1. Jan

    Photos - Vodacom rolls out solar power to three sites in Bloem, Vereeniging, and Polokwane

    Vodacom rolls out solar power to fight load-shedding Mobile network operator Vodacom has rolled out three new solar-powered sites to reduce its grid usage, slash carbon emissions, and ensure reliable network connectivity during load-shedding. The three sites have been installed in Polokwane...
  2. O

    K&N Solar Dual DC Disconnector Switch - Sale

    Item name (be very descriptive): K&N Solar Dual DC Disconnector Switch, 25A 220V - 11A (per string) Model : KG20-T104GB Age and condition: Brand New (about 3 weeks old) Do you include packaging: Yes Warranty: Yes (From supplier) Reason for selling: Excess / Not needed in recent solar install...
  3. S

    Solar charger for cell phone

    Hi all. I tried to see if this question had been posted and answered already but couldn't find anything. I would like to buy a solar charger for my cell phone. I see that Leroy Merlin as a few reasonably priced options. From what I can find online, it seems that 5 v should be sufficient...
  4. L

    EPIC SOLAR - Load-shedding solutions

    We are a Solar Company and we want to help people have their lights on even when ESKOM is not doing what they are paid to do. We have a solution for every type of power need that you would require. We design the system according to your personal need and usage. we work all over South Africa and...
  5. EnderZaMan

    Excited to be off of the Eskom grid.

    We've finally taken the step to move off of the Eskom grid. We are a farm in the South of Johannesburg, with 15 houses. We are in the process of moving off of the Eskom grid, almost done! Just waiting for batteries from Hong Kong and then we'll be good to go! Panels will be powering 15 houses...
  6. J

    Solar requirements for my house

    Good Day, I would like to know what i would require if i would like to make all my light in my house run off a solar system. Panel size Amount of panels Charge controller size Battery bank Inverter Size All lights are LED lights. 30 W Lights are outdoor lights that run average 12 Hours at...
  7. ActivateD

    My on grid-tie system

    As promised I said I will do a post about moving most of my house onto solar and battery. This is phase 1 and I will be doing phase 2 and maybe phase 3 next year. For phase 1 my requirements were simply and here are the list of things I wanted to be on solar/battery: All lights (including flood...
  8. O

    Solar battery to use

    Hi I hope you're all well. Please help me with advice. With Eskom 18 months loadshedding coming I'm considering getting solar battery to connect as backup for lights, tv's and laptop's. How much battery AH do I need to keep going for 4 hours? I intend to switch off fridges and not use electric...
  9. K

    Hybrid Inverter System

    Good day, All I would like some advice on a Solar System. I've researched some solutions and have narrowed it down to a Hybrid Inverter System which will suit my needs. I, in turn, don't have enough knowledge on which hybrid inverter would be a good choice for me. The system I'll like to...
  10. RedViking

    Mecer 2400VA Inverter (Community Support)

    This Thread is for the Mecer Inverter only. My personal opinion on the unit: Seeing that there are lots of question and in lots if threads, here is my review/input on the Mecer Inverter. Instead of reposting I'll just reference here. I'll add more info soon. This should give you an idea what...
  11. RedViking

    How to choose the right generator for loadshedding in 2019

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  12. Tim_vb

    Axpert inverters any good?

    Hi All, Are the Axpert inverters any good? It seems they are a Chinese rebrand by Rectron so it hard to find any reviews of them. I like how they integrate grid tie solar as well as battery backup options. My concern is that they will burn out in 4-5 years and it would have make more sense...
  13. J

    DIY Solar Setup for Domestic Home

    Hi All, I have looked through most of the posts here, and I cannot find this posted question, so please point out if this is a duplicate? Currently I have a huge UPS setup for my home working perfectly. This consists of: 8 x 12v 110ah Lead Crystal batteries 4 x 12v 70ah Lead Crystal...
  14. Kevin Lancaster

    Solar panels get a face-lift with custom designs

    Solar panels get a face-lift with custom designs Startup aims for wider U.S. solar adoption with photovoltaic panels that can display any image.
  15. Kevin Lancaster

    Oil-rich UAE to invest in renewable energy

    Oil-rich UAE to invest in renewable energy The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to invest $163bn in projects in a bid to generate almost half the country’s power needs from renewable sources.
  16. Kevin Lancaster

    India unveils world’s largest solar power plant

    India unveils world’s largest solar power plant Images have been released showing the sheer scale of the size of the new solar power plant in southern India.
  17. S

    InfiniSolar 10Kw 3Phase grid tie inverter

    Item name (be very descriptive): InfiniSolar 10Kw 3Phase grid tie inverter Age and condition: Used about 4 weeks Do you include packaging: No Warranty: Yes Reason for selling: Upgraded to 16KW inverter Price: R42,000 Negotiable: Yes Location: Dalpark Ext 1, Gauteng Shipping or...
  18. W

    Tesla's Solar Roof Tiles (Elon Musk) Im very excited about this!:) We need a new roof as well and I really hope they will sell this in SA. Its being released USA summer 2017. Definitely a game changer!
  19. Kevin Lancaster

    Growing food with seawater and solar power technology

    Growing food with seawater and solar power technology In a desert region of southern Australia is a farm that – without the use of soil, fresh water, or fossil fuels – grows and supplies 15 percent of the entire country’s tomatoes through state-of-the-art technology.
  20. Kevin Lancaster

    New solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts

    New solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts Exposed in step-like formation, layers of new photovoltaic cell harvest more of the sun’s energy.