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How does a gas geyser work?

How many hours a day do you spend thinking about your geyser?  If it’s doing its job, I bet you almost never think about it at all. It might not be a bad idea to give it some thought today – the cost of living is rising rapidly, and there might just be a better

UPS vs. Inverter: What is the difference?

Did you know? One of the first things Andre de Ruyter did in his position as Eskom CEO, was to order a paint job for the main board room at Megawatt Park, reported Businesstech. The fact that he didn’t want to work in a “dirty and shoddy-looking” environment says a lot about the man’s meticulous

How to choose your solar inverter

It is often said that life is short, so you should enjoy it as best you can. But honestly, how are you supposed to enjoy life when you have to waste time sorting out things like solar panels, batteries and inverters? Allow me to give you some clarity on solar inverters, why you need them

How solar batteries can help you wave goodbye to your electricity bill

Are you South African? Then I bet I can spoil your mood with one song lyric. No? Check this out: “Hello darkness my old friend…” When it comes to power outages and sitting around in the dark, we are so over it. Let’s take a look at solar batteries and how they fit into the

36 Facts You Didn’t Know About Solar Power

The importance of solar energy is growing as society becomes more aware of the challenges that are facing our planet.  But did you know that there is more to solar power than just being a green source of energy? These are the facts about solar energy you need to know to help you sound smart

Are Axpert inverters any good?

What is your backup plan in case the lights go off? Because one thing is certain, at some point they will go off. Power failures happen daily all over South Africa, whether or not load-shedding is in place.  Fortunately there are options, and with our country facing a very uncertain future in terms of electricity,

How much money do you need to kiss Eskom good-bye?

Can you afford to go solar? “We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles,” Thomas Edison once said.  How times have changed. Electricity keeps getting more expensive, despite the fact that your lights can go off at any moment. Solar panels can ease frustration about an unreliable supply of electricity,

Why are solar panels blue

They say that you should not judge a book by its cover. That is not the case for solar panels. Did you know that you can assess, among other things, the quality of a solar panel just by its appearance? More specifically, its colour? Try doing a quick image search for ‘solar panels’. The results

Why is my electricity bill so high?

Electricity bills can be full of surprises, and not the kind that calls for champagne. In South Africa we often hear of consumers complaining about bills that skyrocketed by thousands of rands.  Is there light at the end of this expensive tunnel? Preferably ones that aren’t powered by electricity?   Why are our electricity bills

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