Tariff Hike – Have Your Say!

As you read this, Eskom has submitted a claim application with Nersa (National Energy Regulator of SA). This claim is an attempt to recoup money the company lost between 2014 and 2017, which comes to an estimated amount of R66bn. If the increase gets Nersa’s approval, the current cost of an electrical unit will rise …

Hybrid Solar Power

A hybrid solar power system combines three different sources of energy, covering all the basis and putting you in complete control. But if you haven’t heard about a hybrid solar power system before, don’t stress about it. At Solar Advice we love keeping clients informed and up to date, hence the reason for this article. …

Grid-Tied Solar Power

There are several reasons why people use grid-tied solar power, and you are about to learn all about it. From what a grid-tied solar power system is, and how it forms part of your practical life, all the way to the pros and cons. So, let’s start with what this system comprises of. What Is …

Solar Panel Brands in South Africa

  One of the best things about living in the modern world is the range of options that come with everything. In this case, you are looking at your options between solar panel brands that are available in South Africa. And just like you get a diverse choice regarding the brand of solar panels you …

Solar Charge Controller

A solar charge controller is made specifically to regulate the voltage/current that is used to charge the battery, which is part of a solar array. However, they are not always necessary if you are using minimum output panels. For example, panels varying between 1 and 5-watt are considered minimal and won’t require a controller. But …

Lithium Ion Batteries

When you look at lithium ion batteries, you are looking at the latest development for storing solar power. Of course, lead acid batteries are still very common and still serve a purpose, but there is no denying that lithium ion is the future. They are currently the best solution for battery storage, and you are …

Tesla Solar Roof – Changing the Face of Solar

There can be no doubt that Tesla has greatly influenced the way people use solar power today. Their innovations in terms of energy storage via their lithium battery designs alone have done wonders for the solar power community. But evolution is part of human nature, meaning they’ve taken things a step further. What you think …

Complete Solar Power Kits for Homes – Take The Plunge

There is one thing most people in the world have in common, namely a budget. South Africa is no exception to the rule, especially at this point in time. Too much instability leads to increasing expenses, and for some reason things never seem to get cheaper, even when things are going well. But strangely enough, …

Solar Powered Island – The Elon Musk Revolution

Thanks to people like Elon Musk it’s not really possible to forget about solar power. Because every now and then, his name comes up. Whether it’s tied to his position as CEO of Tesla, or one of his revolutionary ideas, Elon Musk seems to be everywhere. What’s Elon Musk up to now? The highly successful …

Low Pressure Solar Geysers Vs Heat Pump Water Heaters

Making your home more energy efficient can be done in many ways. In this case, the focus is will be low pressure solar geysers vs heat pump water heaters. Which one of the two will serve you best and save you the most money? Unfortunately there is no straight answer. Instead, your needs and demands …
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