Energy From The Sun
For commercial, industrial and domestic use, solar energy applications can save electricity and money.
So, think about the perks of installing a solar geyser system. You’ll retrieve your initial investment in just a few short years as opposed to continuing to pay for traditional power sources forever.
There are also no greenhouse emissions associated with the use of solar heat. Money saved. Energy saved. CO2 emissions reduced. There really is no question about whether or not you should invest in solar heating, because the only answer is a resounding YES!
Solar Thermal Applications
In homes, nearly half the energy used can be attributed to heating water. A solar heating system can reduce water heating bills by as much as 70%. That in turn saves about 30% of the average household electicity bill.
Solar geysers are a great way to reduce costs and efficiently heat water in homes, offices, factories, farms, dairies and community buildings. Solar geysers, when installed by professionals, are virtually maintenance free and are proven to be an efficient way to heat water. It is important to note that Solar geysers do not depend on direct sunlight, rather the radiant source of heat provided by the sun. This means you even get the benefits of the system on overcast days.
Photovoltaic Electricity Generation
In addition to the quick wins from solar water heating, there is a strong case for generating electricity in-house.
The cost of electricity generation by photovoltaic (PV) panels is dropping rapidly (by over 25% per annum over the last 5 years), and the associated equipment like inverters and framing systems are now also very efficient and cost-effective. Although sometimes still rather expensive for small household systems (depending on layout and design factors), commercial and industrial installations are usually financially viable, giving returns of around 20% – or more in some cases.
Eskom and local authorities are also introducing new tariffs for Embedded Generation that allow export of excess generated electricity to the grid, and will even pay for the power.
With electricity prices continuing to rise, an investment in PV generation is often a wise choice. Making the investment even more attractive is the availability of various incentive schemes and innovative finance options.
Industrial Heat Recovery
For any factory, processing plant or industry that uses steam or hot water, a case can be made for installing solar water heating. This can supply all of some of the plant’s washing or disinfecting water, boiler preheat, process water preheat, etc.
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