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Solar Energy Cost Saving Solutions for Cape Town Guest Houses

Condor Solar has been advising and assisting guest houses in the Cape Town to 'go green' by recommending and installing renewable energy solutions that are not only great for the environment, but are also saving the owners money on their monthly electricity bills.

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Condor Solar does an obligation free assessment and supplies a detailed recommendation of the steps needed to be taken.

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Case Study for A PV Solar Panel Installation for SMME or Home Businesses

For most households Eskom loadshedding is an inconvenience, but for SMME and specifically home businesses, power outages and loadshedding can be deeply problematic. Lost productivity and security concerns are uppermost for most business owners.

If you operate a small / medium enterprise or run a business from home, then you should seriously consider investing in the following basic solar PV system:

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Battling to keep the lights on? - Get a Quote to Save and Take your power back

Take your power back and save money with Condor Solar

Electricity prices are rising rapidly and the country's power shortage will be with us for years to come.

It therefore makes financial sense to invest in future savings and common sense to switch to renewable energy.

Long term saving requires that you make an investment in alternatives to Eskom electricity that are partly subsidised by the state.

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Fumbled pass by DoE forces Eskom to pick up the ball again

The Solar rebate programme administration has been returned to Eskom after the Department of Energy proved unable and / or unwilling to manage the process.

The administrative impasse resulting from the botched transfer of the Solar rebate programme almost crippled the fledgling Solar Geyser installation industry and put 1000's of jobs and many small businesses at risk.

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What is a PV solar system?

It is important to understand how a PV Solar Panel electricity generating system differs from a solar water heating system or solar geyser.

In addition, the components that make up a Solar Panel system are designed not only to generate electrical energy, but also to regulate and store electrical energy.

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Is PV Solar electricity generation becoming a more affordable solar option?

Can I run my whole house on solar power and be independent of the grid and get rid of the Eskom problem?

The answer is yes, of course you can. There are however certain things that need to be in place, and it is an expensive exercise.

But the return on your investment is enormous and over a relatively short time period. And it keeps paying.

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Solar geyser and water heater rebate programme update

The Department of Energy has announced the transitional arrangements for the implementation of the national solar water heater (SWH) programme.

From the 2 February and until further notice the Department of Energy has made available a capped total of rebates for only 5000 installations of solar water geysers and water heating systems, nationally.

No further subsidies will be available under this interim programme once this cap is exceeded.

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What is the difference between 'photovoltaic solar generated electricity' and a 'solar geyser water heating'?

'Photovoltaic (PV) solar electricity generation' and 'solar geysers or solar water heating' involve two fundamentally different technologies, but both rely on the conversion of energy carried by solar radiation (sunlight).

On a sunny day in Cape Town, sunlight delivers a powerful stream of energy to the tune of 1 kW per square meter.

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How a Thermo Syphon Solar Geyser works

A Thermo Syphon (TH) system relies on warm water rising, a phenomenon known as natural convection, to circulate water through the flat plate collector and to the tank (in TH systems with flat plate collectors).

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Cheaper oil prices is a game changer for South Africa

At $40 per barrel, South Africa's GDP could lift by as much as 1.1% according to the Oxford Economics Group.

So why have Solar stocks fallen in line with plummeting oil prices?

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