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!

How much does solar water heating cost?

The answer to this, in a nutshell, is…virtually nothing, compared to what you’re paying Eskom right now, never mind about the next lot of tariff hikes to come!

If you want absolute clarity about this question, then you’d be doing yourself a real favour by contacting Renaissance Solar  in Cape Town for solar water heating!  Being a fully transparent and trusted company, the prices we’ll look at here are on their website for all to see. 

There is no hidden agenda when you deal with these consummate professionals, in fact, they go out of their way to maintain low prices for SABS quality solar products, which is one of the secrets of success for this solar company that first opened its doors in 2009.

How much does solar water heating cost?

The things that will have an impact on the cost of solar water heating systems are as varied as system types are, whether an external or split system. 

It will also depend on installation specifics that include any existing reticulation and fittings, as well as the location of your new solar water heating system in relation to the existing piping.

The fact is, that whatever you spend on installing a solar water heating system will be worth every penny by the time you’ve paid it off, after which you’ll no longer get that sinking feeling in your stomach when your electricity bill arrives!

Though the initial cost of a solar water heating system may seem expensive, the true value in the phenomenal ROI you can look forward to well into the future, is actually priceless.

What about warrantees on solar geysers & solar panels?

Although solar panels from Renaissance Solar carry a 10 year warranty, their lifespan can easily be longer, and, most solar geysers provided by this team come with an awesome 7 year warrantee.

On top of this, you can expect outstanding back-up service for as long as you are enjoying the benefits of a solar water heating system installed by Renaissance Solar.

2 Examples of prices for solar water heating systems for Non-Frost Coastal Areas – the very best solar water heating systems for Cape Town:

The prices listed here include the full installation, VAT and a Geyserwise Timer, which is yet another money-saving product!

Please note that prices range from what is listed and then, depending on installation specifics as discussed above, upwards of these starting prices which include full installation and VAT .


  • Direct High Pressure Flat Plate Systems



150lt from              R 20 643

200lt from              R 23 293

250lt from              R 30 170

300lt from              R 35 299



  • Direct Evacuated Tube Systems



150lt  from             R21 258

200lt  from             R24 875

250lt  from             R32 068

300lt  from             R36 541



  • Converting your own geyser to solar


150lt  from             R18 268

200lt  from             R18 912


Call Renaissance Solar today!

This is just a little taster of where to get started on your budget, if you’re ready to invest in the best solar water heating systems in Cape Town. It’s also the best place to get right down to the nitty gritty of the initial question asked; how much does solar water heating cost?

Enjoy the confidence and freedom that a solar water heating system will bring, as opposed to being trapped in an endless cycle of ever-increasing electricity tariffs! Contact the friendly, down to earth team at Renaissance Solar to start this journey to a future of free hot water!

Which is the best solar water heating system?

This is a pretty loaded question for most of us, since we don’t have the experience or knowledge necessary to find the best solar water heating system. This is why we need trusted professionals to answer questions like this, in a way that we can really understand.

If you’re looking for a solar water heating system installer in Cape Town that you can rely on to be open and candid about what it means to install a solar water heating system, then the team at Renaissance Solar is a great starting point.

They’ve been a stable force in the solar industry for over 12 years, and, with this kind of stability, you can trust this passionate team to provide you with the kind of support you deserve when making a major investment like this.


Which is the best solar water heating system?

Again, if you’d like to find out which is the best solar water heating system for your requirements, turn to the professionals at Renaissance Solar, who will make sure you know exactly what you need to keep your family or business in hot water, all year round.

What does a solar water heating system consist of?

At its simplest, a solar water heating system consists of a geyser and a solar panel, and, the capacity of the solar geyser will be determined by the size of your family, or in the case of your business, the size of your staff compliment.

This will be the first question that needs to be addressed when planning to invest in a SWH System, to get the maximum benefit out of the system you invest in.

Renaissance Solar offers quality SWH Systems from South African manufacturers

Considering the state of our economy, it’s a comfort to know that a solar company such as Renaissance Solar is committed to using only the best in South African solar geysers and products in their installations, which makes a big difference financially.


