Why use solar power at your home?
Many homeowners are installing solar power systems to reduce their reliance on Eskom, lower their electricity bills, and make their homes more environmentally friendly. Most electricity in a home is used in the early mornings and evenings and not during the day when solar power production is at it’s maximum. For this reason we recommend using an off grid system with a battery storage system to store solar power generated during the day and make use of all this stored energy to power your household lighting and appliances at night.
The battery storage system in an off grid system provides backup power in the event of load shedding or power failures.
How it all works
Solar panels collect energy from the sun and convert it into DC electricity which is then sent to an inverter. The inverter is one of the most important components of a solar power system and has two very important functions. It takes the DC electricity from the solar panels and charges the batteries as well as convert the DC from the batteries and solar panels into 240V AC. The AC electricity is then fed into your home to power your lighting and household appliances. There is no need to change any of your lighting or appliances.
Any excess solar power that is not used during the day is used to charge your battery storage system. The battery storage system supplies power to your inverter at night or when there is insufficient solar power available to satisfy your power needs. Lastly, an automatic change over switch is fitted to the system to ensure you still have power from Eskom on the occasion that there is not enough solar and battery power available. This way you are almost certain to have power available at all times, day and night.
What can you expect to pay for your solar investment?
Here are some indicative prices on what you can expect to pay for a fully installed off grid solar power system from us:
- 2kW Solar with 5kW Inverter and 5kWh Lithium Ion Battery – R 62 000
- 3kW Solar with 5kW Inverter and 5kWh Lithium Ion Battery – R 73 000
- 5kW Solar with 5kW Inverter and 10kWh Lithium Ion Battery – R 105 500
- 10kW Solar with 10kW Inverter and 15kWh Lithium Ion Battery – R 183 500
These prices are for a complete and fully installed system and include electrical certificates and all labour. All prices are approximate and include VAT.