Solutions

MOSCET’S range of solutions

MOSCET offers a range of renewable energy and power protection systems to suit all customer needs and requirements.

Back-up Systems (UPS and Generators)

We provide you with power back-up options ranging from UPS to Generators. Your organization needs these for several reasons, including:

  • Provide power back-up to all devices
  • Protect against intermittent power interruptions that may damage devices
  • Fine-tune the power quality as it reaches your building or equipment to protect voltage sensitive devices
  • Provide surge protection against short circuits or lightning.

At MOSCET, we correctly size your load, to make sure that you can the right size of your back-up system. Furthermore, we supply, install and maintain all your back-up systems. 

Our experience includes supply and installation of a 3 kW diesel genset at Sehlabathebe Education Resource Centre and 80 kVa, 9 x 20 kVA and 12 x 10 kVa UPS systems with diesel gensets for Ministry of finance.

To get help on how to get the right UPS or backup generator for your organization, contact us for further details.

Solar Street / Security Lights

The need for street lighting is a no brainer. The use of street lighting can save a lot of lives by avoiding unnecessary accidents caused by darkness. At MOSCET, we supply, install and maintain the most cost-effective solar street lighting systems, not for roads sides but also for your premises

We, at MOSCET, provide quality street lighting. Our company has already carried out a biggest solar street lighting project of Mats’onyane town and Orpen and Hilton Road, under the Maseru City Council. For reliable and low-cost solar lighting, you can contact us for a quote or just advice.

 

Solar Water Pumping

Rural villages are characterized by lack of access to clean water and/or electricity for pumping clean water for domestic use. Moreover, water may be required for agricultural purposes. Whatever the requirement for water, solar water pumping systems can offer practical and affordable solutions to provide reliable water. The cost of solar panels and solar pumps have decreased drastically over the years, and now is the perfect time to invest in solar water pumping. Solar pump can be used to pump water from underground into a tank to be used later when there is no sunshine or they can be used to pump water from a lower elevation tank or reservoir to a higher elevation tank as it normally happens in villages. Once the higher elevation tank is filled with water, it can go down to the village through gravity. Solar pumps come in different types, as either submersible or surface pump, based on whether they are placed underwater or above the waterline. There is a trade-off between both types and your choice will depend on some design factors. Let us help you pump water either for your home, irrigation, organization or community. Contact us to get your custom designed solar pumping system.

Solar Energy Systems

Solar energy systems use less electricity and dependency on the grid as well as reducing our environmental impact.  Solar Power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity using Photovoltaics (PV). For smaller systems, this energy can be stored in a battery. The energy stored in a battery can either be used as direct current (DC), or it can be converted to alternating current (AC) by an inverter.
 

Wind Energy Systems

Wind moving at certain speeds possesses energy. The energy in wind can be converted into useful energy in the form of electricity by wind turbines. Large windfarms consist of consist of hundreds of individual wind turbines which are connected to the electricity transmission network. Smaller wind turbines can also be used for households, schools clinics and community needs.

Solar Water Heating Systems

Solar water heating systems include solar geysers.  For an average household, 30% to 40% of the monthly electricity bill goes to water heating. Our solar water heating systems use heat from the sun to heat domestic water.The benefits of using solar geysers are namely:

  • Cut your electricity bills: Sunlight is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your hot water costs will reduce.
  • Cut your carbon footprint: solar hot water is a green, renewable heating system and can reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Investment: Installing a solar water heating system increases the value of your property.
  • Independence: You get free hot water even during blackouts and erratic power supply.

High Pressure Solar Geyser

Solar power geysers together with a high pressure system are best suited for your everyday household. Very basic and reliable systems that ensure continued supply of hot water.

The water in the tubes is directly heated by UV rays from sun. Water pressure depends on the pressure present at the premises. No booster pump is necessary for this model of geyser. This product is available in 100L, 150L, 200L and 300L.

Split System

For this system the tank is installed on the wall of the premises or in the ceiling if desired. This product is available in 150L and 200L sizes.

For more information on the type of systems available or to request a quotation.  Please contact us

Off-grid renewable energy systems

An off-grid renewable energy system is any system that is not connected to the grid and does not use power generated by main power infrastructure but generates power from renewable sources such as solar, wind, micro hydro or a combination of those. These systems can be classified as a standalone system where they provide power to a single household, energy centre or a plant or they can be classified as a mini-grid where power is provided for a community. In rural communities, off-grid power systems can offer the most cost effective way of obtaining electricity relative to extending the grid.

