Advantages of solar energy

With increasing electricity costs and load-shedding, more South Africans have turned to sustainable solar energy. Whilst South Africa may have a water and power shortage, there is no shortage of sunlight. Hence why solar energy has become a sustainable alternative for many households and companies. Today we look at the advantages of solar energy and answer some important questions on the topic.

Advantages of solar energy

There are numerous advantages to solar energy. It is a fact that everyone needs to use available resources responsibly and effectively. Solar energy is by far the best source of renewable energy since it uses sunlight. It is renewable, clean and does not have direct emissions. It drastically reduces electricity bills. However, how much you will save depends on the size of your solar system and how much electricity you use. Furthermore, when it comes to maintenance, solar panels are known for their low maintenance costs. They should be cleaned a couple of times per year and cables can be checked every now and then to ensure the system runs smoothly. Finally, the industry is constantly advancing and new developments are often made available. This is an industry that has no shortage of innovation.

How does it work?

Solar panel’s photovoltaic cells alter sunlight into renewable energy or a direct current (DC). This DC is converted to alternating current (AC) by means of an inverter. AC is the type of electricity one would use in your residence. Therefore remember to place your panels in a spot that gets a lot of sunlight. There must be no trees or buildings that can cast shadows over the panels.

Solar panels will last a very long time since parts do not wear out whilst producing clean energy.

Isn’t solar energy expensive?

Bitmart is currently selling a variety of affordable solar panels. These are world-class solar panels that have been assembled according to the strictest quality standards in South Africa.

Check out the 100W Polycrystalline Solar Panel for only R1,039. It is a 36-cell polycrystalline solar module that comes standard with a 25-year linear power output guarantee as well as a 12-year structural warranty.

For only R 2,199 get the 320W Solar Panel at Bitmart. All solar panels are SABS ISO 9001:2015 certified so that you rest assure you are getting the best. This 60-cell monocrystalline solar module comes in a full black design. Typical output is 280W, typical voltage is 31.4V whilst typical amperage is 8.92A.

Finally, turning to solar is by far the best thing one can do for yourself, your family and business. Visit the Bitmart Power webpage today for these and many more offers. Click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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