RESIDENTIAL SOLAR POWER SOLUTIONS
Save Electricity - Install a solar power system
Reduce the cost of your electricity bill and install a residential solar power system and generate your own electricity by capturing free sun powered energy. Depending on your electricity consumption profile it is possible to reduce your electricity bill by up to 70%.
Solar energy is radiant light and heat generated by the sun in the form of solar radiation. It is this solar radiation that makes the production of solar electricity possible.
Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) system in its simplest form consists of solar rooftop panels that collects radiant energy from the sun and converts this energy into a DC voltage. This DC voltage is fed into a DC to AC inverter which in turn is connected to the electrical distribution panel in your home, in parallel with the municipal electrical feed. This is called a Grid Tied system because it tied in with the municipal feed. It is also possible to become totally independent of the municipal electricity called an off-grid system that is much more expensive to install and maintain.
You can use this electricity to power all electrical items in the same way that you do currently with municipal or Eskom electricity but for free.
During daylight hours the solar electricity generated can be used immediately onsite or sold back to your energy supplier called net metering. Net metering is only available in some municipalities in Cape Town. Other municipalities in South Africa have not implemented Net Metering yet. Therefore, PV installations in these other regions will not benefit from Net Metering for now but you will still benefit from reduced electricity consumption from the Eskom grid.
Residential Solar Power Benefits
Save Electricity Bill Costs
Probably the biggest advantage of solar energy is immediate electricity bill savings. No matter how small your installation, you begin receiving smaller monthly bills from your local utility company – from Day 1.
With a renewable energy source like solar, you only have to draw electricity from the grid when you need it. And since you’re only paying for what you use from the grid, you’ll save on your electricity bill. Plus you’ll generate power for years to come, sometimes, even decades.
Sell excess power back to the grid
Depending on where you live, solar panels not only help you save on your electricity bill – they can also generate passive income. When your system generates more electricity than you need to use, that additional power is fed back into the grid. By doing this, you might be eligible for a feed-in tariff.
Increase the value of your home
Because solar energy helps you save on your electricity bill, it’s an investment that pays for itself many times over the 25+ year lifetime of your installation. Most European solar module manufactures provide a 25 year warranty but the PV module lifespan can be as much as 40 years.
The advantages of solar power extend well beyond electricity bill savings. Solar power can also fetch you a much higher asking price when it comes time to sell your home.