Is there anything more spectacular than an African sunrise? That gorgeous blood-red sphere sits atop its throne of clouds, playfully throwing its amber rays and painting the landscape like an artist would a blank canvas. The very horizon seems ablaze as the grass of countless fields, the concrete spines of many skyscrapers, again feel the warm caress of another beautiful morning.
Of course, the sun is good for more than Instagram fodder or the backgrounds to motivational Facebook postcards, and in recent years has become an important source of renewable energy. Amid worries about the effects of global warming – which is caused by trapped greenhouse gasses, the result of excessive carbon emissions – and concerns regarding the country’s unstable power supply, people are turning their attention skyward, towards the world’s oldest power cell. The rising popularity of solar has also meant that the prices of equipment and installations have come down significantly since it first came onto the scene, while lower energy bills make up yet another reason to stick it to the energy companies and go off-grid.
You’ll be pleased to know that everything you need for a complete solar installation can be found at your nearest CENTURION branch, including:
Solar panels are photovoltaic systems, which basically means that they convert light into electricity. We commonly refer to devices that convert one type of energy into another as “transducers”, if you want to get all science-y about it. Simply put, the panels absorb the light from the sun and pump out electricity at the other end, which is a pretty sweet deal, if you ask us.
Centurion Systems stocks high-quality, robust and efficient solar panels in the following sizes:
Imagine the line at your local licensing office without marshals to control the flow of people into and out of the building: total chaos, right? That’s a bit what the electricity is like when it first comes out of the solar panel. Without anything to regulate it, the voltage can be too high, too low, or simply too erratic to be of any real use. Luckily, you can get some reliable (and great-looking) solar regulators from CENTURION!
Mount your panels in style with our versatile galvanised mild steel solar mounting brackets. They’re easy to install and adjust, and they look good, too!
Naturally, the whole raison d’être of solar systems is to power or charge something that would otherwise require mains power. Solar configurations are typically connected to batteries or some other power store, which are charged via the regulated voltage output. Solar power takes the place of mains voltage, replenishing the energy expended by the battery. The bigger the battery, the longer it will take to empty its “energy reservoir”, and the more efficient the system will be. Why not let CENTURION take care of your power store requirements? Get your deep cycle battery directly from us!