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ZimSolar Essentials ZES50-AC Solar Power System

This page provides the detailed specification of the ZimSolar Essentials ZES50 Off-Grid 230V/50Hz AC Solar Electric Power System.

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For information about the other AC packages that make up the ZimSolar Essentials ZES series click here.

For information about other ZimSolar 230V/50Hz AC Solar Power packages, go to the ZimSolar Autonomy ZA series page or the ZimSolar Navigator ZN series page.

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Essentials ZES50
Starter Package
Model: ZES50-AC-230V/50Hz
Power: 250Wh-350Wh

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Grid-Interactive 230V/50Hz AC Solar Electric Power System

ZimSolar Explorer DC Solar Power Systems

Suitable for both 12V DC and 230V/50Hz appliances

  • urban home
  • any grid-connected property
  • growth points
  • business premises
  • business offices
  • clinics
  • schools
  • security lights
  • security alarm systems
  • CCTV security camera systems
Typical Usage
  • Home Lighting (5 rooms)
  • Cell Phone Charging
  • Audio Entertainment
  • Rechargeable Lantern
Grid-Interactive Solar Home System (SHS)

This is the starter solar electric power system for those with a small budget. The system has been designed to provide basic lighting at 230V/50Hz AC plus additional power for small 12V DC operated appliances. The basic system includes one solar panel, the mounting kit, charge controller, battery, inverter, DC Disconnect and Breaker enclosure, AC Disconnect and breaker enclosure, AC Transfer Switch, cables, connectors, conduits and other accessories.

The system has been optimised to operate the appliances below for the durations specified on a daily basis whilst using less than half of the total available battery capacity.

Optimum Power Consumption Table for the ZimSolar Essentials ZES50-AC

Location Qnty Power Drawn Appliance Type Usage Duration Comment
Bedroom1 1 11W CFL Light 2 hours Same as 60W bulb.
Bedroom2 1 9W CFL Light 2 hours Same as 40W bulb.
Bedroom3 1 9W CFL Light 2 hours Same as 40W bulb.
Passage 1 9W CFL Light 2 hours Same as 40W bulb
Lounge 1 11W CFL Light 4 hours Same as 60W bulb
  1 5W Cell Phone Charger 2 hours Can be any other small appliance such as a portable TV
  1 10W Radio 3 hours Can be any other small appliance such as a portable DVD player
  1 3W Rechargeable Lantern 6 hours Portable lantern for use if you run your batteries down.

This starter solar power system has been designed to cope with a total daily consumption of 100Wh-140Wh per day.Your battery will last many years if you operate the system without exceeding the above optimum usage guidelines.

The system uses energy efficient 9Watt Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs equivalent in brightness to the commonly used 40Watt incandescent light bulbs. The 11W CFLs are equivalent to the 60W bulbs

The size and number of solar panels and batteries in this system dictates the maximum power available and how long this power will be available.

If this ZA50-AC package is not adequate for your needs, then have a look at the bigger packages below. ZimSolar can also customise this package by adding more solar panels and batteries and other components.


Do you need a More Powerful System ?

Alternative ZimSolar Essentials Grid-Interactive Packages

If this ZES50-AC starter package is not adequate for your needs and you have a bigger budget, then have a look at the more powerful alternatives below.

ZimSolarExplorer-50ZimSolar Essentials-ZES50: 250Wh/day
ZimSolarExplorer-70ZimSolar Essentials-ZES70: 350Wh/day
ZimSolarExplorer-95ZimSolar Essentials-ZES95: 450Wh/day
ZimSolarExplorer-135ZimSolar Essentials-ZES135: 650Wh/day

How to Upgrade the ZimSolar Explorer packagesExpandable: Each of the above systems can be easily upgraded at a later stage by:
  • adding more solar panels (within design limits)
  • or adding more solar batteries(of same size and batch)
If you wish to provide power to appliances that operate on 230V/50Hz AC voltage, then click here.

Design Specification

The ZES50-AC system has been designed to the following specification:

  • Maximum Generated Output: 250Wh - 350Wh per day
  • Insolation (available sunlight): 5 - 7 hours of peak sunlight
  • Optimum Consumption Limit:100Wh-140Wh per day total
  • Optimum Depth of Discharge:
  • Days of Autonomy:
  • Panel Orientation:
  • Panel Mount Inclination
  • Expandability - add more more batteries and/or one more solar panels
System Components

This system will be installed using the components below. The components that are labeled as optional are additional to the standard installed components and incur a separate, additional charge if required.

