A quick look at electricity costs around the world will reveal that South Africans are paying much more than we should. It might seem that our price per kWh is lower than the likes of Germany and the UK, but the price ratio concerning our income is much higher. And with the steep increases planned for the next few years, it will only get worse for South Africans.
If you’re feeling the heat with your energy bills lately, you’re probably wondering if there’s something you can do to lower your consumption. Unfortunately, winter isn’t kind to anyone trying to reduce electricity usage. And you don’t have to use heaters or electric blankets to have an increased bill.
One way to fight your ever-increasing electricity bill is to invest in solar power. There are many different solar solutions, depending on your budget and your needs. You can start by switching your electric geyser to a solar geyser. This minor change alone will save you more than 40% on your monthly electricity bill. Are you worried that it might not be as effective during the winter? No need. The winter sun in South Africa is more than enough to supply your residential home with hot water throughout the day.
You can take it a step further and invest in a PV system to lower your energy consumption even more. Nupower offers three PV system solutions:
- Grid-tied System
- Back-up System
- Off-grid System
Your budget will determine the system you choose and how self-sufficient you would like to be.
A quick call to Nupower will explain all the different options to you as well as our pricing. We are passionate about helping our customers pay less for energy consumption and become more environmentally friendly.
In the last 12 years, we have installed more than 16 500 solar geysers and 350 solar power solutions. For more information, or to book your solar installation, get in touch today!