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Solar Power for Homes and Businesses

Solar Photovoltaics (PV) is the fastest growing power-generating technology in the world. The PV market is said to be growing globally at an annual rate of 35 to 40%.

With the ailing South African electricity grid, increasingly expensive electricity tariffs and the falling of solar power, the option of installing a renewable energy system suddenly makes much more sense. More South African home and business owners are choosing to move to solar panels due to increasing affordability and the wide range of benefits they offer.

With the additional power plants, Medupi and Kusile, running years behind schedule and 10s of billions of Rands over budget and with new investments in additional energy plants coming too late, there doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of this dark tunnel for South African energy-users.

Solar Energy Now More Affordable Than Ever

Solar energy has exploded over the last decade with the cost of panels decreasing, making the payback period of your investment and  future rewards affordable to most homeowners

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Solar energy from the sun

Advantages of Solar Energy

  • Among all the benefits of solar panels, the most important thing is that solar energy is a truly renewable energy source.
  • Not only do solar systems add value to your home, but it is an appreciating asset, meaning it will continually make you money.
  • Reduces Electricity Bills.
  • Diverse Applications.
  • Low Maintenance Costs.
   

Advantages of a solar geyser

  • Start saving electricity cost from day 1. A solar Geyser is the only appliances that save you money
  • A solar system increases the value of your property
  • Generate FREE, clean energy while preserving the environment
  • A solar geyser can save up to 90 percent of your family’s water heating costs
  • There are also many savings on ongoing costs as the solar geyser does not require a mains connection and reduces your electricity bill.
Solar geysers

 

Solar—the energy of the future

The Rooftop Revolution is Here To Stay. More South African homeowners are choosing to move to solar panels due to increasing affordability and the wide range of benefits they offer.

Residential solar energy systems

The energy market is changing. Solar is now the most versatile and accessible form of enewable energy for domestic installations.

With the solar technology available today, it has become economically viable—and even profitable—to install solar power for homes and for many businesses. Homeowners can choose a complete integrated system. A hybrid inverter and battery enables property owners to integrate power from their solar PV panels, the national grid and batteries. It also incorporates a mobile app to track energy usage and savings in real time.

Hybrid Grid-tied Residential Solar Systems

Hybrid solar systems enable you to store solar energy and use it when you're home during the evening.

Hybrid grid-tied residential solar installation

Most residential solar installations are grid-tied, remaining connected to the electricity grid, with households with such a set-up both generating solar electricity and purchasing electricity from Eskom.

A hybrid solar system combines the best of both worlds: the convenience of a grid connected system with the extra peace of mind of a battery storage.

Solar Hybrid Advantages
  • Stores solar or low cost (off-peak) electricity
  • Allows use of solar energy during peak times (self-use or load-shifting)
  • Power available during a grid outage or blackout
  • Enables advanced energy management (ie. peak shaving)
  • Enables energy independence
  • Reduces power consumption from the grid (reduced demand)

Off-grid systems

Off-grid systems are great for customers who can’t easily connect to the grid.

Off-grid solar energy residential installation system

Solar Basics You Need to Know Before You Buy

The promise of cutting utility bills for years to come is what makes rooftop solar attractive to many homeowners. The savings can be significant, because solar panels have gotten much cheaper.

Installing a solar energy system involves more than just the physical work of placing solar panels on the roof and wiring them properly to the home and grid. The contractor must also design a system that both fits your roof and determines the amount of electricity you generate.

Commercial and Industrial PV Systems

Commercial and Industrial PV systems (solar systems) are great for fixing a portion of your companies power bill while at the same time reducing your CO2 footprint of your company and making you more independent from your national electricity supplier.

Commercial solar PV installations

The expansion of the rooftop market – particularly in South Africa – has meant that businesses can benefit from clean, cheaper energy now more than ever before. The reasons for installing PV on business premises range from energy and cost savings and energy security to the need to be seen-to-be-green and carbon footprint reduction.

Installing solar PV systems on commercial property has become a commonplace practice, given that property investors generally look at the long-term value of their assets. Since solar provides consistent, affordable and clean energy over a 25 year lifetime, commercial properties are investing in solar.

 

  
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