Does solar work when its cloudy?

Do Solar Panels Work When It’s Rainy Or Overcast?

Solar panels produce the most electricity on days with clear skies and plentiful sunshine. But all is not lost on cloudy days – typical solar panels can generate anything between 10-25% of their estimated capacity. The amount will vary depending on the type of solar panel as well as the cloud coverage. Modern PV systems actually function better in cooler temperatures.

UV light also reaches the earth’s surface even when it’s cloudy. Have you ever gotten a sunburn when it was overcast? Then you have firsthand experience of this. Even during the grayest days, visible light still gets through clouds and rain. Whether it’s cloudy or foggy outside, even the most standard solar panel will produce some power during daylight.

What if you live in a place where it’s mostly overcast?

If you’re thinking about investing in solar panels to help you save money on your electricity bill, you need to examine how much sunshine you receive annually and not on a specific day. In South Africa, however, we have an abundance of sunshine and while the winters in the Western Cape might get a little dreary, the amount of daylight is still enough to make solar power a legitimate option.

Another option is to invest in solar batteries. They can help you save money by storing free energy to use on cloudy or rainy days.

Even in places like Germany where it can be grey throughout most of the year, they have successfully installed approximately 25 gigawatts of solar power. This accounts for 50% of their electricity needs. The UK is not far behind and has experienced enormous success with its solar initiatives.

Overcast days will come and go, but on average, it won’t affect the ROI of solar panels. If you would like to find out more about saving on electricity bills even when it’s cloudy or rainy out, speak to the team at Nupower today.

NuPower Solar South Africa

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!

Ten years & close on 12 500 solar installations later, NuPower Solar remains on the cutting edge of renewable energy solutions!

NuPower Solar, with its head office in Johannesburg, is one of the leading national solar companies in South Africa, providing renewable energy solutions throughout the country, with their main focus being their expertise in Solar Water Heating Systems designed for domestic, commercial and industrial applications.

The success achieved by NuPower Solar is based on a combination of customer-focussed service, high quality solar components, expert solar installation and the assurance that every NuPower customer has access to a 24/7 emergency line!

The unrivalled reputation for design expertise and experience earned by the NuPower team is based on 10 years’ worth of offering customers affordable solar solutions that are personalised to meet the needs of individual customers, and with close on 12 500 solar systems under the belt, it’s not surprising that NuPower has become a trusted name in the solar industry.

Most of us have absolutely no understanding of the technicalities of solar products and how solar components are put together in order to make the connection to renewable energy possible, and choosing a company that does not have the requisite experience, background or reputation could turn out to be a very expensive mistake!

We need a team like NuPower that we can trust to make sense of the pieces that would make up the whole of a solar water heating system and other details that pave the way to the design and installation of a solar solution that will be ideal for your use and still fit your budget!

Making a major investment like this is not something to be taken lightly, not only is it an investment in a future free of excessive electricity bills, it is also an addition to your property, private, commercial or industrial, that will increase its value to a great extent for the future.

Without the assistance of experts that can be relied on for their honesty, like the team at NuPower, most of us have no idea about the differences between vacuum tube systems and flat plate systems, not to mention the real difference between off-grid or grid-tied systems; it’s enough to leave the brightest of us floundering in the dark!

Aside from innovative solar solutions and superb customer service, NuPower Solar products, added to PV systems manufactured by Victron Energy, is an assurance for customers that quality is the bottom line at NuPower Solar.  NuPower honesty is a given as they clarify exactly how these mysterious technicalities can be brought together to suit individual renewable energy requirements.

Based on engineering expertise and cutting edge technological know-how, which is an ongoing mission at NuPower, and their commitment to offer SABS approved solar products quickly and efficiently, NuPower is able to handle any project, big or small, with absolute ease and professionalism!

NuPower has supplied some of the biggest commercial and industrial companies in South Africa with solar solutions that have had a major impact on running costs in terms of keeping the lights on and hot water flowing for businesses during their ten years in the industry, one need only look at some of their biggest clients to get a sense of what you can expect from this team!

There were major losses to business during downtimes experienced at the time that Eskom load shedding became a part of daily life in South Africa, and while this load shedding has been staved off for a few years now, there are rumblings from Eskom itself that further load shedding can be expected in the not too distant future – come the elections and we will more than likely be back in the stew again with load shedding!

