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Solar Energy – An Objective Look and Comparison

As more and more solar panels make their way onto South African rooftops, they spark more and more interest. People are talking, namely solar energy, and how it can help them survive in a tough economy. When electric bills are spiking like there is no tomorrow, and worries about the grid power supply constantly functioning …

Grid-Tied Solar Power

This is post 11 of 12 in the series “Solar Power Starter Guide” 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 …

Complete Solar Power kits for homes

This is post 6 of 12 in the series “Solar Power Starter Guide” The Solar Panel kit is becoming more popular among consumers, because they are convenient. They are easy to set up and easy to use. Plus, they make life a little easier as well. Who doesn’t want to be more independent from the power …

Off the Grid Guide – A Total Off the Grid Solar System

A complete off the grid solar system is the center of so many South African visions, because it represents independence. Granted, it’s not a great dream to seek detachment from a country, especially if it’s a country you love. But in this case it’s a necessary dream. The government has proven it’s inability to really …

Off the Grid Guide – Hybrid Solar System

A hybrid solar system is pretty much the same thing as getting off the grid, but it utilizes different types of power resources. Not all of these resources necessarily have to be renewable, as you’ll see in a moment, but the point is that you don’t have any dependency on the Eskom grid. So, the …

How to buy the right Off Grid Solar System

This is post 4 of 12 in the series “Solar Power Starter Guide” Are you looking to become electricity independent and need help choosing the right Off Grid Solar System? What people have to realize is that getting off the grid with solar power doesn’t always happen overnight. For many it’s a process that usually starts …

Off the Grid Guide: Grid Tied Solar Systems

Grid tied solar systems can be considered your first steps towards getting off the grid completely. As mentioned in the introduction of this guide, it doesn’t have to happen over night. The great thing about solar power is that you can always add more as your budget allows it. In fact, there are some benefits …

Off the Grid Guide – Collectors for Off the Grid Solar Systems

At SolarAdvice you’ll find several articles about solar collectors, ranging between the ever popular monocrystalline panels to the thin film designs that are typically worked into everyday life. We’ve even covered a few articles on upcoming technology. For example, panels that charge when it rains and the first solar plane to fly around the world. …

Why the Solar Inverter and Battery is important

Unsure about what a Solar Inverter does, or what kind of battery you need? To run a successful and efficient off-the-grid system, you’re going to need a good solar inverter, in addition to high quality batteries. The inverter turns the DC stream from the solar collectors into AC stream. At the same time the batteries …
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