Whether you go completely off-grid or simply supplement your household energy intake by starting off gradually with a smaller system; solar power is a great way of coping with the ongoing increase in energy costs currently haunting the South African public.
Advantages of solar power
- Save money in the long run: after initial setup costs have been taken care of, solar energy is indeed free.
- Power your entire household or supplement power use: solar power generates enough energy to power an entire household, but if that kind of dependence on an admittedly intermittent power source worries you, you can always use solar power to supplement your power needs – use it to heat your pool or your geyser or for outdoor lighting.
- Solar power systems are durable and low maintenance: once you’re equipped you’re set to enjoy years of trouble free energy.
- Store energy: solar power can be stored for inevitable rainy days, so you don’t have to worry about your oven being cut off in the middle of a dinner party. And if you use solar power as a supplemental source of energy, excess electricity generated can be fed back into the grid, which is credited against your conventional power bill.
- Environmentally friendly: solar power doesn’t produce any carbon emissions, it’s clean and renewable, which allows you to reduce your carbon footprint and do your bit to alleviate global warming.
- Silent: with no machines or power lines used to generate solar power, systems are completely silent.
Disadvantages of solar power
- Setup costs/Capitol investment.
- Intermittent power source: solar power is obviously not always available – the sun sets, it rains. But solar power can be complemented by the generation of wind power, or simply stored for later use.
- Many solar power storage systems store enough energy to power your home for up to five days.
Solar power not only makes environmental sense, it also makes economic sense. Reduce your electricity bills and carbon footprint at the same time with solar power systems
Estimating Your Own Usage
Here is a list of other appliances with their Watts (Rating):
These are estimated, to get an accurate Watt usage refer to each appliance manual.
|Appliance||Watts (per hour)|
|46″ LCD Flat screen TV||250|
|12 LED Lights||240 (20 Watts Each)|
|Small Flood Light||500|
|Standard Flood Light||1000|
|Washing Machine (hot)||2300|
|Washing Machine (cold)||1000|
|Swimming pool Pump||1100|
|Electric Frying Pan||1500|
How Long Will The Power Last?
- Approximately 5 hours at Peak Power during the day
- Approximately 4 hours Off-Peak Power during the evening (backup power)
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