What is the Benefits & Cost of a PV SOLAR SYSTEM

Benefits like Comfort, security is just a few to mention. Costing of Solar is much more affordable than might be expected.


What is the cost to install PV?

Many people believe renewable energy is too expensive without actually doing their homework. The reality is that the cost of renewable energy solutions has come down significantly over the last few years. When we take them through the costs versus the savings and the fact that their savings can even finance their move to renewable energy, most are stunned at how absolutely affordable it is. In fact, on a monthly repayment option, in many cases the monthly finance payments are covered by what they would be paying on electricity costs anyway. Once paid off, you’ll be smiling even more!

If we look at a typical PV system, your initial capital layout would be in the beginning when you purchase the equipment and on average takes around 5 years to offset the costs, but then for the expected 25 years of the lifespan of your panels, you will get free electricity. The initial upfront cost is the only cost involved with solar. After that, because there are no moving parts, the maintenance on the system is very low. Once fully paid, you have an incredible investment and asset for your property that keeps saving you thousands of Rands each year, for many years to come. And you’ll have a highly efficient, green home or business which is an absolute win. Another advantage of PV is that it is entirely scalable and can be ramped up as your requirements demand and, more importantly, as your budget allows.

PV Solar benefits

Solar PV has a range of benefits. Systems focused primarily on savings (grid tied systems) immediately reduce your electricity bill pro rata to the size of the system you install. Back-up systems, which provide during power outages, provide clean, quiet, instant and environmentally friendly electricity when your utility lets you down. Hybrid solutions provide back-up with a measure of savings. The true benefit of Grid-tie Solar PV (focused on savings) is the fact that you are protected from future Eskom price increases. Any component of your electricity requirement covered by a solar system is in effect hedged against future tariff escalations. All indications are that South African electricity users are in transition from enjoying the lowest cost of electricity in the world ten years ago to becoming one of the highest payers.

Get off the grid Step-by-Step with SOLAR-SA

Solar-SA specializes in helping residential, commercial and industrial clients to get off the grid step-by-step using our renewable energy solutions and expertise.

Established in 2016, the VANDOLPH Solar-SA and partners is the largest and most successful renewable energy franchise network in South Africa, and today stands as an icon of service excellence and perfect installations in the industry. We have a network of over 5 companies part of the VANDOLPH Solar-SA Group branches nationally, and we pride ourselves on the fact that every client across residential and commercial portfolios is a contactable reference.

We constantly evolve our product solutions in line with new technologies, providing one of the most comprehensive renewable energy offerings for the residential and commercial sectors. Our suite of renewable energy solutions is procured only through premium, tier 1 suppliers who have the financial backing and proven reputation of standing by all product guarantees and warranties.

Our driving business philosophy is summed up in two words – “Perfect Service”. With over 1 000+ successful installations completed over the network of companies, we are extremely proud of our proven track record and unquestionably one of the highest service levels and business ethics in the industry.

Our renewable energy solutions and services include:

  • Photovoltaic (PV) systems (for sun to electricity generation)
  • Water heating solutions
    • Solar water heating / solar geysers
    • Heat pumps
    • Bulk water heating
  • Low energy lighting solutions (Commercial and Domestic)
  • Energy consultancy services and auditing
  • Installations and project management across residential and commercial projects.
  • Green Finance