Go green with Cobra and solar power

Solar power rapidly becoming the energy source of choice for household water heating

With an increasing number of ordinary South Africans seeking to introduce ways to reduce their household carbon footprint, solar power is rapidly becoming the energy source of choice for household water heating.  Cobra Watertech, as part of its ongoing commitment to Going Green, introduces a solar water heating solution that makes it affordable and uncomplicated for householders to make the move from electricity to solar water heating.

Solar water heating isn’t a new concept — it actually dates back to the 1920s. Today global technical innovations have improved the performance, life expectancy and ease of use of these systems.

Heating water for household needs consumes the biggest amount of electricity in the average South African home, so it makes economic sense to take advantage of the natural energy our country has in such abundance. A Cobra solar water heating system will save on electricity bills and will also increase the value of homeowner’s properties.

The first step in converting solar water heating is to assess your customer’s needs and specify the right system for their home. If their existing hot water geysers are still in good condition, you can connect the solar panels directly to the existing geysers without interfering with the geyser installation or warranties.

The Cobra solar power control system includes a timer which is preset to switch on the geyser element to boost the water temperature to ensure a regular and sufficient supply of hot water. During times of increased hot water consumption, the control panel has a special manual booster switch which enables the homeowner to switch over to geyser element heating to make up the shortfall.

All Cobra solar systems are supplied with SABS certification along with guarantees and warranties according to parts, installation and special conditions.

Previous story
keyboard_arrow_upFor a smooth, level paving finish
keyboard_arrow_downFor a smooth, level paving finish

THE ‘lows and highs’ factor is a common problem when laying interlocking concrete paving. It happens when inferior quality pavers of irregular depth don’t fit together easily. The result is an uneven surface and a bumpy ride. But that was no problem for the contractor laying over 2 000m² of Technicrete’s Double Zig-Zag paving blocks at the new Grey Owl shopping centre in Midrand, Gauteng.

Next story
keyboard_arrow_upCrawford solutions
keyboard_arrow_downCrawford solutions

DDL provides the Crawford range of industrial doors, docking systems, and megadoors

keyboard_arrow_upSmall businesses to benefit from ground-breaking new partnership
keyboard_arrow_downSmall businesses to benefit from ground-breaking new partnership

In a landmark partnership for collective economic growth in South Africa, the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) is joining forces with Property Point, a Growthpoint Properties initiative, to develop more small businesses for South Africa’s property sector.

keyboard_arrow_upHotel & residential bathroom accessories
keyboard_arrow_downHotel & residential bathroom accessories

The new range of luxurious bathroom accessories from Franke is available in two stylish designs! With a high polished finish, this stainless steel accessory range is ideal for hotels, offices, retail or any semi-public washroom.

keyboard_arrow_upHabitat Apartments high-rise tower is Nairobi’s first ‘vertical village’
keyboard_arrow_downHabitat Apartments high-rise tower is Nairobi’s first ‘vertical village’

Architecture and interior architecture practice Paragon, in conjunction with Design Source of Nairobi, is overseeing Habitat Apartments in Kilimani, a 24-storey, 160-unit mixed-use apartment tower. Under development by Ekco Investments, the project is scheduled for completion by mid-2020. Habitat Apartments is a 24-storey, 160-unit mixed-use apartment tower in Kilimani, Nairobi. The design brief was for […]