Energy Efficiency vs Alternative Energy

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Over the past few years, electricity consumers have become more and more energy conscious, primarily because the cost of electricity in South Africa has sky-rocketed – with serious implications on consumer lifestyles.

Apart from that is the reality of climate change which is starting to resonate even with the man on the street. Everyone is now more willing to help reduce carbon emissions at home and at the workplace.

Genergy’s phylosophy as a company is primarily focused on sustainability but more specifically sustainability with respect to energy. There are two sides to the energy coin; the one is to use electricity more efficiently and the other is to generate your own ‘clean’ electricity.

Energy efficiency and alternative generation

The investment required in implementing energy efficiency initiatives – such as solar water heating, heat pumps, energy efficient lighting, cooking with gas, has a much quicker return on investment than installing generation capacity. This highlights the importance of implementing energy efficiency initiatives prior to investing in a photovoltaic system.

In recent years, with grid-parity being reached, installing your own generation capacity is a viable option with a pay-back period of around five years.

The preferred method of generating electricity from home is by means of photovoltaics or, as it is more commonly known, solar power generation.

Genergy offerings

It is for this reason that Genergy has a basket of offerings on both the energy efficiency side and photovoltaic generation. Our photovoltaic products range from 1Kw to 100Kw for net metering and up to 1 MW for embedded roof top generation.

Genergy maintains a strong phylosophy with respect to offering top quality and best in their class products, as this answers to our passion for sustainability and doing the right thing first time round.

One of the areas we are currently developing is that of energy security, particularly in light of the eratic supply of electricity and the imminent rolling black-outs as alluded to by Eskom in their recent communication.

Gernergy’s new Hybrid Photovoltaic system, which we launched in August 2013, allows you (the consumer) to have a small back-up in the case of a rolling black-out, as well as being grid-tied for when electricity supply is functioning. This means businesses and shops remain operational during black-outs even without the use of a generator.

If you are interested in more information on achieving energy efficiency or setting up alternative electricity generation, call us today on the numbers below.