Empower Your Wallet and the Planet: Maximize Solar Savings with GoSolr!
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Discover how to save money while saving the planet with GoSolr’s solar solutions and smart energy tips.


Johannesburg, South Africa (18 October 2023) – In a world where environmental responsibility and financial prudence go hand in hand, the good news shines brightly for those who have harnessed the power of the sun.

Good Things Guy recently partnered with GoSolr to bring affordable solar solutions to South Africa, empowering individuals and households to make a positive impact on both their wallets and the planet.

Switching to solar power is more than a sustainable choice; it’s a decision that can revolutionise the way we consume electricity. By tapping into the boundless energy of the sun, you can reduce, and in some cases, eliminate your dependence on conventional grid electricity.

Here are some practical tips to maximise the benefits of your solar investment:

1. Optimise Your Solar Panel Placement:

The sun is your best friend when it comes to solar energy, so ensure your solar panels are optimally positioned to capture its rays throughout the day. Regular cleaning of your solar panels is essential to maintain their efficiency, ensuring they can absorb as much sunlight as possible.

2. Time Your Energy Consumption:

Daylight hours are your golden ticket to cost-effective electricity. Schedule energy-intensive tasks, like running the dishwasher or doing laundry, during the day when your solar panels are generating electricity. This way, you can use the energy you produce instead of relying on the grid.

3. Invest in Energy-Efficient Appliances:

Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances and lighting. Look for products with ENERGY STAR ratings, as they consume less power. Installing smart thermostats and LED lighting can further optimise your energy usage.

4. Implement Energy-Saving Habits:

Practice turning off lights and appliances when not in use. Many devices continue to consume energy in standby mode. Unplug chargers and electronic devices when they’re idle to prevent “phantom” energy consumption. Make the most of natural daylight to reduce the need for artificial lighting.

5. Monitor Your Energy Consumption:

Leverage the Solarman/GoSolr app to monitor your electricity usage in real-time. This data can help you identify areas for additional energy reduction. With just a few clicks in the GoSolr web app, you can adjust your battery settings to align solar production with your consumption. The new settings manage battery use based on load-shedding levels and seasonal variations, ensuring your solar system is put to optimal use.

6. Set Realistic Expectations:

Solar energy production can vary due to weather conditions, shading, and seasonal changes. Be prepared for these fluctuations and have contingency plans for cloudy days or extended periods without sunlight.

7. Conduct Regular Maintenance:

To keep your solar system in peak condition, schedule routine maintenance checks. This includes inspecting and cleaning panels as necessary and verifying that all components are functioning correctly.

8. Stay Informed:

Stay updated on local incentives and the operation of your solar system to maximise your investment. If you’re a GoSolr customer, rest assured that the service is continuously evolving, adapting to technological advancements and local incentives.

9. Electricity Price Increases:

As electricity prices continue to climb, GoSolr customers will reap even greater savings. The GoSolr system keeps pace with inflation, meaning you’ll see increased savings year after year.

Harnessing solar power is a wise choice, not just for your pocketbook but for a greener, more sustainable future. By following these tips and making conscious decisions, you can optimise your energy savings and enjoy the many advantages of clean, renewable solar energy. Good Things Guy and GoSolr are here to help you on your journey towards a brighter, more eco-friendly future.

To learn more about GoSolr’s solutions, click here.

Sources: GoSolr
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