Solar System Tutorials

Batteries, Buying, C-rate, Lithium -

How to choose your Lithium Battery: A Lithium battery is often the most expensive element in a solar installation, and as a battery is a long term investment, it is important to take into account all aspects of a battery before buying. There are a number of parameters that are important to consider when buying batteries, for example:   Voltage and capacity charge / discharge rate (C-rate) Depth of Discharge (DoD%) Life span, warranty and (local) back-up support Expandability Mounting other Voltage and...

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Finance, Installation, Quote -

More and more South Africans are looking for alternatives to power their homes and businesses. In the long-term, the best thing to do is to invest in high-quality equipment that will last a long time and that doesn’t give you any headaches along the way. However, for many people, this large initial investment is often a stumbling block. One of the solutions for this can be a loan for your solar PV system. There are a growing number of financial mechanisms available that can finance your solar PV system. We have listed some of them below, please note there are several other financing options as well.

Please contact us if you are interested in one of the options below.

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Bifacial, Panels, Solar -

Bifacial (“two-faced”) Solar Photo-Voltaic (PV) panels can capture solar power from both sides of the panel. Bifacial solar panels offer many advantages over traditional solar panels. Power can be produced from both sides of a bifacial module, increasing total energy generation. In general, more power can be generated from bifacial modules for the same area. Traditional solar panels capture sunlight on one light-absorbing side. The light energy that cannot be captured is simply reflected away. Bifacial solar panels have solar...

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Mono, Panels, Poly -

  Solar PV Panels (or PV modules) come in many different types, but the most important categories are mono-crystalline solar panels (mono) and polycrystalline solar panels (poly).   In many ways, they are the same: - Both panels capture energy from the sun and turn it into electricity - Both are made from silicon - Both are often made by the same manufacturers - Both can be good choices - Both have a long life span   There are a few key differences however. Mono-crystalline...

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Buying, Panels, Solar -

The cells on Solar or Photovoltaic (PV) panels absorb the energy from sunlight. Circuits within the cells collect that energy and turn it into Direct Current (DC) electricity. The price of solar panels has come down dramatically over the last few years.   The most important aspects to look for when buying solar panels are:  Is the panel poly or mono–crystalline? Power ratings Efficiency Quality Durability Manufacturer’s assurances Poly or mono–crystalline The most commonly available panels today are either poly-crystalline or...

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