G O - S O L A R Your PV and INFRARED HEATING specialists
Bringing light into the dark and the warm sun into your home…
REAL solar energy, for true independence and efficient self-consumption of solar power
ESKOM might come and go but the sun will always shine, so why don’t YOU change your service provider to a more reliable one?
Go-Solar specializes in efficient, reliable and cutting edge solar installations aimed at reducing your grid dependency and producing free renewable energy for your self-consumption during the day as well as for at night. Our systems are designed to make economical sense and are not aimed to be a mere load-shedding survival gadget. We are serious about sustainable green power. Surviving load-shedding is not our target, decimating your utility account is our mission! With our Solar installation completed, you will be asking “What is load-shedding?”.
Our Infrared panel heaters offer efficient heating through cutting edge technology, making this the perfect tool to further reduce your electricity bill
We operate in Somerset West, Cape Town and surrounds.
Solar panels were originally developed to power satellites in outer space. Over the last 50 years, advances in solar panel technology have now made it possible to turn your rooftop into a mini power plant.
“Go Green”, a product line of B&W Building Services, is owner-managed by Werner Pagels who is also personally involved with every project, from initial consultation through to commissioning the system. He has successfully completed his training as a Solar Power Technician through MAXX Solar (Germany) and his systems are all strictly in compliance with local guidelines as well as IESES standards (International Solar Energy Society). Through workshops and advanced training, both locally as well as abroad, Go-Solar has the know-how to design and install your solar system and make you less grid dependant.
We only use the best German quality products, based on the latest technologies. Our association with MAXX and our German trading partners, AKASOL, SMA and SOLAR EDGE, enables us to outsource the highest quality hardware at very competitive prices. Our quality is uncompromised and will ensure 25+years of solar joy. Like our clients, we believe renewable energy is the way of the future. This is why everything we do is focussed on sustainability.
Although our installations are predominantly targeted on a radius encompassing the Western Cape Boland and Cape Winelands as well as Overberg/Hermanus coastal area, we will evaluate every enquiry on its own merits. Should you fall outside our target area, please contact us regardless. If we find ourselves unable to assist personally, we can put you in touch with reputable Solar Installation partner through our network comprising a selection of independent companies that prioritise quality.
RENTAL FINANCE OPTIONS are available when businesses wants to buy and install a solar system. We work closely together with “The Rental Asset Finance company”, one of the oldest Rental asset finance companies in South Africa, with offices nationwide.
SARS TAX REBATES:
The South African Revenue Services (SARS) has introduced an income tax incentive for businesses that invest in machinery and plant such as wind generators and solar energy projects dedicated to the generation of electricity. This incentive allows for the depreciation of these assets over a three year period at a 50:30:20 rate year-on-year respectively.
GO-SOLAR USES ONLY COMPLIANT INVERTERS and we will assist with the necessary applications and paperwork to ensure that your installation is 100% legal and up to COC standard. All embedded generation systems installed on the City of Cape Town grid must be signed off on commissioning by an ECSA registered professional engineer or technologist. IT’S THE RIGHT WAY, THE ONLY WAY… don’t be talked into doing otherwise for should someone get hurt or even killed, you will be accountable.
Make sure your Solar installation is an asset rather than a liability:
When transfer of ownership of a property takes place which has a grid-tied embedded solar system installed, a valid Certificate of Compliance will be required. This is a condition of transfer of ownership of a property and must be included in the transfer documents, declaring the state of connection or disconnection.
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RENEWABLE ENERGY and YOUR SYSTEM DESIGN
Bringing light into the dark…
Fossil fuels will not last forever, and are becoming more and more expensive. Take control by joining the Solar revolution!
The South African consumer was hit with a 12.69% electricity tariff hike in 2015/16. The National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) will soon evaluate a further request for an additional rate increase which will allow Eskom to adjust the R/kWh price for the under-recovery of revenue due to it’s diesel requirements it occurrs in order “to keep the lights on”…
South Africa has one of the highest Solar radiation levels (Sun’s Energy) in the world, producing high yields for a Solar system and ensuring a lower cost per kWh generated when compared to Europe. Internationally PV system costs have been decreasing by 8% to 10% a year resulting in PV in South Africa having reached a power production cost of between 74c/kWh and R1.36/kWh, depending on the design and environmental influences of each specific installation.
On 29.09.2014 the City of Cape Town launched the small scale embedded energy generation (SSEG) guidelines and tariff, enabling PV installations to be connected to the grid and in so doing be able to both import energy from and export a limited amount of energy onto the City’s grid, which generators will be credited for. Prior to this, and still elsewhere in South Africa, grid tied systems are effectively illegal. tem
Every solar system should be individually sized. Designing a solar system is a little more complex than just fitting a few panels onto your roof and wiring these up to your DB board via an inverter. Every system is unique and should be custom designed in order to reach its peak performance.
