Solar energy is no new kid on the energy-supplying block. For instance, in 1957 the Vanguard 1 was the first satellite placed into orbit and powered by solar energy. It is arguably the most sustainable and cost-effective of available power-producing modern technologies. Properly planned and installed solar systems can potentially provide long-term, non-polluting energy to any home or business. It is therefore a highly supportable and practical go-to solution, as well as being affordable and environmentally friendly.
Let’s think local for a minute. Load shedding has become an inevitable reality for businesses throughout South Africa. As a result, we are fast realising that the coal-powered grid we use today is not equipped for a sustainable future. Unreliability and unpredictability of power supply, the damage power surges do to equipment and appliances, loss of productivity, as well as rising costs of on-grid electricity means we need to start reimagining how we can guarantee the efficacy of our businesses. In addition, coal and nuclear power plants present serious environmental concerns. With the current Covid-19 pandemic affecting business worldwide, remote work and self-reliant systems have become more imperative than ever.
PV installations and customised energy solutions are crucial for those whose businesses will not withstand the disturbances of an unreliable energy supply. RenEnergy is proud to be at the forefront of creating solar solutions that make this reimagined future a reality. We evaluate the needs of your business and provide a bespoke, customised solution to your energy needs. Operating, maintaining and monitoring these unique-to-sector systems is central to what we do, walking beside you along the path of sustainability and providing cost-effective renewable energy. RenEnergy guides you through the process of making this adjustment, financially to operations, allowing you to find independency and a robust, distributed grid which does not just take away the frustrations of being hindered by unreliable power, but adds incredible value to your business.
Lightening the load
As Eskom continues to implement load shedding across the country, we become more and more accustomed to darkness and find resourceful ways to cook, shop and obtain warm water. In our homes, these compromises to our daily routine are manageable, albeit not pleasant. On the other hand, for businesses, the impact is of a much higher magnitude, with SMME’s and larger energy-intensive businesses losing thousands of Rands with each blackout. Solar energy offers you both a reliable source of power as well as making you feel empowered in your off-grid solution. If social distancing remains a long-term reality because of Corona virus, more of us will have to look at working from home and setting up reliable systems of energy supply regardless.
Load limiting forces business owners into strategic planning around an unreliable power supply, and making sure productivity remains constant during the down times, however forecasting and making alternative plans has its’ limitations. Why live and work like this if you don’t have to?
A consistent drop in worker productivity, sales and resultant decreased turnover are not feasible over the long term. With little to no sign of load shedding abating and with a world economic crisis looming, now, more than ever, is the time to go solar. As long as the sun keeps on shining, we need to harness its power and make it work for us, as we reimagine and rebuild our world. Solar energy may be your key to a brighter future.