Why "GO SOLAR"
There are many reasons why homeowners would go solar, from the benefit of having backup power with load shedding, reducing the ever-increasing electricity bill or just being completely independent from Eskom supply.
Environmental impact benefits are also a very big consideration when choosing solar. It does not matter what your motivation may be, the benefits are endless.
So, what are the benefits to "GO SOLAR"?
Benefit 1: To make sure that you have the needed backup power for essential equipment, like, Alarm system, lights, fridges and freezers. With the ongoing load shedding, which is not going to change in the near future.
Benefit 2: Drastically reduce your electricity bill. Whether you’re a homeowner or business, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar system, you will generate free power for your system’s entire 25+ year life cycle. Even if you don’t produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility bills and you will still save a lot of money.
Benefit 3: Increase your property value. Multiple studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell faster than non-solar homes. Property valuators are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
Benefit 4: Protect yourself against continuous rising electricity costs. One of the most clear cut benefits of solar systems is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past fifteen years, residential electricity prices have increased by 300%. The expected increases in the next few years could be substantial. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you’re a business or homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.
Benefit 5: Protect the environment. Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the RSA and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four tons of carbon emissions each year—the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.