What exactly do we mean by "Solar"

When we at Eco-Zone talk of "Solar", we are simply referring to a Solar Photovoltaic System. This is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. It consists of an arrangement of several components, including solar panels to absorb and directly convert sunlight into electricity, a solar inverter to change the electrical current from DC to AC, as well as mounting, cabling and other electrical accessories to set-up a working system. Our Solar PV systems range from small, roof-top mounted or building-integrated systems with capacities from a few to several tens of kilowatts, to large utility-scale power stations of hundreds of megawatts.
 

 

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The benefits of solar

Solar panels provide clean – green energy. During electricity generation with solar panels there is no harmful greenhouse gas emissions thus, it is environmentally friendly. Solar may cost you a few with initial purchase of your system but a general return on investment can be seen between 6-8 years. This is possible by the savings made on your Eskom bill every month. After this, your electricity won't cost you a cent. Solar also has benefits over other renewable solutions such as wind turbines. Because other solutions all make use of moving mechanical parts, they require constant maintenance and can be costly to keep in tip-top-shape. Solar does not need that amount of attention from you. In fact, it doesn't require any attention from you as all Eco-Zone's photovoltaics have a 20-year guarantee.
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The now, and the future

Solar technology has advanced, and will keep doing so, at a tremendous pace. This allows us to save you thousands of Rands on you electric bill and we can even help you to be completely independent of Eskom.
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This is however the now, and we expect so much more in the future. As Solar adoption increases every day and more people start to realize the benefits and financial sense of it, we also expect more people to feel the need of going completely off the grid. When this happens we dream of a day where all homes are interlinked and sharing the wonderful energy of the sun!
 

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Myth: Solar is expensive

The costs of your system will vary greatly depending on what you expect of your system. Solar might be expensive, but it is very profitable. Solar systems pay for themselves using your power savings. Further we offer the option, free of charge, to install the system in such a manner that if you wish to increase your Solar capacity in the future, it could be done very easily, and in most cases, on the same inverter. This means that it is as easy as picking up the phone and calling Eco-Zone to increase the amount saved every month. Clearly, Solar saves you money. However, we understand that the need for a smaller upfront cost as the equipment is not cheap. For this reason Eco-Zone has financing options such as a Solar lease or a Solar PPA to assist you with the purchasing of your system.
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 Frequently asked questions

How much will my system cost

The cost of a solar system varies greatly from one installation to another. There are countless factors to take into account when determining the price of your solar array. The general answer however is that the cost of your system, no matter how large, can be paid back in 6-8 years using only the savings you've made by using solar!

What is the first step in the proccess

We need some basic information from you to start, please fill in this form. After that, we will contact you to discuss what you expect from your solar array. We will then proceed to, if needed, assess the site at which you wish to install the solar and calculate exactly what you need.

What technology is needed for my system

The basic system consists of solar panels, an inverter and other accessories such as cabling and brackets. This can be upgraded rather substantially and we can install devices such as monitors and battery banks to add functionality to your Solar system.

Which manufacturer's tech does Eco-Zone use

Eco-Zone shares the same sentiment as our parent company, Masjienburo Corporation. We believe that not price nor speed - although important - are the key factors to client satisfaction, but rather that quality of product and quality of service is the most important element. For this reason Eco-Zone does not use one brand exclusively but rather allow ourselves the freedom to choose the best product for your installation's needs.