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FAQ

General

Can the panels be stolen? Do you have a way of preventing theft?

Theft of the panels can be eliminated by installing the panels high above the ground and fixing them well to the frame. Informing your insurance company about your installation will also cover you. Ask your local Installation agent about the best solution.

How do I orientate my solar panels?

The rule of thumb is that solar panels should face north when installed in the southern hemisphere and the angle of installation should be that of the line of latitude of the installation.

How does a solar water pump work?

Solar Panels are made up of photo voltaic (PV) cells. These cells convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity throughout the day when the sun shines. The Control Box monitors water levels in the well and water tank and switches the pump on and off. This ensures the pump only pumps water when needed. The submersible pump goes into the borehole and pumps water to the water tank.

PV Solar Installations

How do you know which size PV Solar System I need?

We do an energy audit on you building by installing the latest energy monitoring system for a a period of time to get data of your actual consumption. Armed with this accurate information, your current bill and our smart solar spec software we can put together a solar system for you. This process ensures that we do nut under of over spec a system. This enables you to speed up the pay back period of your system and ensures you have the correct systems for your household or business.

Solar Water Pumps

Does the product have a Warranty?

The pump and controller has a year Warranty. See our Warranty Statement.

Can the panels be stolen? Do you have a way of preventing theft?

Theft of the panels can be eliminated by installing the panels high above the ground and fixing them well to the frame. Informing your insurance company about your installation will also cover you. Ask your local Installation agent about the best solution.

How do I orientate my solar panels?

The rule of thumb is that solar panels should face north when installed in the southern hemisphere and the angle of installation should be that of the line of latitude of the installation.

Is a solar water pump easy to install?

Yes. The installation is similar to normal AC electrical pumps. One only has to mount solar panels instead of supplying AC electricity. Well installation will take about 10% of the time if compared to conventional windmills and will be a lot less effort.

What is the advantage of a Solar Water Pump?

Solar water pumps are intended for any use where one would like to pump water in any remote area without electricity or to become independent from relying on Eskom.

How does a solar water pump work?

Solar Panels are made up of photo voltaic (PV) cells. These cells convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity throughout the day when the sun shines. The Control Box monitors water levels in the well and water tank and switches the pump on and off. This ensures the pump only pumps water when needed. The submersible pump goes into the borehole and pumps water to the water tank.

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