We provide solar system designs from a small residential system up to large solar farms.
Our initial consultation is free; All we need to know is what your estimate peak KWh consumption at any point in time is, what your average kW/h over a 24 hour period is and how much this relates to your yearly consumption. A few simple questions about your house and we will be able to give you a rough estimate.
Once you are convinced that Solar PV is the way forward we will physically evaluate your electrical footprint and assist you with spreading and reducing your energy demand in order to optimize the size of your solar system. If needs to, we will install a monitoring devise and record your energy usage pattern over a 7 day period. Once all the vital information has been obtained the Design & Engineering of your photovoltaic system will follow. Since Solar PV has a 25 year life expectancy, getting it right in the beginning is key to your enjoyable journey with Solar. We will make it happen.
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We have a selected range of power-electronics and solar equipment on offer and will also assist with your design and system configuration. Trading hours are by appointment only.
We only stock quality German power-electronics and tested solar modules. Battery cables can be lugged and crimped to order and delivery will be arranged on request. Please visit our website periodically as we will feature specials from time to time.
SMA inverters come standard with a 63 month warranty (5 years and 3 months, to give you enough time to complete the installation). The guarantee is held by SMA, Niestetal/Germany and through their Cape Town subsidiary. Guarantee extensions are available for up to 20 years. Solar Inverters are IP65 rated and suitable for Outdoor installations. Battery Inverters (Sunny Island) are IP54 and need to be protected against the elements.
All Solar Edge power-electronics carry a free 12 year warranty which too can be extended up to 25 years. All Solar Edge Inverters are IP65 rated.
We stock imported German IBC Solar modules and also have access to locally produced Swiss ART solar modules, latter being manufactured in South Africa for export to EUROPE! Both manufacturers carry a 10 year construction guarantee and 25 year linear power guarantee. 60 cell (180 – 190Wp & 250 – 265Wp) and 72 cell (220 – 230Wp & 300 – 320Wp) Polychrystaline modules are available.
Batteries are procured on order only. We have a trade agreement with AKASOL, Darmstadt/Germany, for modular Lithium-Ion batteries which are compatible and have been approved for SMA installations. Only the tested and quality VRLA-Gel batteries will be considered.
Some models may not be listed, but feel free to request a quotation.
Trade discount offered to registered installers. List Prices EXCLUDE 14% VAT.
SMA solar generators/inverters:
- SMA Sunny Boy 1.5 - R 10,900.00
- SMA Sunny Boy 3000TL-21 – R 21,500.00
- SMA Sunny Boy 4000TL-21 – R 23,100.00
- SMA Sunny Boy 5000TL-21 – R 26,300.00
- SMA Sunny Tripower 5000TL – R 29,800.00
- SMA Sunny Tripower 7000TL - R 35,800.00
- SMA Sunny Tripower 9000TL – R 40,400.00
- SMA Sunny Tripower 12000TL – R 49,800.00
SMA Battery charger/inverters:
- SMA Sunny Island 3.0H – R 38,600.00
- SMA Sunny Island 6.0H – R 49,600.00
- SMA Sunny Island 8.0H – R 59,500.00
- SMA Sunny Remote – R 4,800.00
- SMA Home manager – R 9,600.00
- SMA Energy Meter – R 5,800.00
Solar Edge SINGLE Phase inverters:
- SE 3000 – R 18,500.00
- SE 3500 – R 21,500.00
- SE 4000 – R 23,000.00
- SE 5000 – R 43,000.00 Tesla Powerwall ready
- SE 6000 – R 47,000.00 Tesla Powerwall ready
Solar Edge THREE phase inverters:
- SE 5k – R 29,000.00
- SE 7k – R 32,000.00
- SE 9k – R 37,000.00
- SE 12k – R 39,500.00
- SE 15k – R 46,200.00
- SE 17k – R 35,500.00
Solar Edge Optimizers and Accessories:
- P300 – SR – RS – R 1,050.00
- P350 – SR -RM – R 1,150.00
- Electrical meter (WattNode) – R 6,400.00
MODULES & MOUNTING SYSTEM
- IBC PolySol 260W CS – R 3,300.00
- IBC MonoSol 280W ZX – R 4,400.00
- IBC mounting rail (aluminium) – R 100.00/m
- IBC roof hook – R 155.00
- hanger bolt – R51.00 (200mm) or R 74.00 (300mm)
- adjustable (30mm- 60mm) middle clamp – R52.00
- adjustable (30mm – 60mm) end clamp – R 68.00
- connecting element – R 17.00
- AKASOL NeeoQube – Price on request
- AKASOL NeeoRack – Price on request
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SMA Flexible Storage Systems with back-up
With SMA’s high efficiency and with a near off-grid solar power supply, load-shedding becomes a negligible occurrence. Finally solar power does make economic sense!
