Get off the electricity grid step-by-step – it’s easier and more affordable than you realise to produce your own electricity

Solar technology and the self-sufficiency it provides are creating an entirely new world of empowered consumers who have more choices than ever before.  In fact, traditional utility electricity providers around the globe are all in decline as consumers choose to take control of their energy supply with renewable solutions, rejecting polluting and expensive coal and nuclear power generation.  For South Africans, choosing to go solar and get off the grid-step-by-step is the most affordable and reliable way to rid yourself permanently of soaring electricity costs, Eskom’s governance failures and blatant abuse of your tax money.

One Energy’s grid-tie photovoltaic (PV) offering is the very best in the market in terms of price and quality.  We won’t be beaten on these prices on the same tech specifications and equivalent installation quality.

Solis Grid-Tie PV System (1-phase) Panel Array Monthly savings (R1,85/kWh) System Cash price Monthly loan @ 19%, 60 months
3kW Solis System 3kW R832 (450kWh)  R 53 910.00 R1498
4kW Solis System 4kW R1220 (660kWh)  R 63 100.00 R1736
5kW Solis System 5kW R1465 (792kWh)  R 82 500.00 R2240
  • These are indicative costs for a standard installation. All pricing subject to a site assessment.
  • Typical sizes used for residential applications. Pricing on larger and commercial solutions are available.
  • Finance option subject to credit checking and individual credit rating.

What is PV?

Photovoltaic (PV) systems make use of the sun to generate electricity during daylight hours. Solar panels are exposed to sunlight or solar radiation and generate electricity which is called a photovoltaic effect. This solar power flows via cable to a device called an inverter which converts the direct current (produced from the panels) to alternating current. Every KWh generated by the solar system is a kWh less required from Eskom or local municipality.  And because solar is a technology and not a fuel, there are no ongoing costs after installation as is the case with gas for example.

 

Financing sorted

One Energy offers competitive monthly finance options.  With every Eskom increase that comes each year, you’ll be saving more and more and protecting your pocket against the impact of hyperinflationary increases.  So, instead of paying exorbitant electricity bills for absolutely no return, you’ll be investing your money into your new resources, saving thousands over the long term and increasing your property value. Talk to us about our competitive finance solutions.

 

Solar is the very best financial investment you can make

By investing in solar for your home or business, what you would have spent on grid electricity now goes towards funding your solar investment and boosting the value of your own property asset. Right now, solar delivers between an 18-25% return on investment each year based on electricity savings, far outstripping any other investment vehicle where you could place your money.

Consider this financial model of a 3.3kWh grid-tie solar PV system and a 200-litre solar geyser for a 4-person family household with an electricity bill of R2000 per month at a rate of R1,85/kWh:

Total cost of investment:  R75 000

– 3,3KW Solis grid tie PV system:                R54 000 incl Vat & installation

– 200-litre Kwikot Solar geyser:                  R21 000 incl Vat & installation

 

Expected Savings from 200l Solar Geyser:   

Average electrical consumption of geyser:            15kWh per day

Expected solar saving on electrical geyser:            70%

Total expected monthly saving:     R583/pm  (15kwh x 70% x R1.85/kWh x 30 days =315kWh/pm)

 

Expected Savings from 3,3 kW PV system:

Power generation per day:          15kWh per day

Power generation per month:        450kWh per month

Total expected monthly saving:     R832/pm  (450 kWh per month x R1.85 per kWh)

Expected combined Savings per month:      R1415 per month – equivalent to 70% of current bill  (765kWh saved per month)

Return on investment:         

Total expected savings year 1:                    R16 697

Total investment:                                            R75 000

Return on investment year 1:                      23%

Savings based on an annual 10% escalation on the electricity price every year:

Year 2 savings:                  R18 727 (R1561/pm)

Year 3 savings:                  R20 655 (R1721/pm) *solar investment fully pays for itself in 3.6 years

Year 4 savings:                  R22 766 (R1897/pm)

Year 5 savings:                  R25 062 (R2088/pm)

10 yrs cumulative savings:    R280 000

Without any intervention, today’ R2000 electricity bill will cost R383 000 over 10 years. By going with the above solar solution, this family will save a huge R280 000.

*All calculations are an approximation based on a R2000 per month electrical bill for an average family of four. Each case will have some variation based on the particular parameters of each house.

