Geyser Elements

Geyser Elements – What are Your Options

It’s unfortunate that South Africans don’t really get a choice when it comes to geyser elements. When you get a geyser installed you can expect the typical resistance wire element inside. Of course it’s not just the element that speaks to the efficiency of the geyser, but it does play the biggest part. Depending on […]

solar battery

AGM Solar batteries

When you look at an AGM solar batteries, then you’re in search of a battery that doesn’t require any maintenance. It’s a self-serving storage unit for the solar power collected through panels and it’s undoubtedly one of the stronger classes among lead acid deep cycle batteries. In this article, we’ll look at why this battery […]

Green Leaves

How Plants Inspire Solar Technology

It’s hard to believe that something as simple as a plant can undergo incredibly complex phases. At school we learned about these processes, but we never really took the time to think how incredible they are. In this case, the complex process is photosynthesis, and till today people cannot mimic it. Of course there are […]

Solar Powered House

Solar Power is Sexy

When the concept of fixating solar panels to the roof of a house first surfaced, it wasn’t exactly embraced with open arms. Even though home owners would feel better because they are making the necessary change towards a greener energy, the panels didn’t really complement the appearance of the home. For the greater good it’s […]

Eskom

Can I Sell Electricity in South Africa?

The surge to go green in several European countries and America came about in 2010, when a Feed-In Tariff was introduced. This meant that people who generated excess electricity through renewable sources, such as solar power, could actually make money. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for South Africa. At the moment the only place […]

Solar Panels for Home Energy

Solar panels for home energy

When you think about Solar panels for home energy you think of¬†obvious factors like clouds and darkness. These elements are being overcome in several ways, such as the new solar technology that can possibly create electricity when it rains. There is another technology making waves. Just like cellphones and computers are constantly enjoying upgrades, the […]

Calculating Your Solar Battery Needs To Get Off The Grid

Getting off the grid with a solar power system is going to take some calculations on your part, especially when it comes to the amount of batteries you’ll need and the size of the inverter. This means becoming very meticulous about how much energy you use and when you use it. In this article we’ll […]

Tesla

Getting Off the Grid With Tesla Powerwall

The popular Tesla Powerwall battery has finally made it’s way to the shores of South Africa and as the world gradually makes the changes towards renewable energy, the search for ways to save money never stops. With the investment of solar panels it’s not just about using sustainable and clean energy, it’s also about gaining […]

LED Bulbs

Do LED Bulbs Really Help You Save?

In 2011 South Africa banned the import of incandescent lights, and the aim is to phase them out completely in 2016. Eventually South Africans are going to have to choose between CFLs (compact fluorescents), halogens and of course, LED. Unfortunately the switch towards a more efficient light bulb is harder than the government anticipated. This […]

Solar Panels on House

Getting Off the Power Grid – Cost and Options

Alternative energy means different things to different people. For some it’s a question of putting less strain on natural resources, while others see it as a way to save money in the long run. This means there isn’t a one-fits-all package you can use, because the home you live in, the typical weather circumstances and […]

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