high electricity costs
a GREENER better future
for our children...
More COST EFFECTIVE
source of ENERGY
A year from now you'll wish
you'd started today...
Professional Installers of High Quality Solar and Renewable Energy Products for Optimum Performance
ECO TRADES is a Proudly South African company based in Bloemfontein.
Our company’s main focus is design, supply and installation of GRID TIE, OFF-GRID, HYBRID & GRID BACKUP (UPS) SOLAR SYSTEMS.
We pride ourselves in offering a wide range of high quality environmentally friendly solutions in the market. We provide a turnkey solution to our customers, from energy efficiency to complete renewable packages and more.
We also provide complete design packages including technical support and consultation. We believe in maintaining excellent customer service and strive to continuously remain competitive in the industry. Our passion lies in creating an awareness in order to develop the market, distribute products & carry out installations throughout Southern Africa.
We offer renewable energy system packages for power savings ranging from 20% up to an incredible 100% of your current electrical consumption.
WHAT DRIVES OUR BUSINESS?
Current electricity costs
Inconsistent supply of electricity including power failures
Future demand & growth
Greener better future for our children
More Cost effective source of energy
Enabling assistance in economic growth
Due to renewable energy still being in its infancy stage in South Africa, projects are often riddled with disappointing performance.
Not using the right designers, products and installers can result in a sub-standard system not meeting its performance requirements, or in some cases 100% system failure due to extreme temperatures or design flaws.
Electricians may be qualified for the installation of PV systems but not necessarily for design of such. It is very complex when it comes to matching Inverters, PV modules & batteries for the so-called “sweet spot” performance.
Contact us to get the right information & products the first time. There is no easy way or shortcuts when it comes to designing the right systems. Unfortunately a proper system may be expensive but will last you years with the right design & setup.
TAKE NOTE WHEN COMPANIES QUOTE ON THE FOLLOWING:
- System Capacity: the kWh requirements and the kWh output need to balance.
- Product Comparison: warranties & guaranties including sustainability of the supplier.
- Inverters: Ensure every aspect of the units Capabilities.
- PV Panels: Make sure about hail resistance and % performance.
- Batteries: AGM & GEL batteries do not last for 10 years, instead they will last 800-1500 cycles depending on the depth of discharge. 2v Lead acid cells will last for 10-12 years; 2500-3500 cycles. Make sure you acquire the correct battery specifications.
- Installation: orientation for winter & summer, DC & AC wiring sizes, breakers ect…
As a qualified solar representative, ECO TRADES can prevent such problems. We use only cutting edge technology & provide this along with our expertise to our clients in the industry. We offer only the most effective Inverter systems in the market combined with solar panels and batteries, we strive to deliver the best combination with quality service and backup form our suppliers. We pride ourselves on quality installations.
Requirements for a Quotation?
All electrical power AC or DC is based on kwh (units on your electricity bill). If your house or business uses 50kwh per day, we have to make sure that the system will under normal circumstance produce that many kwh. Then an off-grid system design will only need Eskom or a generator in case of bad weather.
We don’t need to visit the premises the 1st time, 99% of the electrical connection is standard procedure. Fitting a PV system on the roof remains a basic installation practice if its tiles, IBR or corrugated roofing. We need your average kwh consumption and based on that we can quote the type of system you will require.
It is always a good idea to perform an energy efficiency study before looking into solar power due to cost. Changing globes and outdoor floodlights and installing timers on geysers and pool pumps can reduce your electrical bill by as much as 50%.