Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Plug Into The Sun
CONSERVE IT offers two (2) types of Solar Power Systems, namely, Off – Grid and Grid – Tie Systems.
Off-Grid System The Off-Grid System uses batteries to store the electricity created when the energy from the sun is converted in the Solar Panel System. The batteries enable the energy from the system to be used at nights and or periods of no or very low sunlight. The Off-Grid System is typically used by Residential users to power all of the appliances in their homes.
Grid – Tie System The Grid – Tie System generates the electricity that has to either be consumed or sold back to JPS when energy from the sun is converted in the Solar Panel System since it does not use batteries. Therefore, Grid – Tie System can only produce electricity that can be used in the day. The Grid – Tie System is typically used by Commercial users to power their appliances and machinery in their offices, since they would be open when there is sunlight.
Our PV Systems can lower your electricity bill by up to 40%.
Recommended for electricity bills up to $25,000/month or up to 450kWh/month usage. *costs based on current usage
- 8 Solar panels
- 10kwh Lithium Ion Battery Backup
Financing Available from all commercial banks and the NHT
The Money Saver
- 16 - Solar panels
- 20.4 kwh Lithium Ion Battery Backup
Grid-Tied Solar Packages
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a solar system in Jamaica cost?
Costs of your solar systems depend o
Do you offer a warranty with your solar water heaters?
Yes. CONSERVE IT has the longest warranty for Solar Water Heaters in the Jamaican market. Unlike our competitors which may offer a maximum warranty of four (4) years on their system, we offer a six (6) year warranty and that warranty can also be extended to twelve (12) with a Maintenance Contract
How do your solar water heaters work?
Our Solar Water Heaters use a flat – plate, closed – loop system in order to use energy from the sun to heat water even in limited sunlight. It uses thick tempered solar glass panel cover and dark coating on the absorber to enable the solar collector to collect and store more heat than other competing models to heat water even in limited sunlight. The connection lines from the solar collector to the storage tank are mainly integrated into the system in order to make the system more aesthetically pleasing on your roof.
These Solar Water Heaters require less maintenance because they use a chemical called ‘Gycol’ in the closed loop system instead of the traditional open loop system which would circulate the water to be heated through the solar collector. This would allow CONSERVE IT’s Solar Water Heater to be serviced once a year since build-up would only be accumulated in the water tank after the water is heated.
The direct or indirect sunlight heats up the thick tempered
solar glass panel cover on the solar collector (or the Flat-plate Collector) which contains the absorber piping wrapped with a dark coating on it that is used to circulate the Gycol throughout the solar collector as it heats up. Then the hot Gycol is circulated to a pipe that is connected to the water tank and goes into the Heat Exchanger. While it is in the Heat Exchanger, it circulates around a separate stainless steel tank which contains the water
in order to heat it up inside the large storage tank.
I want to purchase a solar water heater but I can't afford it , do you offer any financing options?
The National Housing Trust (NHT) and The Development Bank Of Jamaica (DBJ) provide financing for solar installations for residential and commercial purposes respectively.
Why should I choose a Solar Water Heater from Conserve IT?
Our Solar Water Heaters are the most durable on the market, they require less maintenance and offer a high return on investment (ROI)
How is it installed?
We understand that customers may have concerns as to why the Solar Water heater has to be positioned a certain way on their house and or if they will get a leak after the installation is completed. These are valid concerns and here is some information about how a Solar Water Heater is installed in order to give you the highest level of performance.
It is installed South facing east
In order for the Solar Water Heater to provide you with consistent hot water during the day then it needs to be install in a Southern direction and facing east as much possible. This is to ensure that you get the maximum amount of sunlight hitting the glass of the collector during the ‘peak sun hours’. Jamaica is located in the Western Hemisphere at roughly 18 degrees on the lines on longitude. This means that the center of the sun hit a surface the most in Jamaica on the section that is closer to South. With that being said, your Solar Water Heater would receive the most sunlight when it is first placed in a Southern direction at an 18-degree angle.
It would then need to be facing as far East as possible since the sun raises in the east and sets in the west. The sun shines directly above a location at 12 noon which results in the ‘peak sun hours’ (i.e. the period of time in which the sun is at its hottest) being between 10 am – 2 pm.
Hence, the Solar Water Heater would need to be positioned South and facing East so that it gets the maximum amount of sunlight during the peak sunlight hours in order to allow you to get the maximum amount of hot water during the course of the day.