Solar Power and Solar Irradiation in South Africa South Africa has been a little slow to begin developing its potential for solar power generation, but solar power is now beginning to increase in importance in this country’s economy and electricity supply strategy.  One of the…

Solar Geyser FAQ How soon can I pay back my Green Power solar water heating system through my electricity savings? Every client is unique with different energy consumption habits and water usage. Eskom claims that your water geyser consumes about 40 to 60% of your…

Solar Power Systems for your Home Many people believe that home solar power systems will eventually replace fossil-fuel based energy sources as the way that most people power their homes. This free and never-ending way to create energy is a much better way to create…

Types of Solar Panel Posted on November 13, 2017 by root Solar Panels: Different Types, Electricity Storage and Cost Types of electric solar panels Solar panels are made up of varying numbers of solar cells, also called photovoltaic cells, which convert the sun’s energy into…

Solar PV Energy Storage – Batteries Written by Tony Clark If you are not connected to Mains (Grid) power, or the Mains power is unreliable, you may need to store power from your solar panels Solar PV system to use when the Mains is not…

An Economic Perspective of South Africa’s Solar Industry: Current and Future Trends Written by Simisha Pather-Elias Tuesday, 23 August 2011 21:14 2011 has indeed been an interesting year for the renewable energy sector in the country. Electricity tariffs went up another 25% in July making…

Affordable Solar Power Systems: The Secret that Can Save You a Large Portion of Your Electricity Bill Electricity prices are increasing exponentially, especially in South Africa where Eskom’s average annual price increase is 16% (Eskom Tariffs). Utility companies know that everybody needs power, electricity is…

Photovoltaic Solar Panel Types and Technologies Most crystalline silicon technologies (Mono or Poly crystalline) yield similar results, with high durability and long life. Twenty-five-year warranties are common for crystalline silicon solar panels. Monocrystalline tends to be slightly smaller in size per watt of power output,…

Solar Panels: Different Types, Electricity Storage and Cost Types of electric solar panels Solar panels are made up of varying numbers of solar cells, also called photovoltaic cells, which convert the sun’s energy into storable electricity by means of semiconductors, using the photovoltaic effect.  These…