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 […]

The Growth of Solar Power in South Africa

The African continent might not be as developed as the rest of the world, but it has many things of great value. In this case, it’s the power of the sun all year round, which makes it perfect for solar power projects. In 2010 South Africa launched it’s own development project to increase the presence […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Solar Panels that Add Rain to the Mix

When Inus Dreckmeyr was interviewed by Carte Blanche about his family home, which is completely off the Eskom power grid, everyone got a little bit jealous. Dreckmeyr had accomplished what so many South Africans wish they could, and that is to become independent from the one power source South Africa has. For Inus and his […]

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