Solar Systems Centurion – Solar PV Panels and Battery Backups 

  • High-quality Solar panels with 25+ year lifespan
  • Make load-shedding a thing of the past
  • Complete Solar Solutions at an affordable price

Solar Systems for Homes and Businesses are cheaper and more obtainable than ever before.

With technological advancement, Solar Power is cheaper than ever and now is the perfect time to install solar because

  • Panels are more affordable than ever
  • Solar Panels now last longer than ever with a 15+ year lifespan with some companies guaranteeing their panels for 25+ years
  • Improvement in battery technologies has decreased the price dramatically
  • Battery lifespan has improved a lot with modern Li-ion cells lasting 10 years on average
  • With high demand the accessory market has grown very competitive making other solar equipment affordable 

Return on investment has now reached a point where your panels should pay for themselves within 5 – 10 years and you get the added advantage of not having to worry about load shedding

Solutions for load shedding in Centurion

Starting with a load-shedding solution and scaling up to a full solution when the budget allows often makes sense. With load-shedding solution costing lasting 4 – 6 hours costing:

  • R80,000 for low-use families
  • R100,000 for medium-use families 
  • R150,000 for high-use families 

Load shedding solutions are growing more popular every day with increased load-shedding in South Africa. Please note that these prices are for batteries and inverters powered by the grid and not for a complete system with solar panels.

Solar Solutions for Home in Centurion

To fulfil a home’s needs for electricity, a solar panel system at home must be able to provide adequate energy. As AC energy is commonly used in homes to power lighting systems, electronics, and appliances like computers, mixers, fans, air conditioners, TVs, and music systems, it should be able to supply AC power.

Necessary components of a Solar System for Home or Business

A home or business Solar System comprises several components namely: 

  • There must be enough solar panels installed in order to capture the necessary amount of solar energy. In direct sunshine, a typical home solar panel produces about 300 watts, therefore on a typical summer day with 10 hours of sunlight, it might produce about 3000 watts or 3 kWh.
  • A battery that can store electricity is required for the system in order to use it at night or in situations where the power from the grid is lost. The battery capacity will vary based on your needs, for example, if you only need a few hours of standby during power shedding, your needs will be far lower than for an off-grid system that can meet a house’s whole energy requirements. Notable solar systems for small businesses that operate primarily during the day require far less battery storage.
  • An inverter is required by the system to transform the DC power generated into AC power, which can then be used by the household’s appliances and devices. The size of the inverter must increase as the energy requirements do.
  • In order to charge batteries at a constant voltage and current, you will also need a charging regulator, which controls the current that comes from the solar panels. Modern systems frequently combine the ACDC inverter and the charging regulator into a single component that is in charge of managing the entire system.
  • And lastly everything needs to be connected to each other with the proper cabling.

Have you purchased a solar system and would like it installed safely and securely? Get a quote from a Certified Electrician in Centurion today.

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Solar Solutions for Businesses in Centurion

The energy that comes from the sun is abundant, dependable, and renewable. Almost pollution-free and capable of assisting a nation in reducing its carbon emissions, it is also the cleanest energy source currently known to man. Commercial structures, including offices and other enterprises, mostly rely on electricity to meet their energy needs. Solar systems are a great option for the majority of commercial buildings because they don’t require much energy storage as they use a lot more energy during the day.

By moving to on-site power generation from a solar system, the company can lower its operational costs over the next decades. Offices and businesses can utilise solar panels and solar thermal panels for a variety of things, including pre-heating ventilation air, water heating, solar cooling, lighting, and power.

By putting up a solar system, the business can show its customers and shareholders that it is committed to a cleaner future.

Why Solar Systems for Businesses are becoming more popular than ever.

Here are a few reasons Solar Systems are becoming popular so quickly:

  • Great ROI: Solar energy solutions will not only raise a property’s worth but also enable your business to reduce its monthly Eskom costs.
  • Protects you against load shedding: Backup power will protect your company from losses suffered due to load shedding.
  • Low Maintenance: You can be certain that your system will last for many years to come with little to no maintenance if you install a premium Solar System from a (business name) partner.
  • Lower initial cost: With all the latest inventions and technological developments, installing solar systems is now more affordable than ever.
  • Brand Image: It could demonstrate to the outside world how serious your organisation is about lowering emissions and lessening its environmental impact.

Ever-rising cost of electricity: The time for investing in a Solar Solution is better than ever as the price of electricity is sharply increasing year on year.

Our Solar Power Pros Installers offer:

Are your business experiencing major losses due to load shedding? Do you never know when the power is going to die on you? Do you want to save money on your electricity bill? Maybe it’s time to install a Solar System. 

  • High-quality components at an affordable price 
  • Long equipment lifespan with great warranties 
  • Expert technicians qualified with many years of experience.

Contact Solar Power Pros today by filling out our online form if you’re considering obtaining a solar installation, and we’ll put you in touch with a top solar energy provider in Krugersdorp and surrounding areas,

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What Is Solar Energy?

Solar energy produces renewable or “green” energy by harnessing the rays of the sun. Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic cells, are the most popular way of harnessing solar energy. 

