Summer is the season for solar

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Category: Solar and Efficient

Summer is the season for solar

The December holiday season is finally here, and this is the period we look forward to all year to wind down and enjoy some fun in the South African sun. It’s when we can spend quality time with loved ones and make memories that last a lifetime. It also marks a period where we get to enjoy lazy summer evenings with the sparkle of Christmas lights in the distance, and shop online for gifts or binge-watch our favourite shows with family and friends. So, what could possibly go wrong? In two words, load shedding.

At Sectional Title Solutions, we can think of a few things worse than not having power on Christmas morning. Therefore, we have come up with several uniquely South African solutions that will shed some light on your community scheme – even when Eskom won’t, as well as save you some money. Speaking of the national power utility, did you know that the price of electricity will continue to rise? Eskom applied for a 32.66% tariff increase for the 2023/24 financial year to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). This is particularly distressing given the increases in the cost of living we are already facing.

This is why we need to cut costs where we can, and electricity usage in our community scheme is no exception. The most obvious solution is solar energy. Besides being extremely cost-effective, solar is also clean energy and produces no pollution – making it a feasible answer for the future of our planet.

It is no wonder that solar is the most sought-after energy source worldwide. With an endless supply (the sun), solar solutions are indeed the answer to our power woes.

What energy efficient solutions do we offer your community scheme?

In partnership with Bright Light Solar, STS offers several efficient energy solutions to community schemes nationwide. Our main concern is that we save your scheme money and ensure that you don’t just have to rely on the unstable grid. We do this through our solar infrastructure, which we install in your community scheme at no upfront cost and monitor remotely through state-of-the-art technology to ensure you get optimal performance. This infrastructure consists of the physical solar panels that are placed in unused spaces such as on rooftops or as carport structures that visitors can utilise for shade.

Another solution is a battery storage unit, which helps to reduce your dependency on the national grid. Here, a physical battery unit is mounted on your wall and is charged during “normal” times of power. The battery system lasts between a few to several hours – depending on individual usage.

Lastly, the cost of heating water tends to account for around 50% of your monthly electricity bill. Therefore, we have come up with a water-heating solution that will further reduce your monthly expenditure, while also ensuring you never have cold feet again.

With ZERO upfront capital requirements, your scheme has no reason not to partner with us and get one of our solar solutions today. Get in touch to join the solar revolution, and never have to worry about load shedding affecting your community scheme again.