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  1. 3 points
    plonkster

    good news for amateurs - like me

    When it gets to YEC vs OEC debates, I stay out of it :-) And whenever I write anything, I do keep in mind that there are others here who have to suffer through all the drivel... well, I keep it in mind for about two minutes and by that time I have written to much. Gents, I have rarely found a place where people are this tolerant of others being downright wrong. I like you guys.
  2. 2 points
    You actually have a third of a panel showing. It's like a bar graph, it will show 0, 1, 2, or 3 partial panels for around 0, 1, 2, or 3 kW of PV power. It's all in the AussieView manual. So with more sun, you'll get your full panel back. Assuming you have enough panels connected, of course.
  3. 2 points
    My personal favorite ... also where I really learnt to drive.
  4. 1 point
    New Tax/Levy for Licensed Electricity Generators The new levy has effectively been signed by the minister and has been back-dated to the 1st April 2018. Not having any other pertinent information contained in volume nr 635 of the 8th May 2018 Gazette nr. 41615 simply contains the text as indicated in the image below. New Levy for registered electricity generators The Term "electricity generators" referred to in the document would seem to suggest large generators that have generation licenses and would probably include the likes of all the REIPPP plants as well as any subsequent large solar PV rooftop or ground-mount plants that are registered with NERSA as generators. It may also impact municipalities generating their own power. Downstream this may have an impact on end-users, as well as affecting the financial feasibility and pay-back or ROI of large generation facilities. All generators less than 1MW does not seem to be affected by this notice.
  5. 1 point
    gabriel

    good news for amateurs - like me

    now this IS a tolerant group, even i can vouch for that - makes me feel comfy
  6. 1 point
    ebrsa

    good news for amateurs - like me

    I thought of posting an opinion here but decided that would be totally stupid. When folk talk about religion you can only insult them when you differ even if you think it is all a delusion. So I will stay out of this one firstly because it won't promote renewable energy generation knowledge and secondly because we will all find out the true reality at the moment of our last breath or not if the atheists are right. Not that it will matter.
  7. 1 point
    I'm selling the following: 1 x ZeverSolar Evershine TLC 4000 3 phase solar inverter 1 x ZeverSolar Power Management Unit 1 x Eastron 3 phase Energy Meter https://www.zeversolar.com/products/productline-detail/productline/detail/en-evershine-tlc-solar-inverters/ https://www.zeversolar.com/products/productline-detail/productline/detail/en-zevercom/ The PMU and energy meter are set up to prevent feedback to the grid (so you can use it with a prepaid meter in Cape Town, for instance), and have been working perfectly for the past 2 years with my prepaid meter. Pic of my prepaid meter is attached as well. I'm moving, so the system is being decommissioned. Complete kit R12000 ono. Everything in perfect order. if interested, please contact me on WA, 0843165839 Ian
  8. 1 point
    gabriel