Only high-quality solar water heating systems on offer from this team!

Here are a few of the quality brand names associated with solar water heating systems installed by Renaissance Solar in Cape Town:

Xstream Geysers 

These high-quality geysers are available in 100lt, 150lt and 200lt capacity, which gives you a choice that makes it easy to settle on the right size solar geyser for your home or business.


These are all household names in South Africa, which ensures you get the best quality, from the top solar water heating installers in Cape Town. Available in 100lt, 150lt, 200lt, 250lt and 300lt capacity.

Why choose Renaissance Solar?

The team at Renaissance Solar is committed to offering affordable solar hot water systems in and around Cape Town, which is exactly what has earned them a sterling reputation, and it’s a reputation that hasn’t wavered since 2009.

Service excellence is a given when you choose to work with Renaissance Solar, and, based on extensive experience and knowledge, you can also rely on this team to be on hand to offer back-up service that is friendly and reliable.

Bottom line…which is the best solar water heating system? Contact Renaissance Solar today for the answers you need, and to find out more about how they’ll make your investment bring returns that you may never have considered!

Looking for the top Solar Geyser Installers in Cape Town?

The bottom line is that solar water heating systems are cost effective, especially due to the constant increase in Eskom tariffs, which you simply can’t evade, and, it is one of the driving forces behind the increased drive to invest in renewable energy!

As long as the sun is still where it should be, there is no doubt that if you have a solar energy system, no matter what type of system you choose, you will own your power after a relatively short payback period, which is just the type of investment that will line your pockets with extra cash by the time the payback period is over.

Components that make up Solar Water Heating Systems 

Should you be looking at investing in a solar water heating system, you need to remember that this system will not be generating any energy for you to use as a backup for when there is load shedding. 

The installation of a solar heating system will involve components such as solar collectors, which are made up of pipes that contain a different type of transfer fluid, which in turn, will depend on the type of climate it is to be used in.

This solution is what turns solar energy collected from your solar panels into hot the hot water we all prefer to the cold water we suffer during blackouts!

Next in line in terms of solar water heating systems is the heat exchanger, which moves the transfer liquid directly into your solar geyser. Next up is the storage tank , which is where the hot water you don’t use will be stored.

A Solar Geyser is supremely cost effective!

With the investment into solar geysers you are looking at the most cost effective way of heating water, and, you’ll be saving between 40 and 50% on your electricity bill, which is great news for anyone battling with a budget that is being squeezed by Eskom!

If you want quality, contact the best solar installers in Cape Town!

When you’ve finally decided you’d like to explore more about solar energy and quality solar products you need to make sure you can trust the company you will be chatting to about this investment, and, you’ll be choosing the very best solar installers in Cape Town, in South Africa, when you call on Renaissance Solar with all your plans, budget and questions!

This is a passionate team that will take terms and products such as a flat plate collector, a solar geyser, evacuated tube solar collector and any other component that can get you started with getting you as far off the grid as possible, by turning to renewable energy. This passionate team will be more than willing to assist you in making sense of all the terms that seem to be so mystifying to us mere mortals in order to empower you to make informed decisions!

Renaissance Solar is the solar company you can rely on to supply quality solar water heating systems, 3 types of PV Systems; Grid Tie, Hybrid, and their Load-shedding PV system.

The Load-shedding PV system is perfect for you if your budget can’t be stretched too far, since it doesn’t involve solar panels, but only the inverter and battery. This is a highly cost effective way for you to start the journey to full solar energy, and it’ll get you safely through load-shedding, which we know can hit us at any time!

Contact Renaissance Solar today!

Make the most of the knowledge, experience and integrity that the team at Renaissance Solar bring to the industry by contacting the team today, to discuss what it’ll take for you to begin the journey to the best solar system to suit your energy needs!

No matter how you start, you’ll be starting with the best in the solar industry, and, they’ll always be around to help you upgrade to get you further and further from reliance on a grid that simply can’t be relied on!


