There are several reasons why people install solar on their homes. Some people have multiple reasons to go solar. Let’s take a look at some of the four most common ones.
Some locations have no access to grid power, or if they do, it is exorbitantly expensive to connect to it. Rural homes, holiday homes and remote cabins come to mind. In these locations, the options often come down to off-grid solar and/or using a generator.Read More
1. Cycle lifeWhen you discharge a battery (use it to power your appliances), then charge it back up with your panels, that is referred to as one charge cycle. We measure the lifespan of batteries not in terms of years, but rather how many cycles they can handle before they expire.Think of it like putting mileage on a car. When you evaluate the condition of a used car, mileage matters a lot more than the year it was produced.Same goes for batteries and the number of times they’ve been cycled.Read More
As it has become more urgent and beneficial to secure alternative means of power generation, we will explore the two main alternatives that Zimbabweans turn to as a backup source of electricity during the gruelling periods of load-shedding which may go as long as 10 hours a day.Read More
Choosing to go solar can save you money on Zesa bills and help to protect the environment at the same time. Additionally, installing a backup solar battery system may be your solution to surviving the gruelling load-shedding schedules that are commonplace in Zimbabwe. As the top solar energy company in our area, SolarTech Systems offers high quality and efficient solar panel systems. In today’s post, we shall consider the benefits of investing in a solar battery backup.Read More
It is quite easy to understand why the Zimbabwean market is flooded with cheap solar systems. With the economy being the way it is, it is very easy for someone to be tempted by a low price even before they stop to consider the long term ramifications of such solar systems. In these cases ,you come to realise that the cheapest option can sometimes become the most expensive, as counter-intuitive as that may sound.Read More
Passive logic would suggest that solar panels are made particularly for the summertime. Yet in actual fact, solar panels perform well across the full range of temperatures we experience here in Zimbabwe. Even in the cold winter months solar power is a reliable and resilient energy source. In fact in a country like Zimbabwe where we experience more load shedding in the winter ,it means that solar panels are even more essential in the winter months to keep our homes lit and warmer without creating an insane electric bill.Read More
With its idyllic weather and savanna climate , many tourists think of Zimbabwe as a dream vacation spot. Zimbabwe’s largest city Harare is home to some of the most forward-thinking people around. If you’re lucky enough to call yourself a homeowner in Harare, you might be thinking about getting rooftop solar panels to power that dream home of yours. Here are three reasons why that’s a really good idea.Read More