- Dec 31, 2006
It really depends on your budget and what you want out of the system.Thing is, the way I see it, an inverter solution is almost a waste of money long-term (assuming De Ruyter actually can fix things).
However, going solar/off grid route, seems more financially sound long term. You cut your electricity costs, and add capital value to your home.
Of course, the horrendous up-front costs might be a wee problem...
Even an off-grid system will need some sort of inverter, but you will need to decide how large a system you want to power. A smaller household with few devices and a gas stove/hob and solar geyser in place will need a relatively small setup compared to someone with deep freezers and aircons and things like that.
Patiently waiting for the suppliers and installers to offer financing...I think it's a case of when rather than if, as more and more people contemplate off-grid due to the instability.