Grid-Tied, Hybrid or Load-Shedder PV Solar System – which is best for you?

While the difference between Grid-Tied, Hybrid or Load-Shedder PV solar systems can be explained very basically here, it’s important to find a solar expert you can trust to really get to the bottom about which would suit your power requirements and budget best.

This is where the awesome team at Renaissance Solar in Cape Town comes to the rescue. They’ll take the complicated technical jargon and put it into a language that we are able to grasp, well enough to allow you to make a fully informed decision about how we’ll invest in a PV Solar System of any type.

Of course, there are the advantages of each system to look at, as well as the downside of each, so that they can be viewed from a realistic point of view.

Let’s look at the very basics of these three PV Solar Systems, just to give you an idea about the questions you can line up to ask Renaissance Solar when you’re ready to move to solar power:

Grid-Tied PV Solar System

One of the major advantages of the Grid-Tied PV Solar System is that it’s connected to the power grid, which, even though we don’t have a very stable power grid at the best of times with Eskom, still is one of the least expensive systems to begin with.

Despite an unstable power grid, solar panels still generate more power than is generally needed by the average homeowner in a 24hr cycle, but this will also depend on the size of your system in relation to your energy requirements.

It must be noted here that all energy-generating Solar PV Systems that are installed in the City of Cape Town electricity supply area must be registered for authorisation, but this won’t cause you any sweat since the team at Renaissance Solar includes this registration process in all their installations!

In terms of feeding any excess electricity back into the grid, you’d need to pick the brains of the team at Renaissance Solar on the finer details, with regard to getting the most out of your Grid-Tied PV System.

Eskom currently pays less for electricity fed to their grid via Grid-Tied Solar PV Systems than what they charge for electricity. Of course, any loss is more than made up purely because of our mild climate. One sunny summer in Cape Town will make up for less power generated from solar panels in winter.

Your Grid-Tied PV System comprises of solar panels and a grid-tie inverter which, very basically put, turns the grid into a remote battery. It does not come with batteries so your benefit is during the day when the sun is shining or at least it is bright outside.

The downside here is that when there’s load shedding, and it is night time or a cloudy day, you’ll still be in the dark, unfortunately! 

Hybrid PV Solar System

Granted, the Hybrid PV Solar System is more expensive than the Grid-Tie system, mainly because of the addition of backup batteries; however, if you’re able to invest in a system like this, you can be certain of making it through load shedding with all the lights on.

Due to the fact that we seldom get much notice ahead of load shedding, having backup batteries that are fed by the solar panels during the day will give you the average of 4 to 5 hours of battery power you may need during load shedding.

Of course, this also depends on the size of your installation and the demands placed on the battery during load shedding. 

The team at Renaissance Solar have been in the solar industry for over 10 successful years now, and they can give you all the tips you need to make the most of your solar battery power during load shedding!

Load-shedding PV System

This is the least expensive PV system to install. It consists only of Inverter and batteries. While you do not generate your own energy (there are no panels) it will get you through load-shedding. 

Speak to Renaissance Solar for expert advice and guidance!

Renaissance Solar was initially founded in Cape Town with a commitment to offer clients affordable, high quality solar hot water systems, and this unwavering commitment has seen the company grow in leaps and bounds since 2009, on the heels of service excellence and a superb reputation.

Today, Renaissance Solar has grown to become a premier supplier and installer of Grid-Tied, Hybrid and Load-shedder Solar Systems in Cape Town, carrying on their proud tradition of providing quality solar systems at affordable prices. We offer residential and commercial installations.

Contact the friendly team at Renaissance Solar today to find out more about their quality solar products, including solar hot water systems and heat pumps, as well as to discuss the variety of financial offerings they have up their sleeves to make it possible for you to switch to solar and save, with a great ROI!

Here are a few tips offered by the Western Cape Government in terms of preparing for load shedding; we can do with all the help we can get as we look at a future that sees no end to being plunged into darkness!


Contact Renaissance Solar in Cape Town to get ahead of dire load shedding predictions in 2021!

