|Max Solar Production|
|Eskom Equivalent Price|
|Certificate of Compliance (COC)|
Power during load shedding
Fixed cost for electricity
No annual increases on your solar power
Use Eskom as your backup.
|Should we contact You about this solar system?|
|Your Cost of Eskom power over 10 Years without Solar||
3.5 x More than Solar
2.8 x More than Solar
2.6 x More than Solar
How we calculate our figures:
Calculations based on a current average price of electricity of 1kWh = R2.558 and an annual escalation of 15% p/a from Eskom. (Source)
Based on 10% Interest rate per annum. 60 Monthly Payments, 10% deposit. Rates may vary, subject to credit assessment and approval by your chosen FSP.
Prices subject to change without prior notice. Based on a standard installation. All calculations are approximate. Results may vary depending on the % of self consumption.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Does this mean I will be Off the Grid?
No, probably not. This means that you will have backup power in the form of batteries. These batteries will mostly charge from the solar panels only. There might be times where you use Eskom, but this should be hugely reduced.
What is the difference between Essential and Non-Essential Load?
During the installation we will split the loads in your home between Essential and Non-Essential at your distribution board (DB).
Essential loads are those that you want to keep going even during a power outage. Things such as plugs and lights.
Non-Essential loads are those that you can do without when there is a power outage. Normally these are high usage items such as geysers, stoves, ovens and air-conditioners.
I want to be completely Off the Grid. Is it possible?
Yes, you can go completely off the grid, however this is generally very impractical from a financial point of view.
To go completely off the grid you need to allow enough power for all loads for approximately 3 days. This is required in case there is bad weather and your system is not able to charge fully for a number of days.
The most practical alternative to going completely off the grid is to use Eskom as your backup power. Install enough battery backup to get you through 1 day and use Eskom only during bad weather.
I don't have space for solar panels, can I get a solar system?
If you have no space for solar panels on your roof or you live in an apartment, we can install a backup system. This will include the inverter and batteries, but not the solar panels. The backup system will charge from Eskom and give you backup power when you have a power outage.
Sizing your Solar System
Solar systems for your home, office or business are not one size fits all. Everyone has different requirements, equipment and expectations from their systems.
In an effort to simplify the process we have put together some fairly common size solar systems to help you get a feel for what you need.
Please note that we currently only offer installations within the Gauteng and surrounding areas.
What is a "kWh"
A kilowatt hour (kWh) is the equivalent of using 1,000 Watts for 1 hour.
If your house is using 1 kWh per hour. A 4 kWh battery will last your 4 hours.
What is an "Amp"
Current is measured in amperes, normally referred to as "Amps".
1 Amp = 230 Watts
I.e: 5kVA = 5000W / 230W = 21 Amps