    good news for amateurs - like me

    indeed it is, or rather should be; but can also be used as a term to justify very 'un-scientific' approaches etc - we have seen this lately in the water mismanagement situation; i'm sure nearly any political point of view will be able to get themselves a 'scientist' to prove their point when it comes to stuff like economics or education and health care. but enough said. this makes some interesting reading.
  9. 1 point
    You will like this ..... is future tense - you can apply that statement to the present tense - I do like it
  10. 1 point
    Including or excluding the panels?
  11. 1 point
    Moved this --- but I do want to coment. The biblical flood may have been the flooding of the Black Sea. Archaeologists have found settlements that were suddenly inundated rather than abandoned due to a gradual rise of seawater levels. The narrow Bosphorus strait to this day is still dangerous due to large volumes of water that move through it. Although I am a scientist I am a firm believer in God. Anyone who has had the opportunity to look at the 650 odd species of Erica from South Africa and says there is no Creator is ignoring the obvious.
  12. 1 point
    AussieView Manual.txt Thanks guys... very nice functionality!! You will like this @Chris Hobson
  13. 1 point
    Actually, it survived me pretty well. I damaged the mirror on the right side and demolished the odd Swarthaak. The reason it looks like that is because the "other driver" sometimes chased down troublesome cattle with it... and over a 20 year period the combined damage from small incidents eventually took its toll.
  14. 1 point
    What did it look like before your lessons started
  15. 1 point
    He did... but again, in fairness... only much later when the damage was done already, and not with complete sincerity :-) and as I recalled his comments were restricted to the new one, he said he actually liked the old one. But yeah... after the bomb had already burst. Perhaps as a parting shot, I would like to leave this here, the car I learned to drive in. Nothing knocks out fillings in teeth worse than this. Edit: And there is solar in that picture. Top right you can just see the back of the panels.
  16. 1 point
    i've heard that a avis is the best 4x4
  17. 1 point
    Done the dashfix - a cure (not successful on the Kgalagadi paths - can’t call them roads) and not addressing the cause which is the front suspension. only a problem when driving slooowly on corrugations - the best 4x4 in my opkinion..... This forum is more lively and comtributing than the Pajero one ;-/ Back to solar....
  18. 1 point
    Here you go for Telkom: https://secure.telkom.co.za/today/ucm/ and Vodacom: http://www.vodacom.co.za/vodacom/coverage-map and CellC: https://www.cellc.co.za/cellc/coverage-map and MTN: https://www.mtn.co.za/Pages/Coverage_Map.aspx For just calls, EDGE or 2G - the lowers specs in other words.
  19. 1 point
    He did criticise more than just the capabilities in sand :-) Only reason I really thought of him was because @Johandup mentioned that he too finds the drive quality on some road surfaces a little wanting (if I may paraphrase). And to be fair, there are other perfectly capable vehicles (such as the Defender) who are equally unkind to its passengers when driving long distances. And to be even more fair, it remains somewhat of a personal preference thing, one is often willing to forgive a multitude of sins for reasons others would not understand.
  20. 1 point
    gabriel

    Cape Town Water Crisis

    that's 'a bridge too far'
  21. 1 point
    gabriel

    Cape Town Water Crisis

    that's called show business, has nothing to do with religion the premise that there are 'good people' is wrong. if we take the subjective qualifiers 'bad' and 'good' out of that statement we are much nearer to the truth. the truth obviously lies in the correct answer, but people will differ on that as they will make it subjective again. thus we can get very philosophical about it and never get to an answer, or we can get to an answer like in 1cor 1:21-25, which is sufficient for me.
  22. 1 point
    plonkster

    good news for amateurs - like me

    There is a new theory doing the rounds that a coal fire broke out even before the ship sailed, and that the heat weakened the hull, making the ice berg damage that much more likely and/or worse. I'm not sure I buy it, because the evidence is effectively rumours and dark spots on some photographs, as well as some dumb arguments from silence (the ship is always photographed from one side only). But if true, greed might have played a role as well. The tickets were sold, they had spent lots of money to buy up coal from other ships (so I'm told), not letting her sail (?) would have been a financial disaster. In the end it turned out to be much more than that of course. As I recall, several years, or at least that much is alleged by those who believe it really happened (I do, just in case it's unclear). There is of course considerable debate as to whether the flood was local or global. I personally hold the former view, for the simple reason that when I say "die hele wêreld was onder water" (the whole world was under water) I might in context only be referring to the bathroom. Since we don't know the full context, and because of the sheer physical impossibility of doing that kind of thing with a mere 40 days of rain, it makes more sense to me the other way round. In any case, there are parallels in other ancient writings, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, so something like it almost certainly happened. And by the end of that decade-long build, Noah was likely an expert :-) I think one of my favourite quotes would be by a man who is still alive, a John Njoroge, who said: One incontrovertible proof that the world’s value system is upside down is the fact that God regularly wins by losing. And that... you just have to love. He sure has a sense of humour about these things init? And with that, I'll get off the pulpit...
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