These are the panels that you will notice on neighbouring houses and businesses. The cells are made from semiconductor materials. As the sun’s rays hit the cells it causes the electrons in their atoms to be knocked loose. This enables electrons to flow around freely inside the cell and generate electrical energy.

Typically, photovoltaic cells, also known as PV cells, are utilised when generating power on a small scale, such as for residential or commercial applications.

In addition, solar thermal systems can be used to heat water or other liquids, which can subsequently be used to heat a building or other structure or to produce steam, which can be used to power a turbine and generate electricity or provide you with hot water at home.

Why Choose a SOLAR POWER PROS partner for your solar installation?

When it is time to select a company to Install a Solar System it can be quite complicated to find a reliable supplier and installer. We at Solar Power Pros have selected only leading Solar Solution companies across South Africa making it easier for you to find a reputable company. Our partners are:

  • Our partners are verified leading Solar suppliers
  • Customer satisfaction comes first
  • SANS and SSEG standards are followed ensuring compliance with South African standards
  • Every product utilised complies with SABS requirements.
  • Outstanding long-term, transparent guarantees.
  • Qualified and skilled solar technicians
  • Recommendations for financing solutions that meet your budget

frequent asked questions

The price of a solar system will vary according to the solar system’s specifications and intended use. Let’s examine some pricing scenarios:

A grid-tied no storage solar system

It will cost between R55,000.00 and R65,000.00 to supply and install a grid-tied system with 6 solar panels, an inverter, and no batteries that can produce 2kW in good weather. With the current South African electricity scenario, we do not advise using this method because it will not shield you from load shedding.

A hybrid system with some storage

Grid-tied systems and hybrid systems are similar, although the latter offers some storage in case of temporary power outages. Depending on the battery type used, a 6-panel system with an inverter/charger and 5kWh of battery storage will cost between R120,000.00 and R150,000.00 delivered and installed.

The cost of an off-grid Solar System.

We would need 8 solar panels and batteries with a storage capacity of 15 to 20 kWh if we needed a system that could produce and store 20 kWh per day, but this would entirely lack redundancy. We will therefore run out of power if the weather is bad for a few days. This is why we advise constructing a a system that has 14 solar panels and a battery storage capacity of 30 to 40 kWh, since this will provide enough redundancy to ensure that, in typical operating conditions, you never run out of electricity. However, producing twice as much electricity as required has a price, and an off-grid system with built-in redundancy that can produce 20 kWh per day will cost between R230,000.00 and R300,000.00, depending on the battery type.

The following factors should be determined when calculating the size of a solar system:

  • It is necessary to estimate how much AC electricity the house or business will require. The highest monthly electricity bill from the preceding year is the best indicator of this. How much electricity was used during the month will be disclosed in the bill. The daily usage can be calculated by dividing the units by the total number of days in the month. The daily requirement would be 15 units if the greatest usage was 450 units.
  • Second, you must choose the Solar System’s objective. Do you desire to live entirely off the grid or do you merely want the system to be a backup during load shedding? Determine the maximum power usage during a load-shedding period if you just want the system to serve as a backup when you are experiencing load shedding. The maximum supply and storage capacity of your solar system can then be calculated using this.
  • The next step is to figure out how many solar panels you’ll need to create the necessary amount of electricity. To do this, multiply your solar panel’s rating by six. For instance, if you use 400w solar panels, each panel will be able to produce 2400wh, or 2.4kWh, each day if you need 20kWh per day (400w x 12 hours of daylight / 2 for redundancy for gloomy and rainy days). Divide 20 kWh by 2.4 kWh, and you get 8.3333 panels, or 9 panels just for redundancy.
  • The number of panels needed times the area each panel takes equals the amount of space needed to install the solar panels. Using the assumption that the solar panel is approximately 162 × 98 centimetres in size, 1.59m2 x 9 equals 14.31m2. Solar panels can typically be installed on a roof or in a backyard for houses or businesses. To optimise the amount of sunshine that falls on the solar panels, they should preferably be positioned facing north.
  • The total current that will be utilised when the system is powered by solar should be determined in order to determine the size of the inverter. The maximum input current of all the devices that must run simultaneously can be added to achieve this.
  • Next we recommend selecting a battery to be able to last twice the length of the desired time that it needs to be able to power. If you use 5kwh hour during this period you should opt for a 10kwh battery.

Home loan extensions are a terrific option for financing solar systems since you’ll start saving money immediately on your electric bill and that savings might cover up to 70% of the increase in monthly home loan payments from the start and the saving should soon be more than the additional payment of the home loan.

  1. Grid electricity prices climbed by around 170% between 2010 and 2020, and 1 kWh now costs nearly three times what it did 11 years ago. Given that the price of power is expected to rise at the same rate for the next 10 to 15 years, any reduction in the quantity you need to buy from the grid represents a large saving.
  2. When load shedding initially started in 2007, if you had installed a solar system, the system would have already paid for itself, and you would not have had to deal with any of the inconveniences that come with it.
  3. The solar system will pay for itself and save you the hassle while load shedding is predicted to only get worse over the next 10 to 15 years.

However, keep in mind that interest rates may rise throughout the course of the loan, raising your monthly payments and the overall cost of the loan. Although it would take longer for the system to pay for itself, you would still have a system that will eventually provide you with free power.