With a passionate determination to provide quality solar products at affordable prices, Renaissance Solar is at the forefront of making it as easy as possible for homes and businesses to be run off solar power, freeing all from exorbitant electricity tariffs and predicted load shedding!

Renaissance Solar is a company that has earned a trusted reputation throughout the years since they first started operating in 2009, giving them the long-term experience needed to ensure their customers get the best out of any solar system and/or Solar Hot Water System installation carried out by this team.

Having been in the industry for so long already, has placed Renaissance Solar in a position to have formed essential long-term relationships with the right installing partners, as well as with local manufacturers of high quality SABS approved solar panels and products.

Considering the plethora of solar companies in the Cape, it is a matter of pride that Renaissance Solar is one of only 12 Solar Hot Water Installation companies that have been accredited by the City of Cape Town, which is high praise indeed.

This is a down-to-earth team of experts that are always willing to work with clients to get to the nitty gritty of exactly what the client requirements are, and from there, to aim towards accomplishing each project within a given budget, to deliver on time, every time!

Service excellence is a given when dealing with this team that offers full turn-key systems, Hybrid, Grid Tie and Off Grid Solar PV systems that are designed to offer clients the very latest in Solar Power Solutions in Cape Town.

In their determination to assist people to break the chains of Eskom and its ever-escalating tariff increases, this team will work with residential clients and those with smaller commercial properties to offer a range of financial solutions to cater to individual installations.

As for larger installations, Renaissance Solar has been able to set up a few funding models that won’t include a capital layout, which is a lot more than most solar companies would dare to do!

They’ve already delivered and installed the largest number of Solar PV commercial installations in the Western Cape, offering such comprehensive solar solutions that they’re able to see you through from the drawing board to final installation of your brand new solar hot water system or PV system.

To most of us, terms like Off Grid, Grid Tied or Hybrid Photo Voltaic Systems (PV Systems) sound as if they come from another planet, which is exactly why we need people’s people like the team at Renaissance Solar to lead the way for us.

They’ll decipher everything for you; the only things you need to do is to bring your dream of breaking free from Eskom, of soaking up the sun to power your home or business, and your budget!

From there you’ll find you’re working with a team that really does have your best interests at heart, which is another rarity in business these days, and, they’ll be around long after final installation to provide you with backup service second to none!

Should you need a little more incentive to move to solar power, even if you start with a Renaissance Solar Hot Water System, take a few minutes to watch this dire load shedding forecast from eNCA posted on the 16th January 2021!

If anything, all that you hear in this forecast is just the tip of the iceberg! We’re not even going to get into the frightening predictions about electricity tariff increases here, increases that’ll simply continue on an upward trajectory well into the future.

Contact the team at Renaissance Solar today to find out how to go about taking the supply of energy into your own hands, for your home and for your business, the right way!


Would you like to have more control over your electricity bill in 2021?

My, how the world has changed as we enter into the beginnings of 2021 with our second wave of COVID-19 striking hard! However, even in a world that can change this drastically for almost all mankind at once, one thing won’t change in South Africa, and that’s the ever-rising electricity tariffs Eskom will keep charging you!

The headlines in the Times Live yesterday, 30th December 2020, read; ‘No wonder we are replacing fireworks with candles’: SA reacts to stage 2 load-shedding!

Once again, with little or no warning, South Africans were plunged into darkness last night, as Eskom implemented it’s announced stage 2 load shedding schedule for the 30th and 31st of December 2020!

This conglomerate could not resist putting a bitter cherry on top of a exceptionally tough year we’ve had to survive, by reminding us of their never-ending ability to shut down our power at will!

The excuses remain the same; ‘unplanned maintenance’ and the assurance none of us are prepared to believe, which is that they have teams working around the clock to get it all sorted out!

Unplanned maintenance in this case always means that the general maintenance and upkeep of power stations is always in a bad shape, and this can only be due to unqualified people hired through the nepotism and the ‘buddy system’ to be placed in major positions of responsibility.