Add to this the loss of trust in Eskom as layers of large scale corruption are still being peeled back, and ridiculous electricity tariff increases, and the argument that solar energy is ‘too expensive’ becomes a moot point.

As electricity tariffs increase, the price solar panels and components are coming down on a regular basis, and, with the assistance of the team at NuPower Solar, solar water heating systems and other renewable energy solutions are now within reach of all South Africans!

Pick apart your electricity bill, calculate how much of that bill is made up of simply heating water; this calculation should at least motivate you to test the waters by contacting the team at NuPower Solar for a meeting with one of their expert consultants, and a quotation that will change the bottom line of your bill completely, from day one!

Renewable energy is not just a trend, it is an essential contribution to the future of mankind!

As you look around at the development of new homes, residential security estates, commercial and industrial buildings, it’s pretty clear that the move towards using renewable energy solutions has become more than just a growing trend, it has also become a major financial bonus for any business or family taking occupation of a home or commercial business already rigged with solar geysers, solar water heating and grid-tied solar systems.

Grid-tied PV Systems are the most suitable system used primarily in large residential, commercial and industrial properties.  There are no batteries involved, making it a cost effective solution for those who still have access to the grid, especially for industries and businesses that have the highest energy use during daylight hours.

If you live in an area that has no access to the grid, or you just want out of the high costs of electricity and replace Eskom, an Off-Grid PV System, which can vary in size from just a few hundred watts to several hundreds of kilowatts in size, NuPower Solar is the team you can rely on to ensure that those ties are cut and that you will have only the latest in European technology, such as PV Systems from Victron Energy used to design and install a super-efficient system that has a long life expectancy!

In fact, everything done by the experienced team at NuPower is done to the highest standard possible, from the innovative design of renewable energy solutions throughout South Africa to a level of workmanship that guarantees the exceptional quality of any NuPower installation!

NuPower will also put together a plan for you to ensure that you will always have a Back-up power solution to see you comfortably through any power outages, and, once the power goes back on, the battery bank in your back-up power system will immediately start recharging, in preparation for the next blackout!

The team at NuPower Solar is committed to offering personalised, tailor made solar energy solutions, and no matter where you choose to start, these experts will find the perfect solution to meet your energy requirements, and to make your budget work within its limits!

All Off-Grid and Grid-Tied PV systems used by NuPower Solar come from the highly respected Victron Energy range of solar components, and, with the guidance and experience of this team that has been around for over ten years already, you will be able to make informed decisions about where you would like to begin your journey to renewable energy – and a sustainable future!

Developers who build multiple units, builders who focus on residential properties on a contractual basis, home owners and commercial property owners, have made NuPower Solar a market leader in solar energy solutions in South Africa, in fact, NuPower Solar installations can be found as far afield as in Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho, which is further confirmation of the fact that this is a team that is trusted to deliver excellence on every project, from start to finish!

Heating water accounts for up to 60% of your electricity bill, but, with solar water heating systems proudly produced by NuPower, which include flat plate systems, vacuum tube systems as well as bulk solar water heating systems, you can start recouping this expense from the day your NuPower Solar water heating system is installed!

Solar water heating is their area of specialist expertise, and, with thousands of installations under the belt already, there is every reason for you to have absolute trust in the fact that what NuPower will deliver in terms of renewable energy solutions, will be of unrivalled quality!

Call the team today, or fill in the online contact form, and NuPower will start a streamlined process of supplying you with everything you need to make your first steps into solar power as simple and straightforward as possible!

 

Unrivaled Quality in Solar

NuPower Solar Water Heating Systems & PV Systems from Victron Energy offer an unrivalled quality of solar solutions!

Using only the very best in SABS approved, proudly South African NuPower Solar Water Heating systems and PV Systems designed and manufactured by Victron Energy, this team of renewable energy experts have cut a clear path through the solar industry in South Africa with their ability to offer top quality solar components and innovative design for renewable energy solutions that are used in residential and industrial applications.

Each solution is tailor made to suit the energy requirements of individual customers, guided by a passion and commitment to making a difference to the lives of each NuPower customer, and moving South Africa towards a future entirely reliant on renewable energy.

In fact, while some of the coldest countries in the world rely on solar water heating systems and other renewable energy solutions fed by a sun that is, for the most part, hidden behind thick clouds that seldom clear, sunny South Africa is yet to catch up, and we really have no excuse!

