What’s Watt #5

Lithium – We salute you

“No budget for that! What power system can we get for RXXX?”

I was recently encouraged to find the more modern approach to home design being – “Choose your number of bedrooms, what kitchen layout do we need and select your renewable power option.”

Above: The concentrated solar installation outside Upington under construction (now operational)

No longer can the security of power and water supply be left to the ravages of allocated budget. These decisions are key to modern comfortable living, to the cost of home operation and to tomorrow’s resale value.

Recent experience has shown how the best intentions of an aspirant home owner have been perverted by a third party budget controller ill equipped to understand the real cost of energy and the new age approach thereto.

Eskom increases are real and, if not politically manipulated, likely to be above inflationary. We had cheap power, we didn’t care about using it, now it is becoming less cheap and set to become expensive.

New homes should be designed with two energy aspects in mind, namely:

  • the efficient use of energy &
  • the long term efficient provision of this requirement

We are in the new era of distributed energy production, meaning that we can generate our own power effectively and efficiently without pollution and damage to our planet. This is largely due to improvements and cost reductions in solar PV modules, and associated equipment, as well as new age Lithium battery storage.

Today it makes sense to invest in solar PV generation, whether for residential or commercial roofs. For home usage, which tends to be low during sunshine hours and higher outside these hours, we need to store energy efficiently and be able to draw on this stored power every day – hello Lithium!

These are exciting energy times, we can look after ourselves fully, or at least to a great degree, and avoid the need for more coal power stations or another nuclear facility.

Live “Near the Grid” use it gently and at your discretion while saving fortunes and futures in the long term.

Power your home and save on rising energy costs with our turnkey solar and battery power systems.

Contact Greenhouse Solar to request a quote.

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What our clients say

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Based on 81 reviews
Reinhardt Nel
Reinhardt Nel
2024-05-07
Professional service, great installation team, awesome aftersales service
Mark FORTUNE
Mark FORTUNE
2024-04-25
Greenhouse lives up to its promise of excellence.From the first phone call to look at their services we were treated with the utmost professionalism.All steps of instalation were communicated on a daily basis and Patrick our consultant was available on call anytime we had any queries. Greenhouse comes with a five star rating from us.Thank you to the whole team !
Megan D'Arcy
Megan D'Arcy
2024-04-19
Everything about Greenhouse Solar is amazing. The initial consultation, design of the system (set up for scaling up in the future), and after sales service is exceptional. The 24/7 helpline is handy to have for troubleshooting, although, due to the high-end components used (Victron, FreedomWon, JA panels), issues have been non-existent since I had the system been installed. The annual maintenance call-out is a great value-add, too. With solar becoming an essential option for many, it's critical to get the right advice and have the installation done to code. I highly recommend Greenhouse.
Horst Frenzel
Horst Frenzel
2024-03-13
Super fast response to the damage caused by a lightning strike, followed up by quality repairs and excellent workmanship. Thanks for the excellent service!
Irene Cowley
Irene Cowley
2024-03-01
Excellent service. The guys are very knowledgeable. They can help you work out the best ways forward to meet your budget and your needs. The installation teams are excellent. Work professionally and efficiently. We have been most impressed over many years now.
Sergio Coelho
Sergio Coelho
2024-02-26
The folks at GreenHouse did a sterling job installing an upgrade to my home solar system. They knew that it would be challenging to sort out the comms between the Victron equipment and the SMA inverter but in the end their team made it look easy.
Hennie Meeding
Hennie Meeding
2024-02-24
Absolutely satisfied with the service received from GreenHouse. From quote by Ethanne to installation by Mike and his team all were done professionally and efficiently. I highly recommend GreenHouse to walk the solar journey with you… After a year of absolutely no issues we recently had a lightning strike and GreenHouse had to assist to get us up and going again. It turned out that the only item that needed replavement was the controller - and this was replaced in no time…. Yes I would say Greenhouse is “fast and knowledgeable” in this new market segment where it is difficult to choose a supplier!.
lisa skinner
lisa skinner
2024-01-23
Notes: Feedback. From when I had my first engagement with Patrick to investigate alternative energy solutions for my house, through the quoting process, the installation itself and after installation follow up meeting I have been so impressed by the professionalism of Patrick and the full team. It was such a wonderful experience and completely painless from a customer point of view. The remi ders of what I needed to do, the scheduling and generally the full experience I had with Greenhouse was exceptional. I am so glad I went with yourselves. What a great and professional team. Rgs Lisa