How to Size a PV Array

First, we will look at the . This value will differ from inverter to inverter. In this instance, we’ll use 4500w. Second,  we’ll look at the ; in this example, we are using 400W panels. Third, we divide the by the : We will round it down to 10 panels. Lastly, we need to figure […]

Complete Solar Power Kits

Complete Solar Power kits

This is post 4 of 5 in the series “Solar Power Starter Guide” Solar Power Kits are fast becoming the best way to choose the right Solar Power System without having to source and research all the parts yourself. Not only are they easy to set up they are also easier to install for installers, […]

Solar Panels Guide

Solar Panels

This is post 1 of 5 in the series “Solar Power Starter Guide” Today you’re going to get a crash course on Solar Panel prices, how they work and what to look out for. After you’ve read this definitive guide you understand what they are, how they work, what you should be paying and the different […]

Solar Geyser Prices in South Africa

This is post 9 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” After learning what a Solar Geyser is and works, the next question is “What are Solar Geyser prices in South Africa”. With traditional geyser setups, you are definitely paying 50 – 80% more on your electricity bill compared to someone who owns a […]

What is Solar Energy, The Complete Quick Guide To Solar Power

Solar Energy is the power we harness from the sun. It’s a source that will provide energy for the next 5 billion years. Apart from playing a crucial part in keeping everyone alive, Solar Energy is your ticket to saving money. South Africans face the difficult position of having a government that invests in nuclear […]


Introduction to Evacuated-Tube Solar Heating System

This is post 6 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” The most modern option for South Africans looking for a solar geyser is the evacuated-tube Solar Heating System. In terms of the water heater geyser price, this collector is a little more expensive. But there’s also a decline in the cost as […]

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Integral Collector Storage Systems (Solar Water Heater)

This is post 5 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” Even though Integral Collector Storage Systems share familiar elements of design and functionality with flat-plate Solar Water Heater geysers, there are some differences. In fact, ICS (also referred to as batch or bread box) systems are a little less complicated. Where the […]


Timers For Geysers: A Quick Guide To Saving Money

This is post 4 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” Among the cheap ways to bring down the high costs associated with a geyser, timers have to be among the most popular. In the following article you are going to learn some scary things about your geyser, especially how it’s increasing the […]

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The Anatomy Of A Geyser and How It Works

This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” The electric geyser is such a natural part of the home that South Africans rarely think about it. We only really notice it when there’s no hot water, and we unwillingly accept the fact that it pushes the electricity bill higher than […]

Flat-Plate Solar Water Heating Collectors

This is post 2 of 10 in the series “Solar Geyser Starter Guide” Solar water heating isn’t something new in South Africa. In fact, it’s one of the first steps people take towards transforming their homes into a more energy efficient setting. As all South Africans know by now, the geyser takes an immense amount […]

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