Water Heating Systems Now Available From P&L Stores

Exciting News! Get ready to elevate your home’s energy game with Apollo Solar Technology’s 150L Cistern Type water heating system, now hitting the shelves of selected P&L Stores!

  • P&L – SHONGOANE
  • P&L – MONSTERLUS
  • P&L – KABOKWENI
  • P&L – LEBOWAKGOMO
  • P&L – MUTALE
  • P&L – MALAMULELE
  • P&L – VENDA
  • P&L – MSOGWABA
  • P&L – JANE FURSE
  • P&L – TEMBISA
  • P&L BRAMFISCHERVILLE
  • P&L MANKWENG

Don’t miss out on the chance to go solar and start saving today! Visit your nearest participating store to learn more.

Build It Derdepoort

This past weekend was a blast! Thank you to Build It Derdepark for hosting an amazing U/13 Soccer Festival at Curro Roodeplaat!

Thank you to all the Primary Schools that came through and participated, we are proud of you all and you all did very well! Congratulations to the Winning School – Derdepoort Primary.

A big congratulations to the runners up: Leeufontein Primary, Curro Sable Hills and Lindo Park Primary

Apollo Solar Technology is extremally honoured to have been part of this amazing event and we hope to see you all next time!

Homemakers Expo 2024

At the heart of the Homemakers 2024 Expo, Apollo Solar Technology illuminated the event with its commitment to sustainable energy solutions.

Held at the esteemed Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, the expo provided the perfect stage for us to showcase our groundbreaking products and connect with an enthusiastic audience eager to explore the future of clean energy.

Our booth buzzed with excitement throughout the expo as visitors flocked to experience firsthand the power of solar innovation. From dynamic demonstrations to insightful conversations, we engaged with homeowners, industry professionals, and eco-conscious enthusiasts alike, sharing our vision for a greener, more sustainable world.

“We were thrilled by the overwhelming response from everyone who stopped by to see us,” our spokesperson, Anita Zhu reflected on the event’s success. “It was truly inspiring to witness the growing interest in renewable energy solutions and to be part of conversations about the positive impact of solar technology.”

As the curtains closed on another memorable expo, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who visited our booth and contributed to the vibrant atmosphere. With eager anticipation, we look forward to reconnecting with familiar faces and welcoming new visitors at the Homemakers Expo 2025.

“As we prepare for next year’s expo, we’re excited to unveil even more innovative solutions that empower individuals and communities to embrace clean, efficient energy, Together, we’re writing the next chapter in the story of sustainable living, and we can’t wait to continue this journey with you all.

Our standout presence at the Homemakers 2024 Expo reaffirms our commitment to leading the charge toward a brighter, more sustainable future. Stay tuned as we gear up to make an even bigger impact at the Homemakers Expo 2025, and together, let’s illuminate the path to a cleaner, greener world.

 

 

Go Green To Overcome Load Shedding This Winter

Since the beginning of Winter, the common word we have been hearing from Eskom is “Load shedding”. This is when there is insufficient power station capacity to supply the demand (load) from all the customers, so the electricity system becomes unbalanced, which can cause it to trip out country-wide and take days to restore. Eskom has recently stated that load shedding would remain a real risk for the next five years, according to a report by the City Press. This report is coming up just after a few months since Eskom increased the electricity tariffs.

It is possible to prevent all these challenges through the affordable Off-Grid Solar Power Systems, as they can be sustainable solutions to the power crisis that many South Africans are facing today. With that said, getting a solar panel kit at home can surely give you the backup power that you need to ensure that you won’t run out of electricity especially during load shedding.

Furthermore, Solar geysers use the sun’s energy to heat water which simply means that you get hot water for free. Approximately 50-60% of the average home energy consumption is spent on heating water, hence using solar geysers will reduce your energy cost by the same percentage which will amount to thousands of Rands in savings every year.

Go Solar, always have warm water and stay out of darkness this winter. SOLAR IS THE FUTURE!!!

APOLLO TECHNOLOGY REWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO NEEDY STUDENTS

Ignorance is the greatest fuel for poverty and thus knowledge is the greatest leverage against poverty. In the wise words of Amartya Sen, “Poverty is not just the lack of money; It is not having the capability to realize one’s full potential as a human being.”

As Apollo Technology, we extremely value education as we strongly believe that it’s a weapon to a brighter future for the children. By nurturing them from early stages it can help mitigate many challenges faced in life as well as open doors to a lot of opportunities for better prospects in career growth.

