This Zimbabwe family was faced with a few challenges due to constant utility downtime. Primarily, they wanted reliable power to help maintain freshness for their poultry business, and they had a goal for their kids to improve in school. This means more study time with reliable, safe lighting and consistent access to digital resources. So, while searching energy independence options, they had the added challenge of not owning their home. Renters, typically have an obvious barrier to invest in an energy solution, since equipment is typically mounted on/in a home.
This customer wanted to live as sustainably as possible utilizing renewable energy for their tiny home and farm. When first moving into the tiny home, no utility hook up was available, so they were living Off-Grid without any access to power. After 18 months with the Any-Grid PSW-H Hybrid Inverter installed, the customer is extremely happy with their investment decision.
There were multiple challenges this business owner/homeowner wanted to resolve. First, the public utility had extremely high electricity prices. They were tired of paying constantly increasing, monthly electricity bills for their home and agricultural business. Second, this family lived in a rural area outside of town, so the electricity the utility provided to their location was not always delivered at the intended voltage (voltage dropped at times from 220 VAC to 120 VAC). When this voltage drop occurred, this customer was not able to run all the equipment and appliances they wanted to. This significant limitation impacted daily life for the family, and efficient business operation. This is a common situation in this region for rural customers. This family sought out an energy solution to fix both issues with a solar system investment.
This homeowner lived with access to utility power, but unfortunately the utility could not supply consistent, reliable power, creating challenges for day to day living. On average the utility would cut their power 4-6 hours a day, and sometimes even longer. This family wanted to leave frustration behind.
This Zimbabwe residence was connected to an unreliable utility grid, so the homeowners (age 70) faced challenges with power interruptions an average of 3 days per week. Their common power loads were indoor lights, outdoor security lighting, a refrigerator and deep freezer, along with water for home use and irrigation.
South Africa has a very unreliable utility grid which often results in extended periods with no power supply. Before the power system was installed, this homeowner often experienced 4+ hours per day with no electricity. With the Any-Grid PSW-H they have not needed any utility power and the customer is happy to not have a bill each month.