- Dec 19, 2012
We got hit from 16:00 - 20:00 yesterday. Sucks big time.
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The capacity mentioned there also excludes OCGTNope as explained to Ted Bloom before you're looking at a peak time a snap shot, not the entire day of shedding, at this time there might have been other areas still coming back and such. Also I would imagine that 2GW isn't always easy to hit.
Same issue we get regularly in Cape Town.Solar panels wouldn't have done a whole lot of good in Gauteng this week
Is that a custom setup or has someone figured out a good set of rules that work for the suburban house with occasional load shedding?Same issue we get regularly in Cape Town.
My system is set to decide the DoD (depth of discharge) in the evening, based on the forecast for the next day. So if next day is full sun, batteries can go down to 30% (so use 70%). If cloudy etc, it might not even use the batteries over night and save them for power outages. With 14kwh worth, the house can easily survive up to a day outage. Also a bunch of devices can be turned off but the house is mostly energy wise anyways. Like pool pump only turn on if a good solar day.