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Thats actually brilliant.
LOL they catered for the whole of SA. What did the ANC add the last 25 years? Get your education sorted out.You aware because they catered to only a small percentage right? In other words, bulk of population was supporting a small minority.
Eskom is a mess but lets not pretend the NP was that great.
Whole of SA? I tbink you need to beef up your education. Majority of SAns had no electricity connections. Hell, even now most townships lack access to basic services.LOL they catered for the whole of SA. What did the ANC add the last 25 years? Get your education sorted out.
What we use today is mostly what the NP produced.
Whole of SA? I tbink you need to beef up your education. Majority of SAns had no electricity connections. Hell, even now most townships lack access to basic services.
At what stage would one say : consider solar? (It isnt a dumb question)!
I personally use very low consumption.
Nope. Maybe in theory or NP propaganda.In 1994 60.8% of the population had access to electricity. That has since grown to around 85%.
The majority of South Africans thus had access to electricity before the ANC took over. Yes, there were lots of townships which were not on the grid yet but that was already being rectified by Eskom pre-94.
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One can see that the connecting of customers to the grid which started before the fall of apartheid simply carried on. I doubt the ANC had much hand in it although they obviously claim it as one of their successes.
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Yes, there are still a lot of townships without access to electricity but I do wonder if that was more to do with economics than anything else. Even a lot of white people living in rural areas had no electricty before the 1980's. Pariffin lamps and a Lister diesel engine hooked up to a generator were common sight. Now we sit in a situation where township residents refuse to pay for electricity which is leading to de-electrification (Eskom performing load reduction or not replacing infrastructure).
PS also note it may be that there was electricity for lights but not for geysers and stoves. You now stretching my memory there but what I recall of houses with electricity. Most of the average households used wood stoves.
|17.2K (2x8.8k) Sunsynk super hybrid parity inverter|
|22K (4x5.5k)Hubble AM-2 5.5kWh battery|
|15,68kWp (32x490) JA Solar 490W panels|
Went for 8.8kw sunsynk with intention to add another if necessary for off grid.I was inspired by a very neat recent install, and I did a quick calc, if it were a household that consumes 2000 kWh/units per month (large home), and budget for R250K (for kit only), I would personally choose (based on current Powerforumstore prices):
Item Quantity Unit price Subtotal Warranty 17.2K (2x8.8k) Sunsynk super hybrid parity inverter 2 31,741.15 63,482.30 5 Years 22K (4x5.5k)Hubble AM-2 5.5kWh battery 4 25,999.20 103,996.80 10 years 15,68kWp (32x490) JA Solar 490W panels 32 2,601.30 83,241.60 20+ years TOTAL R 250,720.70
I would base my choices on:
This would easily serve a large-ish household (6-8 people) with a big appetite for electricity, and dependent on discipline, virtually (99.9%) off-grid.
- Sunsynk's renowned flexibility globally, as well as local support;
- Hubble's proven local manufacturing & support:;
- JA Solar panels' global track record, and upgradability to 20kWp even 3-4 years later;
Installation kit, wiring and breakers would be roughly R20k max (dependent on roofing structure) and installation labour roughly between 15 and 25K (each install is different).
Yes, the difference between fully off-grid and supplementing power is quite substantial.Went for 8.8kw sunsynk with intention to add another if necessary for off grid.
But currently single 8.8kw fine and doubt I'll go fully off grid. Too expensive currently for batteries.
'The bad news is that we will probably have to have a greater increase in electricity tariffs in order to make up for a series of adverse Nersa decisions which we have successfully challenged in court,' Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter said.ewn.co.za
This is about right, having a look at the spend I myself have doneUtter overpriced nonsense. R125K will get you off the grid. R48K 10kW Battery, R30K 5kW Solar Panels, 8kW Hybrid Inverter R17K, Cabling, Switches, Fuses, Panel Brackets etc R10K, Installation and Registration R20K. Geyser can be charged during the day from solar, if not R25K extra or conversion, if possible, for R15K.