Solar Panels


It is no secret that solar panels and related solar equipment like solar inverters, and batteries are a hot commodity in South Africa.

Considering our grid is pretty unstable, owning a Solar Power Kit has become a necessity for most South Africans to function in our day to day lives properly. Our climate is also perfect for producing solar power.

If you are looking to buy solar panels, you have come to the right place because we stock some of the best solar panels in South Africa. We off solar panels for home and business use.

For your convenience, we have even put kits together that contain everything you’ll need for solar panel installation with products that work very well together.

To learn more about how solar panels work, please read our guide which can be found in the menu above.


The Solar Panel - What you need to know

Here are the main types of panels you get:

Monocrystalline Panels

These have a single crystal structure.
Out of the two varieties we have, they are the oldest technology but are the most efficient.

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Polycrystalline Panels

These have newer technology. The silicon panels have a less uniform appearance due to the silicone cooling unevenly, and they are the most cost-effective of the two.

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Advice on Solar Panels

There are numerous solar panel sizes in South Africa which can make it difficult to choose the right size for you.

In reality, many more factors come into play when designing a PV Array. For instance, roof size, budget, production needs and your inverters parameters all need to be considered when choosing a solar panel.

It’s also important to note that things like roof direction, structure and shading will also affect your array size and positioning.

So, is a solar array worth the money?

Absolutely, and I am not just saying this because we sell solar power equipment.

It allows you to become independent from the grid, save money on electricity and avoid the frustrations of load shedding. Not to mention that you will eventually be producing free electricity and with the current trend of outrageous price increases, this point is a big one.

We rely heavily on electricity supply to perform our daily dutiesat home and at work. It is becoming increasingly difficult to perform optimally when our grid is reliable and available when we need it.

If you become self-sufficient, you will not have these frustrations to deal with. And, you will be reducing your carbon footprint which will see you doing your part to preserve the environment for future generations.

Quality Vs Affordable Solar Panels

Quality should never be overlooked because it’s better to pay a little bit extra and install a very efficient, quality solar array right at the beginning.

These items are expensive whether you are buying quality or affordable solar products. Don’t skimp on a few thousand rands just because the product is cheaper because you always get what you pay for. So always look for the best solar panels you can find.

Beware of solar panel suppliers who want to sell you a product that you have never heard of or without insisting on a site inspection beforehand.

Low-Maintenance Renewable Energy

That’s right, low-maintenance, renewable energy.

One of the best things about solar panels is the lack of moving parts. Without moving parts to complicate the situation, the only maintenance you need to perform is keeping the panels clean. Because the cleaner the panels, the more capable they are of harvesting free energy from the sun.

Only Quality Solar Panel Brands

As with all products available through SolarAdvice, only quality brands are sourced. Of course, these are not the only solar panel brands we offer, but they should give you a good idea of how we value client satisfaction.

– Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar is more than just a competitor. Thanks to its innovative solar energy solutions, the company has grown into a global powerhouse. And to get some perspective on the respect the company demands, they sell to more than 150 countries and run subsidiaries across 20 regions. Panels from Canadian Solar carry more than just a quality brand name, and you will know why once you install them.

– IBC Solar

IBC Solar has been around for more than 35 years with a sterling reputation for manufacturing excellent quality solar panels.
They offer a range of solar panels sizes for both residential and commercial applications alike.

– JA Solar

Since JA Solar entered the solar power market in 2005, the company has proven its ability to stay competitive. And quality solar panels are just the start of what JA Solar offers the world. Serving more than 120 countries with a highly-respected reputation, it is only natural to feature their panels as some of the best models in our range.

– LONGi

LONGi group have been around for over two decades and is passionate about green energy, they are dedicated to offering “Robust, Reliable, and Technology Leading” solar panels.

Durable and Long-Lasting Efficiency

A common question covered more in-depth through our guide is how long you can expect to use solar panels? Essentially there is no “final date” for a panel. Instead, it is a matter of decreasing efficiency levels once the panels have been used for a number of years. This is why solar panels can be used for more than 20 years and still harvest energy.

Solar Panels is the Practical Choice

When you take everything into consideration, such as the price, climate conditions, availability of solar equipment and the long-levity, as well as the potential savings, solar panels stand out as the most practical choice. The installation process is relatively quick and hassle-free. And the panels are more than capable of withstanding natural elements like rain and wind.

Reach out to our friendly consultants for any questions, or even if you have doubts about how many panels you need. They will gladly walk you through the calculation process and provide invaluable assistance. More importantly, get the best solar equipment at the best prices only at SolarAdvice.

Frequently asked questions:

How do Solar Panels work?

The silicone cell is responsible for taking sunrays and storing it in what people refer to as DC energy. From there, it runs through an inverter to establish an AC current you can use inside your home or business. Here are some quick facts about solar panels to give some perspective on your investment.

How strong are the Panels?

Due to the construction of a solar panel, it is more than capable of surviving harsh natural elements. The aluminium frame and the tempered glass protecting the interior cells make it possible for solar panels to survive typical South African weather.

How long do they last?

Even though warranties on solar panels usually range between ten years or less, it does not mean panels stop being efficient at this time. In fact, solar panels can keep collecting sun rays for twenty years or more. However, the level of efficiency decreases as time goes by.

Panel maintenance

It literally comes down to keeping the protective glass clean and to check if there are any obstructions that block direct sunlight, such as branches from a high tree.

Roof-mounted or on the ground?

Depending on the size of your roof or your property, you can choose between a roof and a ground-mounted array. To work out if your roof is suitable or not you can read our short guide.

How much do they cost?

Solar Panels have never been more affordable or efficient than they are today. This makes it one of the most practical choices for switching to solar energy.

What about installation?

When you work with professionals, the installation should be fairly quick and straightforward, just ask us and we will be happy to give you the right advice when selecting your installer.

Help when choosing the right Solar Panel

Depending on your budget and your energy needs, you can easily balance all four of these elements with the solar panels we have on offer. If you’re not sure which one is right for your Solar Power System just ask us and we can help guide you.

So, what should you look for in a solar panel when shop online?

  • The output power
  • The level of efficiency
  • The size and weight
  • The brand
  • Cost versus quality
  • How long does the warranty last?

Speak with one of our friendly consultants at SolarAdvice if you have more questions about the solar panels we offer. You can also read our guide for more in-depth information at your own leisure. Either way, you are in good company with the right people.