Solar energy for the whole family in less than 15 minutes

Type Region Products Size
Balcony installation Eferding, Austria HMS-800W-2T 0.8 kW

The balcony installation by Die Digitalagentur

As the winner of the Distinguished Award in Balcony PV in Hoymiles’ Solar Project Contest 2023, this installation is one that went above and beyond to meet the power needs of one multigenerational family, delivering savings that promise to continue year after year. Keep reading to see what else gave it that standout star quality.

Their Story

Modern energy for the multigenerational family

The Schmiedseder family live in a multigenerational household, with each generation occupying a floor with individual grid access.

A photovoltaic solar power system had previously been installed on the roof, which was responsible for supplying the parents on the ground floor with power. Naturally, access to electricity through solar generation soon became of interest to the grandparents living in the house.

But because the roof space was already taken up with panels that were wired up to the ground floor, installer Die Digitalagentur had to explore alternative options for installing solar panels elsewhere on the property.

There were several factors to consider when choosing the most optimal installation. The family wanted:

  • To keep costs as low as possible
  • A system that met local regulations and operated safely
  • Panels that blended into the aesthetic of the home
  • An easy installation process
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Long service life

As a result, the elder family members opted for a Balkony – a balcony-situated power plant.

Their Solution

Lower costs and quick installation

With acquisition costs of less than €400, the Balkony power station is extremely affordable despite its exclusive use of high-quality components – including the Hoymiles HMS-800W-2T.

Installation is quick and easy, as the station can be set up and connected to the grid in less than 15 minutes, without the need for specialist personnel. The complete package includes everything needed to install and set up – including all parts, screws, and tools – so all the family needed to do was set 15 minutes aside to get started. Hoymiles inverters are easy to assemble and configure – just plug the components together and you’re good to go.

The W-series is even more convenient because it has a built-in WiFi module, so you don’t need to spend extra time configuring the gateway DTU.

Ease of use was also a key concern, so the Balkony system was an ideal choice — customers can simply log in to their Hoymiles S-Cloud app to monitor their system and see the electricity yield at a quick glance.

The integrated industrial-grade Wi-Fi module also makes the Balkony system less prone to errors, while the embedded antenna is protected from wear and tear by the inverter’s robust design.

Their Success

The Schmiedseder family were able to start making savings of up to €400 a year, with no need for any on-site technical assistance – and setup complete in less than 15 minutes.

Product longevity guaranteed

The PV modules offer a performance guarantee of 12 years and a product guarantee of 15 years, and the Hoymiles inverter offers a standard product guarantee of 12 years.

All the products included in the installation are IP67 certified as standard, and therefore optimally protected from damage that might be caused by adverse weather. And both the modules and the HMS-800W-2T inverters are well known in the market for their high-quality finish.  

As well as this, additional safeguards were included with the Balkony power plant, such as extra-strong hooks and fall protection. Meaning the family would be afforded the long service life and low maintenance they were looking for.

It was important that the color of the models matched the appearance of the property. As a result, anthracite and black components were used wherever possible.

Finally, due to the current rate of electricity, the family can expect to realize savings of up to €400 a year as a result of investing in the Balkony power plant.

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