3 Excellent Reasons To Invest In A Solar Geyser In 2020

South Africans are sick and tired of load shedding. We pay ridiculous rates for a subpar service by a service provider that’s about as reliable as the weather in Cape Town.

If you’re looking for an alternative solution for your hot water supply, solar might be the answer. Solar geysers are awesome, here’s why.

 

Cuts Your Electricity Bill in Half

As I’ve mentioned before, we pay ridiculously high rates for our electricity. Some areas pay as high as R2 per unit. The average household spends around R1200 to R2000 per month on electricity, depending on which appliances they use daily. Imagine only having to pay half of your bill. Who knows what you could do with the rest!

 

Solar Geysers Generate Hot Water Even When Overcast

If you think solar power can only be generated when the sun is shining, think again. Even when it’s overcast, the rays of the sun reach the solar panels, thus producing energy. South African is the perfect country for solar power because we receive a generous amount of sunshine throughout the year.

 

Solar Is the Future

Solar has become the preferred method of water heating in many new homes as more building contractors include solar geysers systems. Solar is extremely environmentally friendly and one of the most reliable sources of energy. Additionally, it seems Eskom needs all the help it can get to take the strain of their grid.

You are missing out on massive savings every month if you haven’t installed a solar water heating system in your home yet. Just think about what you could do with an extra R1000 to spend as you please instead of wasting it on unreliable service.

It all starts with a simple solar geyser installation. Don’t hesitate to speak to the team at Renaissance Solar if you have any questions. Give us a call for a free quote today!

Are you closer to investing in solar after stage 6 load shedding?

After the recent stage 6 load shedding schedules by behemoth Eskom, even the smallest solar system has gained even more traction than ever before, and if you’re not among those who’ve taken the step already, now’s the time.

Typical of South Africans, we took it on the chin, and instead of blowing up where we wanted to, the humour came fast and furious, but…everyone suffered in one way or another, with nowhere to turn and no recourse, as usual.

We know that even in 2020 there are still thousands of people in our country who have never experienced the convenience of electricity, and at the rate that electricity rates are continuously sky rocketing, they never will.

However, it won’t only be the geographically disadvantaged people without infrastructure that won’t be able to afford electricity in the near future, it’ll also be the average South African household.

If electricity is to become a luxury only the few can afford, then it’s time to debunk the myth that solar energy is only for those with wealth, because nothing could be further from the truth today.

True, 20 or more years ago when solar systems made their way onto the rooftops of South African homes, it was a bit out of the reach for most, but since then, solar technology has raced towards making solar energy affordable to all.

Solar panels have come down in price drastically, and continue to do so, as do other components, which is making the installation of even the smallest solar system, solar water heating system or solar geyser an investment that just keeps paying dividends.

Paying your electricity every month, that is, after you’ve recovered from the usual shock, is literally flushing the money down the drain, to put it politely.

You get nothing back for it and the wheel just keeps turning, but with an investment in anything solar you’ll have something of infinite value at the end of the payback period, and the stranglehold that Eskom has on all will be broken!

Business suffers with every new round of load shedding, this we know, but, on a smaller scale for each of us, it also costs.  A freezer freshly stocked with goodies you found on special also starts sliding down into the drain as the freezer kicks off and on, and there’s not a thing you can do about it.

Having a solar system just to keep essentials like the fridge, freezer and perhaps a laptop or two powered up for the duration is worth the investment. Add a solar water heating system to this, and you’ll have many years’ worth of free power to bask in.

The solar panel you install will last you upwards of 25 years and the solar geyser upwards of 10 years or more, and through all these years you’ll not be paying a cent for electricity!

If you’ve finally made the decision to beg, borrow or…no, not steal, but you get it, to break the shackles of high electricity tariffs, then speaking to the friendly, professional and experienced team at Renaissance Solar in Cape Town will be a great first step into the world of solar energy.

Every question you may have about solar panels, solar hot water systems or PV systems in Cape Town will be answered by this team with pleasure.

They’ll cut through all the technical gobbledygook that can spin the brightest of minds and simplify it all enough for you to be able to get the full picture of what you can look forward to!

Make the move to solar energy today, before we get to stages 7 and 8 of load shedding, it’s a decision you’ll never regret!

Lead-acid or Lithium-ion batteries – which is best for your solar system?

While we haven’t reached the point of no return where it comes to using lead-acid batteries in solar systems, there is certainly growing interest in lithium batteries, which has led to a lot of debate about lead-acid batteries versus lithium-ion batteries.

