Are PV Solar Panels Worth It

The short answer to the question ‘are PV solar panels worth it’ is a resounding yes! The phenomenal growth of the solar industry in South Africa is testimony to the real value attached to switching from Eskom power to an eternal renewable source of energy, harvested freely from the sun.

Being a privileged country that enjoys more sunshine hours a year than most European countries, which are already deeply entrenched in using solar power instead of environmentally destructive coal-powered electricity, South Africans are investing more and more in PV solar panels as their source of power and hot water.

Are PV solar panels worth it

The cost benefits of switching to solar power for home owners and business owners are infinite once the payback period is over.

Though there are still many who are reluctant, due to the initial outlay for PV solar panels, with solar companies like Renaissance Solar in Cape Town doing all they can with finance options, it’s becoming easier and easier to step into a future free of high electricity bills.

The resulting cost-effectiveness, along with the real benefits to our environment has been the major force driving people to invest in solar products like never before.

Here’s a picture that speaks a thousand words about investing in solar energy!

Quality products approved by the City of Cape Town

Renaissance Solar deals in nothing but high quality solar products, bringing you full turn-key systems and tailored systems to suit every requirement, whether for residential, commercial or industrial applications.

On the menu with this professional team you’ll find Hybrid, Grid Tie and Off Grid Solar PV Systems, along with high quality solar hot water systems and solar geysers.

Rising electricity tariffs vs more affordable PV solar panels

Every time you get punched in the gut with yet another increase in electricity tariffs, PV solar panels are becoming more and more affordable!

There has been so much strain placed on families and businesses in the past two years, with the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, that electricity has in reality become a luxury for many.

Whatever it takes for you to invest in a PV solar system or solar hot water system, you can look forward to paying much less for electricity because you’ll be meeting your energy requirements from solar energy.

Just the addition of a solar hot water system will shave your electricity bill by up to 40%, if not more, helping to alleviate the additional pressure a failing economy has placed on us.

The payback period on PV solar panels

While it may be a real pinch financially to fork out for the installation of solar panels, there’s no doubt about the fact that the savings that begin from day one, go a long way to making the payback period lighter on your pocket than trying to keep up with exorbitant electricity tariffs!

Once your payback period is over you’ll be enjoying absolutely free energy, giving you savings in the long run that’ll make you eternally grateful for the step you took towards investing in a solar system.

The expert team at Renaissance Solar will make it easy for you to work out what kind of payback period you’ll be looking at, depending on the solar system you require.

They will show you how to gain maximum savings on your solar system, and, as mentioned above, they have a variety of financial offerings to cater to your energy requirements.

This also goes for larger installations, where Renaissance Solar has set up several funding models which include no capital layout. This is great inspiration for any homeowner or business owner to switch to solar energy!

Start the journey with Renaissance Solar today!

If you’ve decided to head into 2022 free from Eskom, chat to the down-to-earth team at Renaissance Solar, people who are passionate about seeing every roof in Cape Town playing host to PV solar panel arrays!




Which PV Solar Panels Are Best

If you’re wondering which PV solar panels are best, Renaissance Solar is a great place to start. This team of solar experts in Cape Town has been changing lives with solar hot water systems and PV solar systems since 2009, giving them all the experience and knowledge necessary to make your foray into a future powered by solar energy easy.

The driving force behind this team is their commitment to providing clients with affordable solar hot water systems, without compromising in the least on quality.

Renaissance Solar is also committed to using a high proportion of local material in their solar products, giving them the opportunity to plow back into the Western Cape economy, as well as allowing them to maintain low prices in a growing, extremely competitive industry.

Talking local, Renaissance Solar products are all approved by the City of Cape Town and, they use only SABS-tested products for their installations, which come with great manufacturer warranties.

Any Renaissance Solar client will tell you that this team will give you the same sterling service you can expect to enjoy even after the installation of your PV solar system, or solar hot water system.

Which PV solar panels are best

There are two types of solar panels on the market today, with 2 different cell types, namely Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline panels.

While this sounds very complicated, you won’t be on your own when it comes to deciding which is the best PV solar panel for your home or business.

