FAQ about Solar

How does solar energy work?

Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic cells.


What are the benefits of solar energy?

Benefits include reduced energy bills, environmental impact, and energy independence.


Is my location suitable for solar panels?

Solar panels work best in sunny and less shaded areas.


How much can I save on energy bills with solar?

Savings depend on factors like energy usage, system size, and local rates.


What’s the cost of installing a solar system?

Costs vary based on system size, location, and equipment quality.


Are there incentives or rebates for solar installs?

Yes, there are often government incentives and rebates available.


What’s the payback period for a solar investment?

Payback period varies but is usually around 5-10 years.


How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25-30 years or more.


What maintenance do solar panels require?

Regular cleaning and occasional inspections are usually sufficient.


How does net metering work?

Excess energy generated is fed back to the grid for credits on your bill.



Can solar panels power my entire home/business?

Yes, systems can be sized to meet most or all of your energy needs.


Do solar panels work in cloudy weather?

Solar panels produce less energy on cloudy days but still work.


What’s the difference between grid-tied and off-grid systems?

Grid-tied systems are connected to the utility grid (Eskom), while off-grid systems are not depended on the grid (Eskom) and purely run on battery and solar power.


What happens to excess energy generated?

Excess energy can be stored in batteries or sent back to the grid if you have a Hybrid inverter.


Do solar panels increase property value?

Yes, solar panels can increase property value and appeal to buyers.


How do I determine the right system size?

Consider your energy usage and goals; a professional can help size the system.


How long does solar system installation take?

Installation time varies but can take a few days to a few weeks.


What affects the efficiency of solar panels?

Factors include shading, orientation, tilt, temperature, and equipment quality.


Can solar panels be installed on a flat roof?

Yes, flat roofs can be suitable for solar panel installations.


Can I install solar panels myself?

While possible, it’s recommended to hire a professional installer as well as for warranty purposes.