This is of course only natural with the giant leaps in solar energy technology in terms of all components used in any solar system.

What’s also natural, is that with every advance in solar technology it becomes cheaper to invest this natural, universal power, which is always good news in our very wobbly economy.

Although lead-acid batteries are more affordable than lithium-ion batteries, and have been the go-to battery in PV Hybrid Systems for aeons, the move to lithium-ion batteries makes sense from the point of view that they last longer than acid-batteries and are also more resilient.

There’s still no such thing as right or wrong when it comes to the battery you choose for your solar system, despite comparisons.

The lead-acid battery is a tried and tested technology used in solar systems for as long as they’ve been around, so there’s no reason to doubt their ability to perform as well as ever, if not better than ever.

While lithium-ion batteries do offer a longer life cycle, the fact that they’re still a bit more expensive is a major factor in the choice that people make when venturing into the world of solar energy.

It still makes sense to stick with what has worked, however, if that’s what your budget extends to, but with the rapid advances in technology the financial gap between these two battery options has closed a lot, which is something to look forward to.

Continuing research into prolonging the lifespan of batteries used in solar systems means that we can look forward to a time when batteries will last longer and longer, contributing to the reduction of prices in solar energy technology.

So, as of the present moment, there’s no reason to doubt the effectiveness of lead-acid batteries, or that of lithium-ion batteries, but, if you have the budget it’s worth splashing out on a lithium battery for an extended lifespan, a greater Depth of Discharge (DoD) and higher resilience.

If all this information has got your head spinning, hang in there, this is what Renaissance Solar is there for.

There isn’t a question too big for this team to answer. They’re people’s people, always ready with the kind of information you really need when it comes to making sure you have the best of everything wrapped up in the solar system you choose to install.

Even if all you want to do is pick a few good brains with the experience and knowledge you could really do with as you tread the path to solar power, this friendly team embodies everything that speaks of service excellence, superior quality products and awesome after sales service.

The Best Investment You Can Make For Your Home Is A Solar Geyser

The Best Investment You Can Make For Your Home Is A Solar Geyser

Did you know that you can save nearly half of what you pay on electricity for your home every month by doing one simple thing? Your geyser uses more than 40% of your electricity to heat up your water. So what’s the alternative? A solar geyser of course. A solar water heating system is a cost-effective way to supply your home with hot water every day for years and years to come.

So many people are already reaping the benefits of paying less for their (stupidly high) electricity bills. Why not join them? Not completely convinced yet? Keep reading for more information.

How Do Solar Water Heaters Work?

Just like the word suggests, these water heaters, also known as solar geysers, work by using the energy of the sun to heat water, rather than traditional electricity. And since we live in South Africa with an abundance of sunny days, solar geysers are an excellent choice. Many new homes these days will come complete with a solar geyser installed.

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Solar Water Heater in South Africa?

Your caution about solar geysers might stem from the fact that you need to invest in a unit before you can start enjoying hot water for free. But, sooner than later you’ll start seeing a return on investment. In fact, with the rapidly rising costs of electricity in South Africa, that day will start sooner than you think!

The cost of solar geysers at Renaissance Solar are as follows:

 

  • 150lt from R16 535
  • 200lt from R19 012
  • 300lt from R27 165

Benefits of Solar Geysers

  • Notable savings on your monthly electricity bill – 40% and more
  • A year-round reliable source of hot water
  • Reduced carbon footprint – better for the environment

As you can see, solar geysers are an excellent investment in many ways.

Reap the benefits of what mother nature has to offer – unlimited free hot water for your home or business. For more information or a free quote on solar water heating in Cape Town, get in touch with the team at Renaissance Solar today.

 

Choose a company you can trust to answer all your questions about solar geysers

Choose a company you can trust to answer all your questions about solar geysers

If you’re considering investing in a solar geyser due to the instability and uncertainty surrounding Eskom, and the continually rising cost of electricity, the very first thing that you’ll do is to put pen to paper, listing every question you’ll need answered before going ahead.

The thing is, if you want honest answers to your questions, you’re going to have to do quite a bit of research to find a solar company that stands head above shoulders of the rest, one that has easily accessible stellar recommendations from previous clients.

Here’s just a taste of what one Renaissance Solar client has said about this awesome team:

‘Thank you Jill, Valerie as well as John and his 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!’

Doing your homework will help you to bypass those less than scrupulous solar installers that’ll take your money, do an iffy installation and disappear, never to be found again should anything in your system go wrong.

