So, you’ve finally become fed up with load shedding and taken the clever, sustainable, and practical decision to install a solar powered system in your home. Solar systems are one of the most ideal alternative power solutions on the market right now, and thanks to the high volume of sunlight hours every day in South Africa, they are extremely effective too.
What can turn people off about solar is the cost of buying and installing the panels, inverter, and battery as an upfront cost. It is true that it can be an expensive outlay in the beginning, but the reality is it is essentially going to save you a lot of money (and irritation) in the long run.
In this blog, we give you the low down on the best way to install solar panels in your home. We will discuss what to consider about the size of the system you need to as well as how to choose the most cost-effective option for your needs and budget.
Before you can understand how to install solar panels, the first step is confirming whether or not a solar system is right for you. At Goscor Power Products, when we get a customer enquiring about the cost of installing solar panels, we first ask them to consider these questions;
If you’re clear on your requirements, you’ll be able to know, in more detail, if going solar is right for you. In our experience at Goscor Power Products, most South African homes have the right power requirements to warrant a solar system, especially in these uncertain times of load shedding and potential black outs. The true test is to understand a customer’s affordability and what cost-effective options make the most sense for every individual.
Asking this question is like asking how long a piece of string is. There are a variety of solar powered systems out there that can be as cost-effective or as expensive as you like. You can have a basic system that has the least number of panels and the least number of batteries to power a family of four every day, or you can opt for a much larger system with 10 – 20 panels and several batteries that can power a household of 6 – 10 people including a range of various electronics and appliances each day.
By understanding your power needs, your household requirements, and your budget, you’ll be able to get a clearer picture of the type of solar system you require. In general terms, a basic solar system can start anywhere from R50 000 up to R500 000 for a much more detailed system – so the range of cost is a big one.
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If you’re looking for affordable solar system options that won’t break the bank, chat to the team at Goscor Power Products today. We have a range of solar panels, inverters, and batteries at competitive prices that we can customise to meet your specific needs.
If budget is a major concern, here are our solar panel installation tips for getting a solar system on a budget:
After assessing all the information we’ve given you what to consider about how to install a solar panel system, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty about what’s involved in having a solar panel system installed in your home.
When you’ve found a trustworthy installer and provider, like Goscor Power Products, make sure you ask these five important questions before installation begins:
Investing in a system is one thing, but making sure your solar provider and installer is not a flight-by-night is quite another. Make sure you do your homework on the solar installer you choose to make sure their work, their products, and their service comes with good recommendations and outputs.
At Goscor Power Products, we offer the full range of alternative power systems like solar panels, inverters, and batteries for home owners and businesses alike. We have a dedicated division, Off-Grid Power Solutions, which focusses on providing high quality power systems for a range of differing power requirements and budgets.
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