Having a successful off-grid stand-alone systems requires adopting a combination of techniques and technologies to generate reliable power at reduced cost while maximizing reliability. This means adding battery banks as back-up to intermittent renewable energy sources and using only energy efficient appliances to increase reliability of the system. Typically, a stand-alone system includes the following components:

  • Solar panels / wind turbine

  • Charge controllers

  • Batteries

  • Inverter

The size of your off-grid system depends on the number of factors such as the average renewable energy resource such as solar radiation or wind speeds at your location, your average power usage and the level of reliability you require. Let us help you design and size the right system for you by contacting us.

Solar Water Heating

Perhaps one of the energy-intensive process, whether industrial or domestic, is water heating. Reduce your electricity bill by 40 – 50%. Let us help you to choose the right size of your solar geyser. We do system sizing or dimensioning, supply, installation and maintenance on all your solar geysers. Visit us to get your tailor made solution. 

 

Our experience in solar water heating is unmatched in the country. Among our clients, we have supplied and installed 12 x 100L and 3 x 300L solar geyser for Standard Lesotho Bank, and 45 x 300L solar geysers for Sisters of the Holy Names.

Grid Tie Systems

Take advantage of the energy from the sun during the day to reduce the cost of electricity. A grid tie system is connected to the electricity grid of your house. This means during the day energy is used is free from the sun.

Grid tie systems consist of only 2 key components – solar panels and a dedicated grid tied inverter. All the electric power generated by the solar panels feeds through a mains synchronized inverter directly into your distribution board and offsets the power you would normally consume from your electricity distributor.

It will of course only do this when the sun shines! If the panels produce more power than what is being consumed at the time, the balance will flow back into the network and it will actually reverse the electricity meter (not all types of meters can do this though). Since no batteries are used, no independent energy can be stored for later use. This means that energy required at night will still be obtained from your electricity provider.

Using actual figures will explain this better: Let’s assume the typical daily consumption of a building is 30 kWh, over a 24 hour period. If the solar array can produce the 30 kWh during sun hours, a substantial amount of this energy will be flowing back into network and the meter will be turning backwards during this period, building up “credits”. At night, energy will be obtained from the network and the meter will turn forward again, using the “credits”.

If we get the balance right, the meter will show zero usage at the end of the 24 hour period! If our consumption were to increase to 40 units per 24 hour day, we would still get 30 units for free from the solar system and we will only buy the remaining 10 units from the network. If we only consume 20 kWh, we would have “exported” 10 kWh. Since we have now become a power producer, this electricity could theoretically be sold to the network.

The functionality of grid tied systems is such that they will only operate in the presence of an active grid network. If a power failure occurs, they will immediately shut down. This is a legally required safety feature to ensure that the electrocution of workers possibly working on the network cables cannot take place. Since no backup energy is stored in a battery bank, no electricity will be available whilst the power is off.

For more information on this type of system or to request a quotation.  Please contact us.

Hydro Energy Systems

Moving water or water that is stored on higher ground possesses energy. This energy can be converted to useful electricity by a turbine and then fed into the transmission network

As the leaders in renewable energy in Lesotho, we start with assessing requirement for each project in order to bring tailor made solution to the satisfaction of our clients.

Mini Grid Systems

Mini Grid / Decentralized systems can be supplied from different sources of renewable energy. The source of electricity may be solar, wind or hydro. Ownership of the systems depend on the business model applied when implementing decentralised systems.

Mini Grids / Decentralised systems are ideal in isolated areas where the grid connection is difficult or not cost-effective, mini-grids/decentralised community systems are necessary.  The advantages are the low cost of energy supply, scalability, ease of addition of other energy sources like hydro or wind.

We design and install mini-grids focusing mainly on the technical, social, administrative and financial aspects in order to bring the sustainable models to customers and communities.

A community based model can be applied for where the community becomes the owner and operator of the hardware. In the case where profound knowledge and more capital is required, the private sector model can be applied. The private sector will own and operate the hardware.

A hybrid model can also be applied in which all other models are combined to benefit from the advantages of each of the models and to minimise shortcomings.

For more information on this type of system or to request a quotation.  Please contact us.

Low Pressure Solar Geyser

A low pressure solar geyser (also referred to as a close coupled unit) is popular for many reasons due firstly to the solar power aspect. There is no need for any external electricity sources.  Secondly, it is a very basic setup. To heat water on a daily basis all that is required is the sun’s radiation. These systems are also popular due to the fact that there are no moving parts involved which maintains the simplicity of the system.

Like the pressurised system, water in the tubes is heated directly by the UV rays of the sun. In this system, water pressure depends on gravity. A booster pump may be necessary where stronger pressure is desired. This product is available in 100L, 150L, 200L, 300L and 350L.

Renewable Energy Systems

Renewable energy sources are clean energy. With the global concerns of climate change, rising electricity prices and rising demand for electricity, renewable energy sources offer a viable option for energy production.