The passionate team of solar experts at Renaissance Solar in Cape Town are just what the doctor ordered, and they’ll be more than happy to answer your questions about a solar geyser installation, without putting pressure on you to commit.

They know that starting on the road towards owning a solar geyser isn’t a decision taken lightly, which is why they’ll do all they can to give you everything you need to make an informed decision.

Here are answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions about solar geysers to get your list going

  • Why invest in a solar geyser

You’ll shave off up to 50% of your electricity bill and have hot water when Eskom hits the off switch! Besides which, it’ll be your contribution to protecting our environment, which has already been sadly depleted.

  • What size geyser will I need

Here’s where the 10 years’ worth of experience on the part of the team at Renaissance Solar will help you to determine what size geyser you’ll need, so that you’ll be in a position to make an informed decision.

On the whole, it’s a good idea to go for a large system, provided you have the budget for it, but in any event, you’ll be basing the size on how many people there are in your home, as this will indicate what your hot water consumption is in general.

  • Will the water be hot in winter?

Yes it will. With the high quality of workmanship that goes into the solar installations carried out by Renaissance Solar, your water will be hot in winter! Whatever you want your solar system or solar geyser to do, only the quality of the installation will make to the difference to how well the system will work.

  • How hot will the water be?

The average comfort level for a shower is around 42ºC, so you’ll be doing pretty well with your solar geyser which can heat water up to 60ºC.

…and more

These questions are just the tip of the iceberg when you’re planning on installing a solar water heating system, but it should pique your interest enough to want to contact Renaissance Solar for more answers.

They won’t only answer your questions, they’ll also give you answers to questions you may not have thought of while doing your list!

If you’d like Renaissance Solar to contact you, please fill in the online form and they’ll get right back to you, or punch in their number and give this friendly team a call.

Either way, you’ll be as impressed with their professionalism, honesty and integrity as their clients are! Oh yes, and you can add high quality solar products to this list of awesomeness!

Due east or due west – which is best for solar panels

Due east or due west – which is best for solar panels

So, before going to the crux of what’s best, east or west, we need to look at just how much you’d benefit from placing your solar energy dreams into the hands of the team at Renaissance Solar in Cape Town.

Turning your plans for harnessing the sun into a reality starts with finding a team like this who care about people, who are passionate about using locally manufactured products of high quality, and are driven to offer superb service.

This is how Renaissance Solar has kept growing since it was first established in 2009, taking out into the field the message that high quality, SABS approved solar products can be affordable enough to suit the budget of every South African household.

So, to the matter of which is best, due south or due east

Actually, if you’re looking for maximum efficiency out of your solar panels, it’d be great to have them perpendicular to the sun, so that they can follow the sun from east to west, but, and it’s a big but, it’s going to cost!

The fact that having the solar panels perpendicular to the sun is also difficult, is another reason that most homeowners opt to have the panels set around 30 degrees, facing north.

So, where does installing the solar systems due east or due west come into the picture?

Here’s where

What happens in the morning?

Everything! You’ll want that first cuppa java if you’re a caffeine junkie, and, if you hanker for a Jamie Oliver breakfast of hearty rich porridge, or a true South African breakfast with all the trimmings, all the power you need will be available, directly from the sun!

And in the middle of the day?

All the lean and hungry appliances like the dishwasher and washing machine come into their own late morning. And when the sun is at its peak, you can bring out the power tools to tackle all those DIY tasks you keep putting off or…if you’re feeling particularly energetic after lunch, mow the lawn! (Could earn you much needed brownie points!)

What about late afternoon?

Well, this is the time you’ll be wanting to get that roast into the oven to produce perfection for dinner or, plan on delivering a delicious home baked apple pie that’ll hit the sweet spot perfectly!

If you’ve got a little extra left in the tank, you could always bake a loaf of homemade bread to add to the beloved bread bin!

…and off-peak use?

This is where east or west facing solar panels come into their own.  Their total energy production may be less than that of panels facing due north, but the point of east or west-facing panels is that you’ll have electricity when you’re going to need it most.

Don’t go for the Mickey Mouse version of a solar system!

This is where the team at Renaissance Solar will help you to be absolutely sure that once you’ve made the big decision about installing solar panels, you won’t be disappointed with their delivery of solar power.

Cheap will cost more and leave you frustrated!

Speak to them about the voltage you’ll need and the right inverter to get everything up and running the way it should on the power of the sun!

