About us

MICASA

Micasa Smart Homes emerged in 2016 when three entities, all working in the sustainable energy solutions and smart homes industry, decided to partner their efforts to become the leader in the integration of smart, sustainable solutions.  Together, we have created solutions in security, comfort, water and energy. Our vision is aimed at being the market leader in South Africa, offering you access to truly smart, integrated solutions with our own smart technology products, like Micasa AI.

Our purpose is to help and equip you to be good stewards of your resources, yet still enjoying comfort and security. By introducing smart solutions, we want to add value, not only to South Africa, but the continent of Africa. We believe this will have a positive impact on the economy, environment and health of Africa.

Micasa offers integrated smart solutions to the residential, agricultural and commercial sectors. We are a company that provides you with ready-to-use, full-cycle solutions, working from survey to implementation and monitoring.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The cost of electricity is rising all the time, and fees and tariffs in South Africa aren’t beneficial for home owners. Knowing this, it is becoming more and more essential to optimize photovoltaic (PV) system performance. Most PV systems, whether hybrid (with battery back-up for power outages) or connected to the grid, are not producing to full potential; this is due to production and consumption profiles not matching.

Micasa AI manages non-intrusive energy loads (like appliances) with the aim to use as much renewable energy as possible, thereby reducing the energy drawn from the grid.

 

WHY USE MICASA AI ?

Micasa AI was created with a specific purpose and vision. Some of the driving factors are listed below: Optimize Solar production. Wind Power production (this will be implemented in the next stage). Peak Control (Cuts back the amount of power taken from the main grid. Load management during power interruptions. This entails managing the system for what is most important Load management for off-grid solutions – keeping the essentials going when energy production is decreasing due to weather. Monitoring and reporting. Energy budgeting and management thereof. Simplification (The Artificial intelligence does all the work automatically) There is no compromise of your life quality. The AI takes care of the management. Peace of mind. You know exactly what is happening all the time.

WHAT SETS US APART ?

We at Micasa pay special focus on setting up our systems based on your needs, and we believe that it makes us different from other solution providers. Our solutions are built to allow changes to be made at any point in time, implemented as you need it. Here’s an example of what that might look like:

Say you have a swimming pool pump that you want to be powered by renewable energy, like solar power. With Micasa, you can have time settings on your swimming pool pump that can be changed easily. If the weather predictions show that it will be a cloudy morning, you can delay the time at which the pump will turn on. In the morning, there generally is potential energy not being used, so weather-related settings can be over-ridden, and the pool pump switched on. If other appliances in the house are switched on (like a dishwasher) and the system starts drawing power from the grid, Micasa AI will enable you to temporarily switch the pool pump off. All this means managing different loads in your home, and so using all potential energy from the PV system. In the end, the goal is to keep from using grid power when solar power is available. 

Our aim is to get your consumption and energy production to be equal as far as possible while the sun is shining, making sure all potential, renewable energy is used.

 

OFF GRID SOLUTIONS

Energy Management is critical for off-grib solutions due to the fact that the energy needs to be used wisely as at times, the energy is not freely available. As battery levels decrease, a load management system manages the non-critical loads to stretch the storage as far as possible. Our management system is dynamic as it takes into consideration weather predictions as well. With totally off-grid designs it is important to use as little electrical energy as possible. You should only use electrical energy if it is the most efficient form of energy (or for whatever other practical reason). Capital cost should also be considered against the running costs.

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