|5 Solar power tips to get through load shedding with ease
South Africans know the term “load shedding” all too well, that feeling of helplessness when the power cuts and you’re left in the dark. While the national grid may currently be surviving, we all know that this could change at any given moment. Solar power tools and solar solutions are becoming more and more common across the country.
With more than double the solar radiation output of Europe, solar power South Africa has amazing alternative energy potential. With more than 2,500 hours of sunshine averaged a year, utilising solar power can most definitely help you survive load shedding with ease.
Soventix has put together a list of 5 top solar power tips to get you through load shedding without breaking a sweat.
1. Generating electricity with solar
Thanks to recent technological advances, solar power systems for the home are now relatively affordable. Making use of a solar power storage battery allows your home or business to continue functioning, even when Eskom thinks otherwise.
As soon as load shedding kicks in, the power collected in the storage battery will do its thing, allowing your household or business to continue being powered for a certain period of time.
2. Solar lights to beat the darkness
While candles may be romantic, they can become quite a nuisance, especially when load shedding is a regular occurrence. Solar lamps and jars kept outside in the sunlight can easily be brought inside during load shedding, allowing the darkness to become a problem of the past. The best part about these solar lamps is that they can become beautiful decorations to keep outside, even when load shedding is no longer a problem.
3. Solar geysers
Geysers typically account for up to 50% of a household’s electricity bill, which is why investing in a solar geyser is not only great for beating load shedding, but also great for lowering your monthly electricity bill.
As solar power tools go, solar geysers are extremely efficient and relatively inexpensive, making them the perfect place to start when it comes to utilising the power of the sun.
4. Solar chargers
Getting home from work to discover that your power is off, is very frustrating. Pulling your cell phone out of your pocket and realising that it has low battery, is infuriating! Thankfully, solar power device chargers exist, allowing you to beat load shedding and continue using your mobile appliances until the lights switch back on.
Keeping the solar charger on your dashboard during your drive home, or placing it in a room that receives much sunlight during the day, is a great way to ensure that none of your devices will become a casualty of load shedding.
5. Solar cooking
As much as we love to braai, it can become a bit much if load shedding forces you to braai every day. This is where the solar cooker comes in to save the day. Solar cookers are affordable, and can even be made as a DIY project. With over 65 different types available, they can be used as an oven, they can roast meat, bake bread and even steam vegetables.
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Don’t let Eskom catch you unaware, contact us today and discover solar solutions that work for you.