Contact Renaissance Solar in Cape Town if you’re ready for a solar geyser, solar water heating system, and Hybrid or Grid-Tied PV system in Cape Town, with the full turn-key systems on offer by this team, you’ll have everything pointing in the right direction!

Are you connected to solar energy yet?

Are you connected to solar energy yet?

Everybody who’s anybody has a lot to say about what’s happening to our world in terms of climate change, and most know full well that the burning of fossil fuels will continue to be the main culprit for the escalation in climate change, and still they burn.

Yet despite this, and the ever-increasing electricity hikes, many are still hesitant about choosing the cleaner, environmentally friendly option of solar energy, especially in South Africa with its sunny skies.

So, what makes people think twice about solar energy?

Costs

The costs associated with investing in a solar energy system is at the forefront of our minds where it comes to making the right decision about solar energy.

It’s easy to think that the cost of investing in a solar energy system installation is out of your league, but with solar panels dropping in prices faster than Eskom can raise tariffs, solar energy is now within reach of many more South Africans.

Giant leaps in the development of new technology to lower costs, as well as to increase energy storage, contribute towards a future not too far distant, in which every home will sport solar panels.

If just 2 minutes of sunshine can sustain the energy needs for all of humanity, is it really worth taking your time about getting connected to that raw, natural energy?

Ultimately, it’s all about finding the right system to suit your needs with the help of a trusted solar energy company like Renaissance Solar, so that you’ll be able to make an informed decision about your move into solar energy.

And on the sunny side?

Well, looking at the benefits of solar energy makes biting the bullet and putting your money where your mouth is a little easier.

So what are the benefits?

  • Saving money

You work hard for your money, which is why the initial outlay in a solar system can hurt, but, once that’s out of the way, opening your electricity bill will become a champagne moment every month!

Besides which, this is when you start seeing that it is really a great return on investment.

  • Increasing your property value

Today, buyers have become far more interested in investing in homes that already have a solar panel system installed, making your home more attractive in terms of energy efficiency and eco-friendliness will go a long way to securing the best price possible.

  • Low maintenance

Really, it’s a case of having your solar system installed, sitting back and enjoying all the benefits that come with not having to maintain the system. It’s a sure-fired way to reap all that’s good about solar energy, for many years to come.

  • Carbon footprint reduction

If reducing your carbon footprint is as important to you as it should be to all, installing a solar power system will go a long way to doing your bit towards fighting global warming. It’s time for us to start giving back for what we’ve taken from Mother Nature!

  • Do with it what you choose to do

You may already have those solar lamps and lights adorning your home and garden, but with a little more help from solar panels, you can use the power of the sun to charge batteries, generate hot water, electricity and to power lights.

  • If you’re ready to connect to the power of the sun…

Whether you’re raring to go or still scribbling figures around your budget, the awesome team of solar experts at Renaissance Solar in Cape Town would be happy to partner with you on your journey to successful renewable energy!

 

 

Will electricity become something only the elite can afford?

Will electricity become something only the elite can afford?

The answer to this question is a resounding yes! At the rate that electricity tariffs keep rising, and with the monopoly resting in the hands of a failing and corrupt power giant, electricity will become so expensive that it will become a luxury that even a middle class family cannot afford.

This sad state of affairs is directly as a result of mismanagement and corruption in the only power supplier we have, and while this energy giant is under continuing investigation, the chances of a reliable, affordable source of energy seems further off than ever before.

Considering the worldwide move to solar energy, it’s shocking that natural energy sources such as wind and sun are virtually non-existent, especially in one of the best climates for both sources of energy!

The onus now rests on individuals and commerce to make the change to solar energy, while the lights are still on, because the day there won’t be electricity cannot be too far off.

In fact, we were looking at the complete shutdown of Eskom by April 2019, and if that didn’t get everyone scrambling for an alternative energy source then nothing will!

Renewable energy = food security

We are already well-aware of the fact that renewable energy has many advantages as opposed to coal and fossil fuel generated energy. What is seldom discussed is the positive impact that solar energy can have on the predicted global food scarcity we could face by 2050, if we keep going at the current rate.

Renewable energy uses less water to produce energy, and also drastically cuts the amount of fossil fuel emissions that have left our planet reeling through climate change.

With the global population expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, our food supplies will be under greater stress than they already are, in which millions are already dying of starvation every day somewhere in the world.

No scare statistics

These are not scare statistics designed to get you to run to your closest solar energy installer, rather, they are the reality we face if we don’t start changing the way we access energy and treat our environment.