Since education is a vital tool to eradicate ignorance and thereby poverty, we saw it as an important action to reward the well deserving children with scholarships for the year 2018. In association with BNZ Foundation, we managed to award 10 top performing learners with a bursary that will cover school fees and uniforms for their first year in high school. Beneficiaries consisted of 5 boys and 5 girls from schools based in Kwazulu-Natal Province.

“Education is a key to success”, so as Apollo Technology we are dedicated to continue supporting the initiatives of foundations that are positively playing their part in terms of empowering the youth to a better future.

APOLLO SOLAR TECHNOLOGY YEAR-END PARTY

Apollo Solar Technology hosted yet another successful annual closing party on the 14th of November 2017. It was a remarkable day for Management and fellow employees as everyone ended the 2017 year on a positive note as well as feeling inspired for the year 2018.

As Apollo management we place this function in very high regard as apart from enjoying delicious food and drinks it also gave us a platform to know our staff on a more personal level.  We are aware that staff work ethics improve when their efforts are recognised and appreciated thus this also giving us the chance to show employees our gratitude for the work they have accomplished throughout the year.

Apollo’s Managing Director, Anita Zhu, gave thanks to all employees for the hard work shown throughout the year in her opening speech before presenting certificates to the most notable staff members of 2017.

Employees who received certificates include:

In addition, other employees also won shopping vouchers through a random draw competition. In keeping with our company’s code of conduct we aim to keep our staffs’ motivation and spirits high.

APOLLO SOLAR GEYSERS SURVIVE THE HAILSTORM

A hailstorm struck parts of Gauteng on Monday the 09th of October 2017‚ with reports of roofs and solar geysers being damaged by golf ball sized hailstones on the West Rand and flash flooding in Randburg. A severe hailstorm even wrecked the roof of the well-known Cradlestone Mall in the West Rand area.

Regardless of how demolishing the storm was, we are proud to announce that no serious incidents related to our Apollo Solar Technology water heating systems were reported to us by our customers. This serves as a proof that our products are of a good quality, durable and hail resistant.

A handful number of our customers who were affected by the storm were just simply replacing the vacuum tubes and continuing to use their systems, which is very cost effective compared to people using flat panels because they have to replace the entire systems. Apollo Solar water heating system can still operate even with tubes breakage, and also performs better in colder and/or cloudier conditions than flat panel.

It is a great and an effortless move to switch to Apollo Solar Water Heating system as it can be also connected to existing electrical geyser and backup element. If you want to save money on your electricity bill, an alternative energy source for water heating is a great investment. By installing a solar water heater, you can save more than 50% on your electricity bill.

Go solar: The best way to save under the sun

The Western Cape government has launched an initiative to encourage people and businesses to save and generate electricity. Called the Energy Security Game Changer, its aim is to create a cleaner environment and slow down climate change, and to save money at the same time.

If households and businesses invest in green technologies such as solar water heaters and solar photovoltaic panels and reduce their electricity use, then together we can meet the energy challenges of tomorrow.

In our homes, we use most of our electricity for water heating (30%), interior heating (21%), cooking (21%) and lighting (10%), so these are the areas you should target first.

If you want to save money on your electricity bill, an alternative energy source for water heating is a great investment! By installing a solar water heating system, you can save more than 50% on your electricity bill.

A solar water heater uses the radiation from the sun to generate heat, while a heat pump uses a relatively small amount of electricity to extract a lot of energy from the surrounding air.

By installing a solar water heater, a typical household of four will save a third of their electricity bill, and the savings will pay back the cost of the solar water heater in 2-3 years depending on the system.

Solar Water Heating in South Africa

Solar heating is also commonly referred to as solar water heating, largely because it is used to heat water for washing and showering. In South Africa, which is blessed by prevalent sunshine, solar water heating can provide up to 80% of hot water energy needs and significantly reduce electricity bills.

Advantages of solar water heaters

Solar heating: more affordable than you think

A primary concern regarding the installation of solar heating systems is cost. Previously, the costs of solar energy were prohibitively high, but with technological advancements and an increasing awareness of the need to alleviate dependence on commercial energy sources, the average price of a solar heating system has decreased dramatically.

Studies have proven that solar heating systems have a payback time of 3-5 years depending on the system, which may seem like a long time until you consider what those savings mean to your monthly expenditure. By supplementing your electricity needs with solar heating you can save up to 60% off your monthly electricity bill.