Sunshine in Uncertain Times: Residential Solar Solutions

Let’s just say it’s been a rocky start to the new year. And as a result, the demand for residential solar solutions has seen a spike in interest on a scale that has never been witnessed before. 

“Are you shedding me??” has been the reaction of most, to loadshedding in South Africa. And we understand the frustration wholeheartedly. The court is suddenly in session with Eskom and the Government facing very serious challenges in alleviating the public’s demand for answers. But the facts are that even if a solution is found, it won’t be immediate and it won’t be instantly achievable to save the state of our national energy grid. 

Providing access to residential solar solutions is what we, at Versofy, are all about. Encouraging, and enabling South Africans to join the energy revolution whilst illuminating your way to more affordable options for solar financing. When? Right now! 

Cape Town Responds

Some very positive news amidst this crisis is that the City of Cape Town has issued and implemented means for solar users to earn money for their contributions towards the grid – through a net metering agreement which will take effect later in 2023.

As reported by Business Tech in January 2023 , NERSA has agreed to pay R78.98c/kWh to power sellers with the city raising them an additional 25c/kWh incentive on top of this. So at R79.23/kWh, residents in CT can hopefully expect some cash back after the wise investment residential solar solutions.

What the Net Metering Agreement entails

NERSA has “steadily been laying the groundwork to enable payment for excess small-scale power, including:

  • Dropping a policy requirement for power sellers to be ‘net consumers’ of energy, which previously only allowed for municipal bills to be credited for excess power, instead of actual cash payments;
  • Commencing a wheeling trial for commercial and industrial users, which is helping to iron out technical and billing issues ahead of mass-scale rollout;
  • Allocating R15 million budget to pay for energy generated by small-scale embedded generators for the remainder of this financial year until June.”

The Process of Installing Residential Solar Solutions

We know it can feel very daunting. But it’s another feather in our cap to let you know that we won’t leave you in the dark to figure things out yourself. The hard work gets done for you when signing up for residential solar energy with Versofy

Once you have applied and met our qualifying criteria, our consultants will be in touch to set up a consultation and site visit. This means they will survey the potential factors that could limit your planned output and also help you do the correct calculations for ensuring that your new home solar system accommodates your energy needs sufficiently. 

We understand that solar PV technology is complicated, so don’t take any shame if you feel clueless about these things. Versofy is on standby and ready to assist you in every step of the solar installation journey. Even after installation, we’ll be helping you look after your system with tips to keep it in tip-top shape.   

Residential Solar Solutions: All-In-One Subscription Packages

We often hear complaints within social circles that prove the stigma still exists, that installing solar requires major upfront capital. Capital that can only come by bonding it through the bank or costing you well over R200 000 in cash. So here’s the best news yet:

It won’t. Not when Versofy steps onto the field with a fortitude of well-calculated solar finance solutions and plans to consider. Plans that lower the barrier of entry into the market to accommodate the pockets of many more everyday citizens. 

Rent-to-own solar, our standard subscriptions, provide green energy to accommodate any residential setup:

  •  R3499pm (Versofy GROW) – 5kW Hybrid Inverter 
  •  R4799pm (Versofy CHARGE) – 8kW Hybrid Inverter
  •  R5699pm (Versofy PLUS) – 12kW Hybrid Inverter.

With the recently introduced Solar as a Service (SaaS) product, more piqued customers can also start their solar journeys by renting solar setups exclusively through Versofy:

  •  R1999pm (Versofy GROW) – 5kW Hybrid Inverter 
  •  R2999pm (Versofy CHARGE) – 8kW Hybrid Inverter 
  •  R3599pm (Versofy PLUS) – 12 kW Hybrid Inverter.

Even the most reluctant customer can dip their toes into the ocean of endless energy by purchasing a Solar Ready agreement with us. This means that they will benefit from a hybrid solar inverter + batteries but not from solar panels themselves…yet. This is the perfect way to get a taste of what’s to come before going the full monty on it and we’re pretty confident you’ll be upgrading soon:

  •  R1299pm (SaaS) – 5kW Hybrid Inverter 
  •  R2199pm (Rent-to-Own) – 5kW Hybrid Inverter 

All Prices displayed above are our current rates, as of February 2023. These prices are subject to change, at any time, without notice. Please visit our Solar Pricing page for up-to-date information and plan pricing.

Versofy – The Perfect Resolution

Without installing residential solar solutions, keeping the lights on can be anything but domestic bliss!  But what this intervention does in the long run, very positively, is alleviate the grid, reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and pave the way for a sustainable future when it comes to providing energy for the household.

We shed you not, because you can’t shed the Sun.     

Switch to Versofy Solar by applying for an all-in-one subscription today!



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