Frequently Asked Questions

General

Does your system include batteries?

While we can provide batteries, we typically propose on-grid systems, which means the solar panel installation is connected to the country’s power grid. This is not only more economic (purchasing a battery will considerably raise the initial investment), it is also more efficient.

Can we use solar at night?

If your solar power installation has a battery then the battery will charge during the day in order to provide you power at night.

How many square meters do I need?

This depends on how much power you need and how much space you have. For example, the typical residential installation is around 5 kwp (Kilowatt peak), which needs approximately 19 panels or 35 square meters. A 100 kwp commercial installation, on the other hand, you will need around 364 panels or 750 square meters. For a megawatt, you will need around 3,640 panels or 7,500 square meters.

What is net metering?

This is an agreement between you and your distribution utility, which basically states that if your solar system produces more energy than your home or business needs, then your distribution utility will pay you or credit you for the excess power that your system has fed into the grid.  Basically, it means you get to save even more!

Can it power my entire site?

It can, but that depends if you have the space to accommodate the necessary number of panels that will generate the energy you need for the whole site, and if you run your operations both day and night. If you need to run at night, then the solar panel installation will not be able to meet the nighttime energy requirements without a battery.

What if it rains?

Solar power is generated through what is known as the photovoltaic effect, which requires sunlight. When it rains, the amount of power generated will be less due to the cloudy skies and precipitation, however it will still produce around 10% to 30% of the installation’s capacity.

Residential

How much space is required on my roof?

This depends on how much power you need and how much space you have. For example, the typical residential installation is around 5 kwp (Kilowatt peak), which needs approximately 19 panels or 35 square meters.

What is Net Metering?

This is an agreement between you and your distribution utility, which basically states that if your solar system produces more energy than your home or business needs, then your distribution utility will pay you or credit you for the excess power that your system has fed into the grid.  Basically, it means you get to save even more!

How long does installation take?

It really depends on the size of the system.  On average, a 5kwp system will take us about two days to install, something bigger like 100kwp we can install in three weeks’ time, and something even bigger like 1MW we can install in three months.  However, we at Buskowitz pride ourselves with the fact that we tend to finish our projects before our estimated deadlines. For us, “on time” is already late.

Will I save immediately?

Yes! Absolutely. As soon as the system is installed, you will begin to save on electricity.

What about after-sales? Operating or Maintaining? Warranties?

For outright purchases, after testing, commissioning and final handover we provide 12 months of workmanship for free and optional operations and maintenance.

For solar lease, operations and maintenance is included for as long as the lease term.

Additionally, the main components of the systems Buskowitz installs are all warrantied up to 25 years.

Is there a financing option?

Yes, Buskowitz offers Solar Loans.

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Commercial

Due to the varying nature of commercial projects, it’s best to consult with one of our representatives directly.

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