Making the move to solar power is easy to mess up for a variety of reasons. There are lots of things to consider and they can go over people’s head. A lot of the time people don’t know what considerations they need to make. That will be the purpose of this blog. To make things easier for you.
The two most factors to consider are the available budget to you and what you need from the solar power. The budget you have to work with will play a big role in the capabilities of your solar system. There’s no beating around the bush, solar power is expensive if you opt for a high-quality solution. So, ask yourself what capabilities you want and how much you would be willing to spend on those capabilities. Naturally prices will vary if you’re only looking to power a handful of household appliances compared to powering your whole house.
A good way to establish your budget is by determining the total wattage of the appliances you want to provide with solar power and how for how long you want them to run. The best option would be to get a power meter installed that can give you readings of your power and give you exactly your consumption and times of day. Understanding this will give you a great idea of the kind of solution you need and therefore your potential budget. Another factor that will influence your budget is whether you want to supplement Eskom’s electrical grid? Meaning your solar power kicks in during load shedding. Or would you want to be independent from it? Both options would have different requirements.
Do you think your household or business could benefit from a solar power solution? Then get in touch with us today to see how we can help you!