Contributing to a sustainable future

Solar energy, whether you’re installing a solar geyser, opting for a Hybrid  or Grid-Tie PV system, is a sustainable solution that cannot be ignored in a country battling with drought in many areas.

Renewable energy not only lowers carbon emissions, it also uses less water in the production of energy, and we cannot afford to waste any more water than we already have.

The coal facts

Coal reserves are fast being depleted in South Africa, which means that we’re no longer bringing in an income from coal exports exporting coal, which should be of great concern to us all.

That said

There’s so much more to say about the huge impact that harnessing the energy of the sun as the source of our energy requirements that there isn’t enough space to go into it now, but it’s worth every moment you spend looking into a brighter future brought about through solar energy.

Speak to a solar energy expert instead of to a salesman!

Where it comes to finding a solar energy company in Cape Town you can trust not to sell you more than you need, leave the salesman out. Choose to speak to a team that has the knowledge and experience to ensure that you’ll have the right solar energy system to meet all your power requirements, without fleecing you.

Renaissance Solar is all about guiding their clients to a new way of meeting all power needs, from solar hot water systems and PV solar systems in Cape Town and surround.

You can also expect that this friendly team of experts work hard to bring you solar energy at low prices for superb quality, which will offer you a fantastic return on investment.

If you’d like to know what to expect from Renaissance Solar, mosey on over to check out what their customers have to say about the quality workmanship of this company, standard of professionalism and passion for people and their products!

The bare basics of solar energy for beginners

The bare basics of solar energy for beginners

Spend 10 minutes with a tech whiz, ask them a question…or two, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another planet that speaks a completely foreign language!

Much the same can be said about understanding solar energy, especially for those of us who simply don’t speak the language, at all.

Because of the growing affordability of solar panels and the escalating costs of Eskom power, more and more South Africans are opting to move to solar energy.

We’re going to take as basic a look as possible to make understanding solar energy a little bit easier in preparation for your meeting with your choice of solar energy expert.

Where to start:

Choose a reputable solar company

Once you’ve managed to wrap your head around some of the basics of solar energy, be very careful about who you approach for quotes.

You need to check the credentials and reputation of your solar energy installer, especially because you don’t speak the language, so that you’ll know you won’t be led around the bush to an expensive mistake.

Ask as many questions as you need to. Any solar energy, solar geyser or solar hot water system installer worth his or her salt will be more than happy to answer them clearly, in a language you can understand.

The 4 main components of solar energy systems:

Solar panels

The main components of solar energy systems are made up of solar panels.  The panels available today are either monocryststalline or polycrystalline; okay, they’re pretty big words, to say the least, but the good news is that if you buy a reputable brand you don’t need to stress about poly or mono panels, since both work just as well in South Africa.

Solar panel brands

There are good brands on the market your solar panels a lifespan of 25 plus years.

There are brands that are budget friendly and those that are in the higher budget bracket, just make sure that you don’t choose cheap ‘no name’ panels that’ll last a tiny fraction of the 25 years that good quality solar panels will give you.

Speak to the team at Renaissance Solar in Cape Town about the brands available in South Africa, they’ll be more than happy to give you the best advice, since they’re planning to stick around a very long time and don’t want to ruin an already awesome reputation!

The bottom line is that, as with anything else you buy, you get what you pay for.  A good investment earns you excellent returns, where a not-so-good investment is going to end up costing you more than you should be paying for the foreseeable future.

 

Inverters

The next main component used in a solar energy system is the inverter. Inverters convert the DC (Direct Current) electricity that solar panels are able to produce into 240V AC electricity.

Because the inverter has to work very hard on a daily basis, they are the one component that will need replacing in the solar energy system somewhere between the first 10 to 15 years, making it well worth investing in a high quality inverter.

 

Batteries

Here is where you can make the most important decision of your system. There are batteries that are ‘cheap’ last 600 cycles and cant go below 50% discharge. Some of these are deep cycle batteries a little like car batteries.

Then there are Lithium batteries – can go to 80% or more discharge and can go to around 6000 cycles. Warranted for 10 years they are likely to last much longer and will make all the difference to a system working well for you or working ‘just ok’.

 

Mounting

Next up in the four main components of a solar energy system installation is the mounting. This is what will be installed securely on your roof for the mounting of your solar panels. And most importantly to be connected correctly to your Distribution Board. Any installers fall down on that one.

