6 Easy Steps to Export Power Back Into The Grid!

The City of Cape Town has laid the foundation for the growth of small-scale embedded generation, but it is only through partnership with communities that significant progress towards carbon neutrality can be achieved. The City has released their guidelines for embedded generation that allows residential and small-scale commercial users to apply to export power back […]

Wine farm embraces solar, cuts power bill.

Cape Town – A R4.4 million solar power-generating system installed on the Vrede en Lust wine farm in the Franschhoek Valley three years ago has slashed electricity costs, enabling it to place more focus on award-winning wines. The farm is able to run the cellar, tasting room, restaurant, conference centre and the boreholes during daylight […]

Tax Breaks for Companies going SOLAR.

Under the current legislation, section 12B of the Income Tax Act, businesses can depreciate investments in renewable energy and bio fuel production at a rate of 50:30:20. By allowing accelerated depreciation on these assets, SARS is giving businesses a cash flow advantage which should assist in the investment in renewable energy projects. The amendments to the Income Tax Act […]

Boere Spaar Groot met Sonkrag.

Lourensford Landgoed is ‘n biodiversiteit- en wyn-inisiatief kampioen wynplaas in Somerset Wes, en behoort aan suksesvolle Suid-Afrikaanse sakeman en entrepreneur Dr Christo Wiese. Dr. Wiese was ook die dryfkrag agter die sonkragstelsel wat op Lourensford installeer is. Die fotovoltaïese (sonkrag) installasie is ‘n uitbreiding van ‘n goed gevestigde program van volhoubare landbou, natuurbewaring, herwinning en […]

Now everyone can afford going solar!

If you think you can’t afford a solar PV system for your home, think again! Leakfind Solar has partnered with GreenFin financial services, enabling everyone to afford going solar. You can now get a proper load shedding battery backup kit with inverter, for as little as R500 per month. Or a 2kWh solar panel PV […]

Daar is sin in sonkrag vir boere.

Met die astronomiese tariefverhogings vir elektrisiteit maak dit sin vir boere om hul Eskom-verbruik te verminder en alternatiewe energiebronne te benut.   Eskom het reeds ’n verhoging van 12,69% in die prys van elektrisiteit vir 2015/’16 deurgevoer en het aansoek gedoen om ’n verdere verhoging. Dan is daar nog die verhoging van 2,51% weens ’n […]

Enjoy High Returns When Going Solar

Cape Town – It could be time for households to examine alternative forms of energy after Eskom was given permission on Wednesday to raise electricity prices next year above the 8% previously granted. The adjustment should enable Eskom to recover R7.8bn in revenue from consumers after its costs exceeded projections between 2010-2013, said the National […]

The rise of solar energy in SA

Near a massive iron ore mine in the Northern Cape, almost 320 000 photovoltaic panels mounted to track the sun cover the rust-coloured earth. Spanish developer Acciona SA built the 94-megawatt Sishen solar project in about 16 months under some of the strongest sunshine in the country.   In South Africa, the fifth-biggest producer of […]

The Ultimate Load Shedding Kit

    Beat load shedding once and for all with our Load Shedding Kits! Get a 1000watt Pure Sinewave Inverter, 2 x 105Ah 12V Deep Cycle Batteries, 12 x LED Lights. All fully Installed to your Distribution Board. Certificate of compliance issued for installation. System will supply 504watt per hour for 2,5 hours during load […]