SMA is a leading global specialist for photovoltaic system technology. SMA is setting the standards today for the decentralized and renewable energy supply of tomorrow. More than 4,500 SMA employees in 21 countries have devoted themselves to this task. Their innovative solutions for all photovoltaic applications and unsurpassed service offer greater independence in meeting modern energy needs.
Our partnership with SMA, our SMA factory visit (Niestetal, Germany) and open communication channels with top management, enables us to offer you a professionally installed SMA system here in South Africa. The SMA Flexible Storage System with integrated emergency back-up capacity will result in stored solar power being used efficiently at night and during low solar power generation. Surplus generated solar power is stored in high quality batteries for self-consumption, to be used later after sundown or whenever current demand exceeds solar generation. The heart of the system, the SMA Sunny Island battery inverter, can be configured to use the stored power, down to a determined depth of battery discharge. Only when this level of discharge is reached will the Sunny Island revert to the grid for power assistance. With the right configuration we can ensure a near off-grid independence of up to 90% . Grid failure (load-shedding) becomes a negligible occurrence as the system will effortlessly maintain solar generation and continue as an Off-grid island system during grid failure.
SMA PRODUCTS UNDERGO THE MOST STRINGENT TESTS and are resilient against sudden temperature changes, exposure to extreme heat, cold and almost all climate conditions. They have also been tested and approved by the City of Cape Town to be used for solar installations. They meet all the demands regarding feed-in and reverse power blocking as per CoCT guidelines. With COC requirements for property sales and insurance cover requirements, SMA fully complies with all the current legislations, making the SMA Flexible Storage system totally legal.
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Solar Power Harvesting, Optimization and Monitoring System
Solar Edge StorEdge ™ is based on the SINGLE PHASE on-grid, back-up INVERTER and the TESLA Powerwall Home Battery set to arrive in Cape Town through our trading partner MAXX Energy on 15 May 2016.
Available in 3kW, 4kW and 5kW all in one key-turn packages for single phase homes starting at R189,000.00. Call us for registration to be one of the first delivered. With Lithium-iron you can now store solar energy for self-consumption at night every day of the year. The high efficiency and 10 year warranty result in a Rand-per-kWh cost well below current ESKOM rates.
Solar Edge’s innovative grid-tied inverter systems are designed to provide superior performance and a 98% efficiency. With power point tracking (MPPT) at roof-top modular level, every panel provides an independent power supply to the inverter through the unique power optimizer, effectively a little “inverter” for every panel. A conventional string inverter would have its power point tracking at inverter level and therefore requires that all panels (in series) are of the same model type and age, have the same orientation and may not be shaded partially. With Solar Edge’s modular MPPT, the system design allows for roof arrays of multiple orientations, any combination of panel size and various panel rating. This results in maximum roof utilization. Unlike with a string inverter, partial shading will not decimate the solar power production.
A safe current of 1V DC from every optimizer when the inverter is switched off, results in the highest safety standards of all solar systems. Solar Edge optimizers shut down power flow from the panels at roof-top level when the inverter has been switched off, making it the only system that ensures complete safety for installers, maintenance personnel, and fire-fighters.
STOREDGE ™ for optimized self-consumption provides homeowners with backup power in case of grid interruptions and allows home owners to maximize self-consumption and to enable more grid independence. Unused PV power is stored in a battery and is used during power outage or when solar radiation is insufficient to meet current consumption.
The SolarEdge PV Monitoring Portal is a web-based application that provides module-level, string-level and system-wide monitoring. The solar monitoring software provides enhanced maintenance of PV systems and yield assurance. The portal automatically provides alerts for accurate and immediate fault detection, localized on a virtual site map for on-site and remote troubleshooting at the module level.
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Efficient radiant heating for a healthy lifestyle
With our Infrared Heating panels we will bring the sun into your home, no matter how cold, wet or long the winter is.
Together with our German partner MAXX I Energy, Go-Solar is bringing the latest heating technology to South Africa. Together with solar power, these low energy consuming heaters can reduce your heating by up to 70%. Sourced directly from the factory in Germany, we are able to offer our Infrared panel heaters at unbeatable prices. Infrared panel heaters are available in plain white, polished glass or even as a mirror. Customise your panel by having your own picture printed on it to suit your home or office décor or heat your bathroom with a mist-free mirror.
Combined with a solar rooftop system you can heat your home or office with solar power 24/7. Add a TESLA powerwall to your solar system and the low energy requirements of our Infrared Heaters can even be supplied from stored solar energy at night, meaning Zero heating cost, no cleaning and no maintenance. Besides reducing your carbon footprint, Infrared radiant heating is the healthiest form of heating available.
