How much does it cost to install solar panels in South Africa? This is probably the most common question we get asked at Nupower. After which everyone wants to know the average lifespan of solar panels. The short answer is 25 years but ultimately, it will depend on the quality and type of product you install.
Benefits of Solar Power
If there’s one thing we can all agree about it’s that it will always be beneficial to install solar panels on your property for these reasons:
- Lower (or no) electricity bills – depending on if you switch over to solar completely
- Reliable source of energy – batteries will enable you to store energy for overcast days
- Better for the environment – reduced greenhouse gas emissions
The Lifespan of Solar Panels
There are 2 main types of solar heating panels – flat plate systems and evacuated tube systems. These systems are expected to last anything from 15 to 25 years. While solar panels might lose efficiency after a few years, degradation rates are minimal. In fact, quality solar panels work at 85% and more of their capacity after a decade or two.
Solar panels do require an upfront investment that might be steep for some but they will pay for themselves in a year or two. With a lifespan of at least 25 years, you are sure to save a substantial amount of money on energy throughout the years. Solar panels are the way to go if you’re looking for FREE renewable energy.
Reliable Solar Panel Installations
South Africans are trying to find ways for their money to go further and with the ever-increasing electricity rates and unreliable nature of our resource, it’s easy to see why many people are turning to solar power. Nupower offers SABS approved solar products of the highest quality at affordable rates.
The team is ready to answer any questions you might have. To get started with your solar panel installation, contact Nupower today!