Residential Solar

How Does Solar Work?

Solar power is an alternative, renewable energy source that helps make the planet greener and can also give solar powered homes and businesses great financial incentives and tax credits.

Many homeowners consider solar energy because of these benefits, but are unsure of how solar energy works. Understanding the basics of how solar energy can power your home or business is important for deciding if solar power is the right choice investment for you.

Solar energy is collected and turned into electricity by photovoltaic solar panels. Any home or business that switches to solar energy will have some sort of solar panels installed on the property. But how, exactly, do these solar panels work and bring electricity to your home?
As an Accredited solar panel installer in Cape Town, And the rest of South Africa, we are here to help you understand everything about solar energy—from environmental benefits to economics of solar to equipment—to guide you into making an informed decision.

Type of Solar System

With a diverse product offering, we’re enabling an entire energy ecosystem.
Whether you’re only interested in solar power, or total energy efficiency, we’ve got you covered!

Benefits of going Solar

Reduce your Power Bill

With electricity prices constantly rising, more and more households are making the switch to energy saving alternatives, such as solar PV systems and energy saving lighting. As electricity prices continue to increase (as coal prices rise), solar power becomes less expensive (as silicon prices fall).

Solar Energy is Free

Once your Smart Energy Solar system has been installed, the sun’s energy is absolutely free, allowing you to enjoy considerable savings on your electricity bills. Better still, if solar energy covers 100% of your electricity needs, there’ll be no electricity bills at all.

Solar Energy is Green

Solar electricity is a renewable resource which won’t run out. A 1kW solar system generates approximately 25% of the electricity used in the average household (depending on your location). Smart Energy Solar Systems can be tailored to meet part or all of your electricity needs.