Can Switching To Solar Panels Really Save You Money?

It’s easy to be sceptical of new products when so many investment opportunities claim that it will save you tons of money. While solar panels are still a relatively new concept, the short answer is yes, you will save money by reducing your electricity costs. That said, there are some factors to consider such as daily sunlight hours, angle and size of the roof as well as the electricity rates in your area.

The first step to take is to calculate your current electricity costs on an annual basis. In recent years we’ve seen a rapid increase in electricity prices in South Africa, and if that’s any indication of what’s still to come in the next few years, we can expect more volatile increases. Utility rate increases are an added incentive for solar users since solar energy prices won’t ever go up.

You are taking control of your energy source when you generate your own with a rooftop PV System. The only costs involved in installing solar panels is the upfront investment expenses and any other electricity charges should your panels not completely subsidise your electricity use. This will primarily depend on the size of your PV system in relation to your roof. That’s why it’s important to employ the help of professionals like NuPower for the installation of your solar panels.

While the financial aspect is one of the biggest incentives for investing in solar panels, money isn’t the only motivator. You will also be protecting the environment due to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Regardless of whether you’re looking at saving money or becoming more eco-friendly, a solar panel system will generate significant savings for homeowners as well as business owners. Speak to a representative at NuPower about how you too can become more self-sufficient today.


4 Major Benefits Of Solar Power

Solar energy is captured by the radiation of the sun and can be transformed into electricity or heat. The greatest benefit would be that it’s free and thanks to technology advancements, we can use this source of energy that is available to us continuously.

Below are four other advantages of Solar Power:

Solar power assists in slowing down global warming
It is no secret that global warming poses a significant threat to the survival of humanity. With decades of research, however, scientists have found alternative solutions to create electricity without producing pollution. And solar power has become the most important solution to combat global warming.

Solar power provides reliable energy
There is nothing as consistent as the rising and the setting of the sun. Everyone everywhere is conscious of when it will rise and set every day. While cloudiness might be a little less predictable, there are relatively accurate seasonal and daily forecasts available for the amount of sunlight expected in different locations. Thus, solar power is a notably reliable energy source.

Solar Power add value to your home
By installing solar panels you can obtain pure energy from the sun while reducing dependence on fossil fuel. This will lower if not totally eliminate electricity bills. According to statistics, homes with solar systems sell for more. The upfront investment is almost equal to the increase in price when selling your home.

Solar power ensures a better tomorrow
In the near future, the costs of solar power will become lower than transmitting energy from traditional power sources. It will make more financial sense to build solar storage facilities everywhere electricity is needed while swiftly eliminating the need for fossil fuel.

If you want to have access to a reliable energy source, save money and reduce your electric-power carbon footprint, speak to one of the team members at NuPower today.

Renewable energy & solar water heating systems are within reach of all South Africans; ask NuPower!

NuPower Solar has been offering home owners, commercial property owners, farmers, hospitals, shopping malls and production facilities, among others, renewable energy solutions that have significantly reduced their electricity bills for over 8 years now, many of whom have long since been enjoying the benefits of hot water and energy generated solely from the sun!

As NuPower solar water heating systems and other renewable energy systems have reached the mark of over 12 000 installations, the demand for electricity is still increasing, along with the cost of electricity, making more and more home owners and property owners move towards any renewable energy source that will free them from these costs, imposed by a single electricity supplier with a complete monopoly over the supply of power.

To keep up with the demand for NuPower solar water heating systems and renewable energy solutions, this team still remains a pioneer in the industry, committed to maintaining a firm hand in where it comes to remaining on the cutting edge of technology, continuously following the latest research and development in order to give their clients top notch quality at affordable prices.

NuPower Solar is also the trusted go-to team for cost effective solar solutions for property developers involved in major projects such as the building of multiple units on one property, or other large commercial developments; these professionals know that they can rely on NuPower Solar to maintain a consistently high standard across the board, from the solar products they use, to the meticulous attention displayed in the workmanship of NuPower installers.

