1. J

    Solar requirements for my house

    Good Day, I would like to know what i would require if i would like to make all my light in my house run off a solar system. Panel size Amount of panels Charge controller size Battery bank Inverter Size All lights are LED lights. 30 W Lights are outdoor lights that run average 12 Hours at...
  2. ActivateD

    My on grid-tie system

    As promised I said I will do a post about moving most of my house onto solar and battery. This is phase 1 and I will be doing phase 2 and maybe phase 3 next year. For phase 1 my requirements were simply and here are the list of things I wanted to be on solar/battery: All lights (including flood...
  3. O

    Solar battery to use

    Hi I hope you're all well. Please help me with advice. With Eskom 18 months loadshedding coming I'm considering getting solar battery to connect as backup for lights, tv's and laptop's. How much battery AH do I need to keep going for 4 hours? I intend to switch off fridges and not use electric...
  4. K

    Hybrid Inverter System

    Good day, All I would like some advice on a Solar System. I've researched some solutions and have narrowed it down to a Hybrid Inverter System which will suit my needs. I, in turn, don't have enough knowledge on which hybrid inverter would be a good choice for me. The system I'll like to...
  5. R

    Advice before going solar

    Good day, I am currently looking at installing a solar system in my place and I have some contractors coming next week to check the house and give me quotes. What are the things I need to be aware of ? What are the questions I need to ask ? What are the things to consider when you go solar in a...
  6. RedViking

    Mecer 2400VA Inverter (Community Support)

    This Thread is for the Mecer Inverter only. My personal opinion on the unit: Seeing that there are lots of question and in lots if threads, here is my review/input on the Mecer Inverter. Instead of reposting I'll just reference here. I'll add more info soon. This should give you an idea what...
  7. M

    Load shedding assistance - conversion to solar in the long term

    Thanks for all the contributions with regards to the load shedding posts on the various forums I would like to find a solution that could meet by 400kWh monthly requirements by firstly getting an inverter and batteries to sort out the load shedding periods for my lights,etc and then to move on...
  8. RedViking

    How to choose the right generator for loadshedding in 2019

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  9. T

    Axpert inverters any good?

    Hi All, Are the Axpert inverters any good? It seems they are a Chinese rebrand by Rectron so it hard to find any reviews of them. I like how they integrate grid tie solar as well as battery backup options. My concern is that they will burn out in 4-5 years and it would have make more sense...
  10. F

    Tesla in South Africa

    So, I was just thinking. Although Tesla has enabled South Africans to reserve a Tesla Model 3 nothing much else has happened since then. Because MyBroadBand claims to be the Best Trusted in Tech I thought what better audience to address this in. After all the Tesla Model 3 is the most...
  11. J

    DIY Solar Setup for Domestic Home

    Hi All, I have looked through most of the posts here, and I cannot find this posted question, so please point out if this is a duplicate? Currently I have a huge UPS setup for my home working perfectly. This consists of: 8 x 12v 110ah Lead Crystal batteries 4 x 12v 70ah Lead Crystal...
  12. Kevin Lancaster

    Solar panels get a face-lift with custom designs

    Solar panels get a face-lift with custom designs Startup aims for wider U.S. solar adoption with photovoltaic panels that can display any image.
  13. Kevin Lancaster

    Oil-rich UAE to invest in renewable energy

    Oil-rich UAE to invest in renewable energy The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to invest $163bn in projects in a bid to generate almost half the country’s power needs from renewable sources.
  14. Kevin Lancaster

    India unveils world’s largest solar power plant

    India unveils world’s largest solar power plant Images have been released showing the sheer scale of the size of the new solar power plant in southern India.
  15. S

    InfiniSolar 10Kw 3Phase grid tie inverter

    Item name (be very descriptive): InfiniSolar 10Kw 3Phase grid tie inverter Age and condition: Used about 4 weeks Do you include packaging: No Warranty: Yes Reason for selling: Upgraded to 16KW inverter Price: R42,000 Negotiable: Yes Location: Dalpark Ext 1, Gauteng Shipping or...
  16. W

    Tesla's Solar Roof Tiles (Elon Musk) Im very excited about this!:) We need a new roof as well and I really hope they will sell this in SA. Its being released USA summer 2017. Definitely a game changer!
  17. Kevin Lancaster

    Growing food with seawater and solar power technology

    Growing food with seawater and solar power technology In a desert region of southern Australia is a farm that – without the use of soil, fresh water, or fossil fuels – grows and supplies 15 percent of the entire country’s tomatoes through state-of-the-art technology.
  18. Kevin Lancaster

    New solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts

    New solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts Exposed in step-like formation, layers of new photovoltaic cell harvest more of the sun’s energy.
  19. Zoomzoom

    What realistic and affordable alternatives are there to off-set electricity bills?

    I'm trying to find a less expensive alternative to off-set electrical bills. Advice given is ALWAYS to the more expensive, and more out of reach "Replace all appliances with more efficient models' yeah right *falls on floor laughing* so HAPPY you have the spare cash to just go out and...
  20. Kevin Lancaster

    See South Africa’s new giant solar power plant – photos

    See South Africa’s new giant solar power plant – photos Italian energy company TerniEnergia recently completed its giant solar park in South Africa, the 82.5MW Paleisheuwel photovoltaic plant.