2021? And we sit in the dark? South Africans have always had an incredibly resilient way of handling situations like this through humour, but, as yet, no jokes have surfaced, which paints a grim picture for our nation, along with budgets that are now virtually non-existent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is a way out of this never-ending cycle of load shedding and tariff hikes, and that’s to invest in a solar system or solar water heating system, it really doesn’t matter where you start, as long as you make that start!

Even if it takes selling the second family car or offering to mow your in-laws lawn for the rest of your life for a loan, cut your electricity bill by 40% when you install a solar water heating system from Renaissance Solar in Cape Town. 

In fact, you could also chat to this awesome team of experts about the payment plans they’ve put together, to make it even easier to say goodbye to Eskom and to bask in our abundant sunshine!

There’s no doubt the disruptions caused to your personal life and business that 2020 brought were devastating. However, as you slowly make your way up from under the blows of having to shut your business and grope around in the dark, you may need to get serious about speaking to down-to-earth experts who will lead the way up and out into the light, with quality, affordable solar systems and products.

The reputation earned by the team at Renaissance Solar is phenomenal, and, looking at just 3 examples you can find right on the front page of the Renaissance Solar website, you may well stop sitting on the fence finally and start making solar energy work for you with this team!

  1. This is what Bruce has to say about his experience with this solar company in Cape Town. “Just had Gary and his team complete an installation of a 200lt Xtreme thermosyphon geyser at my home in Obs. I cannot express how well it all went and the gratitude I have. Unbelievably professional and friendly. I can’t say I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with such a great crew before, including Jill who processed the order and job. Thank you so much for what you did here. I will, without fail, recommend your services to anyone and everyone who requires solar heating. You guys are real pro’s. Superb”


  1. Nicola has this to say about Renaissance Solar: “Thank you Jill and Valerie and the installation team. From our first interaction, it was clear that the Renaissance Solar team was extremely professional, highly efficient and everyone went out of their way to assist us. Thank you for your speedy response to our request for urgent assistance and making a stressful time less so. We will certainly recommend Renaissance Solar. Many thanks again!”

Need more encouragement to get down off that fence? Here’s one more, just to let you know that solar systems and solar water heating systems installed in Cape Town by this company will last, and they’ll honour their end of the deal to the letter and beyond!

  1. From George, another satisfied customer under the belt for the team, even through the toughest of times! He says: “The installation went 100% according to plan, the system works 100% and the rebate went through. In the 3 years that I’ve been back in South Africa, there has not been a person/company/service provider that has come remotely close to the professional service that you provide. If all companies were like yours, I would live a long and peaceful life with no grey hair.”

Based on these real recommendations earned through experience, you might need to ask yourself what you’re waiting for at this point!

Contact this exceptional team today at Renaissance Solar, home to high quality solar products in Cape Town. Let them help you plan your bid for the freedom to gain control of your power supply, without paying what it’s costing you now and what is yet to come!


Affordable PV Solar Systems available at Renaissance Solar in Cape Town

The gross mismanagement and corruption that has become synonymous with Eskom, has led to a future that looks like this, where in just one case that has finally come to court, corruption to the tune of R745m has come to light.

Sadly, this is just one of the multitude of corruption cases against Eskom this year alone, and those it has been involved with over the years. These are the same people that have been responsible for the fact that this power giant with absolute monopoly has held South Africans over a barrel with load shedding that looks set never to end.

In fact, the CEO of Eskom has stated categorically that we can look forward to load shedding for the next 18 months to come, at least! The question here is, are you up for inconvenience and high expenditure (up 30% at least by the April 2022) or neither?

We may not be able to rely on our power supply from this giant, but, we can rely on the fact that the sun will continue to shine eternally, supplying solar-powered homes and businesses with electricity every day of every year, without fail!

We will never be able to recover the excessive electricity tariffs we have been paying over the years, but, by choosing to invest in solar energy, we can be absolutely sure that the returns on an investment like this will be exceptional, and well worth the initial outlay.

If, for instance, it takes you 4 years to repay a solar installation, at the end of those 4 years, you’ll be looking at a future in which the lights will stay on, irrespective of load shedding, and, a future in which Eskom no longer takes food off your table, just to keep the lights on.

