A wide range of light fittings is available for selection including most standard style luminaires to match existing installations

The pole and array frame:
These are available in a range of designs including Standard Roadway, Heritage, Federation, and contemporary, or designed to customers requirements for project quantities. The array frame has a modern sleek design which being built of sheet steel provides vandal protection to the rear of the solar panels. Poles are available with City logos incorporated into the light arm (see example)

All the various pole styles are available with slip bases and certified to meet Australian standards for roadside fitment, rag bolt bases are available for parkland settings or areas not adjacent to roadways. All poles are certified to current Australian wind loading standards, and documentation is available on request. All components are hot dip galvanised and are available in a range of tough powder coated colours to order. A grid connected solar light looks like any conventional solar light, the pole is typically 6m high, with a range of luminaires available. solar panel ~ 1m. Sq on top generally above line of sight, public comment is invariably favourable. Additionally the system is totally reliable and has a long life expectancy (solar panels are warranted for 20+ years and the inverter has an expected life of the same period).

Solar panels:
Only premium quality solar panels are used generally supplied by Kyocera Solar Australia. The size and number of the panels are matched to the inverter, and designed for different regions so that the amount of energy generated over a year is balanced to the energy used in powering the light meaning the system is energy neutral. This is the most desirable situation as accruing excess credits with an energy utility will have no benefit in a long term system.

Inverter:
A top quality sine wave grid interactive 230V AC inverter is used, this inverter is certified for use in Australian grid interactive solar systems including inbuilt anti "islanding".