The team at Renaissance Solar will break down the technical terms involved in solar energy, to make it far easier for you to make informed decisions to meet all your energy needs.

These two types of cells will contribute to the price and efficiency of your solar panels, as well as where they will be used, such as for a home or for a commercial application.

Both of these types of solar panels have their place in the sun, depending on the application and on space constraints.

Monocrystalline solar panels

Monocrystalline solar panels are products of older solar technology, which, like a lot of things we use in daily life that last the longest because they’re still ‘old school’ keep going. They’re not manufactured to last just a year before needing to be replaced, as so much is these days.

If you happen to have a kettle that’s lasted over ten years, then you’ll know what is meant by older technology and the exceptional value it offers.

Instead of the fused together pieces of silicon that make up the Polycrystalline cells, the Monocrystalline panel is a single crystal structure, and, though more expensive than Polycrystalline panels, these panels are more efficient.

Less can be more in this case, as you’ll be able to use fewer panels to get maximum effectiveness. Monocrystalline panels are best suited to residential and commercial applications, as well as if you’re constrained by limited space, but are determined to invest in solar panels.

Durability and heat resistance is the hallmark of Monocrystalline solar panels, despite their expense per watt.

Polycrystalline solar panels

As new solar technology is produced to meet the growing demand for solar power, Polycrystalline solar panels are an example of this newer technology.

Less uniform in appearance than the Monocrystalline solar panels, the cells of these panels are pieces of silicon fused together, and, as solar technology explodes, they’re becoming cheaper all the time, if still a little less efficient than Monocrystalline panels.

This growth of solar technology means that Polycrystalline solar panels are cheaper per watt than Monocrystalline panels, and, though they provide a bit less power, they are becoming more and more efficient as time goes by.

Polycrystalline solar panels are the most affordable solar panels on the market and also offer long-lasting durability, which makes them the best choice for Grid Tie PV systems.

Renaissance Solar will help you decide which PV solar panels are best!

If you’re planning to invest in any solar system in Cape Town and within a 2-hour drive from the Mother City, contact Renaissance Solar to take these big words, along with the pros and cons of each, and simplify them into language you can understand, to make the best choice for your energy requirements!


How to Clean PV Solar Panels

Considering that your PV solar panels don’t require much maintenance at all, it’s not all that difficult to find out how to clean PV solar panels. The only problem you may face is that of height, and, if you don’t like heights, it’ll be easier on you to rope someone else in to give them a clean when it’s necessary.

If your PV solar panels are ground-mounted, it’s obviously going to be very easy to keep them clean. Where you live, or where your business is located will also have an impact on how often you may need to clean the solar panels, especially if they aren’t mounted with much of a tilt.

How to clean PV solar panels

Having PV solar panels in Cape Town can be a real bonus due to pretty regular rainfall and wind, which does help to minimize the buildup of dust, not to mention droppings left by pesky seagulls!

If, however, you live in a drier region, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by checking your solar panels at least once every six months, less if need be. If the solar panels are left with accumulated dirt for a long time, they can lose up to 25% of their efficiency if they’re not cleaned.

In the city and in industrial areas you’ll need to clean the solar panels pretty regularly, especially in the face of pollution such as oil and dirt, which is increased by commerce and manufacturing plants.

Will cleaning PV solar panels make a difference?

It’s well worth the time and mild effort it takes to clean your solar panels a few times a year, depending on the conditions mentioned above, making sure that you get the most out of what is one of the best investments today!

You want to get the most out of your PV solar system or solar water heating system, cashing in on the excellent ROI that solar panels with their 20+ year lifespan offer.

Tips for cleaning PV solar panels:

Suggestion; chat to the friendly team at Renaissance Solar about cleaning your solar panels. They’ll know all there is to know about the area in which you live and prevailing weather conditions, as well as how they may impact the solar panels.

* Use a soft broom or brush with extension to get rid of leaves and dust on the solar panels. You could also use one of those long window wipers to reach the more difficult corners of the panels.


* Your garden hose can do magic in terms of cleaning some of the grime that may have accumulated on the panels – don’t use a high-pressure hose!


