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IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU GOT YOURSELF OUT OF THE DARK

Our goal is to reduce the headache of searching for reliable solar products and installers. There are tons of new solar companies in South Africa claiming big things about their solar systems: This product, that product, 5kW or 8kW… etc, etc. There is no need to search any further. So… take a deep breath and relax, because you have found the light at the end of the very, very dark tunnel. 💡

ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS! READ THIS BEFORE GOING SOLAR

  • CEO reveals the truth about going Completely off-grid
  • How to calculate what size solar system you need (Bonus Cheat sheet included)
  • The most reliable solar products That could save you R10,000s

Hi there, my name is Ruben. I am the CEO of Repower SA.

And I can bet my bottom dollar that you are here because you are confused.

How many articles have you read about solar?

How many different opinions have you trusted?

How many friends, family, and neighbors referred you to some backyard solar installer that probably doesn’t know what they’re doing?

Are you tired of not having the knowledge to make the right decision?

We have helped countless clients with the exact same questions as you:

“Should I go off the grid?”

“What is the most reliable solar system in the market?”

“Why doesn’t anyone want to guide me to uncover what size system I need for my specific needs?”

Let’s not beat around the bush.

You are on this site because I know EXACTLY what you need; GuidanceWe want to guide you to make the right decision in these confusing times.

So, let’s get started with one of the burning questions you might have:

Why does this guy tell me I should not go off-grid?”

This is why going off-grid is not for everyone

First of all, off-grid solutions are very expensive! It is not always a financially viable option for households and small businesses.

What do we classify as off-grid?
The answer isn’t simple.

The first thing we would like to know is whether your home/business is 3-phase or single-phase.

I’ll explain why we want to know that in a moment.

We classify off-grid as covering your main circuit breaker on your main DB (Distribution Board). Now, for single-phase DBs, you usually have a 63A (Amperage) main circuit breaker. If you have a 3-phase DB, your main breaker should also be around 63A but the voltage will be different. 

Real quick:

The main circuit breaker is the switch in your DB that can disconnect and connect the grid from all the other circuit breakers.

A circuit breaker is one of those switches in your DB. It stops electricity (by tripping) from causing damage if there is too much of it flowing through the wires.

HERE IS THE CATCH!

  • A single-phase household/business runs between 220-240V (Volts).
  • A 3-phase household/business mostly runs between 400-415V (Volts).
Why is this important?
Because your inverter must cover the max wattage (W) you can get from your DB. The reason is to protect the inverter from any possible overload
 
I know you probably don’t want to see math now, but bear with me:
 
To calculate Wattage(W) you have to multiply Voltage(V) with Amperage(A): Voltage(V) x Amperage(A) = Wattage(W)
 
Single-phase household/business:
240V x 63A = 15120W or 15.12kW 
This means you have to have an inverter size of at least 15 – 16kW. Keep in mind 1000W = 1kW
 
3-Phase household/business:
415V x 63A = 26145W or 26.15kW
This means you have to have a total inverter size of around 24-30kW.
 

Keep in mind some businesses require a lot more depending on their main breaker size, sometimes even up to an inverter size of 150kW+.

SO WHAT IS THE CATCH EXACTLY!?

For a good quality 16kW solar system you shouldn’t pay anything less than R400,000. And get this… for a 3-phase off-grid system (at least 24kW) you shouldn’t pay less than R650,000.

Keep in mind that off-grid means off the grid. Not being connected to the grid at all. This means you must have enough batteries to last at least 3 days (Days where overcast limit your solar panel generation.

Just to clear things up, you do get cheaper solutions. Just don’t come running back to us when that system starts throwing around sparks, and I don’t mean the romantic kind. 

Cheap is expensive.

In all seriousness… If you get quotes on off-grid solutions for less than those amounts, you might as well turn them down immediately. 

One last thought: 

Off-grid solutions sound great but like all of us, they also experience “ups and downs”. 

There will be days when overcast overwhelms your solar system. In these cases, the grid will be your best friend (when it’s not loadshedding of course). 

The grid will then be used to charge your batteries when the solar panels can’t provide enough power. Although a generator can be connected to the system, the grid remains much cheaper in most cases.

I know… Funny to think that the grid will become your backup solution when you aim for an off-grid solution.

So… 

After all this, you probably don’t want an off-grid solution. You will be better off getting a smaller grid-tied solar system.

Don’t get me wrong, there are still people that want off-grid systems. There are even people that need these systems.

SO IF YOU ARE STILL LOOKING FOR AN OFF-GRID SOLUTION AFTER READING THIS, THEN GO AHEAD AND…

Now that we’ve covered that topic, let’s move on to your next burning question:

What products should I choose?”

But before we do that, remember that it is my goal to help you make the right decision. I have even more information that I want to share with you…

The BIG BUTTON below will take you to a page where you can enter your email to receive the PDF that will drastically help you in making a decision.

I know. I shouldn’t have… but I did. 

There are just too many things about solar that people aren’t educated about. I want people to know “What’s What” and “Who’s Who in the Zoo”.

How to calculate what size solar system you need:

  • Secret Cheat Sheet (FREE)
  • All we need for you is to click there:

Now…Let’s continue to the next topic!

The most reliable solar systems in south africa that can save you R10,000S

have heard too many stories of:

  • Incorrect system sizes causing inverter failures.
  • Fire incidents in solar installations.
  • Overloads leading to inverter failures.
  • Solar panels damaged by an arc resulting in a fire.
  • Installers vanishing when issues arise.
In fact, we might even open an inverter repair shop in the future just for all the inverters other companies and installers damage.

