SMART GRID ? What makes us special

Smart Grid facilitates most intelligent, efficient and reliable delivery of electricity from source to load. Renewable energy sources are integrated to the existing transmission and distribution systems in an intelligent way. Smart Grid enables real time monitoring and control of power systems, it helps in reduction of various losses, demand response and demand side management, power quality management, outage management etc.

We are now giving more importance in the implementation low carbon systems like smart grids, electric vehicle charging and looking forward to work in partnership with organisations of similar interest.

We care capable of complete designing control and protection panels using any branded Intelligent Electronic devices of customer choice. Our dedicated team has Engineers from various disciplines with substantial domestic and overseas experiences.

Key Design Capabilities

  • Power Systems ( LV to EHV )
  • Control and Protection Circuits
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Protection system upgrades
  • Protection panel designs
  • IEC 61850
  • Software development
  • Automatic Voltage controllers
  • Communication systems
  • Power System Asset management solutions.

Solutions Smartechxcore has developed an expandable approach to the design of renewable energy solutions. People have different requirements and different budgets and a modular approach can drastically lessen the initial financial outlay and help to make your solution more affordable. Solar energy technology can be very modular. All the components, such as inverters, batteries and solar panels, can be regarded as building blocks and when correctly approached, we can design systems that can easily be scaled up. You could start with the basics and add components as you can afford to, or as your need increases. This means you dont have to start with a big hole in your pocket! Smartechxcore is possibly the only renewable energy specialist that focusses extensively on the design of expandable solutions. A holistic approach is essential and the end vision should be kept in mind from the start. This will ensure that future expansion will be feasible and cost effective. A popular design tactic is to divide electricity requirements or loads into “Essential” and “Non-essential” loads. Essential loads, which could include lights, fridges, TV, and computers, are powered by solar energy, whilst Non-essential loads remains powered by the local KSEB Or State Electricity board . Non-essential loads could include AC, welding machines or any other heavy consumer which is not used on a daily basis. Loads could be divided in any way you choose and you can decide what needs to be powered by renewable energy and what can remain on the Eskom grid. Any custom configuration is possible! Smartechxcore will take the risk and complexity out of your move from a conventional to a renewable energy solution. A custom designed phased approach is guaranteed to be not only technically feasible and efficient, but also cost effective.

Offline/Standalone grid

These systems consists of 4 major components

  • 1. Solar panels on the roof
  • 2. A charge controller to regulate the flow of energy from the solar panels to the battery bank
  • 3. A battery bank where the solar electric energy is stored
  • 4. An inverter to change the battery energy into normal household power.

Main benefits of standalone off grid solar systems:

  • Dependable and reliable.
  • Complete Energy Security.
  • Cost of energy yield fixed for at least 25 years.
  • Expandable and modular – can be enlarged at any time.
  • Renewable resource with minimal impact on the environment.
  • Total independence – all electricity provided by sunlight.
  • No grid power required, avoiding expensive infrastructure.

Hybrid Solar Systems

In many cases, especially in India, feedback into the grid is not allowed. A grid tied limiter will prevent feedback. Since no power can flow back into the network, it would be best to design the system in such a way that most of the generated power can be used directly. Since the limiter prevents feedback, generated power that is not used will simply be lost. If we have a 5 kW solar array but we are only using 3 kW at the time, the extra 2 kW would feed back into the grid with a standard grid tied system. When the limiter is added to prevent feedback, it will tell the solar array to only produce the 3 kW that is required. The extra 2 kW is thus lost.  If our power requirement increases to 8 kW, we will get 5 kW from the solar array and 3 kW automatically from the grid. It goes without saying that all this will only happens when the sun shines!
Various different combinations of renewable and other energy sources can be implemented to suit specific requirements. The automatic interaction of these different components can be configured to suit a number of predetermined requirements.
To size and design these systems correctly and prevent over engineering, it is critical that the base daytime load be determined first. Such a load profile can be established through our energy audits. Limiter systems are perfect for business, commercial and industrial applications where the majority of electricity is consumed during sun hours.