Solar manufacturing is becoming more affordable than ever before. Given that the South African energy provider is struggling to ensure that the lights stay on and energy costs are on the rise with no sign of respite on the horizon, solar conversion seems the most logical choice. Another motivating factor for upgrading your home to solar solutions is that you have far more amenities at your disposal during load shedding than you would otherwise have.
Apart from the appeal of convenience and savings, solar is a renewable energy source!
The most common type of solar unit, monocrystalline silicon units generate the highest amount of energy. Their greatest drawback, though, is that they are extremely bulky, which limits your overall capacity. Due to their efficient design, however, a few panels are required to supply an average-sized, average electricity consumption home with sufficient energy.
Slightly less efficient than monocrystalline, these units are smaller in size and are made with less silicon. Cheaper to manufacture, polycrystalline silicon solar panels offer slightly better savings for a budget-conscious buyer.
Less reliance on the main electricity provider. Unlike fossil fuel-powered electricity, solar power can be harnessed by anyone who makes use of personal solar power systems. Using solar power liberates you from being partial or complete dependence on South Africa’s main electricity provider, giving you the power to keep the lights on when the main provider can’t.
Lowered harmful emissions. When we burn fuels such as coal, wood, and oil, toxic gases like methane and carbon dioxide (a.k.a. ‘greenhouse gases’) are produced. When harnessing the sun’s energy, however, energy is created without compromising our ozone layer.