Running a business can be challenging, especially in this local environment; where costly power interruptions and downtime can negatively affect your company. To help address some of these challenges, dSolar offers a wide range of energy efficient solutions to small and big businesses, which aims to help meet energy demands, as well as business objectives. Our services include energy audits, electrical works, solar power, energy efficient lighting (LED), smart meters and heat pumps.
SA is ideally positioned for solar
According to Soventix, solar power has decreased to around 0.70/0.80 cents per kWh, while SA’s largest electricity provider’s average domestic tariff has risen to R1.92 per kWh.
Most areas in South Africa average more than 2 500 hours of sunshine per year. 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 solar resource one of the highest in the world (Energy.gov.za).
Low energy use, high returns
Solar panels can be used countrywide and is a perfect solution for low energy use such as lights and television.
The reduced overhead from decreasing utility bills increases your business’s profits and allows that money to be used elsewhere. The specific amount your business will save on energy costs depends on the size of the building and the type of operations. Savings are greater for larger companies, especially those that perform work that rely heavily on energy use, such as a company with high machinery use.