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Grid-Free with GROW: Basic Solar System

A basic solar system is at the forefront of everyone’s minds as winter strains the existing national power grid from Eskom to the max.  With loadshedding in South Africa at its unrelenting worst, we at Versofy SOLAR get reminded every day why the need for a better and more sustainable…

A basic solar system is at the forefront of everyone’s minds as winter strains the existing national power grid from Eskom to the max. 

With loadshedding in South Africa at its unrelenting worst, we at Versofy SOLAR get reminded every day why the need for a better and more sustainable solution is so essential. Alternative energy supplies are crucial for South African households due to several reasons:

  • the country faces severe energy shortages and an unreliable power grid infrastructure, which leads to frequent sheds of energy distribution. 
  • traditional energy sources such as coal, contribute to environmental damage, pollution and climate change
  • alternative energy, such as solar power, can provide sustainable and clean electricity that reduces the reliance on fossil fuels 
  • implementing alternative energy solutions can improve energy accessibility and affordability for households, especially in rural areas where grid connections are limited. A central factor in the climate commission’s push for a Just Energy Transition in South Africa

Overall, alternative energy supplies offer a reliable, environmentally friendly, and inclusive solution for South African households’ energy needs. Let’s recap the landscape so you know exactly what you’ll be dealing with, in straightforward language, when considering an initial switch to solar by investing in a basic solar system for your home.

How A Basic Solar System Works

Welcome to the sunny world of solar systems! Picture this: 

Your roof transforms into a mighty, energy-harvesting superhero with shiny solar panels. These panels are like the caped crusaders, soaking up sunlight and converting it into usable electricity. 

But wait, there’s more! Enter the hybrid inverter, the brains behind the operation. 

This smart device, powered by SUNSYNK when taking out a Versofy SOLAR subscription – takes the solar-generated power and converts it into a form that can power your home appliances, like a magical energy translator. 

But what happens when the sun takes a nap? Fear not, for it is then that your solar batteries come to the rescue and keep your energy revolution marching at full speed.

They’re like trusty sidekicks, storing excess solar energy during the day, so you can tap into their power during cloudy moments or at night when the sun (or our energy from Eskom) bids us farewell. It’s like having a secret energy stash! With this dynamic trio – solar panels, a hybrid inverter, and batteries – you’ll be harnessing the sun’s energy, saving the day, and not-to-mention, reducing your overall levels of general bullshed anxiety.

The Return of Jay of Dave 

Jay and Dave first introduced themselves in our earlier blogs. Jay is a busy content man. Single. Dog owner. One-Bedroom Apartment. He has a 3.5 kW inverter, 2 x batteries and is only connected to the grid, with no solar panels connected to his backup power system whatsoever. 

Dave is a busy family man, however. An artist and marketing expert who owns a 3-bedroom house in an estate. He has no form of renewable energy but just like Jay, he also qualified for a Versofy SOLAR plan.  

Let’s investigate to see who uses more power on a daily basis and which package will suit them best.

Versofy SOLAR GROW – Basic Solar System Capacity

Switching to full-blown solar for both parties (Jay and Dave) involves them choosing at least the most basic residential solar energy plan available from either our rent-to-own or exclusive rental (SaaS) solar-subscription packages: 

  • Rent to Own at R3599pm (Versofy SOLAR GROW) – 5 kW Hybrid Inverter 
  • SaaS @ R1999pm (Versofy SOLAR GROW) – 5 kW Hybrid Inverter 

Jay has the potential to require more capacity perhaps, but our investigators will confirm that. Contrary to Dave and his family – Jay works from home, and he has clients and service providers coming over all the time. Multiple computers, a sound studio, coffee machines, an air fryer and four gate or garage motors – all running when the busy times of the year hit. A basic solar system may not meet the energy requirements he had initially thought. And he will certainly need to add solar panels and a high-spec inverter and batteries to keep his creative suite pumping!

On the other end of the solar requirements spectrum, Dave and his family are only home at night. So as long as there are lights for homework and relaxation, warm water, a running TV, wi-fi and enough power to provide meals – he’s as happy as a Leprechaun at the end of the rainbow. To Dave’s surprise, the Versofy GROW plan fits perfectly into his energy requirements, with the option to scale up to a bigger system in the future, should circumstances change.

Upsize with Versofy SOLAR CHARGE and PLUS

Upsizing a basic solar system to something with a bit more oomph for busier households, these rent-to-own solar solutions deliver on exactly their names – CHARGE-ing things up or going PLUS-sized on the equation. On a Rent-to-Own Solar plan, the following solar financing plans are available to qualifying households.

  R4899pm (Versofy SOLAR CHARGE) – 8 kW Hybrid Inverter

  R5899pm (Versofy SOLAR PLUS) – 12 kW Hybrid Inverter

With the Solar as a Service (SaaS) product, more customers that require larger solar solutions for residential purposes can also make the initial switch to solar by renting solar setups exclusively through Versofy SOLAR:

  R2999pm (Versofy SOLAR CHARGE) – 8 kW Hybrid Inverter 

  R3599pm (Versofy SOLAR PLUS) – 12 kW Hybrid Inverter

Versofy SOLAR – Pump the Grid

Versofy SOLAR subscriptions provide reliable solutions, from a basic solar system right up to a large, busy household that requires a three-phase solar energy system. Our Plans are available as Rent-to-Own on a 60-month contract or SaaS agreements (36 Month term)  to customers from all walks of life in SA.

We take your hand from day one and lead you through a process that seems daunting but is as enlightening and joyful as a kid taking their first step. It’s all about getting the basics right first!

Take the first step today – an entire year of power awaits. Partner with Versofy SOLAR.

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