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Witbank Solar Panels Project - Saving Money on Energy

Nov 11

When looking for a top-of-the-range home power system it's hard to find a better option than Witbank Solar Panels. They have been in production for many years, they're reliable and very easy to use. One word of caution though if you live somewhere which is known for heavy rainfall, and have a large tree on your land - do not install any of their power systems on top of them, you could be looking at having your panels ripped apart by high winds! If you do however live somewhere which is less likely to see heavy weather or have a big tree on your land - this will not affect these systems, as their panels are designed to sit on top of a roof.

I bought my first Witbank Solar Panels last year, whilst living in Mpumalanga. The winters in Mpumalanga are pretty harsh, so when I moved there I decided to try and lower my electricity bills. I looked online for some options and ended up buying a whole package. It included a whole set of Witbank solar panels, a charger, an inverter, and two batteries. It cost me about 1450 rand (which I think is worth it) but I got fantastic service and it did reduce my bills.

After taking delivery of my Witbank power systems last week, I set them up in my backyard. To be honest I was a bit nervous to set them up, as I wasn't sure if the directions would be clear to me. But once I had followed the steps properly, I felt confident that I could handle the job. To start with the first thing I did was get the two batteries out, hook the inverter up and then connect the crushers.

At first, I thought this was going to be quite tough, but I was surprised at how easy it was to connect everything. Next, I connected the charger to the inverter, this was quite hard to do as I thought I should be able to just push the buttons to set it all up. Luckily I had recently bought a defibrillator, which turned out to be perfect. Then all I had to do was put the batteries back in and hook the inverter up to the battery. After this, the hardest part of the process was done and I was ready to test it all to see if it worked. The first thing I noticed was that I reduced my energy usage during the day, which to me is a massive bonus.

Since I started using my Witbank solar power a few months ago I have reduced my electricity bills by a large amount. Now when I'm not using it I will just pay the credit card bill and I can save thousands of rand from my energy savings. As anyone that lives in South Africa knows the prices of fuel these days are outrageous, not to mention that it is getting more expensive by the day. I also use a fair bit of electricity from my laptop so that helped to reduce my usage too. If I didn't use my Witbank solar panels I wouldn't be saving any money either.

These are the types of things you can buy if you want to get serious about saving money on energy. You can of course make your panels if you know-how, that would be the cheapest option but you would need a lot of help and expertise. That is not the case with Witbank solar panels and they are very easy to install. You can even do it yourself with the help of a video, which I found online after I did a little research.

Resources

  1. https://sites.google.com/view/witbanksolarpanels
  2. https://gallery.autodesk.com/projects/164524/solar-panels-witbank