5 kVA solar power plant for small/medium enterprises

Yield expectation  

In average, this solar power plant is expected to produce around 22 kWh in eastern Africa per day. Enough to cover the energy consumption of many small/medium offices and small/medium enterprises.

An example calculation of energy consumption is shown in the table below. This 5 kVA solar power plant can run for example all the appliance of a restaurant below during the whole day for 8 hours from sunrise and sunset.

All household appliances, which are available in the market (like refrigerator, lightning, fan, TV, PC and more), can be operated with this solar hybrid PV power design

Design of the PV power plant

This solar power system is designed for independent power supply and hybrid application. It can be operate as a stand-alone power supply system. As required, it is possible to connect a generator for hybrid application.

If the power supply from the photovoltaic (PV) panels is insufficient, the PV system automatically supplements the missing power from the battery storage system. At night or at complete breakdown of the PV panels and empty battery storage, the PV system automatically switches off to protect the lifetime of the battery storage. The system switches automatically to PV supply as soon as the sunrise


Scope of delivery

Solar Inverter

1 x Hybrid Inverter / Charger Type 5000-48

5000 W pure sinus Inverter

Output Frequency: 50Hz

Output voltage: 230 V

Integrated battery charger 50 A / 48 V

Automatic system switch OFF when no sun and empty storage

Automatic System switch ON when sunrise or storage is available

Solar Panels

4000 Wp (16 x Solar Panels 250 Wp or equivalent to 4000W)

Power class 235 to 300 Wp

Designed service lifetime >20 years

Battery Supply

8 x Gel Battery Deep Cycle Series

Storage Capacity 19.2 kWh @100% DOD (deep of discharge)

Recommended DOD @50% 9.6 kWh

Designed service lifetime 10 year

Dimensions: L 518 mm x W 276 mm x H 242 mm

Power: 12 V / Capacity: 200 Ah

Weight: 60.00 Kg


Installation and Commissioning

Commissioning and pretest will applied immediately after installation. It may require some test runs before release for regular operation. All required adjustments and electrical connections including cables are part of the commissioning