Taking your power back: How solar energy can help you live a normal life during load shedding.

Taking your power back: How solar energy can help you live a normal life during load shedding.

Are you feeling the pinch of South Africa’s recent power crisis? If so, it's time to take your power back! Solar energy is a smart, economical way to make sure that you and your family have an uninterrupted supply of electricity enabling you to carry on with your daily activities. Not only does switching to solar reduce strain on public utilities - saving the environment in the process - but it also gives you control over rising energy costs. With new advances in technology making solar systems more efficient than ever before, there’s never been a better time for South African homeowners or business owners to invest in a sustainable source of electricity. 

No disruption necessary

​​Solar energy can be an invaluable tool during difficult times since it offers a consistent and financially viable way to keep the lights on and daily life running as close to normal as possible. Solar power can be easily accessed and does not require any major infrastructure changes or interruptions in daily life, making its adoption a smooth process that provides steady solar energy when other resources may be unreliable. Furthermore, solar energy also allows individuals to remain independent. With solar energy, even in times of difficulty, life can continue running smoothly with no disruptions necessary.

Solar Energy 101

To understand how solar energy works, let’s start with some basics. The main component necessary is solar panels that collect solar energy, which then passes through an inverter that converts it into electricity. Once the solar energy is converted, it can be used in the same way as any other type of electricity and stored for future use or fed into the local grid if excess production is achieved. 

There are several different types of solar systems designed for residential homes, ranging from photovoltaic cells and solar thermal systems to hybrid systems which combine both types of solar energy conversion methods. In addition, solar batteries are available for storing excess electricity that can be used later when the sun isn’t shining.

The Benefits of Solar Energy

When you switch to solar energy, you automatically benefit in several ways:

  • Reduced cost of electricity – The upfront cost of installing a solar system may seem high but it quickly pays for itself over time in the form of reduced electricity bills since solar energy is free once installed; this means more money in your pocket each month! 
  • Increased property value – Solar panels add significant value to your home since they are considered investments; this means higher resale value down the road!
  • Self-sufficiency – With solar energy, you no longer have to rely on utility companies for electricity; this means greater control over your power supply!
  • Environmental friendliness – Moving away from fossil fuels helps protect our planet by reducing air pollution and carbon emissions.

How To Get Started On Your Solar Energy Journey

If you’re ready to take back your power and make the switch to solar energy today, here are some tips to get you started:  

  •  Do some research - There are many different types of solar systems available on the market so it’s important that you do some research before investing in one; make sure it meets all your needs. 
  • Compare quotes and speak to a professional for advice on the most efficient and economical way to equip your space. Keep in mind the post-installation service offerings of your chosen provider. 

Final thoughts

Solar energy is a great way to take back your power, save money and conserve the environment. The benefits of solar energy are plentiful and its cost-effectiveness has made it even more attractive. Additionally, this type of renewable energy is incredibly reliable and is growing in popularity around the world. 

If you want to switch to solar energy for your home or business, research the available providers in your area in order to make an educated choice about the best fit for you. With the right provider, you can take advantage of an array of incentives that can offset upfront installation costs. 

If you have any further questions or would like to speak to a solar professional, you can contact us.