 

Things to think about in general

You need to know just how much electricity is used in your home and when it is used most.  You’ll also want to know how many panels you’ll need, which will be determined by usage and time of usage. The panels and inverter and batteries all need to be matched together to give you the optimum system for your requirement.

A last word

If you are still feeling dizzy about this ‘basic’ information, that’s okay, there are some pretty big words thrown around here and there.

Best idea? Take your questions to Renaissance Solar in Cape Town and they’ll draw the mental pictures you need to put your solar system puzzle together, before you make the investment of a lifetime!

This is a team that speaks about solar energy in a language far more easily understood and they’re more than happy to make making the transition to solar energy a lot less stressful!

Contact this team passionate about seeing solar panels become the norm in Cape Town; they’re waiting to do all they can to make the change a lot easier than it may seem at the moment.

How long do you still want to fumble around in the dark?

How long do you still want to fumble around in the dark?

This is a very loaded question for South Africans at the moment, and will be for the foreseeable future.

Just as we thought things were getting better after the last round of load shedding by Eskom, the lights went out, leaving us in the dark yet again!

Talking about the future, in an article as far back as December 2018, it was said by energy experts that South Africa would quite literally be in the dark for many years to come.

It also said that load shedding would subside around March 2019. Well, here we are, heading into a very uncertain April 2019, back in the black.

Eskom is however deeply in the red, and we all know why, yet we are the ones paying for it, in every sense of the word.

We might as well get our heads well out of the sand because the financial problems at Eskom will not improve, unless you’re planning on hanging in there until 2050 perhaps?

Maintenance costs billions, coal shortages won’t get any better, and since 80% of Eskom’s power generation relies heavily on coal supply, we might even be looking at a complete failure of our power system as a result of spiralling inefficiency.

We pay in how it affects our daily lives, how it impacts on lives that depend on power to keep critical medical equipment functioning and another hundred other things most of us don’t think about unless it affects us.

Small business is in dire straits every time black outs roll in, and in an economy that is prime, fertile ground  for entrepreneurs, especially with high unemployment rates, load shedding is sounding the death knell for many of these brave people striking out on their own.

Here’s a bit more food for thought from Times Live and Fin24 before we head briefly into the area that offers relief from the darkness, like no other in the natural world.

We need our heroes to step up to the plate now, and in the sphere of power supply, our heroes are those who are passionate about harnessing the never-ending, out-of-this-world power of our beautiful sun!

It takes locals too, like the team at Renaissance Solar, who know the lay of the land well enough to make sure that no matter how we start our foray into the world of solar power in Cape Town, it’ll start off on the right foot.

Even if all you do is start by investing in a solar hot water system or convert your existing electric geyser to solar, you’re about half way there.

If your use of electricity costs you 50% of your power bill, imagine what the future of your wallet will look like from the day you switch over to a solar hot water system?

If you want to take everything a step further and keep the power on for appliances, lights, laptops and mobile phones, the incredible return on investment will more than make up for what you put in initially.

Solar power has become more than just a pipe dream for ordinary South Africans.

With solar panels coming down in price every year and electricity going up every third month or so, it’s a no-brainer that solar power is in reach of anyone struggling to keep up with high electricity bills.

Renaissance Solar does so much more than offer high quality PV solar panels in Cape Town, from their base in Fish Hoek, and their association with Trust Solar, they also have their own secret recipe for offering low prices for that same high quality.

The team at Renaissance Solar know their stuff, and they’re down-to-earth people that will sit down with you to work out what your power requirements are, without putting any spin on it all that you can’t understand.

They’ll work around your budget and then introduce you to the best way forward for your first step into harnessing the power of the sun!

Whether you’re interested in grid-tie, hybrid or going completely and utterly of the grid, Renaissance lays it out for you in a language that you’ll be able to understand, so that you’ll be in a position to make an informed decision.

If you don’t have the ready cash to install a solar geyser or solar panels, take out that second bond, beg the bank or go down on your knees to the in-laws (even if it means you’ll have to mow their lawn for the foreseeable future), close your eyes, take the leap and make one of the best investments you’ll ever make in your life.

If you’re ready to take the future of your power supply into your own hands, let Renaissance Solar introduce you to a whole new world in which you’ll never fumble around in the dark again!

Oh yes, by the way, if you’re wondering whether the water from a solar hot water system will be warm enough for a luxurious shower, the answer is absolutely yes!

42 degrees is the comfortable level, even in winter, but just watch out in summer, or there’ll be a bit of scalding here and there!