Should you decide to start off small, with a solar water heating system, you’ll already be shaving up to 40% off your electricity bill every month, which is money we can all do with in an unstable economy that doesn’t look set to recover for the foreseeable future.

The beauty of starting off this way, is that you can, at a later stage, begin to add more solar panels, should you decide to move even further away from your reliance on the grid, depending on the solar system you choose to upgrade to.

Whether you choose to move off the grid completely or retain a certain amount of reliance on the grid, such as it is, you won’t find a better way of being prepared for a future that’ll see electricity become an unreliable luxury.

At Renaissance Solar in Cape Town, you can rely on a team of experts who go to bat in terms of making solar products affordable, driven by a commitment to excellence and customer service that makes this solar company a pleasure to deal with.

We all know that budgets have been hit very hard, however, if there is any way that makes it possible for you to start lowering what you’re paying for electricity, by exploring your options in terms of solar energy, then this is the team to talk to.

Renaissance Solar is about people, quality solar products and a commitment to service delivery second to none. In over ten years in the industry, with a sterling reputation for after-sales service as well, you’ll be dealing with a team of experts you can rely on for honest advice and down-to-earth guidance.

Contact Renaissance Solar today to break the stranglehold that Eskom has on your wallet, and to find out more about a variety of financial offerings available to meet your needs.


Are you ready for devastating Eskom tariff increases over the next 3 years?

The possibility that electricity is on a fast track to becoming something only the very wealthy will be able to afford, that it would become a luxury rather than a necessity for ordinary South African households, finally arrived in a high court judgement on 29 July 2020, in favour of shattering Eskom tariff increases for the next three years. One shudders to think of what is to come after that!

In an economy we all know had already reached junk status before the arrival of COVID-19, it boggles the mind that anyone can think that with millions of South African’s being left jobless, any family can absorb the increases coming for the next three years.

In the words of energy expert, Chris Yelland in an article in Times Live, ‘the increase in electricity price for the next 3 years, starting on April 1 2021 (not too far off!) will have an additional 10% over and above whatever other price increase was decided by Nersa!’

As an example, the current price increase determined for April 1 2021 stands currently at 5.3%, but, with this judgement, we’re looking at a price increase that’ll be at least 15.3% instead of 5.3%! And this is the minimum increase we can be facing from next year!

How families and businesses are supposed to be able to recover their lives and incomes, with COVID-19 still hanging over our heads like the sword of Damocles, is almost impossible to imagine right now.

If ever there was a time for South Africans to invest in solar energy, the time is now! 

Had any of us been able to see into a future where a giant like Eskom would take food off the table of its own people, through corruption and mismanagement on this scale, we’d all have invested in, at the very least, a solar hot water system, ten years ago!

Here’s an undisputed fact; as electricity tariffs have increased, the cost of solar panels and many other solar products have come down, and they keep decreasing, as more and more families and businesses opt for solar systems, whether in the form of solar hot water systems, Hybrid and Grid Tie PV (Photo Voltaic) Systems or heat pumps.

Whatever our financial positions are right now, we’re still paying a small fortune for electricity to an entity that gives nothing back, instead of finding the most creative ways to raise the finance to invest in a solar system, one that’ll keep giving back for over 25 years! 

As long as it’s not robbing your local bank, there can be no better investment in the future health of your bank account and our environment, than one that goes into solar energy!

As in any industry, there are the good guys and the bad guys in the solar industry, but, if you’re looking for a solar company in Cape Town that has a track record for down-to-earth honesty, and a policy of doing all they can to help their clients to invest in affordable solar products, then you’re at the right place here with Renaissance Solar!

The intentions of this team of experts since 2009, has been to provide affordable solar hot water systems and PV Systems (Hybrid and Grid Tie) to their clients, and their reputation now speaks for itself if one just looks at what some of these clients have to say about this awesome team.

If you’d prefer a brighter future than the one that Eskom has in store for us, speak to the team at Renaissance Solar to find out more about how to start out on the road to totally free energy!