Humans have been using solar power for many years to heat up their water, light up their homes and for general low-voltage applainces. Solar power energy is now more easily accessible to the public than ever before, and millions of people around the world are installing solar geysers in their homes in order to save money on electricity consumption and thus helping the planet.
Converting your home to use solar power can be a considerable undertaking, but the results are very rewarding. Going solar is a growing trend, but where do you begin the process?
Solar power systems use energy from the sun – which is a renewable source – and convert it into electricity or heat. The most practical place to start the process of conversion is with the installation of solar geysers on your roof.
First of all, you should make sure that your roof is not shaded by trees or other obstacles. Even if a small section of your solar geyser is shaded, it will result in much less heat production.
Think about the size of the solar power system that you will need in order for it to serve its purpose in both summer and winter. The dark winter months will generate less heat than bright sunny summer months. You can save money by installing solar panels yourself, or have them installed by professionals.
As the price for energy increases, savvy homeowners should ensure that their homes are not completely reliant on the mainstream power grid.
By reducing your electricity dependence on the grid, you become part of a more sustainable and responsible global community of homeowners and enjoy significant electricity & cost savings at the same time.
Source: Yes Solar
Yes Solar has spent many months researching the best solar water heating systems for South Africa. We provide impartial advice on size and make of solar systems. Our current line-up of solar geysers consists of a range of superior quality German-made solar geysers that qualify for the Eskom renewable energy rebate programme. Yes Solar has negotiated with solar geyser suppliers to provide a 10-year warranty on these products. Most of these solar systems are ‘plug-and-play’ and are fairly easy to install. However, we still recommend that our Eskom-approved installers do the installation for you- that way you’ll qualify for the substantial Eskom rebates currently on offer. If you are thinking about installing a solar water heating system, now is the best time! The Eskom rebate programme won’t last forever so contact us now for a free quote!