Solar Finance sorted

One Energy offers competitive monthly finance options.  With every Eskom increase that comes each year, you’ll be saving more and more and protecting your pocket against the impact of hyperinflationary increases.  So, instead of paying exorbitant electricity bills for absolutely no return, you’ll be investing your money into your new resources, saving thousands over the long term and increasing your property value. Talk to us about our competitive finance solutions.

TAKE BACK YOUR POWER AND GIVE ESKOM’S TARIFF INCREASES THE BOOT

Make no mistake that you and every South African electricity user will be footing the bill in just a few months for Eskom’s inefficiency, endemic corruption, malfeasance and failed business model.  National Treasury has stated in no uncertain terms that NERSA will need to ensure that the 2018 increases are able to keep Eskom liquid and prevent an economic crisis – if Eskom falls over, so does South Africa.  That means you’re going to be paying a lot more than just 20% extra for your electricity usage.

Eskom is running out of cash and its loan facilities have dried up. By the end of January 2018, it will run on a cash deficit of R5bn. Eskom needs R8bn cash a month just to keep running.  The last time Eskom ran out of cash to pay suppliers and staff salaries (Sep 2015), it turned to the government for an R83bn bailout – R23bn in cash and the balance a write-off of R60bn debt owed to the government.

On top of this, the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) gave SAs state-owned infrastructure an overall grade of D+. The damning report cautions that efficient maintenance of infrastructure is critical, yet failing. If infrastructure is mismanaged through a lack of maintenance, functional life-span will decline.

The real burning issue right now is how much your electricity is costing you, and why you are paying for something that you can generate yourself with renewable energy technology. If you don’t do anything to address your electricity costs, an average family of four with a current bill of R2800/pm will spend close to R600k in 10 years, on a very conservative 15% increase per year.  That’s R600k of your hard earned cash, up in smoke.

In less than four years, current electricity costs will more than double. Eskom wants South African homes & businesses to pay at least 20% more for electricity from 1 April 2018.  The current scramble to stave off insolvency amid a liquidity crisis strongly suggests that it will be more than 20%.  You don’t have to swallow these costs – there are solutions.

GET OFF THE GRID STEP-BY-STEP

When you do the sums and look at what your money could be doing from an investment perspective, it’s very clear that finding alternatives to Eskom’s over-priced and unstable grid electricity is an imperative for every South African household and business.

One Energy will get you off the grid step-by-step. It’s a process, which starts by reducing electricity usage at home or work, and implementing energy-efficiency measures. Once you’ve addressed your big energy users such as water heating, appliances, machinery and equipment, One Energy will get you fully ‘PV-ready’ so that you can invest in a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to generate energy from the sun – for free – for your home or business. Take control and go solar. For every month that you delay, you’re wasting thousands of Rands that you could be putting back in your pocket every month.

Monthly Loan Option

Many people put off making the switch to alternative energy sources because they don’t have the upfront cash.  That’s why One Energy offers you competitive finance options.  With every Eskom increase that comes each year, you’ll be saving more and more and protecting your pocket against the impact of hyperinflationary increases.  So, instead of paying exorbitant electricity bills for absolutely no return, you’ll be investing your money into your new resources, saving thousands over the long term.  The monthly repayment is almost always covered by the savings on your electricity bill!  Even while you’re still paying off your system, you’re likely to be paying out less than you would have on your electricity bills.  Investing in renewable energy solutions for your home or business is the best financial decision you can make, right now!

WITH THE RIGHT PARTNER, RENEWABLE ENERGY IS AFFORDABLE, EFFICIENT AND THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT IS ASTOUNDING

It’s really important to use a reputable supplier with a national network, proven workmanship, quality products, product warranties, qualified installation professionals and a full maintenance offering to keep your system working at optimal level.

Beware of cheap systems, bakkie brigade operators and questionable installation methods – they will leave you disappointed with inferior savings results and potentially safety risks. Service and quality really do matter when it comes to having hot water and electricity 24/7. Most of all, you want to be sure that your supplier complies with industry and safety regulations, that your installation is 100% safe, sound and optimised for your needs, and that your supplier will be around for years to come to fulfil on warranties and servicing requirements.

One Energy is a national franchise group of 28 branches which is growing rapidly based on the quality of solutions, technical expertise and back-up, installation methodologies, full maintenance plans and finance options. Every one of our clients is a contactable reference, and our workmanship, systems quality and work ethic are flawless.