* Don’t use any hard, harsh brushes or tools. This could scratch your solar panels, affect their lifespan and have a negative impact on their performance. This should be as close to a lifetime investment as you can come, making it worth tender loving care!


* Use a mild soap, but not too much of it, in slightly warm water to clean tough spots such as bird droppings. A soft sponge will do wonders if you drop some of the soapy water on the tough spots, leave for a few minutes and then wipe off.


* If you love the early morning hours as the sun begins to rise, head up to the roof and tackle the solar panels before it gets too hot.

Of course you’re going to need a ladder to get to the roof, but that’ll also be an excellent investment in keeping the solar panels healthy, and, as an added bonus, keeping an eye on the condition of your roof!

* Put a hat on, plenty of sunscreen and choose a cool, overcast day to clean solar panels that get extremely hot to the touch on sunny days. While you’re at it you may as well start dreaming about just how much space you have for even more PV solar panels in the future!

Contact Renaissance Solar in Cape Town for any further information you may need regarding solar hot water systems, cleaning and maintaining your solar panels, or planning the best PV solar system to suit your home or business energy requirements.


Can Solar PV Heat Water

With an average of 2500 hours of sunshine every year in South Africa, it makes sense to take the first step towards solar energy by investing in a solar hot water system.

Once you’ve tasted the financial rewards that a solar hot water system will bring, you might feel more and more inclined towards moving even further off the grid.

Imagine a day when the only way you know that there’s load shedding, is when you go to a shop chugging along on a generator!

Now we know this bliss doesn’t come cheap, but it works out to a lot less at the end of the day when you’re able to heat your water with solar energy, and also keep vital appliances running safely through any load shedding.

For most of us the question ‘can solar PV heat water’ will arise, especially since heating water adds a huge chunk to your electricity bill, but that’s where we turn to dedicated professionals such as those at Renaissance Solar, to give us direction on our way to free hot water!

Can solar PV heat water

Absolutely yes! With solar PV panels heating your water, the average household of four can look at savings of up to 40% on your electricity bill, savings that’ll ultimately make the payback period far easier than might be thought.

Save on paying carbon tax!

If you’re a business owner, you’ll really score on every electricity bill, especially if you want to avoid paying a carbon tax imposed by the South African government, which is ‘committed to ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 42% by 2025’.

If you’re using above this percentage, you’ll be penalized, which goes for individuals and businesses. It’s really about changing consumer behavior in a climate that’s perfect for perpetual solar energy.

Time to make the change!

With 2022 a few weeks away, it’s time to make the change to solar water heating systems, Hybrid, Grid Tie or Off Grid PV systems, because when the lights go out for longer than your home or business can handle, it’ll be too late!

PV solar panels help attract buyers

If you want your home to be attractive to buyers, there’s no doubt that solar panels on your roof could be the tipping point in selling your home, enticing buyers with the option of free hot water and free solar energy, if you’ve installed a PV solar system.

Components of a solar water heating system

A solar water heating system comprises of a geyser and a solar panel, it’s that simple.

The team at Renaissance Solar will work with you to determine exactly what your hot water requirements will be, refining this to the point where you’ll know exactly how many solar panels you’ll need, as well as what size geyser you’ll need.

This team is passionate about service excellence for their clients, and go above and beyond to assist you in making informed decisions about everything to do with solar energy.

Quality service, quality products & quality backup service!

When you choose Renaissance Solar to guide you into a future that offers you free hot water, you can have absolute confidence in this team to have your best interests at heart.

They’ll take your budget into account, as they work with you to find the best solar water heating solution to meet all your hot water needs, whether at home or at your business.

Contact this passionate team today if you’re planning to invest in a solar hot water system in Cape Town; they’ll make it simpler and easier for you to step into uncharted territory!




How do solar water heating panels work

For those of us who aren’t technically minded, especially in terms of solar energy, asking the question; how do solar water heating panels work, is a fundamental question to start with, when considering switching to a solar water heating system.

