The Ultimate Hot Water Solution

The Ultimate Hot

Water Solution

Who needs it?

All property owners who want to generate hot water cost effectively without being totally dependent on Eskom.

Is it affordable?

Yes. At R25 000 for the basic 150 litre system, fully installed, the electricity saving exceeds the installments of the finance option from day one. It is a win-win situation from the word go.

Bespoke Solar


Who needs it?

  • Residents and businesses who are tired of loadshedding.
  • Property owners that want to hedge themselves against high electricity bills. Property owners that want to increase the value of their properties.
Bespoke Solar Systems

Loadshedding Solutions

Who needs it?

All property owners who want to have backup power during loadshedding.

Is it affordable?

Yes. At R22 000 for an entry level system which will be sufficient to keep the lights, TV, laptops, internet etc. on during loadshedding.

Solar Investment

An investment in solar energy is not only an investment in your property, it is an investment in the environment. It is an investment in your children’s future and the beauty of this is that you actually save money by going green.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you migrate from grid to solar?

To convert your current system to solar completely can be very expensive and depending on your specific situation, will not always be cost effective. The storing of energy for the hours when the sun is not shining is the main challenge. A modular approach starting with solar water heating and a small inverter/ battery system to overcome load shedding is a much more reasonable approach.

Can I use the power grid as a storing device?

Can I use the power grid as a storing device to feed electricity back into the grid during times when my solar system generates more than my consumption?

It is technically possible with the older types of electricity meters that work with an internal wheel, that can be reversed, but it is not legal everywhere in South-Africa to do so.

How does SolemSolar compare to other solar solutions?

To answer the question one needs to understand the different systems on the market. There are two different approaches in utilizing solar energy to heat water:

  • Photothermal heating where the heat of the sun is used to heat the water and this can be done directly or indirectly, where another liquid that serves as a heat conveyor is used.
  • Through the use of Photovoltaic cells, commonly known as solar panels, to generate electricity that heats an element as is used in a conventional geyser.

It is well known that thermal heating is more efficient in terms of utilizing sunlight per square meter. This method has however certain practical drawbacks in terms of:

  • Weight of system on roof.
  • More parts that require maintenance in terms of pumps, pipes, valves etc.
  • Heat losses through conveying of water.
  • Limited lifetime expectancy.
  • Cost disadvantage.

To evaluate between different PV systems on the market, it is important to compare the wattage output and water volume capacity, as well as quality of components. It is also important to note that it requires more than 1500watt to heat 150 litre water to 55º Centigrade in the 6 hour efficient sunlight per day.

Can hail damage the solar panels?

Yes, hail can damage solar panels if it is large enough. Solar panels are built to withstand golf ball size particles travelling at 100 km/h. It is also important to ensure panels are included in the building insurance policies.