Application of Small Scale Embedded Generations at Municipalities and Eskom

What is SSEG: Small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) refers to power generation facilities, located at residential, commercial, or industrial sites, where electricity is generally also consumed. When electricity is provided to the consumer by the municipality, the application is then made to the relevant municipality. Each municipality’s application, requirements, bylaws, and requisite documents differ and it is […]

Why Businesses Are Going Solar

solar commercial

There are news articles making their rounds about the escape route that many large businesses, including Shoprite Holdings and SA Breweries are taking to get ‘off the grid’ amid ongoing issues at Eskom, not to mention the many small businesses making the same decisions. With promises of continued loadshedding and rumours of prolonged periods of […]

Massive steps in Solar Power across South Africa

solar panels on farm

There have been great strides for the solar industry over the last few weeks with key players in the commercial industry innovating new methods of capturing solar power through floating solar panels which can be placed in damns, lakes or even the ocean, along with solar prices plummeting in the latest tenders with the lowest […]

What is the average cost of residential solar panels

solar panel installation

Are you expectant of when you will receive your next notification for the “Eskom se Push” app, or are you worried about another electricity hike (with a recent one having taken place in July 2021). There may be multiple reasons why you might be considering a solar power system as an alternative and the question […]

What Are The Advantages Of Solar Energy Compared To Other Renewable Energy Solutions

renewable energy resources

There has been an increase in uptake of renewable energy sources for home and business use in South Africa, especially with the continuous rolling blackouts that have hindered business productivity and ultimately the economy since 2008. In 2019 alone, load shedding is estimated to have cost the South African economy between R59-billion and R118-billion, according […]

The Best Season To Get Solar Installed

Flowers in Cape Town Spring

Thinking about getting a solar system installed in your home? There are many factors to consider but the least considered of all of them would be when the best season is to install solar which affects your return on investment. Going solar sooner rather than later is always better and the earlier you do so, […]

Do Solar Panels Increase Home Value?

homes with solar energy

One of the biggest selling points for a home solar energy system, aside from off-the-grid power generation, electricity cost savings and environmental benefits, is the fact that it increases your home value. By just how much does investing in a solar energy system for your home increase your home value? In the past, solar panels […]