When Renaissance Solar was founded in 2009, this team was determined to provide affordable solar water heating systems, and, considering that back then solar panels were a lot more expensive than they are today, you can rely on this team to offer even more affordable solar panels and other solar products today.

How do solar water heating panels work

At its simplest and most basic level, solar panels covert sunlight into heat, which is then collected by a thermal collector to give you hot water, directly from the sun.

This is free hot water for life once you’ve reached the final stage of the payback period of your investment, and, considering that electricity just keeps getting more expensive, it’s a no brainer that there’ll soon be a solar water heating system in every home and business in South Africa!

Solar water heating systems (SWH) can be used for many applications, such as for commercial, residential, industrial and agricultural use, to name but a few of the ways in which both private and business life can be positively impacted by the installation of a SWH system.

Solar water heating systems and solar geysers are available in a wide variety of configurations designed to meet every requirement a Renaissance Solar client may have.

What does a solar water heating system consist of?

Again, sticking to the absolute basics, a SWH system consists of a geyser and a panel, the size of each will depend on your requirements for hot water.  

Cut down on electricity bills

As a first step towards solar energy, investing in a solar water heating system will cut your electricity bill by at least 40%, and you’ll be looking at a system that’ll last for many years, without needing constant maintenance, especially when you choose Renaissance Solar quality!

If you’re passionate about caring for our environment, you’ll also be doing your bit to help out Mother Nature, which should be as precious to us as the sun is.

If you take into account how rapidly solar water heating technology is advancing and, due to these technological advances, the savings that you’re looking at, it’s easy to see the far reaching financial benefits attached to changing to solar products like SWH systems.

Consult the experts in solar water heating systems in Cape Town

We need experts like the team at Renaissance Solar to help us to work out the perfect solution to suit our hot water requirements, and to get the most out of your budget.

The team at Renaissance Solar is passionate about harnessing energy from the sun and, in their commitment to spread its power they put their clients first, bringing you a team that really cares about offering you quality solar products at affordable prices.

Contact the team today to get the easy rundown on how solar water heating systems really work and you’ll meet people you can rely on to be transparent, and to offer you service excellence long after your installation!

Go for it…there are further Eskom tariff increases on the way!




Is Solar Water Heating System Reliable

The only reason a solar water heating system won’t be reliable will be because you’ve chosen the wrong solar company, first to supply you with quality products and then to carry out a bad installation!

If you choose the right solar company to deal with, you’ll find that not only will they help you find the right solution to suit the energy requirements of your family or business; they’ll also be able to provide you with quality solar products that’ll suit your budget perfectly.

Is solar water heating system reliable?

The next question, after you’ve asked the one about the cost of a solar water heating system to suit your requirements, is probably ‘is solar water heating system reliable?.

The answer to this is yes, if:

You understand, that as with any other regular property maintenance checks and inspections, your solar water heating system is also going to require the tender loving care any pump system would need, to keep it performing at its best.

This does not mean you’ll have to check it every week or month, but, if you’ve formed a trusted relationship with a reliable team like the one at Renaissance Solar, they’ll make sure you know exactly when it would be best to do a maintenance check.

A well-installed quality solar water heating system that’s maintained when necessary, which could be around once a year or year and a half, is one that will be reliable for many years to come.

Will there be hot water throughout winter?

This is where we need to take a quick look at 2 types of solar collectors:

A solar collector is the solar panel on your roof that absorbs radiation from the sun and then transfers the energy to either a fluid or material, which, at its most basic, is where the process of heating water for your home or business begins.

Frost-free areas – Flat plate collectors are insulated boxes designed to be weatherproof, which contain a dark absorber plate under either a polymer or glass cover. This is the ideal collector for you if you live in a frost-free area. 

Cold, frost areas – If you live in one of the colder areas in South Africa, where frost is prevalent in winter, you’ll be best served by installing Evacuated tube collectors.

These collectors consist of parallel rows of transparent glass tubes, and, with its glass outer tube and metal absorber tube attached to a coated fin; you’ll be looking at less heat loss, especially if you have to get through pretty cold temperatures in winter!

So yes, you’ll have a reliable source of free hot water throughout the year, once you’ve taken the step to invest in a solar water heating system!

