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Get started with our load shedding solutions calculator. Calculate what it’ll cost you to survive load shedding, save on electricity costs, achieve power independence or go off-grid.
The sun will always rise, but your electricity bill shouldn’t. Keep the lights on for a fraction of your current costs with alternative power solutions. You’ll be able to escape rising tariff rates and outlast the loadshedding challenge in South Africa, while you pay off your system.
Make the cost of getting your own energy supply affordable with our manageable monthly repayments. Although the upfront costs of loadshedding solutions seem high, the investment over the long term should help you save on electricity costs and give you peace of mind during loadshedding.
A UPS solution allows you to store energy from the grid and use it when there are power outages. There are plug-and-play solutions that you can purchase from local retail stores. Alternatively, you can have an accredited installer set up the solution according to your household consumption requirements. This solution does not save you energy costs, but offers resilience to load shedding and power outages, helping to keep the lights on.
A grid-tied system is the most common solar system. It consists of solar panels and an inverter. The system uses panels installed on your roof to convert sunlight to electricity (DC). Inverters convert this electricity to a form usable in your household (AC). This energy will be available for as long as there is sunlight and any extra energy generated from the sun will be lost due to a battery not being added to the solution. This solution will also not produce electricity during load shedding.
An off-grid solution means energy independence, i.e. disconnecting all supply connections from the utility and relying only on the electricity being generated by your solar system. You would need to consider other alternatives such as using a solar geyser, a gas stove, a gas heater, etc. Your battery capacity and the size of your solution may not be strong enough to power high-wattage appliances.