Aquarius S.A.L. has the expertise to study, design, supply, install, operate, manage and maintain solar photovoltaic systems ranging from 1 Kilowatt to several Megawatts, whether on-grid and hybrid systems, off-grid systems, solar pumping stations or swimming pool solar heating solutions.
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WHY GO SOLAR
A photovoltaic (PV) system is a system composed of solar panels combined with an inverter and other electrical and mechanical hardware that use energy from the sun to generate electricity. PV systems can vary greatly in size from small rooftop or portable systems to massive utility-scale generation plants. PV systems can operate by themselves as off-grid PV systems or grid-tied PV systems.

Whether your motivations for going solar are economic, environmental or personal, this sizable list of solar power benefits will have something for everyone.

  • Significantly reduce or even eliminate your electric bills
  • Earn a great return on your investment
  • Pump excess energy to the grid through a smart meter
  • Protect against rising energy costs
  • Increase your property value
  • Protect the environment
  • Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
  • Supported by the Ministry of Energy & the Central Bank of Lebanon
  • Payment facilities up to 10 years with low interest (subject to bank approval)


AQUARIUS S.A.L. provides clients with:

  • Power consumption demands study
  • Site assessment
  • Shading analysis to avoid losses
  • Sizing of PV plants inverters, strings & arrays
  • PV simulation to evaluate solar radiation of a site, design of a photovoltaic system and calculation of the energy produced as well as the profitability of the project.
  • EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) of the entire project
  • Commissioning & testing of the plant according to international standards
  • Monitoring and Maintenance


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GRID-CONNECTED PV SYSTEM (ON-GRID)
The grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) system (On-Grid) is a common and cost-effective option to reduce electricity bills and emissions. It consists of PV modules, a grid-connect inverter, associated mounting hardware, and electrical cables and safety devices.

You can generate your own renewable energy on site, and supplement your electricity needs from the local utility grid when the PV system is not supplying enough energy.
You can also export excess electricity back to the utility company when the PV system is generating more electricity than you need during daylight hours.
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GRID-CONNECTED PV SYSTEM WITH BATTERIES (FOR RESIDENTIAL USE)
A grid-connected photovoltaic system with batteries gives you the best of both worlds. The PV modules can be used to charge a battery bank during the day, and then provide this electricity to your home or business whenever it is needed (day or night).

Maintaining a connection to the grid also allows for electricity to be supplied during periods of high use or when the weather is bad for extended periods.
You can also export excess electricity back to the utility company when the battery bank is full and when the PV system is generating more electricity than you need during daylight hours.
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GRID-CONNECTED PV SYSTEM WITH GENSET (FOR COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL USE)
Solar hybrid power systems are hybrid power systems that combine solar power from a photovoltaic system with another power generating energy source.

A common type is a photovoltaic diesel hybrid system, combining PV and diesel generators, or diesel gensets, as PV has hardly any marginal cost and is treated with priority on the grid.
The utility grid or the diesel gensets (during blackout hours) are used to constantly fill in the gap between the present load and the actual generated power by the PV system.


You can generate your own renewable energy on site, and supplement your electricity needs from the local utility grid when the PV system is not supplying enough energy.
When the load consumption is lower than the PV production (especially during non-working days), the PV production will be injected to the grid through a smart net metering.
Once the electricity cuts off and the genset turns on, the PV system will be linked to the generator through a fuel save controller, and the PV production will help lowering the consumption of fuel, while protecting the generator from running on IDLE mode, in case the demand is low
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OFF-GRID PV SYSTEM
The off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) system can be extensively applied in remote locations, and other areas not covered by the main power grid.

The PV modules generate electricity that is used to charge batteries during sunlight hours. This can either power DC loads directly or be provided to the AC load through the inverter. This system configuration provides independence from the utility grid.

Batteries are often used in PV systems for the purpose of storing energy produced by the PV array during the day, and to supply it to electrical loads as needed (during the night and periods of cloudy weather). A battery charge controller is used in these systems to protect the battery from overcharge and over discharge.
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SOLAR PUMPING STATIONS
The system operates on power generated using solar PV system. The photovoltaic array converts the solar energy into electricity, which is used for running the motor pump set. The pumping system draws water from the open well, bore well, stream, pond, canal etc. The system requires a shadow-free area for installation of the solar panels.

Solar pumping systems can provide many benefits

  • Independent from power cuts
  • The system contains MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracker) technology which utilizes the best power available
  • Significantly reduces or even eliminates your electric bills
  • Suitable to all kinds of pumps, including three-phase AC pumps and DC pumps
  • Inbuilt motor protections to enhance pump set life
  • Nearly zero maintenance and supervision is required
  • Efficient, highly reliable and robust components
  • The system is completely silent with almost no moving part
  • Pollution free
  • Eco-friendly


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SWIMMING POOLS SOLAR HEATING
Solar heating system works with solar collectors made of polypropylene (PP), a material which is very resistant to corrosion. It is very easy to install and can be located anywhere, always oriented towards the sun for optimum performance.

It does not need additional hydraulic installation to function as it can be used with the pool’s existing filtration pump. The water is heated as it circulates through the tubes of the solar collectors and returns to the pool.
A system with a suitable installation size will increase the temperature between 6 and 8°C. The necessary collector surface is the equivalent of 50% to 100 % of the pool surface (whether indoor or outdoor pool).


How does the system work?
The solar collector attracts solar radiation by heating the water that circulates through it.
Coldwater enters through the bottom of the system and branches into the tubes, causing it to warm up. As soon as the water heats up, it loses density, rising to the top of the system and returning to the pool, driven by the pressure of the recirculation pump.
This is basically how the pool water heats up and allows you to extend the swimming season well into the winter.