FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Plant

HOW WILL HYPERIONRE (HRE) SUPPLY YOU WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY?
Via the installation of a solar photo-voltaic (”PV”) system located on the roof of your property.

HOW BIG WILL THE PLANT BE AND HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY WILL IT PRODUCE?
The plant sizing is driven by a combination of your electricity load profile and available usable roof space. An analysis of the above allows HyperionRE to product an anticipated energy generation profile and mix. Please see the Plant Details pack and Overview of Client Benefits documents for more info.

HOW WILL WE KNOW HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY THE PLANT PRODUCES?
HyperionRE will also produce a monthly plant generation report as well as provide access to an online customer portal.

WHAT COMPONENTS WILL HRE USE?
Only global tier-1 bankable core components (PV panels and inverters) are used. The PV panels enjoy a 25-year linear performance guarantee from the manufacturer.

WHERE CAN WE GET FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLANT?
Please see the Plant Details pack and Overview of Client Benefits documents for more info.

HOW LONG WILL THE PLANT PRODUCE ELECTRICITY?
The plant is designed to prouce electricity for a minimum of 25 years.

WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY IF THE PLANT IS TEMPORARILY UNABLE TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY?
The plant is designed to be integrated into the existing electrical infrastructure. Your energy needs are first served by the plant and thereafter seamlessly supplemented by the existing council connection.
Please note that the system is grid-tied: in the event of an interruption in electricity supply from the local authority, the plant will not generate electricity for safety / technical reasons. In such a scenario, you will rely on your generator (where installed) for your energy needs.

THE INSTALLATION

Our team has installed in excess of 13 megwatts of rooftop solar plants over the past 12 years.The team includes independent structural and electrical engineers who will sign off on the installation.

CAN THE ROOF SUPPORT SOLAR PANELS?
A detailed structural analysis of the roof will be undertaken by our engineers as part of our overall analysis process.

WILL THE SOLAR PANELS AFFECT THE ROOF?
No. In the case of roof sheeting, the solar panels are fastened onto the roof with a non-penetrating mounting system. A roof inspection will be undertaken before and after installation.

HOW LONG WILL THE INSTALLATION TAKE?
Generally, we install approximately 500 panels per week. Thereafter the balance of the electrical installation and commissioning takes place.

COSTS & BILLING

WHO ENTERS INTO A CONTRACT WITH HRE?
HyperionRE will enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the landlord to supply the property with renewable electricity and will send out a monthly invoice to the property owner accompanied with a meter reading slip and plant report.

HOW WILL HRE CHARGE FOR ELECTRICITY?
HyperionRE will charge for kilowatt hours generated and deemed served (take-or-pay PPA). No fixed costs, no service fees.

ARE THERE ANY INSTALLATION COSTS?
No.

ARE THERE ANY MAINTENANCE COSTS?
No. HyperionRE is responsible for all operating and maintenance costs.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PROPERTY IS SOLD?
The PPA transfers with the property to the new owner, who will then enjoy renewable energy for the remainder of the term of agreement.

GET IN TOUCH

Phone: +27 79 877 0186
PO Box 521935, Saxonwold,
Gauteng, 2132
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