Expense is no longer much of a factor when high electricity tariffs are weighed against increasingly affordable solar panels and components. If you count the cost of what electricity is going to set you back in the next few years alone, compared to the lump sum investment it will take to free yourself from this heavy financial burden, then it’s clear that finding the means to invest in renewable energy solutions is a logical step to take.

Whether you start on a small scale or go the whole hog, whatever you invest is going to start paying for itself from the day your PV system or solar water heating system is installed, and, within 2 to 3 years, whatever you have saved on electricity tariffs will leave you free and clear!

The NuPower team has such confidence in their extensive range of solar products that most of these products carry a 10 year warranty, which will definitely help to make you feel a lot more confident about entrusting your budget to the expertise of a team that has been around for a long time, one that intends to stick around well into the future.

This is the kind of stability a company in any industry can be proud of in a highly competitive market place, which is exactly what we all need in a generation where even something as basic as a kettle is designed to end up on the trash heap within a year; a complete departure from the days when things were built to last!

PV Systems from Victron Energy, which was the winner of the 2017 European Battery Management Systems Product Leadership Award, include Off-Grid systems, Grid-Tied systems and Backup Power solutions, all of which are used in the design of personalised renewable energy solutions by the innovative and experienced team of solar engineers at NuPower Solar.

Start your journey to renewable energy, and the freedom that comes with it by contacting NuPower, the friendly team of experts who put all the right products together in designing renewable energy solutions that will last well into the future!

No matter where you start, NuPower will design & install renewable energy solutions to suit all applications!

With a service that is available nationwide, there is a NuPower Solar expert just around the corner from you, no matter where you are in South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia or Botswana (and this list is rapidly expanding!), making it easy for you to start the adventure of moving into a future free of insanely expensive electricity tariffs imposed by parastatal giant, Eskom!

The only escape from these ever increasing tariffs and the stranglehold that this power giant has is to turn towards the abundance of sunshine as an alternative source of renewable energy, one that is going to move us towards a far more secure and sustainable future.

There are rumblings that it won’t be too long before South African coal reserves are depleted, which means that not only will the country lose out on income from the export of coal, but that we will inevitably be paying a much higher price, from a financial perspective, to import this essential component to the production of electricity.

We are already under considerable financial pressure to keep the lights on as it is, using Eskom power, and, if a shortage of coal and other raw materials for the generation of electricity keeps growing, there is no doubt that electricity will become a luxury few average South Africans can afford, and its already pretty close to that!

Eskom is too busy dealing with investigations into the widespread corruption that has been going on for many years already to even begin the process of moving towards renewable energy sources such as those generated by the sun and wind!

In a country struggling with widespread drought, renewable energy is the perfect solution with its low water consumption, lowers carbon emissions and, a fantastic way to create job opportunities to counter high rates of unemployment!

The onus of harnessing the energy of the sun in a climate that has an abundance of it rests on our shoulders as individual home owners and leaders in the commercial or industrial sectors, and, with the expert team from NuPower Solar on hand to assist you in changing the future, from a financial and environmentally friendly perspective, you will have the most professional team designing and installing renewable solutions to meet your power requirements perfectly!

The burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas are responsible for major changes in the earth’s climate, along with our own long term contributions, which vary from emissions from cars to those released into the atmosphere by industry, leaving us at the mercy of what is very real climate change.

The greenhouse effect brought about by the release of carbon dioxide during the burning of coal is a major contributing factor to global food and water scarcity – agriculture can no longer produce enough food as a result of climate change, and the demand for food just keeps increasing as the population explodes, demanding that each of us make our own contribution to changing the course we are on by turning to renewable energy that is so abundantly supplied by Mother Nature!

NuPower Solar has already installed solar water heating systems, Off-Grid PV systems and Grid-Tied systems in farms, shopping centres, hospitals and major production facilities, significantly lowering the costs of electricity in all these applications, as well as in residential properties, creating long-term relationships with all these customers based on a level of trust that is unrivalled in the solar industry!

Solar Water Heating systems are the speciality of the team at NuPower, in addition to their ability to design and install Grid-Tied PV systems, Off-Grid PV systems and Back-up solutions, which means that no matter where you would like to start, NuPower solar will take you in the right direction to make the most out of your choice to join them in moving away from the old world to the new!

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