CS Installers, in conjunction with Cape Town Solar Energy system supplier SunScan and solar water heating experts Condor Solar, have been installing SunScan 150 litre evacuated tube solar water heating systems on cottages in Pinewood Village, Pinelands Cape Town, for the past few months.
Pinewood Village, a retirement village with self-contained units and frail care units, consists of almost 200 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages situated in the heart of the “Garden City” of Pinelands Cape Town.
Almost half of the cottages have a solar water heating system installed currently.
This will continue to increase in 2015 as more SunScan 150 litre pumped evacuated tube solar systems are installed monthly.
CS Installers is set to complete another 6 solar geyser installations in January of 2015 to take advantage of the Eskom Solar Water Heating Rebate Programme before the solar rebate scheme is transferred to the Department of Energy by the end of January 2015.
Pinewood Village along with SunScan and Condor Solar decided on evacuated tube technology due to a number of factors, namely:
• The need to standardise all the installations;
• Some of the cottages are east / west facing;
• Evacuated tube systems are more efficient than flat plate technology especially for east / west orientated roofs;
• Savings needed to be optimized across all seasons, even in winter.
The installation of a solar geyser is an ideal way for a retired household to keep the monthly expenditure of a household under control.
Most average sized households’ electricity bill is made up of between 35 and 60% for water heating.
Of this, a household can save between 70 and 90% of the water heating portion by installing a solar water heating system.
This saving on the monthly electricity bill is especially important to retirees as they no longer have a monthly salary to help cover the rising costs of electricity and need to rely on their diminishing income from retirement savings to cover other expenses.
CS Installers along with Condor Solar have completed a number of solar geyser installations in Cape Town and surrounding areas for retired pensioners with pay-back periods of between 18 and 36 months that have helped reduce their monthly electricity bills substantially.
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