Most of the Solar PV systems provided by the Romano Group are grid-tied systems, meaning that they are connected to either the client side or the utility side of the on-site electrical sub-station. In the former case, the electricity generated is used on the site by the client. In the latter case the electricity generated is exported to the national or municipal electricity grid. Romano’s value-added offer includes the design, manufacture and installation of Solar PV systems to commercial clients spread throughout Africa.
Romano is also the chairperson of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association’s (SAPVIA) Rooftop PV sub-committee, whose purpose and aim are to create a sustainable rooftop PV industry that benefits all South Africans; promote an ethical, sustainable and environmentally-friendly industry; set standards for the industry; influence government and municipalities to support the industry; and finally to create awareness in the market of the benefits of own-use PV.
“South Africa is among the earth’s highest carbon polluters and yet has one of the richest solar resources on this planet. Investing in proven solar PV technology is both beneficial to the environment and a great hedge against rapidly rising electricity tariffs. A Solar PV system sized to a client’s daytime electricity load will typically achieve a payback of between 4 and 6 years - after which period the electricity generated by the system is free, and because Solar PV systems are designed to have a serviceable life of at least 25 years, this translates to a massive reduction in your future electricity costs.” Romano concluded.