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 […]

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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. […]


Camping with the Ecoboxx – The Solar Generator

There’s a good reason why people don’t typically take their generators along on a camping trip. Firstly, it’s not something that was designed for portability. The bigger the generator, the bigger the AC output, the bigger the moving problem. Then of course there’s the noise. As great as generators might be, they do get irritating […]

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The Future of Solar Powered Homes?

Elon Musk has finally revealed the big project he’s been working on, and the retailer (SolarCity) is marketing it as the “Roof with Invisible Power”. We knew the reveal would contain a solar roof design and a new battery system. What we didn’t know was how the whole setup would function, given the challenges of […]


Installing Indoor Solar Lights to Brighten Up Your Home

We’ve all seen the pretty solar lights that can be used outside. In fact, those lights can really make a garden look amazing. But what if you have more practical needs? What if you want to use the lights inside your home? In this article we’ll be looking at a very practical side of solar […]

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Light Up Your Home with Solar Lighting Kits

In light of keeping your electric bill with Solar Lighting Kits within a number you can actually afford, this article will be looking at something that slowly eats away at your electricity units. They provide a sense of safety, atmosphere and decoration, and yet we have to weigh these elements against an economical perspective. Is […]

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Make Your Pool Sparkle with Solar Power

Summer is slowly getting closer and it’s time to get your pool back into tip-top shape. This means allowing that pool pump to work some overtime if necessary, because the South African sun isn’t something you want to endure without a pool. But while the rest of the family enjoys the clean and refreshing water, […]


Camping with Solar Power

Let’s face it, camping isn’t what it used to be. Where you’d typically take things that don’t require electricity, you can now make them part of the experience. Now, some people might argue that camping is the whole point of getting away from appliances that make life so much easier, but you can’t ignore the […]


Introduction to Polycrystalline Solar Panels

Are you looking for a good Solar Panel? You shouldn’t be surprised if you see more polycrystalline solar panels than other models, they are “the” solar panel cost effective , popular option. Compared to monocrystalline panels they are more affordable and do a decent job of converting sunlight into energy. In fact, it works perfectly […]

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Do You need a 3-Phase or Bi-Directional Power Inverter?

Even though solar power is a basic concept, there are some aspects that require meticulous attention. Now, we’ve covered the basic inverters in a previous article, along with the differences between pure and modified sine waves, but now something else is rearing its head – bi-directional and 3-phase power inverter. There are certain conditions where […]

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