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Solar Energy

People have been obtaining methods to capture solar energy and also have been using solar energy for centuries. From heating themselves from the cold, drying clothes and heating water, solar energy is the oldest form of energy. Read and learn more about solar energy and how we use it to generate electricity from the sun. 

Calculating a solar system

Learn more about calculations regarding the sizing of a solar system. We take a look at battery sizing and solar panel sizing calculations. We use wattage, watts per hour, volts and amps to calculate a solar system. We also calculate solar charge controllers and protection fuses. 

Solar Panels

Read more about what solar panels are, how solar panels work and how long solar panels will last after installation. We take a look at solar panel prices, dimensions and how to calculate how many solar panels you might require. 

Different solar panel types

There are three popular solar panel types available on the market. Mono-crystalline solar PV panels, Poly-crystalline solar PV panels and Thin-film solar panels. Each of these solar panels are made differently and have differences in appearance, effectiveness, prices and the installation their best suited for.

Solar charge controllers

A charge controller is a necessary device to regulate the flow of energy to and from the battery bank. Charge controllers also assist in prolonging the lifespan of solar batteries. We take a look at different types of solar charge controllers which include MPPT, PWM and on off charge controllers. 

Solar Battery Terms

Read more about solar battery capacities and all the general terms used for purchasing and calculating solar battery bank sizes. 

Sizing solar battery bank

The sizing of solar battery bank storage is a crucial aspect of your solar electrical configuration. Most importantly, it is to install solar batteries that would be capable of handling the load received from the solar panels.

Choosing a solar battery

Choosing the correct battery for your solar configuration is a critical part of your solar system installation. We look at the different batteries used for solar and also which batteries offer the best prices and also less maintenance. 

Batteries and Battery Chargers

Here we discuss the different types of batteries and how solar batteries can be maintained for a longer lifespan. Also, we take a look at determining the charger which is correct for charging solar batteries. 

Lead-Acid solar batteries

History of lead-acid batteries and how lead-acid solar batteries work. We keep it brief and explain in a short article around the matter and science which makes up Lead-Acid batteries. 

Batteries and Battery Chargers

Here we discuss the different types of batteries and how solar batteries can be maintained for a longer lifespan. Also, we take a look at determining the charger which is correct for charging solar batteries. 

Lead-Acid solar batteries

History of lead-acid batteries and how lead-acid solar batteries work. We keep it brief and explain in a short article around the matter and science which makes up Lead-Acid batteries. 

Lithium-ion batteries

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are made up of power-generating cells. Each of these cells have 3 components: a negative electrode, a positive electrode and a chemical named an electrolyte between the positive and negative electrodes. The positive electrode consists of a chemical known as lithium-cobalt oxide. New lithium-ion batteries consist of lithium iron as a chemical compound for the positive electrode. 

Solar Battery Chargers

Solar battery chargers are used to recharge solar batteries. To charge a battery is to return the battery into a state where it is full of energy and can be used to power devices. A battery charger is a great solution for keeping your batteries charged when they discharge.

Different solar kit types

We take a look at the different solar kit types and which solar combo kit will best suit your home. We take a look into the different solar off-grid systems, solar grid-tied systems, solar hybrid solutions and also battery backup solutions.

What are Inverters?

Read more to learn about the history of inverter systems and who designed them. Also, we explain AC and DC current to provide you with a better understanding to inverters in general. 

Solar inverters

With solar inverters, we focus on providing you with information regarding inverters specifically designed for solar configurations. Read more to learn more regarding solar inverters by clicking the button below.

Understanding Solar Inverters

Let’s discuss the common specifications regarding solar inverters in more detail. It is recommended to do your research regarding solar inverter specifications and terms to better understand which solar inverter will work best for your needs.

Solar geysers

What are Solar hot water heaters?

Solar geysers and thermal energy panels. Next time you receive a high costing electricity bill, you might start to think about alternative energy solutions. One of the most popular and effective alternative solutions, is solar energy. Won’t you feel good if you are independent from Eskom and can generate electricity and thermal energy directly from the sun? Many people all around South Africa and around the world, already converted to solar energy as their main source of power.