Solar Energy

How Does a Solar Generator Work?

Solar generators are becoming increasingly popular thanks to innovations in solar panel efficiency and the new ultra-safe LiFePO4 battery options. Technological improvements have also brought falling prices, making them even more appealing.  Unlike petrol or...

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Panels? 

With 2023 being Eskom’s worst year yet for load-shedding in South Africa, the popularity of solar panels has soared. When you install solar panels - also known as photovoltaics - you’ll have significant savings...

Solar Battery Backup System Buying Guide

In South Africa, load-shedding is only getting worse, with 2023 being the worst year on record and 2024 not looking any better. So, if you want to be free of Eskom and not have...

Load Shedding Kits: The Complete Guide

South Africans have been coping with Eskom’s load shedding for years. If you’re tired of two-hour blackouts occurring almost daily with no end in sight, you can use a load shedding kit to provide...

The Complete Guide to Solar Inverters

It doesn’t matter whether you install an on-grid, off-grid, or hybrid residential solar power system.  You need at least one solar inverter. Depending on the size and type of solar panel array you choose, you may...

What Is a Grid-Tied Solar System?

Exploring renewable energy solutions unveils various systems designed to harness the sun's power, one of the most abundant natural resources in South Africa. Among these, grid-tied solar systems stand out for their financial benefits,...

How Much Does a 5kW Solar System Cost?

2023 was the worst year for load-shedding yet. Things might get better — but even the government admits load-shedding isn’t going away anytime soon. Why wait for Eskom to sort things out? With a 5-kilowatt solar panel...

What Do You Need for an Off-Grid Solar System in South Africa?

With all the load-shedding in South Africa—the worst year on record in 2023 with 332 days of rolling blackouts—it’s no wonder off-grid solar systems are becoming increasingly popular. On-grid systems are designed to shut...

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