  • A- Solar Panel; Very efficient, 25-year output warranty
    • plus Solar Array Mounting Kit (roof or pole);
    • plus Array Earth Bonding Kit (if roof mounted)
    • plus Anti-theft bolts (optional)
    • plus DC Lightning Arrestor (optional)
  • B - Solar Charge Controller
    • plus Battery Remote Temperature Sensor (optional)
    • plus DC Enclosure (optional)
    • plus Battery Disconnect DC Breaker (optional)
  • C- Solar Battery; deep-cycle, sealed, vented, maintenance free.
    • plus Battery to Charge Controller cables
    • plus Battery Terminal Clips
    • plus Battery Storage Box (optional)
  • D- Solar Power Inverter
    • plus Inverter cables
    • plus AC Disconnect/Breaker
    • plus Inverter Battery Disconnect/Beaker
  • E- Array PV Circuit and Combiner Box
    • Cabling and MC-type connectors
    • Solar Array Combiner Box (optional)
    • Solar Array DC Breaker (optional
  • F - DC Circuit Panel/Enclosure (optional)
    • plus DC Shunt plus Load Circuit Disconnect DC Breaker (optional)
    • plus DC Load Circuit Fuse (optional)
    • plus 12Vdc Cigarette Socket Adaptor (optional)
    • plus 12Vdc DC-to-DC Converter for 9Vdc, 6Vdc voltages (optional)
  • Cabling, Conduits and Accessories (e.g. for roof mounting )

Associated Services

The following services are available with this package.

  • Design of this Solar Power System (i.e. Essentials ZES-50) (included)
  • Equipment Supply and Installation of this Solar Power System (included)
  • Site Visit Inspection and Report (optional but usually necessary)
  • Home and System Security (Optional)
    • Anti-theft bolts (optional)
    • Motion Sensor PIR Security Lights (optional)
    • CCTV Security Camera systems (optional)
  • Home Electrical Wiring (optional)
  • Post-Installation Maintenance and Support (optional)

Installation ServiceEach package comes complete with the installation service from ZimSolar.
Maintenace ServiceZimSolar also offer a post-installation maintenance service if required.
Wiring Installation ServiceZimSolar provide an Electrical Wiring Installation service for homes or buildings in rural or urban locations if required.

Do you want to buy or to evaluate a Grid-Tied type of AC Solar Home System?

Installation ServiceThis package contains an Automatic AC Transfer Switch to enable it to connect to the grid (i.e. Grid-tied) or to interact with the grid (i.e. Grid-Interactive). In other words, you cannot connect it to the mains grid unless you added the above component.

The total daily power available from this system is not adequate for complete autonomy especially if you need to use all your typical house hold appliances such as TV, Computers, Fridge and Freezer.

In any case, bear in mind that solar systems are not a cost effective solution for heavy motors or heat producing appliances such as cookers.

If you wish view other packages that operate on 230V/50Hz AC voltage and also interact with the grid, then have a look at the ZimSolar Autonomy ZA series page or the ZimSolar Navigator ZN series page.

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Solar Mounting Kit
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Solar Array PV Combiner

This is used as a juncion box in situations where there are many panels in order to connect up all the wires coming out of all solar panels into a two-wire circuit. In addition,.the combiner is used to hold the over current protection breakers for the solar array modules.

The Combiner is designed to survive outdoor environments. Its rainproof, UL type 3R powder coated aluminium chassis can be mounted on a wall, sloped roof or pole.

The unique angled negative terminal bus bar design makes wiring fast and easy without the larger output conductors blocking access to the smaller input terminals. Dual output lug terminals are included for up to 2/0 AWG conductors.

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A mid-range solar controller for both professional and consumer applications.

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  • PWM series battery charging (not shunt)
  • 3-position battery select: gel, sealed or flooded
  • Very accurate control and measurement
  • Jumper to eliminate telecom noise
  • Parallel for up to 300 amps
  • Temperature compensated charging
  • Tropicalization
  • No switching or measurement in the grounded leg
  • 100% solid state
  • Very low voltage drops
  • Current compensated low voltage disconnect (LVD)
  • LED’s to indicate battery status and faults
  • Capable of 25% overloads
  • Remote battery voltage sense terminals
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