At Diesel Electric Services (Pty) Ltd we are dedicated to advancing the alternative energy industry through better understanding of the design principles, greater focus on safety issues, commitment to the wellbeing of our employees, and the development of best practices for installation methods and materials. Our goal is to promote the success of our company while encouraging the success of the industry at large.
While the majority of our services are provided to consumer and business end users, we also cater to the industry through business-to-business relationships. We believe in a co-operative attitude in the development of the industry and, in many cases, are willing to partner with other companies to meet their project demands.
CARBON OFFSET: It is estimated that the time it takes a solar module to recover the amount of energy it requires for its manufacturing and transport is between 18 and 36 months. Most solar modules are warranted for 25 years and may have an engineered design life of 45 or more years. This illustrates that solar modules truly do provide energy that is “free” in terms of the economy of our carbon footprint. In 30 years of operation, each kilowatt of electricity generated by a solar electric system will offset approximately 40 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. That equates to approximately 120 tons for a typical residential system and approximately 40,000 tons for a one megawatt commercial scale solar system. Using the carbon offset benefits of trees as a metric, a typical residential system can be equivalent to planting 600 trees and a one megawatt commercial system can be equivalent to planting 200,000 trees*.