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Where? I think the Tesla is not a hybrid inverter.For that price you can get a tesla powerwall 2 (13.5 kwh) and solar installed. Any reason you went for existing installation?
Where? I think the Tesla is not a hybrid inverter.
This was the best bang for buck at the time.
8kw hybrid inverter (sunsynk which is probably the most in demand right now)
10.37kw of solar panels
14kwh of pylontech batteries
This does not come close to my setup and is already more expensive. I need an 8kw inverter as I'm running basically two households, 5 adults and 2 kids under 11.That's for the powerwall 2 plus supporting hardware. Only need to pay solar and installation extra.
Ok. I like tesla but for what it is, it's over priced.I am asking as am looking for a solution and have no idea where to start...
Which would be most areas during stage 2, stage 4 is 3 sessions a dayFunny how we go from loadshedding at stage 2 to rolling clack outs at stage 4 in Jhb. Most of Joburg is sitting without power even outside our loadshedding blocks. And it happens everytime we go to stage 3 or higher.
Pretty sure they just don't bother to turn on the power in areas if they're scheduled for two sessions in one day.
Yeah lately the JHB ones for me haven't been so bad, on the 4 hour ones we would go down and stay down. Now on 2 hours we're back up within 5 minutes after.30 minutes give or take. Our slots are technically 2.5hrs but only rarely do they go into that last half hour so we think of them as two hour blocks.
For that a 5kw sunsynk could do the trick. I would put the geyser before the inverter on the non essential side or on the aux.So the fuses were stolen from our substation Sunday morning and city power only really came today to install new cables - so have been without electricity for 3 days and vet gatvol.
I work from home full time (HR IT) and can't be in the same position again.
Basically my needs are
Keep the fridge running
Wifi/ charge macbook (although the m1 is incredible and can basically survive 3 days without charge)
1 geyser only for 3 hours at night (2 adults and 3 year old)
Lights in house (everything already LED)
Stove top is gas, anything else I just start a braai.
I want to make sure I don't sit in th lê dark again and also save some monthly cost - i am in Joburg.
For that a 5kw sunsynk could do the trick. I would put the geyser before the inverter on the non essential side or on the aux.
2 x hubble Am2 5.5kw should give you enough backup power for a few hours. I'm not sure what your idle and overnight usage is but it could possibly take you through the night. If you want to be on the safe side, 3 batteries would be better.
Solar panels should be easy but 10 x 540w panels would work nicely with that.
@vassen is also up there and he has his 5kw sunsynk installed about the same time I did mine. I'm sure would not mind giving his input. He also added another 5kw to his existing setup.
Future upgrades could be another 5kw in parallel with the existing one doubling your solar capacity and AC output.
5kw sunsynk R20k
Hubble Am2 5.5kw x 2 = R50k
Ja solar 540w x 10 = R29 500
Total excluding installation, mounting kit for panels and sundries = R100k which is almost on part with the Tesla going for R159k and still needs solar.