How much can I save with solar?

The first question most people ask when thinking about investing in solar is whether their premises is suitable, followed quickly by, “will I be saving in the long run?” The answer to this, is yes!

When researching how much you can potentially save with a rooftop solar array, it is important to remember that no single project is the same, and that a number of factors can play a role. These factors include the location, the size of the system, the type of panels and the inverter used, to name a few.


Is Solar Power suitable for my property?


The first step Soventix will take towards turning your solar power dream into a reality is to send one of our friendly engineers to your home or business. They will then evaluate the solar potential of the property. Here are some questions to consider before starting your quest towards efficient and effective renewable energy:


  • Are you the homeowner or someone who has written permission to install solar from his or her landlord?
  • Do you live in a townhouse complex or estate? If yes, you will need written permission from the body corporate. The same can be said for an office complex.
  • Do you have a solid roof?
  • Do you have at least 14 to 15 square metres of rooftop space available for solar power to be beneficial?


Where will I save?


Considering all the variables, it is impossible to put an exact number on how much you can save with solar power. It is easier to focus on the variety of areas in which the user will be able to save. Let’s discuss three of the major saving areas that solar power allows:


  • Electricity bills: While the initial up-front cost of installation may be high, once installed, solar power systems require very little maintenance. It is important to remember that solar panels have a very long lifespan, being able to provide power for up to forty years. With four decades of saving on electricity bills, the average South African family can aim to save around half a million rand, discounting inflation. It is clear to see why solar power systems are not a short-term energy saving method, but offer massive savings in the long run.
  • Property Value: While this may not be a direct saving, having a rooftop solar array installed will allow for greater appreciation on your home or building’s value. It will also play an important role in ensuring a higher resale value. With the modern property market, knowing that you have some long-term financial security provides peace-of-mind.
  • Electricity tax: With the ongoing energy crisis in South Africa we can expect Eskom to continue raising the electricity levy each year. With no clear end in sight, your electricity bill will likely suffer. Installing solar power will allow you to rest easy each night, knowing that electricity tax will not be breaking the bank.


Solar project development through Soventix


Seeing as every solar power project is unique, the best way to discover how much you could potentially save is by filling in our contact form online. We will arrange a visit to your property where our engineers will then provide you with an accurate cost estimate, as well as a detailed overview of all the financial aspects of your desired photovoltaic (PV) system.


You can also contact us via:

Office number: +27 (0) 21 852 7333



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