Our Infrared panel heaters can be coupled to a thermostat and/or timers so that every room can be controlled individually and selectively whenever heating is required. All this can be done remotely with intelligent wireless controls. The use of individual Zone heating made possible through the nature of Infrared radiant heaters makes this the most efficient heating available
High efficiency, reduced Carbon Dioxide emissions:
Infrared panel heaters are unique, cutting edge technology that has been developed to offer a real alternative to the standard heating systems we have grown accustomed to, giving us a building that is warmed at a lower cost. Infrared heaters warm up objects directly via electromagnetic waves and hence waste no energy trying to heat large volumes of cold air. They’re therefore the most efficient type of heater and can make a saving of up to 70% on heating costs. Infrared heaters are 100% recyclable and have a Zero Carbon footprint if used with a solar Photovoltaic system.
Temperature and Infrared:
Feeling warm has nothing to do with air temperature. It is all about absorption of infrared from our surroundings. Infrared is delivered by the most powerful energy source known to man – the sun. Why do you feel colder when you stand in the shade and warmer when you stand in the sunshine, even though the air ambient temperature is exactly the same in the shade as it is under the sun? You feel warm because the infrared rays are absorbed by your body! Because Infrared panels heat the solid matter rather than huge volumes of air, they are less susceptible to draughts and leakage than traditional convection methods. We even have outdoor Infrared heaters!
Infrared light has a longer wavelength and is found outside the spectrum of visible light, thus making it invisible to the human eye. Unlike shorter the wavelengths of light, It is absorbed by matter and does not easily pass through objects. Our bodies are 80% water and this makes infrared absorption extremely effective. Clouds act similarly, hence the different feeling of warm under the sun and cold in the shade albeit the same ambient temperature. Shorter wavelength, such as X-rays and Gama-rays simply pass through water, hence the risk of sunburn on overcast days. Infrared rays are healthy, unlike the destructive shorter wavelengths such as UV light and X-rays.
Bring the sun into your home
Your home can be “sun-warmed” in the same way with our Infrared Heat Panels. Our heaters do not use the air in the room for heat transference, but the mass of the room . All matter, the walls, floor, ceiling and furniture absorb and radiate the rays at a steady, even and consistent level, ensuring an equal spread of Infrared rays around the room. You feel warm because the infrared rays are absorbed by your body. When we enter the room fitted with an Infrared Panel Heater, we will feel warmer immediately, same as stepping out of the shade and into the direct sunlight
Healthy heating – Our heaters do NOT emit UV rays but only emit safe infrared rays from the band of wavelength also known as “the rays of life”.
Reduces dust/emissions – Unlike forced air heating systems, our infrared radiant heating panels do not move the air and blow dust or allergens. They do not release any emissions, chemicals or pollutants and help keep the air in your home clean and clear.
Therapeutic relief – Our heaters, like the sun, produce radiant heat waves which work to heat up water. Because the human body is made up of mostly water, this infrared heat transfers extremely effectively and can help gently increase blood circulation, rid the body of toxins and even provide pain relief.
- Unparalleled thermal comfort
- Lower heating bills by up to 70%
- Fully controllable for efficiency and comfort
- Reduced CO2 emissions
- Naturally healthy heating
- Reduced damp and mildew in buildings
- Wide range of award winning designs
- Simple installation
Less Heat Loss
With convection heating if you open a door or window then you can lose heat very fast from a room. A draughty room can be very difficult to heat because it is losing the warm air very quickly.
The infrared heater is not reliant on the air to transfer the heat energy so is not so affected by air change. This means that if a door is left open and the air temperature drops, the room will not feel as cold as it will with a room that uses traditional convection heating.
Even if the room does get cold, it will have stored heat in the walls, floors and other objects in the room which will make the room feel warmer, faster.
Why should I use infrared heating?
Infrared provides warm, non-drying heat. It is as close to the natural effect of the sun without the harmful UV rays.
It heats the objects and you in a highly energy-efficient manner. The heaters can provide heat when and where you need it in a zone, on an individual thermostat or controller. They can also be used to heat your entire home. Zone heating is especially effective in limiting overall heating costs. There’s no need to heat an entire home if you only use a couple rooms at certain times of the day. Infrared heating designed by zone, allows you to heat the rooms you need.
– The operating costs for infrared heating are especially lower compared to other methods of home or space heating.
– The heaters can be a picture, a beautiful works of art or plain panels placed on walls or your ceiling.
– Infrared heating panels are very low maintenance with no filters or exhaust/ducts to keep clean.
– They are very durable with a life expectancy exceeding 100.000 hours.
– The heating panels can be controlled individually or with intelligent wireless controls.
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Physical Address: 1 Aberdeen,
Postal Address: 1 Aberdeeen Somerset West
Postal Code: 7130