“More of South Africa’s farmers are realizing the benefits of switching to solar. Renewable energy not only reduces your carbon footprint, it can improve your profit margins significantly”.
South Africa isn’t the only country on the continent to be rapidly adapting to solar power, but the main reason it has the chance to become Africa’s leader is that it is one of the sunniest countries in the world. Dependent on solar system choice, solar generated energy could power or supplement grid (Eskom) electricity for sheds, packhouses, cellars, workshops, offices, water pumping solutions etc. Surplus energy, such as when a solar system is not powering a facility – for instance over a weekend – or when energy demand is lower than solar generation, could result in the surplus energy being credited back to the local municipality with a bi-directional meter using a Grid-Tie energy system (if allowed).
According to the South African Department of Energy, the whole of Africa has sunshine all year round. The annual 24-hour global solar radiation average is about 220 W/m² for South Africa, compared with about 150 W/m² for parts of the USA, and about 100 W/m² for Europe and the United Kingdom.
This makes South Africa’s local resource one of the highest in the world.
Solar pumps are an energy efficient, environmentally friendly way to pump water for a variety of domestic and commercial purposes, from irrigation and boreholes to livestock watering (and even as a swimming pool pump).
Specialized Solar Systems supplies a wide variety of solar pumps, ensuring that we have a large range to match each application and optimize efficiency. As with all our installations, our team of experts will analyze your requirements and advise you on the best possible pumping solution. This includes the area of installation of the solar panels as well as the amount of water that you need to pump on a daily basis.
To find out more about our solar pump options (and our complete AC solar submersible water pump kit) please click on the button below…
Once you provide our team of experts with your current energy usage and predicted future requirements, they will come and do a site inspection and will then be able to present you with a proposal of our recommended energy solution to fulfill all your energy requirements, both now and in the future.
Don’t forget that most energy systems are modular and can ‘grow’ over time as your energy requirements change, or as your budget allows.