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McGuywer posted a topic in Starting In Solar? Feel free to introduce yourself,Hallo,
As so many previous threads, I need your advice.
My elect bill is about R4k per month, I need to reduce that and minimize loadshedding.
I only have R65k to do this. I will DIY what I can but need advice.
I was thinking a Sunsynk 5KW inverter and a small battery for starters. Something like this:
Budget is now at around R38k.
Is it possible to add panels and get all the cables/mounting/DB board/sundries?
My idea is to run most of my load during the day, when we have sufficient sun and only to use the battery during loadshedding (running only essentials). During night/cloudy days, I will use grid/Eskom.
I am hoping that the above would save me about R1500 per month on my bill? If it saves me R1500 on the bill, I can spend the money.
I have the following:
- 2x 200litre electrical geysers
- 1x Stove
- 1x 750kw swimming pool
- 2x Front loader washing machines
- 1x Dishwasher
- 1x 1.1kw borehole
- 1x Electric fence
- 4x fridges
Only using LED lighting and I do not have any power monitoring. I take a picture of the electricity meter daily at 06h00 and I see the most I have used during a day is 45 units. The least is around 17 units. We do not use the stove/oven since we have a airfryer and a deepfryer. I know I need to reduce my daily consumption but spending R7k for a gas geyser (times two), leaves me with R51k. Adding electricity monitoring, reduces my budget even more.
What do you suggest?
hello, sorry for the translation but I'm Italian. I expose you my problem, I have a 3200w 24 volt inverter I noticed that the battery Zavoltage reading is wrong. When I am taking 1kw the difference in reading with the tester also reaches 2v. Is there any advice or any component to replace? thanks to all cordial greetings
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Hello.. I want to install 14 panels however I only have space for 8 in the N direction and 3 in the NE and 3 in the E.
My question is those that are placed in the NE and E direction.. Typically what time would PV production start and for how long?
Inzaghi posted a topic in Starting In Solar? Feel free to introduce yourself,Good day all,
Just need some advice on my solar setup which was installed recently in the Pietermaritzburg Kzn region.
I have 6 panels (415w each) mounted on my north side roof and 6 panels (415w each) on the westerly side closer to north.
Now the issue I found is that I am not receiving the total possible production from this setup. In fact the total I noticed was 3.5kw which is a good 1.5kw roughly shy.
Is this seasonal related because the sun is shining well these days however the angle of the sun has altered itself as oppose to summer?
If you guys have some recommendations let me know.