These top five benefits make you Considering solar
With energy being in high demand and sustainability becoming increasingly important, now is the perfect time for sunny South Africa to seriously consider photovoltaic (PV) solar solutions. See the top five reasons why it¡¯s the way to go:
1. Guilt-free power
Unlike fossil fuels, which produce carbon emissions, PV solar energy doesn¡¯t produce any kind of pollution. It does not create noise pollution or any other negative effect on the environment.
2. Little to no maintenance
A PV solar power system requires very little maintenance once it has been installed. Thereafter, there are virtually no other costs involved. PV solar power systems also last exceptionally long.
3. Location doesn¡¯t matter
It¡¯s even more hassle-free than you think! PV solar power works even in isolated locations where there is no electrical cabling. The only requirement is that there is direct sunlight.
4. Long term affordability
PV solar power lessens your dependence on the national grid. This reduces your electricity costs and it can even eliminate them altogether, should you wish to go off the grid. Unlike being on the grid, solar power has a once-off cost on installation. Thereafter, there are no monthly fees.
Not only can PV solar energy be used to power electrical appliances, it can be used to pump water out of the ground ¨C even where there are no existing electrical cables.
HOW PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR WORKS
Solar panels, which are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. Inverters convert the DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity ¨C this is the type of electricity used throughout your business. The AC electricity is sent from the inverter to your electrical distribution board ¨C which means you consume less from the utility and therefore pay less for power.
What¡¯s more, a cloud-based monitoring system continuously tracks your energy production in real-time. This allows you to check whether your solar power system is running smoothly. It can even alert our repair teams, in the rare event that problems arise. Monitoring of your system is available both online and via a mobile app.