The Benefits of Solar Energy – Why it’s Time to Make the Switch

by | Jun 6, 2023 | Solar

The benefits of solar energy will collectively improve Eskom’s woes in the coming years for all South Africans. Because when they struggle – we struggle too.

With the recently announced resignation of Eskom CEO, Andre de Ruyter in early 2023, our grid’s future looks grimmer than ever. People are deeply concerned, and one can’t help to get anxious when thinking about its implications on load shedding in the future.

Surely we all hope that the transition within Eskom will not result in the complete collapse of the power utility. But undoubtedly, what needs to be done will take time, which is time the rest of us do not have. 

The national grid needs all the help it can get at this point, both from a residential and enterprise supply level. When switching to solar, your residential solar energy system can redirect your surplus energy back into the grid. Thus, serving yourself and the public who cannot afford to go green on a large scale.    

The Greener Benefits of Solar Energy

Green energy has tonnes of benefits that serve the grid, the environment, and us:

  • No greenhouse gas or carbon emissions 
  • Reduces many types of air pollution
  • Diversifies energy supply
  • Reduces dependence on fossil fuels
  • Creates economic development
  • Saves (and can make) money
  • Enables substantial long-term savings
  • It provides us with uninterrupted power

On-Grid versus Off-Grid Solar

Going entirely off the grid comes at a very high cost and can leave you high and dry on cloudy days! Hence, this is not the solution Versofy suggests, as it has much higher implications. Implications that require considerably more punch when it comes to generating enough energy and storage capacity to run a solar system for your home exclusively.

Our solution is a hybrid solar power system that seamlessly connects to the power supplies from your solar batteries and the national grid when electricity is available. This way, you reap the benefits of both worlds all at once.

The Daily Benefits of Solar Energy

Even Eskom recognizes the benefits of solar energy as seen in the new construction of a power site consisting exclusively of solar batteries in KZN. Reportedly, enough to power the entire town of Howick. It still has some way to go, but it certainly is a step in the right direction.

The sun’s energy is endless and always smiling down at us! So to draw from it makes perfect sense. By meeting our qualifying criteria and completing the standard application process, our green solution will actively change your family’s lifestyle from the second you plug in with us. We are providing you with a steady current and allowing you the ability to plan your day your way.

Sounds good? Loadshedding can become a thing of the past with immediate effect. You are upping your savings, your security, and warranties too. The benefits of switching to solar energy also extends to the little comforts, such as having your alarm system and applications throughout the house better intact and less susceptible to damage from repeated interruptions.    


Versofy – Transitioning South Africans to a Brighter Future

At Versofy, we recognise that your time is of the essence. And to prove how beneficial the use of our solar subscriptions is – over 50 clients upgraded their solar systems with us during November. So this is how we propose you get the new year off just right. 

By taking advantage of a rent-to-own solar system as part of an all-in-one solar subscription plan, you can choose between the options below to match your specific residential setup:

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 Inverter 
  •  R2999pm (Versofy CHARGE) – 8kW inverter 
  •  R3599pm (Versofy PLUS) – 12 kW Inverter.

Affordable solar is now within your grasp, and joining the energy revolution has far-reaching benefits – for you, our country, and our environment. With Versofy, you can now make the sustainable leap of faith, reaping the benefits of solar energy with a partner that assists you before, and long after installation. 

Visit our website to apply for a solar subscription today!



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