Search results

  1. signates

    How to tell when LPG gas cylinder should be refilled?

    I think that's the cylinder weight in black so you have 200g left. If you are refilling it you can technically do it at anytime as they will weigh the gas tank before and after and charge you the difference in weight.
  2. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    I have noticed theat the helderberg gets better sunny weather than the city. I work in Woodstock and on many occasions when I leave home at 8:30 it's clear skies here but as I get closer to the R300 the mist is still very thick. I leave home with a t-shirt and wish I had a jacket when I get to work.
  3. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Having an abnormally sunny June this year. All solar estimates for my location and array setup has June as the worst solar month of the year with an expected pv yield of 650kWh for June. Still have 11 days to go but currently already at 450kWh. 42 more days for my first full year running on solar.
  4. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Wonder what the price of those are.
  5. signates

    Breville Barista Express BES870 (Viking's Review) [Coffee Machine]

    My 8 year old bean to cup Mellita Cafeo Bistro still makes a decent espresso. Just the milk frother that needs to be replaced so can't make the fancy milk. I should just flog it and upgrade to the Breville Barista Express.
  6. signates

    Breville Barista Express BES870 (Viking's Review) [Coffee Machine]

    Saw one recently on Facebook marketplace for R8 500. Doesn't look very used from the pics. Last time i saw one listed it was sold on the same day.
  7. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    It can be reset by Solarman. Need to test it on other inverters to see if it is compatible.
  8. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Hopefully I'm included in the beta testing.
  9. signates

    Flat battery

    Had to use the second car today that has not been used in just over 2 weeks and for the past year only once every other week for a very short school run. Battery was completely dead and its currently on the charger I bought a few years ago. Don't have jumper cables so just leaving it on the...
  10. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Sunsynk will be sending a few hundred of their own new data loggers to SA for beta testing. The new loggers will allow for remote access to change settings, upgrade firmware and will also have a LAN connection. I sent a request to them to be included in the beta testing phase.
  11. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    So no criticism of the article? I thought the MyBB crowd is tough to please. [emoji13]
  12. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    I know. I'm budgeting for maybe R40k to R50k but might need to go smaller to a 2kw wind turbine. Wind turbines have not really dropped in prices as much as solar panels and batteries have.
  13. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Mine is set to zero. Also don't have prepaid.
  14. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Article I co-authored [emoji5] https://m.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/693/216881.html I know I'm going to get some flack for some of the assumption and calculations.
  15. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Pv production for first 5 months (Aug '20 to Dec '20) was 5.91MW and for second 5 months (Jan '21 to May '21) was 5.75. Would have been lower for the second 5 months had I not installed the additional panels a couple of months ago. I short about 300kWh per month in the winter months. Another...
  16. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    If you are doing installs you should have a dealer account with the wholesalers like Segen Solar so you could still make some markup from dealer price to retail price. The general public would not have access to the dealer price list.
  17. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    [emoji1787] It does take a firm commitment. I knew when I moved in at my current place 10 years ago that I wanted to eventually put in solar. I just couldn't afford it at the time. 5 years ago I got myself an efergy and started tracking consumption and peak demand. In reality I only needed 2...
  18. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Was busy with a long reply when my phone died. Basically doing all the calculations, fixed costs, capital expenses and cash flow (I'm an accountant [emoji13]) basically coming out with R35k using 5 installs per month. Some months might be less but there could be months with more than 10...
  19. signates

    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Mine was out by ±5%. My municipal billing was also from the 15th to the 14th of the next month so was not easy to reconcile but I also checked my analogue meter reading weekly at 10pm on a Sunday evening to compare it to the efergy.
Top