|Why do I need solar power?
Due to the ongoing energy crisis and unreliable nature of Eskom, many South Africans are turning to solar power as the solution. Whether you’re looking at rooftop solar for your home, or commercial solar solutions for your business, investing in this renewable energy comes with an almost endless list of solar power advantages.
South Africa boasts some of the highest solar power potential worldwide, with more than 2,500 hours of sunshine averaged each year. This potential, added with the recent solar technology advances, means that an increasing number of South Africans can now benefit from solar power.
Let’s discuss some common solar power advantages, as well as explore the specific benefits of a solar business.
Ongoing Free Energy
One of the biggest advantages of solar power is that it does not require any expensive and ongoing raw materials, such as coal or oil, to generate energy. Solar power also requires significantly lower operational labour than conventional power production, making it more widely affordable.
Due to these reasons, beyond initial installation and maintenance, photovoltaic (PV) panels will provide you with ongoing energy, with production costs that remain constant for the entire calculated period.
Reduces Electricity Bill
When it comes to solar power pros and cons, cutting your home or business energy costs is definitely one of the main advantages. Since some (or all) of your energy needs will be met with the electricity generated by your solar system, your energy expenses will drop.
While feeding solar generated power back into the utility is still rather limited within South Africa, a national legal framework for commercially viable net-metering is currently in the process of being developed. This will hopefully lead to much higher energy savings in the near future.
Load shedding can wreak havoc on your business, forcing you to stop operations. While many businesses turned to generators as a solution, they soon found out that the increasing cost of fuel, the tedious chore of refuelling and the extreme noise pollution didn’t make them viable long term solutions.
With the aid of solar financing, investment in commercial solar systems have become a viable solution, allowing your business, or home, to harness the sun’s energy so that you can rest easy knowing that your future will be bright.
Protection against Changing Utility Rates
As demand for energy rises and non-renewable resources shrink, the cost of electricity goes up. Investing in a solar system means that you are protected against any electricity tariff hikes in the future. This plays a huge role in easing business stress.
Earn the “Green” Label
By making use of alternative energy solutions, your business or company can express its participation in the battle against global warming. This helps promote a countrywide effort to reduce electricity demand by shifting towards efficient energy use. Going green not only helps reduce operation expenses, but also serves as a great PR and marketing tool, generating a positive response from your customers.
Turning your Solar Dream into a Reality
With many advantages and a constant push towards affordability, the question should no longer be “why do I need solar”, but rather “when can I get solar?”
Soventix strives to turn that solar power dream into a reality, supplying the world with effective and efficient energy solutions one solar power project at a time.
If you are ready to soak up the sun, please contact us so that we can provide the best solutions for you.
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