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  1. Thanks for the advice, yea I plan to do this in stages as and when funds become available. We do not plan on making debt to be able to afford it now. Even if this takes a few years of research and saving, then so be it. Not rushing into anything, will do as much research as possible before we make any decisions. Our geyser is on for around 50 minutes per day max, I manually switch it on at around 4.30 or so, the wife gets up this time for gym anyway so it works for us. I get up at 5.20 and by then the water is more than hot enough and generally stays hot the whole day. I do plan to g
  2. Thanks Wilfred for the reply. wow sounds like you have a decent system. From the little bit of research ive done, I will definitely start with a decent inverter that can do grid tied and off grid for later on when we have the battery back up for it. Once we have the inverter I will do the solar panels, once we have enough to run the household from sunrise to sunset I will then start building up a bank of batteries for overnight, overnight all that will be in use is the alarm system and the geyser for 45 min to a hour max early morning which shouldn't use a lot, its a small 150l geyser,
  3. Hi everyone, Been in sustainable living/off grid etc for ages. Implemented a few sustainable living things into my daily life and looking to go more into it. So im thinking of going semi off grid to fully off grid, obviously over time due to costs involved. This is more for self sufficiency than Eskom being useless because to be honest for some reason we don't get load shedding that often 'touch wood' , I think in the last 2 years we have had load shedding maybe 6-8 times max that I can recall, besides maintenance outages and once we had no power for 2 days due to a cable issue. We d
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