Speak to the experts at Renaissance Solar

If you want absolute energy efficiency, a solar water heating system you can rely on to give you an unbeatable return on investment, let the awesome team of experts at Renaissance Solar in Cape Town introduce you to the most reliable solar water heating systems available!

This team will give you the complete rundown on exactly what it will take for you to break the shackles that Eskom has on your budget, and they’ll do it by providing you with quality local solar products at exceptionally competitive prices!

Don’t get left behind as South Africans forge a future in which they no longer have to pay for hot water, as well as contributing to the safety of our embattled environment for a greener future!

Is Solar Heating Worth It?

Water heating is without a doubt the greatest drain on your energy budget in your home and business, which is why millions of consumers are taking the important first step towards lowering their electricity bills by installing solar water heating systems.

While many are still put off by the initial outlay for a solar water heating system, the benefits are extremely rewarding, especially when you take into consideration relatively short payback periods.

So, is solar heating worth it? Getting down to brass tacks and the bottom line, the answer is yes! Especially if shaving off up to 40% of your electricity bill will make your bank balance look a lot healthier, and give you the extra moola to spend on much nicer goodies!

Is solar heating worth it?

Let’s look at a few of the pros and cons involved in choosing to install a solar water heating system:


Lowering electricity usage

Energy savings is the number one pro, which in an embattled economic climate, as well as with ever-escalating tariff increases from Eskom, with its monopoly on the power grid, makes solar heating an exceptionally attractive alternative for heating water.

Once your solar water heating system is installed, you won’t be using electricity to heat your water, so, though you’ll be busy with your payback period, you’ll have free hot water from the sun!


Beautifully sunny South Africa

Living in South Africa is a real blessing when it comes to relying on solar heating, with a climate that has more sun than Europe could ever hope for, yet Europeans have been relying on solar energy to power everything from their homes and businesses to heating their water!

If they can do it, we have no excuse!


The upfront financial investment

The average South African simply doesn’t have money lying around doing nothing, which means that, though solar heating will save you a fortune in the long run; the initial outlay may seem a little overwhelming.

Because of the complexities of a solar water heating system in comparison with an electrical geyser, counting your pennies in order to pay for the installation can feel a little steep.

The good news here is that Renaissance Solar in Cape Town will assist you to make your investment work perfectly for you, by offering affordable solar water heating systems of high quality.

This team works with local suppliers and local solar products, which is an immediate bonus for you, and, by bringing your water heating requirements and budget to this awesome team, you’ll find it’s easier to make solar water heating a reality.

The initial investment is also offset by the longevity of the solar geyser, such as in the case of Xstream Geysers offering a 7 year warranty, and the 10 year warranty you’ll enjoy with the solar panels!


A wee bit of maintenance

First off, Renaissance Solar has been in the solar industry since 2009, and you can rely on this team to be at your door in a jiffy when a solar water heating system needs any maintenance.

The solar water heating panels have to deal with exposure to the elements, so you’d be looking at having to carry out regular maintenance on them, to keep them healthy and extend their lifespan.

The good news is that you’d only need to get the team in to do maintenance perhaps once a year, which isn’t going to be too painful. Aside from which, the service excellence you receive from Renaissance Solar includes not being ripped off for these services! 

Bottom line; it’s all sunshine & roses at Renaissance Solar!

To reiterate; is solar heating worth it? 

Absolutely! Quite frankly, the benefits of installing a solar water heating system far outweighs any minor disadvantages as discussed above! 

Contact Renaissance Solar to find out more about soaking up the sun to enjoy hot water all year round, no matter how big or small your property is, this team will find the perfect solution to suit your hot water requirements, and your budget! 


Why use Solar Water Heating System

Here are a few really good reasons to answer the question ‘why use solar water heating system’! It’s economical, environmentally friendly, and an investment which, aside from offering immediate savings (even while you’re in the payback period!), is going to make you smile at the long term returns you can look forward to!

Why use solar water heating system?

Quite simple really, aside from the technical details; Eskom can never again interfere with your hot water supply; no matter how many times they find reasons for load shedding!

