There is one thing most people in the world have in common, namely a budget.

South Africa is no exception to the rule, especially at this point in time. Too much instability leads to increasing expenses, and for some reason things never seem to get cheaper, even when things are going well.


But strangely enough, there are still some things that defy the odds. Complete solar power kits for homes continue to get more affordable, making right now the best time to install one.

Complete solar power kits for homes work better with your budget.

If you find yourself in a position where you have to decide between individual parts or complete kits, here is some perspective on the matter.

Buying Individual Solar Parts

Let’s start with the good things about buying individual solar parts, such as affordability. One or two panels won’t cost as much as an entire kit, which means you gradually put the solar system together. You can budget every month according to the parts you need until you have everything in place.


Another benefit is that you have more control over which parts will be used. However, this can be a good or bad thing. If you’re the type of person who loves DIY projects or you’re simply into solar technology, you’ll appreciate the custom setup. This is because you’re aware of the technical specifics associated with solar power. For example, is the inverter big enough to take the collective energy from the panels? Or will it literally throw the energy away?


So, buying the parts individually does have benefits, but it really depends on your situation.


Buying Individual Solar Parts

Solar power is a fairly simple process. The panels collect energy from the sun, which is then used inside the home. Nothing too complicated, right?

If you buy one of the several complete solar power kits for homes then yes, this is the image you’ll get. However, it’s not quite as simple. As mentioned earlier, there are other equipment involved, such as the inverter and the battery. You want all the parts to have a good working relationship, because then you maximize what you get out of the system.


So, instead of shopping with the aim to compare inverters with the best batteries, you’ll be comparing kit sizes. Basically, you establish how much renewable energy you are going to need and look for a kit that can deliver. Another good thing about buying a complete solar power kit is that the installation involves everything in one setting, which makes it cheaper.


Kits like these only use equipment that work well together, so you don’t have to stress about making the wrong equipment choices. And seeing as you are buying in bulk, you’ll get a special offer.

The Verdict

Both options are great, but only if they fit into your situation. In other words, if you don’t have the money for the kit, you can start small. Collect a few panels and sort out a decent inverter. Maybe throw in a good battery after another few months.


This options works out well in the short term, but in the long run you’ll be saving more with the complete kit. Either way, you’ll be more independent and in control of your electricity bill.

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