Talk to One Energy today to book an obligation free consultation and site visit:

e-mail:                  gogreen@oneenergy.co.za

Call:                        0861 4328 464 (0861 HEATING)

Visit:                      www.oneenergy.co.za

 

 

 

 

Make it Black Friday every month on your electricity bill with our solar water heating and heat pumps specials

Apollo Integrated systems (geyser on-roof) Cash price incl Vat & installed
Apollo 150L (pre-feed) R15 000.00
Kwikot Evacuated tubes (geyser on-roof) Cash price incl Vat &installed
150L R19 000.00
200L R20 900.00
Kwikot – split system (geyser inside roof) Cash price incl Vat &installed
150L R19 000.00
200L R20 900.00
Enerflow Heat Pumps Cash price incl Vat &installed
5.6KW Inland 200L R21 500.00
5.6KW Coastal 200L R22 500.00

Offers valid until 15 Dec 2017 or while stocks last.

Terms and conditions

  • Prices include Vat and installation.
  • Finance option based on 60 months, 19% interest rate. All finance applications are subject to the standard credit checking and qualification by the financial services provider.
  • Both Apollo and Kwikot systems can be installed in all regions – both inland and coastal – and are frost-resistant.
  • Heat pumps are available in coastal and inland models. Coastal models are specifically designed with materials resistant to high humidity and rust.
  • All pricing is subject to a site (premises) inspection where applicable.
  • All our installations are done according to the South African National Standards regulation.
  • All our solar thermal systems and heat pumps are SABS approved.
  • All pricing includes installation cost for a standard installation (5m piping). If the installation falls outside the scope of a normal installation, extra costs may be applicable.
  • Normal DB Timers have been included in the installation pricing. Where no space exists in the DB for a timer, extra may be charged. Timers can be upgraded to controllers at an extra cost.
  • All solar systems include an installation on a pitched roof. Extra may be charged for a flat roof installation.
  • No plumbing or electrical certificates are included in the pricing. Certificates can be issued at an additional cost if required.
  • Courier cost may apply on systems outside of Gauteng.
  • Pricing includes travelling within a 50km radius of our branches. Extra travelling may be charged outside the 50km radius.
  • If the existing geyser does not comply with SANS regulations, extra may be charged to make the installation compliant to ensure that the system warranties are honoured.

Conventional water heating costs 40% of your total electricity bill

Consumers and businesses are bracing for a reported 20% Eskom price hike in April 2018 – just seven months away. On the current trajectory, households currently spending R2000/pm on power can expect that same electricity to cost R5000/pm in five years. Over the next 10 years, the same household will spend R500k on electricity – the cost of a small townhouse and double the cost of a university education.

When you do the sums and look at what your money could be doing from an investment perspective, it’s very clear that finding alternatives to Eskom’s over-priced and unstable grid electricity is an imperative for every South African household.

Slash at least 30% off your total electricity bill with solar or a heat pump solution

The best place to reduce your electricity bill with a big margin of around 30% is by converting hot water heating to a renewable solution such as solar or a heat pump.  Heating up your household water in a conventional electric geyser consumes the largest chunk of your total household electricity bill – on average 40% of your total costs go to hot water.

Furthermore, if you have plans to generate your own electricity by means of photovoltaic solar power (PV) which many homeowners are opting for, you need to work towards getting your house ‘PV-ready’ by reducing your electricity usage and becoming more efficient – the geyser is the primary starting point.

Heat Pump or Solar?

When it comes to water heating, solar is a well-known and very effective alternative when sized correctly, while heat pumps are ideal for households and businesses where solar water heating would not be a viable alternative due to too much roof shade, roof structure challenges, aesthetic considerations or high hot water usage that solar would not be able to keep pace with.

There is no right or wrong answer and both solar and heat pump technologies will deliver a very sizeable saving on your electricity bill.  Conservatively, savings are placed at around 30%, while we have many client testimonials where the savings have been much higher. The decision between solar or heat pump will depend on a number of important considerations that One Energy will determine based on your specific needs analysis.

The investment case for a heat pump

Based on electricity bills where households are spending between R1800 to R2800 per month, the installation of a 5.6 kW heat pump at an installed cost of around R 22 000 will provide an immediate and conservative 25% saving on your total monthly electricity bill, and cut 70% of your annual water-heating costs.

heatpump

Eskom’s hyper inflationary increases aren’t about to go away as the utility finds itself in a serious financial and leadership crisis.  Even if you take a conservative approach with an average 15% increase which is likely for the next five years and at least 8% for years six to 10, you’re going to be coughing up a huge amount for electricity if you don’t do something about it now. There’s no doubt that installing a heat pump or solar water heating solution will dramatically reduce energy consumption, save thousands of Rands over the years on your electricity bill and make a significant contribution to getting your home ready to go off-grid with PV.