How does a solar water heating system work?

To get the real answers to this question you’d be better served by the experts at Renaissance Solar, who will take the technical language and break it down into language you’re able to understand, without having to stretch your brain too much.

For that reason, let’s keep it as simple as possible here, just to give you the gist of how solar heating systems work. The system starts with solar panels mounted on your roof, which contains tubes filled with water and connected via an inlet and outlet tube to the holding tank, which becomes your supply of hot water on tap.

Even cloudy weather isn’t going to rob you of hot water throughout the year, but, if you do want to add electrical back-up to the system, chat to the team at Renaissance Solar and they’ll work out the right option for you.

Different types of solar water heating systems

There are various types of solar water heating systems on offer from Renaissance Solar, so that whether you choose a direct solar water heating system or indirect system, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about which would suit your requirements best. 

The indirect solar water heating system

If you live in an area with ‘hard’ water, which is water that technically has a high content of dissolved minerals, as well as in an area where frost is prevalent in winter, this would be the best option for you.

An indirect solar water heating system consists of a heat exchange system that uses a heat transfer liquid to transfer the heat from the solar collector to the holding tank.

The direct solar water heating system

This is the ideal solar water heating system if you live in a mild climate that has water which has a low concentration of calcium carbonate as opposed to ‘hard’ water elsewhere.

The direct solar water heating system simply circulates the water directly between a storage tank and the collector itself.

Flat-plate solar collectors

With a cover made from toughened glass and an essential weather-resistant casing, as well as a coated metal absorber plate designed for durability, flat-plate collectors supplied and installed by Renaissance Solar are an affordable and tough option.

Evacuated tube solar collectors

Yep, it’s all sounding a little too technical here, but that’s what the friendly team of experts at Renaissance Solar are there for! They translate the technical terms, bits and parts of solar water heating systems, into a language that us solar dummies struggle with, but let’s thunder on…

Evacuated tube collectors are fundamentally made up of a network of tubes, which are able to generate more hot water even in the coldest conditions. The only drawback with evacuated tube collectors is that they can crack because they don’t have the same weather-resistant casing.

Many more questions on your mind already?

Although solar water heating systems are relatively simple, in terms of the fact that the system consists of only a geyser and a panel, if you want to get the most for your investment, list your questions and give the team at Renaissance Solar a call today to start changing your tomorrows!

Renaissance Solar has been supplying and installing SABS quality high and low pressure solar hot water systems in Cape Town since 2009.

With this team on your side, you’ll be starting a real adventure into freedom from high electricity tariffs and a grid supply that’s unstable, to say the least!

How does a solar water heating system work?

Imagine a world in which you’re no longer reliant on ridiculously expensive electricity to enjoy hot water in your home or business…got the picture? Well, if homes and businesses in Europe can make it with solar water heating systems, then how much more can we get out of it in a country like South Africa?

You could easily be looking at a reduction of 40% on your current electricity bill, and, as you know well by now, whatever you’re paying for electricity this month is only temporary; tariffs will go up and there’s nothing we can do about it, except to do more than just think of investing in a solar water heating system!

Your first question is going to be;

How does a solar water heating system work?

You really do need knowledge and experience that relates to anything to do with solar energy in order to gather a smidgen of understanding in terms of how a solar water heating system works, and, on average, it’s only the experts that can translate technicalities into something we can understand.

Well; how does a solar water heating system work? Let’s look at the very basic parts of a solar water heating system to get a clearer idea of what it takes to harness the sun’s rays to heat our water.

At its simplest, each solar water heating system consists of a solar geyser and a panel, for a start.

In essence, there are 2 different types of collectors that are used in a solar water heating system, namely flat plate panels and evacuated tubes collectors.


The Panels

The flat plate panels will be installed on your north-facing roof, preferably in a position that isn’t blocked by other buildings or anything else that can get in the way of the sun’s rays. Flat plates are considered the simplest solution, and, if you’re looking at a product like SunScan Flat Plate panels, you’ll find that you have a choice of formats and sizes that range from 1.7m², 2m², 2.4m² to 3m². The size of the panel is determined by the size of your home or business and how much hot water you need to have on tap.


