Loadshedding is not going away, and most people are considering alternative solutions to keep their power on.
The good news is that you can use your investments in backup power to bring your electricity costs down over time and also decrease your reliance on the national grid.
A good option to consider, if you are looking for a long-term solution to ensure power during loadshedding, is a hybrid solar system.
It will provide enough power to keep essentials running during power outages as well as enable you to save money on electricity. This system allows you to harvest renewable energy from the sun, use it to power some of your loads, and store it in batteries for periods of loadshedding.
A solar hybrid system consists of the following:
- batteries – which provide energy security during load shedding.
- solar panels – which provide energy savings.
- a hybrid inverter – which controls the energy flow between the grid, solar panels, batteries and electrical loads.
Here is a video providing 5 different alternative power options: