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Solar quotes can be difficult to understand. Once you have received several quotes from reputable companies, what are the key points you would need to look for to be able to compare the quotes? In this blog post we hope to give you some pointers for things to look for.

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  With the ongoing load shedding, the energy price increases, the dropping costs for solar components and the need to do something about climate change, more and more homeowners in South Africa are looking to go solar. Here are the key steps to take for installing the best PV system for your home: Reduce your energy usage where you can: One of the smart things to do before installing a solar PV system is to reduce your energy usage where you...

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Beginner level, CoC, Safety -

  Once your solar PV or backup system has been installed, it’s important to ensure that a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) is issued. What is it and why do you need it?   Basically, this document checks that the electrician who performed the installation has complied with the rules and regulations that are in place to assure a safe installation.   Insurance As the property owner, you are responsible for the safety of the electrical installation on your property in...

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Beginner level, Inverters, Medium level, Sizing, Victron -

There are plenty of options available when it comes to selecting an inverter. Inverters vary in size, efficiency, performance, and capabilities. So what’s the best solution for you? The key questions you have to answer are the following:   Do you have a single phase or three-phase electricity supply? Do you want back-up power from a battery? What is the size of your solar panel array? How much power are your appliances using?   What is an inverter? An inverter...

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Beginner level, DC, Fuse, How to connect, Medium level, Safety, Sizing -

What is a Fuse?A fuse is an electrical safety device. It protects an electrical circuit against high currents. The fuse is placed in the supply cable to an electrical device. As soon as current flows through the fuse that is higher than its current rating, for a certain amount of time, the fuse will blow. Once the fuse has blown, no more current will flow into the circuit.Higher than expected current situations can occur when an electrical device develops a fault...

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