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    Is this a good deal?

    Yep, on most days, I don’t have washing, tumble drying, etc and probably end up wasting a good 10 to 15 kWh a day
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    Is this a good deal?

    From a 6.4 kWp array, I have managed to get 34 kWh, but that is with using all major appliances, two geysers and pool pump, sadly no spinning meter
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    Is this a good deal?

    , I have a total of 4,8 kWh worth of battery storage, used essentially for my night time loads and load shedding, the batteries last through both sessions, during the longer nights in winter, I might need to top up from the grid with a kWh or so . Batteries are quite expensive, but are easy to...
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    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    other end of the scale, fully overcast day in Cape Town
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    Telkom Mobile Billing FAQ

    every month there is 2 to 3 Rand worth of charges, that i don't know where they come from, since sms's and calls evn though never go over the allowed calls or sms's and is there a way to contact Telkom billing or is covid a way for the company to not have customer service reps anymore
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    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    you are lucky with your spinning meter, might be best not to register your installation !!!!!!! I was producing 5.83 kWh, till the battery reached 100%, now only have a 3.43 kWh load, so the rest is literally going to waste.
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    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    6.4 KwP and Cape Town, only issue, don't have enough loads ( washing machine/dishwasher/tumble dryer ) every day to fully utilize the array for the whole month.
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    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    650 kWh consumption coming up for the month of September, with grid use at just under 40 kWh
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    The Battery Thread (Solar / Inverter)

    the lowest I can see, Multiplus II ( newer version) is R23,500 to 26,500, so depending on age, probably half of that
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    The Battery Thread (Solar / Inverter)

    Is there a third blue box called Venus GX ( the brains of the system ), the Multiplus has been replaced by the Multiplus II, also the mppt is quite small, almost useless with today’s solar panel sizes.
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    Livoltek All-in-One Inverter Unit (5Kw)

    1) Have not seen any mention of the said inverter on any of the solar forums that I read, maybe I am wrong. 2) seems excessive installation cost for ten panels
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    WANTED Pylontech 2000 or 3000B

    Located Cape Town
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    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Also getting cloud spikes 6.05 kWh from a 6.4 kWp array. I have consumed 406 kWh so far this month and grid consumption is 24.4 kWh, only have 4.8 kWh of battery power, therefore the Eskom spend
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    Death of Khayelitsha boy (2) who fell into drain leaves community reeling

    If we did not loose trillions of Rands to politicians, then we could all live in better places
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    Load-shedding backup systems for R50,000 used by Cool Ideas co-founder Paul Butschi and Rain CTO Gustav Schoeman

    Yes, I do use all the pv production, geyser, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, pool pump, charging batteries, getting the wife to use one appliance at a time
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    Load-shedding backup systems for R50,000 used by Cool Ideas co-founder Paul Butschi and Rain CTO Gustav Schoeman

    Wish I could, but CoCT charges R12,000 for the bi-directional meter plus another R100 per month added to the Home user charge
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