I am going to assume that you do not want your solar system throwing sparks and putting up a pyrotechnic show. Not now, not ever.
 
That is why you have to go with reputable products and installers. And they are very hard to come by believe it or not.
 
Let’s jump into it!
 
This is our SECRET…
 
We only use the top 3 inverter brands in South Africa, and for a very good reason: Deye, Victron, and Sunsynk. These are the only inverters that have had time to prove themselves in the market space.
 
We had to learn that the hard way. #schoolfees
 
It is very important to note that product quality is only one of many things that contribute to a working, and long-lasting solar system.
 
Great products + great installers = an awesome long-term solution.
 

So… if you are looking for a cheap solar system and installer that won’t take care of your needs long-term, don’t even bother reading the rest of this page.

Picture this:

You come home from a day of hard work and decide to make yourself a hot cup of coffee. 

Your day has been hectic, and you just want to relax for a few minutes before you start helping your significant other with a few chores.

Just as you switch on your kettle… the power goes out. Your brain quickly jumps to the conclusion that it must be loadshedding, but then you realise that you had a solar system installed!

“Why is the power out then?”

You walk into your garage only to find the worrying smell of something burning. “What the hell is that?” you think to yourself.

Realising that the smell is coming straight from your inverter, you immediately call the installer.

Ring, Ring…

Ring, Ring…

Ring, Ring…

Voicemail.

You try again and again, but to no avail.

The next few days you keep trying to get hold of the installer.

Phone call after phone call… message after message… and email after email.

Nothing…

Maybe you do get hold of them eventually, but only to realise they have excuse after excuse of why they can’t help you right now.

This is your biggest fear. This is what “dark” nights are made of. Money down the drain.

Now you have to come up with more money to fix the system. If you are lucky, you can repair the products. More often than not, you have to replace them entirely.

This is why having reliable installers and products is a must. It is a decision that can truly save you R10,000s in the long run.

Here are the most reliable inverter and battery combos:

  • Deye inverter with a Dyness battery
  • Sunsynk inverter with a Sunsynk battery
  • Victron inverter with a Freedom Won battery

Victron and Freedom Won are your very expensive brands although their warranty isn’t really any different. The best way to explain the difference is like comparing a Mercedes with a Rolls Royce. The latter being the Victron inverter and Freedom Won battery. 

The Rolls has a lot more bells and whistles, but it comes with a price. 

Keep in mind that the engine typically lasts just as long as the Merc.

“Okay you covered the inverters and batteries, but what about the solar panels?”

Here are some of the best solar panels available in South Africa. These are all Tier-1 panels and have a structural manufacturer’s warranty of at least 12 years.

  • JA Solar
  • Jinko
  • Canadian Solar
  • LONGi
  • Akcome 
Your main focus when choosing products should be the manufacturer’s warranties.
 
Always ask your installer for a product spec sheet if you are unsure of the warranties.
 

I have heard many stories of installers claiming that their products have certain warranties when in actuality they did not.

So be careful and always double-check the information given to you.

Another surprising thing that you might not think of right now is upgradability. Not all solar products are upgradeable. 

Don’t worry, All the products on this page are upgradeable.

What warranties to look for:

These are the warranties you should get on great solar products:

Hybrid Inverters – manufacturer’s warranty of 5 years

Lithium batteries – manufacturer’s warranty of 10 years

Solar panels – manufacturer’s structural warranty of 12+ years and a performance warranty of 20+ years.

I am sure, after reading all of this, you can now agree that cheap products and installers will cost you a lot more in the long run.

You will save a lot more by getting good products and a reputable company to take responsibility for the installation.

SO…

I want to share even more with you.

Because…

I want you to make the right decision. How do you make the right decision? 

By having even more information of course!

Let me share these 3 things with you if you missed them the first time:

WHY?

My goal is to provide you with as much information as I possibly can to help you in your decision-making process. And yes… everything is free.

I want you to hit the BIG BUTTON. This will take you to a page where you can enter your email and receive information worth its weight in gold.

TO RECEIVE
THE FOLLOWING:

  • Secret Cheat Sheet to figure out what size system you actually need (they don’t want you to find this).

Well, now that we have reached the end, I want to present you with an offer.

This is for those people who really can’t wait and know exactly what they need/want. 

If you are really ready to make a decision, we are still here to help you. 

But…

Before I ask you to “marry” our company I would like you to have a look at our “Risk-free guarantee”.

If you are interested, we will give you a free consultation call to figure out exactly what you need.

What we offer:

oUR RISK-FREE GUARaNTEE

Not happy? Get all your money back

We will give you a full refund up to 30 days after the complete installation if you are not happy with your purchase.

only 20% deposit required

We only require an initial deposit of 20% to secure your installation. This applies to 5kW, 8kW, and 10kW solar systems.

substitute equipment

If any of the main components are faulty, we provide temporary replacements while we handle the situation with our suppliers.

Other bonusses

I know, this is a bold offer. We want to remove as much risk from your side as we possibly can. 

Why?

Because solar is not a small investment and I want you to be confident in your purchase decision. 

This is also why we only have a certain number of installations available. 

We only work with clients who are eagerly looking for reliable products and installers to stand behind their installation.

As we speak, we are capped to completing only three installations per week, and with the demand growing, our availability is getting scarce.

That is without mentioning the solar stock shortage South Africa is constantly facing.

So…

I want you to hit the button below and then we will guide you through our quick process.
 
Please note that we have a no bullsh*t policy.
Life is too short to deal with “know-it-alls”. Understand that if you are someone that will not follow our advice and be nice to my employees, we don’t want to work with you.
 
Still here?
 
Let’s get in touch 🙂

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