If you have ever consider taking yourself off the municipal grid and changing to solar power read on.
If you believe the theory of global warming you will have to agree that solar power is one of the most important solutions to creating a cleaner and safer environment for future generations. Global warming threatens the survival of human society, as well as the survival of countless species.
If you wondering about the reliability of solar power, you should ask yourself, “When was the last time the sun forgot to rise in sunny South Africa?” We are the perfect country for a mass solar power revolution. The projections of the cost of global warming are predicted to cost billions if we carry on ignoring it.
So what about you personally? There are many pros to installing solar power to your own home. Getting off the municipal grid is the major one. With the increases in tariffs that are forecast, we should all be running scared. The lack of maintenance and availability of power 24/7 is starting to affect all of us. Solar power provides us with reliability, independence and we avoid the monopoly of the power supply companies. Once you have solar panels on your roof, you have an independent source of electricity that is all yours.
With ongoing research and development the cost of creating your own solar power “plant” is becoming more reasonable for the private individual. Although too expensive for a lot of households, we can all make a small start by adding a small system. There is no reason why one cannot expand the system at a later stage to get fully off the grid. The smaller systems can start from about R50 000. If you look at your initial investment, it will take about 5 years to get your money back at the current rates we are getting charged. The future is unfortunately a huge unknown when it comes to municipal costs. We think the risk is worth it.
With the latest design and technology on solar power systems it can become a home feature. Solar Power is no longer an eyesore.