Take advantage of our Spring special offers on solar water heating and heat pump solutions:

(Offers valid until 30 Oct 2017 only, or while stocks last.)

Apollo Integrated systems (geyser on-roof) ** Cash price incl Vat &installed Monthly Finance option *
Apollo 150L R16 500.00 R527
Apollo 200L R19 900.00 R616
Apollo 300L R24 900.00 R745
Kwikot Evacuated tubes (geyser on-roof)** Cash price incl Vat &installed Monthly Finance option *
150L R18 999.00 R592
200L R20 550.00 R633
Kwikot – split pumped system (slimline geyser inside roof) ** Cash price incl Vat &installed Monthly Finance option *
150L R17 999.00 R566
200L R20 500.00 R631
Enerflow Heat Pumps *** Cash price incl Vat &installed Monthly Finance option *
3KW Inland 150L R18 500.00 R579
5.6KW Inland 200L R20 500.00 R631
3.8KW Coastal 150L R20 000.00 R618
5.6KW Coastal 200L R21 500.00 R657

 

*based on 60 months, 19% interest rate. All finance applications are subject to the standard credit checking and qualification by the financial services provider.

** Both Apollo and Kwikot systems can be installed in all regions – both inland and coastal – and are frost-resistant.

*** Heat pumps are available in coastal and inland models.  Coastal models are specifically designed with materials resistant to high humidity and rust.

Terms and conditions:

  • All pricing is subject to a site (premises) inspection where applicable.
  • All our installations are done according to the South African National Standards regulation.
  • All our solar thermal systems and heat pumps are SABS approved.
  • All pricing includes installation cost for a standard installation (5m piping). If the installation falls outside the scope of a normal installation, extra costs may be applicable.
  • Normal DB Timers have been included in the installation pricing. Where no space exists in the DB for a timer, extra may be charged. Timers can be upgraded to controllers at an extra cost.
  • All solar systems include an installation on a pitched roof. Extra may be charged for a flat roof installation.
  • No plumbing or electrical certificates are included in the pricing. Certificates can be issued at an additional cost if required.
  • Courier cost may apply on systems outside of Gauteng.
  • Pricing includes travelling within a 50km radius of our branches. Extra travelling may be charged outside the 50km radius.
  • If the existing geyser does not comply with SANS regulations, extra may be charged to make the installation compliant to ensure that the warranties are honoured.

Monthly Loan Option

Many people put off making the switch to alternative energy sources because they don’t have the upfront cash.  That’s why One Energy offers you competitive finance options.  With every Eskom increase that comes each year, you’ll be saving more and more and protecting your pocket against the impact of hyperinflationary increases.  So, instead of paying exorbitant electricity bills for absolutely no return, you’ll be investing your money into your new resources, saving thousands over the long term.

The monthly repayment is almost always covered by the savings on your electricity bill!  Even while you’re still paying off your system, you’re likely to be paying out less than you would have on your electricity bills.  Investing in renewable energy solutions for your home is the best financial decision you can make, right now!

Get the service and quality you deserve

Call us today and find out how we can assist you to dramatically reduce your electricity costs, significantly reduce your impact on the environment and put your hard-earned money to good use on more important things!  For every month that you delay, you’re wasting thousands of Rands that you could be putting back in your pocket every month.

One Energy is a national franchise group of 28 branches which is growing rapidly based on the quality of solutions, technical expertise and back-up, installation methodologies, full maintenance plans and finance options.

Contact One Energy

Office:                  0861 HEATING (0861 4328 464)

E-mail:                  gogreen@oneenergy.co.za

Web:                     www.oneenergy.co.za

PS:  It’s really important to use a reputable supplier with a national network, proven workmanship, quality products, product warranties, qualified installation professionals and a full maintenance offering to keep your system working at optimal level – and that you know is going to be around for years to come. Beware of cheap systems, bakkie brigade operators and questionable installation methods – they will leave you disappointed with inferior savings results. Service and quality really do matter when it comes to having hot water 24/7. Most of all, you want to be sure that your supplier complies with industry regulations, that your installation is 100% safe, sound and optimised for your needs, and that your supplier will be around for years to come to fulfill on warranties and servicing requirements of your unit.