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  1. Makes purrrfect sense until the gangster state and those with private power companies tied to the gird realise they are not collecting enough revenues from the sale of power. As was the case for boreholes, gas powered generators, and solar panels having to be registered, next comes the levies.

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  2. Christiaan must tel the people ‘who’ are the main customers at this stage,….mainly businesses! Then the various type of solar panels available in South-Africa, and should these panels say 150W,….one will only get about / between 25 to 40% of the so-called 150 Watt, even if it’s properly installed. People looking for solar panel must do proper ‘research’, as 1 do get Mono, Poly, PERC and thin film panels. Good idea to go ‘off grid’,…..but cost can be very high!!

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  3. @ James Evert:
    Partly, a matter of cost saving and partly of convenience. The latter, from a business perspective may not be cost-effective, but one pays for the convenience. I do believe that authorities have a nerve when one addresses their inferior service by using an alternative or supplementary source and they charge levies or penalties, essentially because of their poor service; they don’t start by paying any penalty for failing to provide the service offered.

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  4. I had my solar system installed just a month or so before the plandemic started in 2020. I paid R30 000 for a 3 kVA system running on 2 batteries (24 volt system), adding 2 more batteries in parallel a year later. The 3 panels on my roof provide a maximum of 1,2 kW on a good, sunny day. I have what is sometimes referred to as an island system, i.e. totally seperate from the grid. I still have my lights, warm water geyser etc on the grid but it is great to have the solar system as a backup when load shedding happens. The system is powerful enough to run my washing machine or microwave oven, for instance. Not simultaneously, of course ! I like the mix and match option with these kind of installations. I am out of my house for a good part of the day, therefore it makes sense to have more batteries and maybe fewer panels. For households where you have a wife, for instance, doing washing, cooking etc during the course of the day it makes sense to have more panels and probably a more powerful system, with fewer batteries for just some basic capacity during night time.

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  5. DaanDesimaal wrote:

    I had my solar system installed just a month or so before the plandemic started in 2020. I paid R30 000 for a 3 kVA system running on 2 batteries (24 volt system), adding 2 more batteries in parallel a year later. The 3 panels on my roof provide a maximum of 1,2 kW on a good, sunny day. I have what is sometimes referred to as an island system, i.e. totally seperate from the grid. I still have my lights, warm water geyser etc on the grid but it is great to have the solar system as a backup when load shedding happens. The system is powerful enough to run my washing machine or microwave oven, for instance. Not simultaneously, of course ! I like the mix and match option with these kind of installations. I am out of my house for a good part of the day, therefore it makes sense to have more batteries and maybe fewer panels. For households where you have a wife, for instance, doing washing, cooking etc during the course of the day it makes sense to have more panels and probably a more powerful system, with fewer batteries for just some basic capacity during nighttime.

    yes I agree with you, and even for cheaper one can run a house system by having more batteries with only a few panels, with 4/5- 200 watt panels and more batteries one can charge them during the day to run at night all the lights TV computer on the system even run a microwave on the system during the day, , and even during the day the 800 /1000 watt panels is enough again to run most household appliances, one can also overspend on a system, with 4 -120 watt batteries one will be surprised to see what one can run on them during the night time as a backup, and during the day a 1000 watt panels and those 4 120 watt batteries can run many things also, that why i say one can also over spend on a system ,all depends what ones needs are ,

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