Solar Powered Homes
What is a Calimba CZ solar powered home?
A solar home uses free energy from the sun for light and all kinds of electrical power.
Passive solar homes are designed to make use of the sun’s free heat and light, allowing, for example, the sun to shine deeply into the house during cold months to be absorbed by the mass of floor or walls and then radiated out slowly at night.
This kind of solar homes are designed mostly in Europe and North America but in Africa we focus mainly on active solar homes.
Solaxis Solar powered homes actively use photovoltaic technology to convert sunlight to electrical power. Solar home power gives freedom from dependence on rising utility prices and noise pollution caused by oil petrol powered generations in cities and villages in Africa. It can power a house far away from utility power or can be tied into the utility in a give and take relationship.
But a Solar powered home is much more than this. Before mounting solar panels onto a home, the owner must consider a very important concept: the house’s energy efficiency. The very first step towards creating a solar home is to convert an energy wasteful home into a lean, clean energy efficient home.
Hence at Solaxis we prefer starting from the designs up to the implementation using our pre-fabricated building materials ranging from steel to special concrete materials and taking into account the environmental conditions like humidity, and other factors to ensure a home that could last forever at minimum maintenance cost
Is solar electricity still too costly to be practical?
No, especially when you take into consideration the current Solar Incentives, which include International tax credits, state, city and utility subsidies, and grant programs.
A common argument is that solar electricity is too expensive compared to the electricity sold to you by your utility company. This is not the absolute truth! The real truth is that wasteful use of energy is never sustainable. We pay for it in more ways than just our electric bills. We pay for our over-consumption in taxes that go towards subsidising dirty sources of energy and cleaning up the environment. We pay for it in healthcare costs for breathing dirty air and eating dirty foods. And Africa we pay even much more, the cost of petrol powered generators, the noise pollution and dangerous emissions caused by these sources are unbearable and can even cause death in some cases.
A solar home that incorporates passive solar house design uses less energy, and the cost of the solar electric system to support it is reasonable and affordable. And when you produce the energy you need for your own home with clean, renewable solar energy, you are helping to keep our environment a healthy place to live and grow our families.
A sustainably designed solar home by our Czech and African partners will give you independence from the economy’s up’s and down’s, will protect you from spiraling energy costs, will help lower our carbon footprint, and slow global warming.