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Owners of Leisure Pools in Somerset West are going solar

29 August 2019
Leisure Pools Somerset West

Installing a solar geyser system at the house of Jacques and Miranda Storm, the second generation owners of Leisure Pools in Somerset West is such a privilege. Their company has been in business for 35 years already! This well-known and much-loved family business in the Helderberg basin is committed to changing from using coal-based energy…

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ESKOM URGES SOUTH AFRICANS TO USE ELECTRICITY SPARINGLY AS COAL CRISIS LOOMS: 17 Sept 2018

17 September 2018
Reduce your electricity bill with a solar geyser

JOHANNESBURG – Eskom has called on South Africans to use electricity sparingly as 10 of its power stations are running low on coal. The utility has confirmed the power stations have less than three weeks of supply left and some even have less than 10 days in their reserves. Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says: “We don’t want…

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Predictions: Unaffordable increases in future electricity tariffs

28 September 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:33 Written by  Janine Myburgh, President of the Cape Chamber of Commerce Predictions: Unaffordable increases in future electricity tariffs The massive cost overruns on Eskom’s new power stations mean huge and unaffordable increases in future electricity tariffs, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We are afraid there is no…

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Retrofit electric geyser to solar

5 August 2016
Retrofit electric geyser to solar

We were contacted by a family in Durbanville to provide them with a quote for:  Retrofit electric geyser to solar. It helps to timeously empower our client with the correct information: During the onsite evaluation we noticed that certain standards needed to be implemented and that the geyser was also faulty.  When discussing with the owner,…

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Service a solar geyser system…yes or no?

18 July 2016
Servicing a solar geyser system in Kuils River

This article is about a *natural flow solar geyser system with a flat panel (as in the picture) which we serviced recently.  The question is to: Service a solar geyser system…yes or no? *natural flow = thermosiphon (it is where the geyser is located higher than the solar water panel and no pump is required…

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Solar geyser installation Somerset West

26 June 2016

A new client contacted us to do a Solar geyser installation in Somerset West. This is in the Rome Glen area for a separate section of their house.  We also *serviced their existing solar geyser system. Our client indicated the exact positions where he wanted the solar panel and geyser to be installed.  He definitely did his homework…

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Solar water heating without the rebate? It still makes a lot of sense!!

25 August 2015

The solar water heating rebates introduced in 2008 ended in April 2015 and whether they will return is a matter of debate within both the industry and among consumers. SESSA doesn’t know whether the rebate programme will be reinstated and if so, what form it will take. However, the conditions for solar water heating have…

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Lithos Wine Farm showing the way with solar water heating!!

8 November 2014

Location: Somerset West – Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road – Wedderville Country Estate We like to share our experiences when installing solar for other businesses and also to share information about the service provided by these businesses. The mutual interest is caring for the environment and taking the necessary steps towards a lighter carbon footprint.…

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Solar Juice installs at Eskom Sere Wind Farm

18 October 2014

Solar Juice installs at Eskom Sere Wind Farm We (Solar Juice) had the privilege to install 2 solar water heating systems on the building at Sere Wind farm, outside Koekenaap (near Vredendal) which is about 350km from Cape Town. (The Sere Wind Farm is Eksom’s first large-scale renewable energy project and this is the first…

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A myth? Saving with solar water heating or heat pump

3 May 2014

Air polution vs clean energy solutions It is believed that the earth receives more energy each hour from the sun than the world can use in a full year. In spite of this, South Africa generates 77% or more of our electricity by burning millions of tonnes of coal each year …. imagine the pollution…

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