EFFICIENT ENERGY

SOLAR

Generate a constant and renewable source of clean energy by harnessing the power of the sun through solar PV installationsRead More »

HOT WATER

We can assist with the generation, efficient storage and transmission of centrally-heated water using solar PV to power heat pumpsRead More »

SOLAR

STS HAVE PARTNERED WITH ACCREDITED SOLAR PV PROVIDERS TO HELP COMMUNITY SCHEMES CUT DOWN COSTS THROUGH REDUCING DEPENDENCY ON THE GRID
Solar Energy

In Community Schemes

We're passionate about solar and the benefits it has for our country and the planet. Choosing solar over conventional energy solutions is a no-brainer. We see it as a “win win win” scenario where you get to cut costs while contributing positively to the environment – leaving a lasting green legacy for future generations to enjoy.

MORE RELIABLE

Our solar solutions rely on the ever-present sun, while traditional energy relies on the supply of fossil fuels to deliver electricity to millions of homes around the country. While we can’t predict the weather, we can confidently say that South Africa is well-positioned to provide enough sun throughout the year to make our solution a viable and reliable one.

MORE AFFORDABLE

We rely on the free energy produced by the sun for our solar solution and we don’t require any upfront capital expenditure from you as it is fully-funded by us. This is achieved through funds raised by private individuals, corporate entities and trusts that want to invest in long-term solar projects. Solar solutions also increase the appeal and value of your property – making it a wise investment decision.

BETTER FOR THE EARTH

Every day, enough energy from the sun hits our planet to power all earth’s energy needs for nearly thirty years. Solar is the obvious choice when wanting to cut back on costs while contributing to the green economy. Future generations will likely benefit greatly from the smart living choices we make today, so we must choose to live wisely now.

WHY CHOOSE OUR SOLAR SOLUTION?

No upfront capital expenditure required, and the infrastructure is insured over the period of the contract
Ongoing maintenance of infrastructure is included
We offer real-time monitoring to ensure full benefit of solution is achieved
Carport structures may be included depending on feasibility
The tariff we charge is lower than the current council tariff (you save money from day one)
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REDUCE COSTS, ADD VALUE AND PROMOTE GREEN ENERGY WITH OUR SOLAR ENERGY SOLUTION

HOT WATER

ENERGY FROM THE SUN IS USED TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY THROUGH SOLAR PANELS, WHICH POWERS HEAT PUMPS TO HEAT THE WATER
Hot water

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Many clients experience problems or substantial cost inefficiencies in their existing hot water solutions. This includes:

  • Corroded hot water piping
  • Insufficient hot water storage
  • Water temperatures too low or inconsistent
  • Expensive electric geysers

Did you know that water is an excellent store of energy? If your water is efficiently heated by solar power and stored correctly, you can dramatically reduce your monthly electricity bills. Our hot water solutions heat water centrally through solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that power and heat pumps, and store heat efficiently.

Our solutions include a full plumbing retrofit (if required) and the installation of hot- and cold-water metres to allow accurate consumption-based billing. We’re able to fund all the costs related to your hot water problems, provide you with fully-funded solar PV installation and guarantee energy cost savings from the first month of use. Most importantly, there is no need to raise special levies to cover these costs. Not only do we fund these costs, but we also ensure and maintain the infrastructure at no additional cost.

Our Hot Water Solutions include

GENERATION
  • We use heat pumps to heat water, drawing the energy for the heat pumps from the Solar PV
  • The co-efficient of performance of the heat pumps reduces the cost of heating water by two thirds.
  • The heat pump converts 1kW input of energy to 3kW of output energy

STORAGE
  • Large tanks typically made of fibre glass, which store large volumes of hot water for distribution to residents
  • Water is heated from 13 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius within the storage tank

DISTRIBUTION
  • Distribution is transporting the hot water from a centralised storage tank to each individual unit in an estate
  • The water is distributed through a ring main distribution system

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THE COST OF HEATING WATER TYPICALLY ACCOUNTS FOR BETWEEN 50-60% OF YOUR MONTHLY ELECTRICITY BILL