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  • Birthday 11/07/1962

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    Yzerfontein - West Coast
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    Renewable Energy & Wind Platforms. Installations etc. Also importer of ASIC bitcoin miners and builder of Alt coin Mining rigs
    find me on www.thorne.co.za

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  1. Mike

    CYBERPOWER 12V 200AH AGM BATTERY

    Brand CyberPower Model RBP200 Nominal Voltage 12V Nominal Capacity 20 Hour Rate (10.0A, 10.5V) 200Ah 10 Hour Rate (19.0A, 10.5V) 190Ah 5 Hour Rate (34.0A, 10.5V) 170Ah 1 Hour Rate (120.0A, 9.6V) 120Ah Approx. Weight 61.5Kg Max. Discharge Current 800 A (5 sec.) Max. Charge Current 60 A Operating Temperature Range Charge 0°C~40°C Discharge -20°C~50°C Storage -20°C~40°C Self Discharge < 3% per month (20℃) Internal Resistance ≦2.5mΩ (Fully Charged)
  2. i have 57 of them available to me at R2199 excl VAT each if anybody is interested. Brand new ex Cape Town
  3. Mike

    Eskom strike tomorrow

    He has not at his new build in Sea Point....my mate did all the electrical work
  4. Greetings, as stated above by plonkster, you will have to have your system decommissioned firstly and then do the application. I am just to far away to do it, i am sorry..It is 4 hours round trip just traveling, this i know as i went to help an old customer last week add 6 panels which took an hour...... You can download the needed docs from COCT website, or just ask if Werner would do all on your behalf... sorry once again.
  5. So i have upgraded my system now for the last time ....( i think ) 2 x SMA Sunny Islands 5kw each linked giving me 10kw Bi Directional power and on the load side connected a SMA Mini Central 11kw GTI, coupled with 3 strings of 12 x 305w PV panels and onto my existing 520ah battery bank....The GTI was giving me 85kwh per day in Jan and today it's giving 46kwh.......that's it done and dusted!
  6. Mike

    Axpert "back to grid" behaviour

    100% correct, just isolate the batteries, and AC input and we can remove it. It will continue to work as a single unit
  7. Mike

    Axpert "back to grid" behaviour

    @ebrsa, best you check that 8kw breaker.....
  8. Mike

    Axpert 5Kw Switching On Delay

    A stupid question .....can you not revert back to the last "working" version as to test if the fault is hardware or software based?
  9. This is a reply from Ted Blom re Nersa's attempt at robbing solar generators : After receiving comments from over 24 000 highly concerned people, we sent objections to Nersa detailing reasons why licencing generators and solar panels is not an acceptable proposal. Well, Nersa announced they will be withdrawing the draft rules. BUT - as governance laws bind Nersa, they cannot withdraw before the public comment period ends on 31 May. Once done, they will re-draft to align with a government gazetted Licensing Exemption and Registration Notice and then re-open the new rules for public comment.
  10. Silver, you heard right, apparently it is being withdrawn due to the public outcry.There is a process they have to follow to withdraw, but they also state that it will most likely return in another way / time frame.
  11. Mike

    The future in inverter software

    his father still stays in Durbanville and still buys solor goodies from whoever has the best price here in town....
  12. We can only wait and hope that all small "Home" systems and their generators are excluded.. Thanks Mark for the update..
  13. many of them around. I actually stopped going to "repair" either illegal or incorrect installations if fear of my name being attached to said original installs....
  14. this is debatable right now as they are putting a new registration process in place for all on or off grid installations inclusive on Generators to be registered with Nersa, so I presume the same is going to apply at some point. They want to draw blood from a stone in taxes
  15. 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.
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