With the ever increasing cost of energy and our desire to create clean energy that we control, it was time to design and install a solar power system for Tenuta Le Mandorlaie.
Why have a solar panel install to create our own energy?
We have always had solar panel solutions on our previous homes, it was a way to both create green energy and also reduce our monthly outgoings which is a good as creating extra income every month. We also believe in try to be self supporting when it comes to energy, why pollute more when we can create green energy via solar.
Now we live in Tuscany and operate a farm creating IGT wines and Extra Virgin olive oil and are lucky to have good weather throughout much of the year, the amount of sunny hours is important when planning your solar panel system and battery storage solution, we always try to ensure that we don’t over create energy as we are not currently selling any excess electricity we create back to the energy grid. This means the solution is tailored to our current needs, with an eye on the future for expansion.
What system did we choose?
After reviewing our home electricity usage, we determined that a SolaX 10kwh hybrid inverter would be more than suitable for our house and farm use and we also opted to go for the Solax Triple Power LI-ION batteries that would give us the ability to use the excess energy created and stored at night for our home and farm.
The system we chose is manufactured by SolaX and we are utilizing their hybrid inverter series, three phase model, as well as their triple power batteries and integrated battery management system.
We will start installation soon
We look forward to documenting the installation and giving you the results post install of how much power we create and use in our farm and home. The first stage of installation is the install on the roof of out home, this will mean the installation of the supporting structure and rails on the roof, followed by the installation of the 26 440watt 50volt solar panels on these rails.
As we have a terracotta tiled roof I need to remove some roof tiles to secure fixings to the roof underneath the tile, these mounting brackets then protrude upwards and long metal support bars are attached to these supports, and then the solar panels with specialized brackets are attached to the aluminum support rails.
We will be doing an update on the installation and a review of the Solax Hybrid inverter and Triple power battery products soon.
Running the Farm estate of Mandorlaie is my full time job, ensuring that the grapevines, olive trees and vegetable garden is all healthy and producing excellent organic products for our clients. We produce Organic extra virgin Olive Oil and Organic wines which you can buy online.