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29
Jul
Is net metering allowed in South Africa?

By Chris Haw | Comments

​A national legal framework for commercially viable net-metering schemes that would boost the residential and commercial PV roof segments is being developed. Certain...

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29
Jul
What incentives are available?

By Chris Haw | Comments

​Currently, Eskom’s Standard Offer Program (SOP) subsidy is on hold, and is not available for solar projects. It is Eskom’s view that this program will be reintroduced...

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29
Jul
What factors influence the economics of an solar system?

By Chris Haw | Comments

​This is determined by a number of factors, including geographic location, specific energy consumption tariff, slope and shading of roof structure or piece of ground...

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29
Jul
Does solar make sense for my building?

By Chris Haw | Comments

​Perform a spot check to determine if your roof if free of shaded by trees, mountains or other buildings?  Is your roof is flat or mainly sloped in a northerly direction...

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29
Jul
Does my region get enough sunlight for solar power to make sense?

By Chris Haw | Comments

​South Africa has some of the world’s best solar resource. Certain parts of the country such as the drier interior experience better solar irradiation than others....

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29
Jul
How does solar power work?

By Chris Haw | 6 Comments

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels contain a semiconductor material (typically silicon-based) which converts sunlight into direct-current (DC) electricity. An on-site inverter...

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260 kW Century City Conference Centre

This week, SOLA Future Energy was pleased to assist the Century City Conference Centre in its journey toward

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Takeaways from Intersolar 2017: the latest and greatest in solar technology

07 Jun 2017

​SOLA CEO, Dom Wills, and CTO, Ian Burger, attended the world’s largest gathering of solar professionals in...


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