Our solar setup.
We are starting simple and small - so as to scale up later as our demand is growing. No good in plonking down R60k (or more) for equipment when you won't use it to its full capacity.
http://solar-works.co.za/ have three products available, we currently have the solar ball, it's a great design, and lasts quite long on a single charge.
Our second unit is an Ellies 4-light unit
We're still busy settling in - lots of boxes, parcels and paraphernalia to unpack and sort out. But it is getting better by the day.
Because we opted to be off-grid, we have no electricity, but we do have a couple of solar lights for us to use.
Water still is an issue though, friends of us who live nearby offered us the use of their bathroom and we can fill our water bottles at their house.
As the loony municipality insists on building plans before
After the walls and roof are up, they then do the floor inside.
We plan to use the wood obtained from pallets for the flooring as per http://www.viralnova.com/pallet-hardwood-floors/ - but for now we want to get our bearings first. Wooden floors can come later.
A small storeroom for the lawnmower