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…