Category: Solar


Microinverters vs String inverters, which are best?

Microinverters vs String inverters, the pros, and cons Inverters are one of the most important elements of any solar plant. Solar panels convert light to electrical direct current (DC) energy. However, the electrical power in your home or business is alternating current (AC). Inverters transform the energy that your solar system produces into energy you


How to save electricity this holiday

Saving electricity over the festive season The festive season is upon us. The holidays are a time of family and food, fond memories and festive cheer. However, we all know that this season can also be an expensive time, and you’d probably rather spend your money on gifts, family holidays, or outings. If you haven’t


Solar tracker – An excellent way to optimize efficiency

An overview of Solar Trackers There are many approaches to design and install a solar energy system for your property or business. If you are considering a ground-mounted installation, you may wish to consider a solar tracker system so that your panels follow the sun’s movement across the sky. In this way, your system can


Solar Fairy lights – are they worth it?

How to use the sun to power your solar fairy lights The most wonderful time of the year has arrived. It’s time to roll on the festive cheer, unravel your extension cords and string up those fairy lights. They may not look like much, but they do use electricity. If you plan on keeping your

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Solar geysers: An upward trend

A good overview of solar geysers Solar geysers are rapidly increasing in popularity. Drive past any new housing development and one will see geysers propped up all over roof tops. Technically, people have used solar energy to heat water for centuries. However, solar geysers have only become mass produced and commercially viable in the past


Solar lights, a great alternative

The ins and outs of solar lights Solar energy has many diverse applications. Additional to the traditional rooftop or ground mounted solar system installation, you can benefit from this form of renewable energy with solar lights that capture, store, and use the sun’s energy to light up your property. Solar lights – How do they


Hybrid inverters – What you need to know

A brief description of hybrid inverters These days, there are multiple options available when it comes to selecting a solar inverter. These inverters vary in size, efficiency, performance, and capabilities. If you’re thinking about adding a battery to your solar panel system now or in the future, you may wish to consider opting for a


Solar battery, a short explanation

Everything you need to know if you’re considering a solar battery The solar revolution is under way with a rising number of people turning to solar energy to meet their power needs. Solar is an excellent way to save money in the long run, become more independent and be less vulnerable to load shedding. Additionally,


The 100 MW cap, good news for solar

The 100 MW self-generation cap, what you need to know Taking many people by surprise, President Ramaphosa recently announced that the licence-exemption cap on self- or distributed power generation plants in South Africa would be raised from 10 MW to 100 MW. The new 100 MW cap is good news, and while there are complexities


Exporting solar power, a short overview

Exporting solar power, how does this work? It was recently announced that the licence-exemption cap on self- or distributed power generation plants in South Africa would be increased from 10 MW to 100 MW. This is excellent news for trade and industry who believe it will help solve the country’s power woes. Additionally, the increased

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