Evacuated Tube Collectors

Evacuated tubes are a little more sophisticated than flat plate collectors, which means that an evacuated tube system tends to be more expensive; however, there is good reason for this. These are used on west or east-facinbg roofs where thereis only a half day of sun.

For instance, the SunScan Evacuated tube SunSeeker range on offer from Renaissance Solar in Cape Town holds the promise of high performance and efficiency with less sun which makes the extra cost well worthwhile.

The Double Layer Insulation makes these evacuated tubes the best in their class, offering superior performance, which ultimately extends the lifespan of your system.

The Solar Geyser

The water that is heated via either a flat plate collector or evacuated tube system is what keeps the water hot in your solar geyser, though it’s a little more complicated than this, to say the least.

This is definitely where picking the experienced brains at Renaissance Solar is vital, from the outset of planning to install a solar water heating system!

As with most of the solar products on offer at Renaissance Solar in Cape Town, the solar geysers are all made locally, and this is another plus for saving on your budget. Xstream Fibreglass geysers are made in Paarl and Kwikot Superline Geysers are made in Gauteng.

Ultimately, the team at Renaissance Solar has maintained a commitment to keeping their prices low, while remaining dedicated to providing quality SABS approved solar products at these competitive prices.

Among the household brand names solar geysers on offer from this team you’ll find top of the line Xstream Geysers, Kwikot, GAP and Heat Tech, all of which are products Renaissance Solar has worked with for many years to date.

If you’re ready to find out more about what happens between the collectors and a solar geyser, contact the friendly experts at Renaissance Solar today.

If anyone can simplify the technicalities for those of us without experience or an extensive knowledge of solar products, this team will, with pleasure!

What are advantages of solar water heating?

We live with an unstable, erratic and increasingly expensive electricity dinosaur, to say the least, and, even if all you can do at this stage is to install a solar water heating system, it’s time to look at living off free energy, supplied in abundance by the sun in South Africa!

In 2019 we hit stage 6 Eskom load shedding, and, despite the jokes that were born out of that fiasco, there is a very real possibility that we could head that way again in 2021, especially in an economy that has been decimated by the Coronavirus pandemic.

There was always the probability that electricity could well become a luxury instead of a necessity, and, to all intents and purposes, with job losses and businesses closing down, we are now living in that reality.

More and more families and businesses are asking the same question every day; what are advantages of solar water heating?

What are advantages of solar water heating?

Installing a solar water heating system from Renaissance Solar in Cape Town is going to shave off 40% of your electricity bill, making a short payback period of between 2 to 3 years a worthwhile expense, considering what you’re currently paying, just to have hot water.

Save money & soak in free hot water!

We can all do with every cent we can save today, and, there can be no better savings effort than to invest in a quality solar water heating system now, and to head into a future free of Eskom.

Once the payback period of your solar water heating system is over, you’ll be enjoying the benefits of absolutely free hot water well into the foreseeable future.

Efficiency at its best!

There can be no doubt about the fact that heating your water directly from the rays of the sun is efficiency at its very best! Whether you’re investing in a solar water heating system for your home or business, you will be a winner from the day you start heating your water from the sun in a very sunny South Africa!

Say goodbye to fossil fuels & do your bit for the environment!

While you’re saving money by installing a solar water heating system, you’ll also be lightening the load on the environment, reducing your carbon footprint for the future of generations to come.


We can no longer ignore the fact that climate change is and has been happening for a long time now, and carbon emissions are one of the biggest culprits in placing massive strain on the environment.

Are you ready to make the most of solar energy?

There are only 12 solar hot water installation companies that are accredited by the City of Cape Town, and Renaissance Solar is one of the big 12, which is where your peace of mind starts.

This team will help you to make an informed decision about the best solar water heating system for your home or business, to ensure that your investment not only gives you great returns, but that it’ll far outweigh the initial cost of the installation.

Let the awesome team at Renaissance Solar lead you into future that promises free hot water for as long as the sun warms our beautiful shores in Cape Town!