NuPower Solar offers an end to end service, taking clients from the drawing board after a representative has carried out a site inspection (and of course, on acceptance of the quote), to the design of a tailor-made system designed to meet all the requirements of each application, and finally, the installation of the system by no one other than an accredited NuPower installer!

NuPower Solar does not just pay lip service to a reputation for excellence earned over the years, and it shows; not only in the quality of their own NuPower Solar Water Heating Systems and those of Victron Energy PV Systems, but in the fact that they are the only solar company that has a dedicated 24 hour emergency hotline, connecting clients to an extensive network of dealerships that reach across South Africa!

The team of engineers at NuPower are passionate about educating their clients about their options for renewable energy, and the products that would work best for their specific application, ensuring that each client is able to make an informed final decision about the solar system they will be investing in.

If you are going to move over to renewable energy, it’s important to know, in advance, that you can have absolute confidence in the fact that anything produced by NuPower Solar is going give you an excellent return on investment, and keep giving returns well into the future!

Renewable energy and solar water heating systems are fast becoming accessible to all South Africans as the costs of solar panels and components go down in price, and, at the rate that electricity tariffs are going up, there is no better time than today to contact NuPower Solar to find out about how they can design a renewable energy solution affordable enough for you to make it worth investing in today!

NuPower Solar – committed to making a difference in your life & the environment using quality solar products.

It’s a given that if you have installed over 12 400 solar systems over a period of 10 years, you know your business inside out, which is exactly what you can expect when dealing with the team at NuPower Solar.

As a national solar company, NuPower Solar has changed the lives of clients throughout South Africa by offering renewable energy solutions that are made up of the very best in European solar products, as well as the 100% SABS Approved products developed by the NuPower team.

If all the technical stuff has you confused but you want to know more about what it will take to release as much as you can of the stranglehold that Eskom has on your budget, the team at NuPower Solar has the experience to guide you through all the options that will suit your energy requirements.

This is where meeting a NuPower Solar representative on site will lay the groundwork for finding the right solution to suit your needs, and to offer you a quote that will be affordable enough to meet with your budgetary constraints.

The facts are that due to the growth in solar technology, solar components are going to keep going down in price, while Eskom prices are going to keep going through the roof; if you are going to avoid a future where electricity becomes a luxury commodity that only the very wealthy can afford, the best option is to make the investment of a lifetime and move over to solar energy!

At the very least, you will have paid off your solar water heating system within a period of 2 – 4 years, depending on the size of the installation, after which, you will never have to pay to heat water again!  What a great thought in the current economic situation, which doesn’t look good even in the short term right now, which makes long term prospects pretty scary!

Your NuPower Solar representative will work with you to analyse your energy requirements, and right then and there, hand you a quotation that will give you all the information you need to make the decision to harness the energy of the sun, especially in a sunny country like ours!

You will know what your water heating requirements are, whether for a small family or large residential buildings, hotels, hospitals and any other major hot water consumer, but it will be the knowledge, experience and professionalism of the team at NuPower Solar that will tailor the perfect solution for you or your business.

NuPower Solar Water Heating Systems, all of which are, as discussed earlier, 100% SABS Approved and come with a 10 year warrantee, consist of three main solar water heating systems, namely Vacuum Tube Systems, Flat Plate Systems and Bulk Solar Water Heating systems that include Heat Pumps.

The NuPower Solar Heat Meter acts like an electricity meter that it measures the amount of energy that has gone into heating the water flowing through it, offering bulk hot water users a system that helps them to accurately bill individual users according to their hot water usage in kWh.

If you are a bulk hot water user, an energy consultation with the team at NuPower Solar will take you through all the steps necessary to find out how your electricity bill is made up, when and where energy is consumed, and, from there to give you the guidance to make an informed decision about your next step!

If you have already determined just how much heating water is costing you, and how much of your electricity bill is due to this, then it’s time to test the water and speak to a NuPower expert about the best renewable energy solution to invest in.

Please make sure to visit the products page on the NuPower Solar website to get an idea of the PV systems available to suit various applications, as this is going to have a major impact on how you go about making the choice between off-grid systems, grid-tied systems (which require no batteries) and back-up power solutions for when the grid goes down!


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